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Beard Health A Modern Day Romance


Introduction:

A good beard is a beautiful thing, in fact, a blessing, a gift from nature and a modern day romance to look more handsome and hotter. It makes a man look like a man, giving him a distinct look and making him stand out in the crowd.


Beards have unfortunately gotten a pretty bad reputation in the past because they have been thought of as dirty, long, and a hairy mess resting on the faces of equally dirty men. But thanks to our evolving high fashion industry and various celebrities, beards have made a strong come back as a fashion symbol that directly links to a man’s grace.

Growing a beard is not a difficult task but maintaining that beard is the real thing. You need to know how to style your beard, how to keep your beard clean and healthy, and how to keep it looking fresh.


In this blog, we will discuss beard health, why beard health and maintenance are important, and as well as the importance of beard oil.

Why Care For Your Beard?

You must be wondering why you should care for your beard and why its important. Let us tell you in detail why your facial hair's health and maintenance is considered an integral part of your skincare routine.


In today’s world, a well-groomed beard has taken over the bad reputation of an ugly old fashioned beard. This tells us how a well-trimmed and good-looking beard leaves a significant impact on a man’s overall personality.

Therefore, beard care maintains, keeps your beard and skin healthy, and fresh.

For examples;

  • If you take care of your beard it will look better and feel better.

  • A well-styled beard gives off a professional vibe.

  • You can create your own unique look and pull off any style that matches your personality.

  • Beard tools are very important to maintain your beard so, always try to stock up good tools like beard brushes, beard oils, balms, etc.

  • Proper beard care eliminates dandruff from your facial hair because dandruff is a common skincare issue and you should know how to deal with it.

  • Sometimes your beard gets itchy and you don’t know the reason. It becomes so annoyed that you instantly shaved off your beard without giving it a shot to grow out. By giving your beard some extra care with the right products and regimen, you can save your beard for many years. Its good to pick a routine that is easy to follow and make it your own.

  • Beard care makes sure that you no longer have a stinky beard. The smells and daily dirt that you pick from your daily routine will no longer travel to your beard.

  • The skin under your beard is very sensitive and is more prone to acne, rashes, or any kind of allergy. Proper beard care means proper skincare beneath so it is very important.

  • By regularly washing and applying oils, balm, or moisturizers, your facial hair becomes soft and hydrated.

  • If you use beard oil regularly, it will create a protective barrier that protects your beard against harsh environmental aggressors, weather conditions, or anything toxic that you are exposed to daily.

  • A well-groomed healthy beard is easy to style especially in the mornings when you’re in a rush.


How To Take Care Of Your Beard?

As we have discussed above the importance of beard care, but how to maintain and give proper care to your beard is still a question. Don’t worry, we’re here to give you some tips and tricks about beard maintenance.


Don’t touch your beard:

If you have decided that you want to grow your beard then for the next 4-6 weeks just don’t do anything with your beard. These initial weeks are so important for your beard as the hair grows evenly so try to resist the use of a trimmer or scissor to even out the newly grown hair. Be patient and leave your beard hair as it is.


Choose the right beard shape that is you:

Your beard shape depends on your face shape. Choosing a beard shape is just like choosing a hairstyle according to the shape of your face. So you may choose your beard shape by yourself or may visit the salon for expert's opinion. Your beard is your facial crown, so wear it proudly.


Trim your beard:

Once your facial hair starts growing, you can trim the excess hair that you don’t want to grow. But for this part of beard maintenance, it's very important to choose the right tools such as a good trimmer, beard brush, scissors, comb, etc. If you want to achieve a slim shape with shorter hair then a trimmer is best to trim short hair. However, always be very careful while trimming if you’re a beginner because once the hair is gone it will take time to regrow in 4-6 weeks. Not only your cheek line but always trim your neckline as well because it gives your beard a polished and professional look.


Wash your beard regularly:

Washing your beard is incredibly important if you want your beard to be healthy and remain hydrated. The step of cleaning your beard helps remove the dust particles, dead cells, and other debris such as food and drink particles. However, you can try washing your beard with a beard shampoo, a 2 - in - 1 (Shampoo & conditoner) or a dandruff shampoo once or twice a week.


Moisturize your beard:

Washing your beard quite often can strip away all the natural oils leaving your beard hair dry, itchy, and with split ends. To overcome these problems, always apply conditioners, beard masks, beard oil, and beard balm for an extra boost of moisture. For prolonged hydration, always apply moisturizer right after washing your beard when the hair is still damp. Always use an oil to seal-in moisture, this way your beard can trap the amount it needs moisture it needs to stay hydrated and conditioned.


Groom your beard:

Brush your beard every day to prevent knots and tangles. Trim your beard hair regularly so that you can achieve your desired shape. Trimming certain areas keeps your beard in line because they now know which areas to not grow in.


Keep an eye on your diet:

If you think that you can grow a healthy beard without paying attention to your diet and lifestyle habits, then you’re wrong. Maintaining good health of your beard and skin greatly depends on your dietary habits. To grow a healthy beard you should get plenty of sleep, eat a well-balanced diet that is rich in protein, fats, and essential vitamins, avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, and other unhealthy habits.