Guide To Creating a Daily Beard Care Routine
Your beard is one of the first things a person will notice about you, and you want to ensure it leaves a positive first impression. A well-groomed beard without any flyaways that’s cleanly shaven and lives up to its full potential can help you easily meet more friends or potential mates than ever before.
Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about creating a daily beard care routine so you can make sure your beard stays healthy and attractive no matter what the circumstances might be.
Pairing Your Beard Style To Your Care Routine
Just like fingerprints, no two beards are identical. Every man sports a different style, and your beard has the potential to completely alter your appearance. As you’re gearing up to develop a beard care routine, you first need to understand your own unique beard style — or at least figure out what you’re going for.
Your face shape plays a significant role in determining what beard style might suit you best. The four main face shapes — square, rectangular, round, and oval. Choosing the right beard style for your face shape complements your overall appearance.
Once you've identified your beard style, it's time to equip yourself with the right tools and products to keep your facial hair up to snuff. Each beard style requires different approaches to trimming, shaping, and maintenance.
Next, you need to establish a routine. Incorporate your beard care into your morning ritual, and make it a daily practice.
Finally, hygiene is paramount. Keeping your beard clean prevents rashes and keeps it moisturized, so make sure you regularly wash your beard.
Remember, consistency is key when it comes to beard care. Establish your routine, stick to it, and watch your beard flourish. After all, it's nothing more than a simple rinse and repeat.
Four-Step Daily Beard Care Routine
A proper beard care routine not only enhances your facial appearance but also promotes the overall health of your facial hair and skin. From cleansing to conditioning and styling, each step plays a crucial role in achieving a well-manicured beard.
1. Wash Your Beard
For one, before you start your shave, you want to give your beard a good wash. Take a nice hot shower to make sure your beard hairs are soft and smooth, and be sure to use a specially formulated beard wash to clean everything out as you should.
2. Trim To Shape
After your beard is washed and ready to go, you’ll want to start with your trimmer. Use your trimmer or clipper to style your beard however you want. Then, comb your beard super gently to get the longer hair first before tackling shorter hair. This helps prevent pulling and discomfort.
3. Get a Closer Shave
Once you’ve gotten your beard in the general shape that you’re looking for, you can go ahead and use a sharp razor to get all of the areas in between while also working on getting a closer shave in the areas that aren’t meant to have hair.
When using a razor, don’t forget to use a shaving cream or a moisturizer to soften the hair and make it easier for the razor to glide on top of your skin. Some people don’t even need a razor in the first place — our trimmer should get the job done in most scenarios.
4. Touch Up Throughout the Day
As far as general upkeep, you should keep a wooden Beard Comb on hand to help remove tangles in the office or anywhere else you and your beard might be traveling. And throughout the day, it’s a good idea to apply some beard oil to keep your hair moisturized and good to go all day long.
Beard Products for Your Daily Beard Care Routine
The way you groom your beard is critical, but the products you use to get the job done might be even more so. A piece of art is only as good as the paint used to craft it, and this applies to your facial hair in every way.
There are a few products that we think every man should have in their arsenal to make their beard look its best.
Here are a few oils to keep an eye on:
- Beard Growth Oil: Helps stimulate healthy facial hair growth and combats that “new beard itch.” Hopefully, a full beard is just over the neckline horizon.
- Cedar Beard Oil: Hello, moisture; goodbye, itchiness. Powered by essential oils, this beard maintenance must-have keeps your facial hair as lush as an old-growth redwood forest.
- Sandalwood Beard Oil: Keep the dryness for vodka — not your beard. This beachy oil leaves behind a mean sheen for a beard you can’t help but stroke.
The hair on top of your head isn’t the only area where you should be concerned about cleanliness. A Beard Wash is a necessary addition to your arsenal to help detangle and moisturize while also refreshing.
Shampoos help banish beard dandruff and dry skin — the two long-standing enemies of a healthy beard. The beard conditioner aspect lathers up for next-level hydration.
