Many men think that they just have to wait a long time and that with a full beard takes care of itself. The whole truth is: yes, they have to wait a long time, but a beautiful beard needs to be cherished and cared for. We tell you which care tips you need to take into account to breed a presentable and masculine full beard - without your partner running away screaming.
Why should I take care of my beard?
Counter-question: Do you want to run around like a forest ram or like a connoisseur, a gentleman or just an enviable cool guy?
If you just let your beard grow, you will notice relatively quickly that it has its own moods. It grows in all directions, curls, shows itself indomitable. Some men say this is pithy and masculine. We claim that a well-groomed beard is in no way inferior to that in terms of masculinity. But on the contrary:
Anyone who breeds a healthy full beard will gain recognition and admiration. And more:
- Your beard will be less scrubby and scratchy, but softer and smoother.
- He'll itch less.
- You will have fewer beard scales.
- Your beard is no longer a bad hiding place for leftovers, insects and the ominously lost sock.
Then get to work on the flagship beard!
The right beard care in 4 steps
Depending on how serious you are about your Bart fine specimen, you can do the following steps every day. If that's too much of a good thing for you, check how well your beard really looks every few days.
The basic program for beard care consists of 4 phases: the cleaning, the beard oil, the brush and the hairstyle.
Step 1: cleaning the beard with shampoo & conditioner
A beard has to deal with more dirt than ordinary hair. In everyday life, it not only comes into contact with dust and other dirt particles from the air, but is particularly badly affected by food and its proximity to the mouth and nose. There is also sweat, dandruff and any residues from your styling products. A fine basis for an unkempt appearance and an unpleasant smell.
Shampoos and conditioners for the beard ensure that you clean it thoroughly and soften it - and without it drying out. This is how you prevent your whiskers from becoming prickly and brittle.
A beard wash does not have to take place every day. Two or three times a week is enough. Even a small amount of beard shampoo has a sufficient effect.
Step 2: Soften the beard with beard oil
Note: Beard oil is the ultimate care product.
The oils moisturize your beard and nourish it with valuable nutrients. At the same time, it soothes your skin, alleviates itching and helps against beard dandruff. The result is a healthy and beautifully shiny beard that also smells good.
Unlike the shampoo, you can apply the beard oil every day - preferably after the shower.
If you buy a high quality beard oil, make sure that it contains only natural ingredients, works with essential oils and is not perfumed. This ensures that harmful ingredients cause skin irritation and, for example, itching.
Step 3: shape it with a beard brush
Clever as you are, you must have wondered how best to distribute the beard oil. The answer is in this tip for beard care:
With a brush, you not only bring beard hair that has become wildly confused into position: by brushing your beard, you distribute the beard oil or the beard balm evenly. It is a gentle way to comb out loose whiskers and dandruff. The massaging effect also stimulates the production of sebum in the beard region and thus supports the body's own care.
If you brush your beard, proceed gently: brush with the brush in the direction of growth and in relaxed, easy movements. And take a look at this step to see what falls out of the growth: Use the brush to check whether you were thorough when cleaning.
Step 4: trim, trim, style your beard
Whiskers grow like this, sometimes like this. In addition, not every beard growth is perfectly even. This is the reason why you should always check whether you should refill something in one or the other place.
If your beard is not that long, you can use a beard trimmer. If the beard is longer or you don't have a trimmer, you can also use scissors to help you. Use a comb for this to have more control over the cut. Twist and tame your mustache with beard wax and adjust it to your full beard.
Depending on the style, you may want to keep the neck and cheek region shorter to give your face more shape. You may also work with precision tools such as a safety razor to shave certain areas smoothly. Make sure to pay attention to our tips for a good shave to avoid injuries.
Congratulations on a well-groomed beard
You can see that the effort is worth it: with a well-groomed beard, you run through the world like a gentleman - and not like a forest bark.