The 5 Best Ways to Manage a Curly Beard
Curly beards have the same amount of hair as a straight beard, but look much fuller with their natural volume. Curly hair grows in all different directions and folds over itself. Each individual follicle is wound up like a spring. Those blessed with the thick curls know that with a great beard comes great responsibility. While you’ll have an easier time growing out a thicket of hair, you also need to have a different set of grooming methods. There are certain things you don’t want to do to your beard or else you’ll compromise the curls and the look. But once you get the hang of it, your beard will be flowing for days. Here’s some of the best ways to manage a curly beard.
Consistent TrimsA curly beard can grow wild and out of control quick. Not the good type of wild either, but broken, frizzy and the unmanageable type. You’ll have to deal with something the ladies have been complaining about for years – split ends. A split end is hair that has been damaged at the tip because of dryness or ill-treatment. Both of these things can be easily remedied or stopped in their tracks completely. You’re going to want to trim the ends of your beard on a two to three week basis. Follow these simple steps.
- Grab a pair of sharp scissors or beard trimmer that is both clean and has been oiled up. (Drip some of your beard oil on the trimmer.)
- Next look for any fast growing stray hairs. These are most likely going to be trouble down the line. Get rid of them.
- Proceed to cut and trim accordingly. Use scissors over trimmers when possible, since you’ll want a clean slice that won’t blunt the edge of your beard.
Keeping it ShortCurly facial hair is closer to your skin, because when it grows it twirls back inwards. You have to be vigilant in upkeep when first growing your beard out. This means that all of that bacteria you miss when washing is also closer to your skin. Once you decide on a shorter length, you can upkeep that regularly by trimming down to that same length once a week. You won’t have to worry too much about split ends or ingrown hairs. A shorter curly beard won’t dry out as fast either. Not everyone wants the massive beard, but you’ll still have the option to keep growing with a thick and shorter beard.
Develop a Washing SystemGetting rid of the curly woes require shampooing your beard at least a few times a week. Beard oil should always be used daily, as it will smooth out your beard and moisturize your hair. Shampooed and oiled beards are also much easier to maintain once you get to the brushing stage. On the days you wash your beard, you’ll want to do the following:
- Use your beard shampoo when your beard needs it the most. This could be right in the morning when you have beard bedhead or right before bed after a long day of facing the elements.
- Use your beard comb to detangle knots before they get out of control and before you shower.
- Don’t pull on your beard when you dry it. Instead, gently pat it with a towel and don’t let it air dry.