How To Grow And Maintain A Beard: Tips For Proper Beard Care

We can all agree that there is no substitute to having your beard professionally trimmed and edged. So, if you’re in the Buffalo, New York or East Aurora, New York area, make sure to stop in and give your beard the attention it deserves. If you can’t make it down to the shop however, that doesn’t mean you should just let your beard go to the wayside. Here’s our simple tips to keep your beard looking it’s best in-between your barbershop visits.

Comb It Out

First thing first. You’re going to want to invest in a great beard brush. Not only does brushing your beard regularly improve facial hair growth by stimulating your hair follicles and improving blood flow to the skin underneath, but it also makes your beard look amazing and is a key step when it comes to beard care self-maintenance. By combing your beard, you will ensure that no stray hairs are missed, will make sticking with your guidelines much easier, and will allow your trimmer to cut evenly. Not only that, but bushing your beard will help to exfoliate your skin. By brushing your beard regularly you can easily remove the dead skin underneath eliminating beard flakes and beard dandruff for good. Before anything else, make sure to comb your beard out to see what you’re really working with.

Time To Fade

Using a high-quality trimmer will give you the best results here. So, if you’re able to toss a little extra cash at it, we definitely recommend making the investment in a good trimmer. It’s not only going to save you time, but will also greatly reduce the number of snags, tears, and pulls that can happen with most budget friendly trimmers. When you’ve got your trimmer ready to rock, follow these steps to get knock out a quality beard fade in the comfort of your own bathroom.

  • Step One – Set your trimmer guard to either a 2 or a 3 and trim your entire beard starting at your neck moving in an upward direction. The upward direction will help lift your facial hair up to ensure that each strand ends up being an equal length.
  • Step Two – Now comb your beard again. Remember: having all your beard hair in one direction will give you a much more accurate representation of what you’re working with. This makes seeing missed spots or uneven length a total breeze. Now lower your clipper guard down one step (to either a 1 or a 2) and begin trimming from your jaw line up. By beginning your fade at your jaw line, it will give your facial structure much more definition and will be much more pleasing to the eye. It’s a super-fast and simple way, to get that chiseled jaw line everyone desires.

Line It Up

A great beard doesn’t cover your face, it frames it. By making sure your beard edges are sharp and defined, it will give your face and jawline that much-desired, chiseled look and show the world you’re a man that take care of his beard. Using a high-quality straight razor is the most effective and easiest way to get your beard looking amazing. However, if you aren’t comfortable using a straight razor, a high-quality safety razor is the next best option. When it comes to edging up your beard there are two areas you need to focus on: your neck and your cheeks.

  • Step One – Place your finger at the top of your Adam’s apple. This is your quick and easy neck trimming guideline. Everything below your finger, you’ll want to shave and everything above your finger, you’ll want to leave.
  • Step Two – Draw an imaginary line from where your beard meets your sideburns to the edge of your upper lip. Everything above the line you’ll want to shave, everything below that line you’ll want to leave.

Trim That Mustache

Now depending on the length of your beard, you may need to pay a little extra attention to your mustache. Using a clean pair of grooming scissors, carefully trim any hairs that extend onto your upper lip. Even more importantly, there is a huge difference between mustache hair and nose hair. If it’s nose hair, remove it. There are no exceptions to this rule. 

Use a Beard Butter, Balm, or Oil

Using a beard butter is a great way to nourish, moisturize, and replenish your beard. Not only that, but it also keeps your skin underneath healthy and moisturized to eliminate in-grown hairs, beard flakes, and acne breakouts. By providing some light hold, and some healthy, natural shine, a great beard butter is a simple step to take your beard game to the next level.

Again, we can all agree there is no substitute to having your beard professionally trimmed and edged. So, if you’re in the Buffalo, New York or East Aurora, New York area we’ve got you covered. However, if you can’t make it down to the shop follow these simple tips to keep your beard barbershop fresh each and every day.

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