Welcome back to the Chopperhead blog! In one of our recent blog posts, we talked about how to shape your beard for your face. Not all beards are alike! Why? Because not all face shapes are the same and you should always trim your beard to compliment your face. Just as you should always choose a haircut that compliments your face shape, so you should always shape your beard so it looks good with your face shape.
4 Beard Care Basics
If you missed our latest blog about shaping your beard properly, be sure to catch up otherwise keep reading to learn how to properly care for your whiskers.
Be Patient: It’s a Process
A good beard is worth the wait. If you are beginning to grow an epic beard you need to practice some restraint. We understand you will want to style and trim it, but do your best to leave it alone. Allowing your beard to grow in naturally for four to six weeks will help you to better choose a style of beard that will fit your particular beard’s length and thickness. Each hair follicle grows in at a different rate; after a little over a month, each hair will have had a chance to grow enough so you can effectively style them.
Please Wash It Regularly
Men, being a badass doesn’t mean you don’t care for your body or bathe. Being a badass is about investing time in your hygiene and masculine beauty. Part of your beard care routine, should be to wash your beard regularly. Food and dry skin can wreak havoc on your comfort, making your beard incredibly itchy, and make it — to put it frankly — gross! Wash it several times a week and pat it dry. Vigorous toweling will cause it to frizz and will damage the hair follicles. For best results use a beard shampoo from a trusted male grooming product line.
Invest in Beard Oil or Beard Balm
As we mentioned above, being a badass is about investing time in your hygiene regimen. Applying beard oil to your facial hair should be part of your routine and here’s why. When you grow a beard, your facial hair wicks away the natural oils of your face, drying out your face. When your face is lacking the natural oils that it needs, it begins to produce an overabundance of oil, leading to an oily face, blemishes and other skin problems. Beard oil or a beard balm will keep your skin oils at bay, soften your beard, and make it smell amazing.
Train Your Whiskers
Just like your hair has to be trained to do what you want it to do, so does your beard hair. If you’ve tried to grow a beard before, you know how there can be a few hairs that won’t do what you want them to. To wrangle these hairs into submission, invest in a comb or beard brush and comb them downward.
When you properly care for your beard, there is little that can stand in your way for a beard that will go with your overall badass style. For products that will help you care for your beard, shop Chopperhead’s male grooming products. All of our products are made with natural ingredients and created by Chopperheads for men with masculine rock n’ roll style.