They say that the state of a person beard reflects his personality. Growing a beard has never been out of fashion, although we have seen a resurgence of beard in the past few years. A lot of men are now looking for ways to groom their beard at home, which is not a bad thing to look for, considering the current scenario. Read on if you want to learn how to groom your beard at home.
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How to Groom your Beard at Home | Guidelines
So, you’ve grown your beard which you always have dreamed of, but it doesn’t end there. You need to maintain the look through proper beard grooming. You might be the kind of person who would rather leave the beard grooming to a professional. But as we mentioned earlier, going to a professional groomer is not possible given the current scenario. Following are some tips on how to groom your beard at home.
Keep the Beard Soft and Clean
A clean and soft beard is a whole lot easier to trim. So, to keep your beard clean and soft, you need to wash it with beard shampoo or any soap by applying them along your jawline, to clean your beard. After that, use a moisturizing conditioner to soften up your beard.
Brush your Beard
After conditioning your beard, take a brush and run it against the grain so the facial hair stand up and out. This way you can find all the inconsistencies in your beard which will help you in trimming your beard.
Trimming your Beard
In order to trim your beard, you need clippers to trim it to your preferred length. If you’re looking for something simple and short, then trimming the beard all around in equal length is fine.
Tip: Always start with a bigger clip number, to avoid cutting the beard too short.
If you want to give your beard some shape, then you have to use different clip numbers on different areas of your beard. For example, if you are using number 3 on the cheeks and temple area, then switching the clip number to 4 or 5 around the goatee area will give a flattering look to your beard.
Trimming your Moustache
Once you’re done with your beard, it’s time to trim your moustache. The moustache should be kept as short as the hair around the cheeks and temple area. Use the clipper width-wise on the moustache so that the guard doesn’t reach the nostrils. To groom your moustache, you need to use scissors to clear facial hairs from the upper lip. Some people prefer clear upper lip and some prefer overhang. So, it is entirely up to you.
Navigate the Neckline
How long you want your beard to be, is also your call. It is the trickiest part of trimming the beard. If you are aiming for the u-shape, anything below Adam’s apple should be trimmed off. Some people have long necks so the good reference point is anything just above the Adam apples should be the place to stop.
Note: You can also use a razor to give your beard U-shape.
Moisturizing your Beard
Just like your skin, your beard also needs some kind of moisturizing to stay healthy. So, after trimming and washing the beard, apply the beard oil to finish the whole grooming process. After applying the beard oil, comb or brush your beard again to style your beard according to your preference.
And that’s how you can groom your beard at home. Keep following this space for more beard grooming tips and tricks.