You can’t use anything to brush your beard and style it however you want — you need to use the finest products to get the best end result. Our Boars Hair Beard Brush will detangle without pulling, and it’s great for evenly distributing beard oil throughout your beard for healthy growth.
After you brush your beard, it’s time to whip out the beard balm.
Much like mustache wax, beard balms are all about shaping:
- The Sandalwood Beard Balm: Powered by shea butter, beeswax, Sunflower seed oil, and more.
- The Cedar Beard Balm: Powered by beeswax, coconut oil, bran oil, flower water, and more.
Beard care is skin care. Sometimes, to get the beard of your dreams, you need to make it look fuller and voluptuous. You can do this with a Derma Roller, which is meant to stimulate beard growth and activate dormant follicles, helping you achieve a more full-looking beard with ease.
Derma rolling can also improve skin quality through collagen and keratin production while also giving you the ability to fill in gaps between your mustache and chin or any other areas where your beard fails to make the connection.
To style your beard, you need to be able to play around with it. And a beard trimmer gives you the most flexibility and effectiveness when it comes to getting the right look. Our PT45 Precision Trimmer is the result of years of development and research, giving you unparalleled power in the palm of your hand.
It has 45 unique trim settings to get the perfect cut every time, plus a 7,000 RPM motor for no painful hair pulling. With three-hour battery life and titanium-coated ceramic blades, you can make clean lines inside and outside the shower for maximum precision trimming.
It has a travel lock for taking your trimmer anywhere and an elegant charging stand so you can charge and protect your device when you’re not using it.
Beard Grooming All In One Place
That might sound like a lot of stuff, but The Beard Club’s growth kits have everything you need to get started without needing to put in a single ounce of thought. Our advanced growth kit has every one of these items, plus some beard growth vitamins, to make your hair even thicker and healthier than it already was.
We’ve spent years creating the ideal beard grooming routine so that you don’t have to. The simple, stress-free essentials to get your facial hair (and everywhere hair) exactly how you want it to look and feel.
Discover your best beard by taking the Beard Quiz and getting your personalized beard plan. Plus, take 15% off and get a free item when you make your first order.
How To Grow Your Beard Out
If you’re not yet at a point where you’re able to grow your beard like you want, there are a few things you can do to cultivate a beautiful beard garden.
For one, use our beard growth oil. Our formula nourishes your hair follicles and the skin underneath to moisturize and soften your beard all at once. It promotes healthy growth while eliminating that “new beard” itch that you know and hate.
There are some other ways you can make your hair grow. Your diet can have an effect on the speed at which your hair gets longer. Good nutrition with certain key nutrients, like zinc, can be helpful for testosterone levels which can lead to hair growth. With that in mind, a good diet won’t be able to override genetics, but it can help existing hair look a little better.
Speaking of testosterone, strength training temporarily boosts testosterone levels and can make your hair grow fuller. Plus, exercise improves blood flow which can help stimulate hair follicle growth for an overall more uniform facial appearance. Getting extra physical activity into your day can do a lot of good for your overall wellness as well as your facial features.
Washing and moisturizing are essential for getting a full, luxurious beard that looks exactly how you want it to. Cleansing will remove dead skin and dirt from your pores which might block hair follicles from being able to grow out in the first place.
Lastly, be sure to get enough sleep. Small studies have found that a lack of sleep can lower testosterone in young men, negatively affecting a person’s ability to grow a beard.
Getting to the Root of Your Routine
Getting the perfect beard requires a lot more than a great trimmer — you need a culmination of high-quality products and a vision of how you want your face to look as a whole. And when you follow a few simple tips and tricks, you’ll be on your way to one of the best beards in the game.
If you don’t even know where to start, our Beard Kits have everything you need to get going. Discover your best beard with The Beard Club and take 15% off plus a free item when you take the quiz and get your personalized beard care plan.
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