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How to maintain and look after your beard

Updated: Mar 25, 2020

Beard grooming has never been so easy: These five beard care tricks will keep your facial hair looking fresh head on over to our beard growing and discover the best products to supplement this list here.

Firstly, Be Patient

A truly epic beard needs great responsibility, when you first start growing, resist the urge to shave it all off or trim it. For the first 4-6 weeks, leave it alone, this will allow the hairs to grow in evenly (some grow faster than others), and A barber will help you pick a style that suits its length and thickness.

Know when to trim

Pruning is essential to a well-groomed beard, even if you plan on growing it out. Spend good money on a quality trimmer, and find the right technique to suit your master plan.

Wash It Regularly

This is important in the early stages of growth, especially when you get trapped food and skin cells can cause the itchiness. It’s not just about the hair, but also the skin underneath, washing and conditioning your beard is the most important step in caring for my beard. Scrub your beard several times each week with a medicated dandruff shampoo that contains salicylic acid, then gently pat it dry, DO NOT rub your beard when drying, it can lead to frizz and split ends.

Love your beard oil

Beard oils can be tricky, some are too heavy. Some are too shiny. some feel dry. Try as many as possible. You will know when it’s the one. One of our tried-and-true favourites is our own brand Artemis on sale in the store for only £10.

A regular trim will maintain your chosen shape, but it’s not the only way to keep your beard in line. A daily groom with a comb or beard brush will wrangle stubborn hairs, training them to grow in a downward direction.

Don’t Forget the Mustache

Unless you’ve chosen a chinstrap, and we really hope you didn’t, nobody likes a Craig David, we not stuck in the 90s, growing an epic beard also means growing a moustache, you can keep your ‘stache’ looking pretty neat with tiny trims every three to four days to keep stray hairs at bay. Focus on the area around your philtrum (the area under your nose) with a pair of grooming scissors, and keep it naturally sculpted with a medium hold wax. Such as our grooming clay at £8 a pot.

Feed your beard

You can’t build a boat without wood, and the same applies to facial hair. Your beard is made from protein and fat, but it’s also heavily reliant on Vitamins B5, B3, and B9. That means lean meats, nuts, egg yolks, milk, and plenty of leafy greens. If you’re seriously committed, before you go buy these miracle beard growing supplements I’m really sorry to say none of these things are going to make a beard grow where it would not grow before. Not everyone can have a beard!”

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