If you have spent the last few months growing out your beard you may be wondering, what’s next? Growing a beard is a challenge in itself, but how you look after it will determine how great it looks. If left untamed, beard hair can become unruly and matted, so a beard care routine is essential.
With a few products and tools, you can easily achieve a perfectly tamed and defined beard. As experts in men’s hair and grooming, we like to think we know a thing or two about how to look after a beard. To help get you started with your beard grooming routine, here are our top tips for men’s beard care.
– Washing and conditioning
Similar to regular hair, beard hair can become greasy and is more likely to fall out if you don’t wash it properly. Depending on how often you wash your hair, it’s recommended to aim for 2 to 3 times a week for your beard.
You wouldn’t use face soap on your hair, so you shouldn’t use it on your beard either! We recommend using a beard shampoo to help keep it healthy, soften the hair and avoid it getting dried out. The key to keeping it soft and your skin well-moisturised is using a good conditioner, much like you would for your hair
– Beard oil
Washing your beard regularly is important for getting rid of dirt, but it also strips away some of your beard’s natural oil. So, using a beard oil can help to balance the natural oils, minimize skin irritation and keep it soft. We recommend applying this after you have shampooed and conditioned your beard.
There are many oils to choose from which are suited to different stages of beard hair growth and your scent preference. If you require some advice, our barbers can recommend the best oil for your beard.
Regularly trimming your beard is the key to keep it looking neat and defined. However, the hair doesn’t always grow evenly so needs a beard trimmer to achieve an even length all over. If you want to trim your beard into a different style, we advise considering your face shape and looking at some popular beard styles for inspiration.
You should start with a longer comb before gradually working your way down to the beard length you want. Generally, the most flattering beard style for most men involves leaving the hairs a little longer around the chin and shorter on the sides of your face. If you’d prefer to leave this to the professionals then our beard perfection service can help you achieve the perfect look.
For men with long beards, it can be easy for the hair to get tangled during the day. So, bringing a comb with you is a top tip for avoiding this. Our barbers advise using a comb after the shower to eliminate any tangles and then a brush to complete the grooming process and achieve a smooth look.
The final step is to apply some styling balm to help style your beard into shape and leave your hair feeling healthy and moisturised.
Men’s beard care at Cutter’s Yard
If you need some assistance with your beard, we are pleased to offer our beard perfection service. We use intricate barbering techniques to give you the beard you desire, finishing with an energising Aveda Men Pure-formance Composition™ Hot Towel Ritual.