If you’re a fastidious fellow, you probably take excellent care of the hair on your head. This likely means regular haircuts and trims, careful styling each day, as well as using the right products to keep things clean, moisturized, and in good shape.
Did you know that all of the above applies to the hair on your face, too? That’s right. Whether you’ve got a full-grown lumberjack ruff or the beginnings of a modest scruff, beard care is an important part of your daily maintenance routine. Here’s all you need to know about how to keep your facial hair looking sleek and sexy.
Keep It Clean
Just like the hair on your head, your beard needs regular washing. We don’t suggest running a bar of soap through your facial hair to clean it, as most soaps are too harsh to be used on your face and beard. Shampoo works great, and there are plenty of beard shampoos on the market to choose from.
Make It Soft
Many partners of bearded men complain that beards are itchy and scratchy. If that’s the case, they’re not being properly maintained! Use a beard-specific conditioner to moisturize your beard hair (and the face underneath it).
Take the Softness a Step Farther…
To really up the ante, invest in a good beard oil. Especially if your beard and facial skin tends towards the dry side, this will ultra-moisturize everything, making your beard shine as well as smell great.
Brush That Beard
Brushing your beard accomplishes a few different things. It helps clean it and detangles it. It also helps spread beard oil, as well as your skin’s natural sebum, through the hair – making it even softer and shinier.
Trim It Up
Finally, keep your beard nicely trimmed to avoid comparisons with Grizzly Adams. This way, you’ll appear svelte and outdoorsy, rather than looking like you’ve been living with wolves.
That’s it! There’s not much to maintaining your beard. Now all you’ve got to do is grow one!