8 BEARD GROWING TIPS
Growing a beard is anything but easy. It comes with numerous challenges such as skin irritation, patchiness and slow growth to name just a few. Luckily, these 8 quick beard growing tips will help you grow a great beard and overcome these challenges!
1. A great beard wont happen overnight
Even the greatest beards take months to cultivate. Whilst we would love it if were possible to grow a beard overnight, the fact is that you need to be in it for the long game if you want a champions beard. At the start of your beard growth journey, ensure you’re not trimming or styling your beard, leaving it untouched for the first 4-6 weeks. This will allow the hairs to grow in evenly (some grow faster than others), and help you pick a style that suits its length and thickness.
2. It’s match up time
Your beard is a beast and like any wild animal, it should be in-tune with its surrounding environment. This means matching your beard style to your face shape. To do this, take a look at our quick guide after the first month of growth, and match the style to your face shape. This will ensure your beard is reaching it’s true potential.
3. It’s time to start trimming
Trimming your beard is an essential part of keeping the best in check, especially if you are wanting to go long with your beard. Regular trimming will ensure your beard is growing evenly and prevents patchiness. It also improves the healthiness of your beard hair by preventing split ends. Make sure to invest in a quality trimmer – manual not electric – and find the right technique to suit your game plan. We recommend taking your beard to your local barber for the first few trims. This ensures you can follow their technique and wont be wasting months of growth!
4. Keep the beast clean
Nothing is worse than an itchy beard (okay maybe some things *might* be worse but it does suck). Irritation happens when the skin underneath your beard is dry and deprived of key nutrients. It’s important to wash your beard several times each week with a purpose built cleanser, then gently pat it dry. We recommend patting your beard (and the rest of your skin) dry. This is because going too hard on the towelling can lead to frizz and split ends.
5. Use organic beard oil
Nothing tames a beard like regular use of quality beard oil. Make sure you are choosing natural beard oils, made from organic products, to ensure your beard is getting the best care out there. A quality beard oil will condition hairs to make them softer and shinier as well as moisturise the skin underneath your beard to prevent irritation and itchiness. Check out our Organic Beard Oil which contains the finest natural ingredients in beard care.
6. How to train your beast
Combining beard oil and consistent trimming will already be setting your beard apart from the rest. The next step is to go over your beard daily with a comb or brush. This will sort out those stubborn hairs, training them to grow in line with the rest of your beard. Overall, this will keep your beard in top nick and prevent split ends, irritation and make your beard more manageable.
7. Don’t Forget the Moustache!
Growing a true champions beard also means growing a moustache because no beard is complete without a rocking stache. Ensure you’re trimming, combing, brushing and using beard oil on your moustache just like the rest of your beard. This will round off your look and help give your beard the edge.
8. Use the right fuel
A supercar doesn’t run without fuel and your superstar beard won’t either. Much like the rest of your body, your beard is made from protein and fat, but it also relies on Vitamins B5, B3, and B9. Make sure to include plenty of unprocessed foods that are high in the key macro ingredients. Everyone’s diet is different so finding the best diet for you (whilst also considering our kickass environment) is key. Not only will this improve your health but it will help support your beard growth, ensuring your facial hair is in tip top shape.
And that’s it! We hope our 8 beard growing tips help in your routine. Your beard will be rocking in no time!