4 Beard Trimming and Grooming Tips for a Healthy Beard
When it comes to a man’s grooming, it usually has to deal with body hair or beards. However, for most men around the world, beard grooming is popular. However, many men do not know how to properly groom their facial hair, resulting in messy and itchy beards and also making it nearly impossible to achieve a soft beard! Fortunately, here are several beard grooming tips to make life easier.
What to Trim with and When
Many men use anything easy they can find to trim their beards, like scissors. However, the best tool to use is actually based on what type of beard you have. First of all, never use scissors; they are far too dangerous and one accidental cut could possibly ruin your entire beard. Depending on the thickness and growth rate of the beard, you can find a perfect shaving method. Most men with fast-growing, thicker, and stubborn beard hairs use electronic beard trimmers once to twice every week, while others with thin, average/slow-growth beard hairs use the classic shaving cream and stick to get the job done once every two weeks. The idea is to personalize your shaving method and stick to it!
How to Trim
The basic way to trimming a beard would be by simply following your beard’s line and the path it grows to fill out your face. Start by holding your shaving tool firmly, especially if it’s electronic, and start running it over the areas you want to trim. Make sure to keep the lips folded in to avoid cutting them and never shave to far down to the Adam’s apple or else you could easily cut that area open. When reaching the mustache area, be slow and shave downward, as shaving upward can cut the nostril area. When ending the trim, check your sideburns and directly under the chin for any small hairs and clean those up. Congrats! You’ve completely your trim.
Another important step of beard grooming is shampooing and conditioning. Facial hair is just like head hair; we still have to shampoo and condition it for cleaning and softening purposes. This all comes down to preference, as said before, thicker beard hair means tougher and stronger shampooing and conditioning products and of course, something gentle and average for thinner beard hair. Some men wash their beards 3-4 times a week and others do it 3-4 times every other week. It all depends on how dirty your beard easily gets, as it can trap in sweat, dirt, food, and etc. Most men also seem to forget the conditioning part of their beards. Never skip this step, as the conditioner acts as a beard softner and can help quicken the result of a soft beard.
Lastly, remember to wake up everyday and style the beard properly to ensure it looks presentable and is moisturized. One of the best ways to do this is by simply purchasing beard oils that carry ingredients like tea tree oil, olive, oil, citrus bergamia oil, and etc. After applying the oil, comb the beard out to evenly spread the product and style it to your liking. The oil will add a healthy and glistening shine to the beard, while also acting as a second beard softner.
Overall, with these beard-grooming tips, it will be simple and quick to achieve a soft, healthy, and glistening beard for life!