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Basic Foundation to Growing a Great Beard

How to Grow a Great Beard

Beard EnvyIf you’re going to do something, do it right.

Growing a beard is the best idea you’ve had in a long time, and you’ll thank yourself when it’s all said and done. There are actually far more benefits to growing a beard than you might imagine. While your goal may have been to simply try changing your overall look, you should know that beards are considered extremely attractive. Even the women who say they don’t like beards on men usually change their minds once they see a beautiful well groomed beard on a man. This usually goes hand-in-hand with the fact that you instantly look more sophisticated with a beard. Also, you’ll find that a beard will boost your confidence and surprisingly, other men will respect you more.

Although, a great beard doesn’t happen overnight, nor does it take care of it’s self. There are steps that you’ll need to learn to make your beard look healthy, beautiful and apart of your face. Otherwise you’ll have a bushy ungroomed homeless man bread, and nobody wants that.

The following are some helpful tips to growing a great beard

Eat Well

Let’s start with the very basics. You are what you eat and what you put into your body has a lasting effect on your skin and hair, not to mention your health. A healthy diet high in protein, with less stress and more sleep can help you grow a better quality beard.

Use Beard Oil

Most guys never start with oil when they first grow a beard and it usually shows. Beard oils moisturize your facial hair and the skin beneath. Beard oil hydrates the skin and helps soften and tame beard hair, which also means it can work as a styling agent as well. Learn more about beard oil types here.

Condition Your Beard

Conditioning your beard will do wonders for the health of your facial hair. Make it one of the first things you do when you get into the shower. Moisturize conditioner into your beard and leave it in for a few minutes. Don’t rush to rinse it out right away. The best conditioners are the ones that you rub between your fingers and they leave your fingers feeling slippery after you rinse. Check out some of the best beard conditioners here.

Trim Your Beard (But Not After a Shower)

There are many different ways and tools to trim your beard. Every guy has his preference yet one thing is for sure… never trim your beard right out of the shower. When you’re fresh out of the shower, your beard hairs are heavy with water and your beard will appear longer than it usually appears when dry. As soon as it dries, it will shrink as a result of the water evaporating and the hairs not being weighed down. If you trim after you shower, you will probably cut off far more than what you desire. For tips and product reviews on beard trimmers click here

Get a Brush

Not just any brush, get a Boars hair brush. Brushing your beard helps promote good healthy beard growth. It stimulates the hair follicles and actually can speed up beard growth. Beard brushing also keeps the skin healthy which is definitely a big deal since you don’t want flaky skin and beardruff (beard dandruff). A boars hair brush is the greatest purchase, but there are lots of choices. Click here to read more about the different types of brushes.

A Great Beard Needs Time

There will be an ugly stage, and you will have people tell you to shave but don’t listen to them. A great beard needs time and you need to be patient. Everyone is different so don’t get discouraged if your beard is taking longer than say a co-workers or friends. Hang in there, and remember… if your going to grow a beard, Beard Manly

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Stevie B

Stevie is a bartender in Portland. He once co-led a high-pressure online marketing and sales team for 9 years but gave it all up to be closer to his family. Steve likes collecting things from the 60's and likes to think he is a beer connoisseur among many other things. Steve is currently working on rebuilding a '68 Chevy Nova. People can't remember him without his beard.