Secrets to a great beard
By – Josephine Agbonkhese
Are you one of those guys who love good-looking beards but have tried without any luck to sport one?
Growing a great beard is a journey and of course, one that makes you swell with pride when you attain your desired length or style.
There is more to this, though; you, also, must learn ways to keep your beard healthy and fresh.
The bottom line is, you literally need to master maintenance as much as you master styling.
Whether you are a starter or have been a member of the bearded-gang all your life, here is everything you need to know about how to maintain a beard.
Use beard tools
You need beard tools such as a beard brush or comb. A beard comb is the easiest way to distribute oils evenly throughout the beard, or even to shape and style it.
The brush helps to exfoliate the hard-to-reach skin underneath. Together, they both prevent breakage, hair splitting and itching.
Use a beard oil
Use beard oil daily and you will notice a change in the feel and glow of your beard. Beard oils quickly absorb into each hair and deliver vitamins and nutrients that soften and hydrate the entire mane. In turn, this makes the beard softer, less itchy, and easier to tame. It also moisturises the skin underneath.
Trimming is essential to keeping your beard looking well kept and healthy. You can use a pair of scissors or a beard trimmer. Although scissors can be more precise, beard trimmers are easy to use and make the process quick with their measured length guards. They, however, can cause split ends.
Healthy living promotes good hair growth, keeps your hair strong, and keeps you looking great. If you want a thick, healthy beard, make it a lifestyle to get enough rest each night, exercise and eat a balanced diet.
Like many other skin/haircare routine, beard maintenance begins with cleansing. Find a beard shampoo that not only cleanses your beard but also hydrates. One
that lets it retain its essential oils.
Try bear conditioners
Try adding to your beard-care arsenal conditioners (creams or lotions) that work exactly like moisturisers. This is a necessary part of maintaining a beard of any length, to ensure its long-term health
and short-term management.