The concept of No-shave November was started to raise awareness about men’s health issues, particularly prostate cancer. While it is a solemn occasion, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have some while growing out your beard!
However, all ill-groomed beard can look bad, no matter the cause you’re supporting. If you want to look trendy this month and really want to get into the basics of how to maintain your beard, here are some tips that you can follow to achieve the perfect look. Read on!
Buy The Right Tools
If this is the first time you are going without shaving for a complete month, then it is important that you invest in the right trimming tools. Growing a beard does not imply that you cannot use a razor or a trimmer to give that beard a smart shape. However, a good quality trimmer and scissors can give you more reliable grooming.
Wash Your Beard Regularly
Just like you shampoo your hair, your beard needs some care too!
Wash your facial hair 3 to 4 times a week to maintain proper hygiene. Avoid using bar soap on your face as it may remove the moisture from your skin, causing it to itch. It’s best to get a beard wash to give your beard the TLC it deserves!
Comb Your Beard Daily
Once your beard starts growing, you will have to start combing it on a daily basis. One of the main reasons for combing your beard daily is that it looks neat and tidy. You wouldn’t want your beard sticking out in all directions, right? Also, doing this will make cutting much easier in the future.
When you’re inventing in a comb, choose ones that are made from wood or animal hair as they stimulate the hair follicles and don’t tug too harshly on hair. When you use a comb, apply a bit of oil on it. This will make your beard soft, give it a bit of sheen, as well as prevent it from getting frizzy.
Consider Your Face Shape
Styling your beard depending on the shape of your face is important. If you have a square face, grow the hair on your chin while keeping it short in other areas. For a round face, grow the beard longer on the bottom and shorter on the sides. For men with an oval-shaped face, you can try any style as your face is easy to balance symmetrically.
Trim It The Right Way
There are some trimming tips that you must know to achieve the best results. For example, make sure that your beard is completely dry before you start trimming. Also, remember to choose the right guard size- of course, this will depend on how fast your hair grows and the look that you desire.
So, start prepping yourself for No-shave November and buy all the essential tools to achieve the right look. You can browse through Shoppers Stop’s online collection of shaving tools and products to shop online as well as in-store. If you’re eager to try out some beard styles, read our blog on The Hottest Beard Styles For Men This Season.
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