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Beard Maintenance Tips: Best Ways To Maintain Your Beard

Believe it or not, but growing a beard is the easiest part of having an awesome, impressive beard. After all, you don’t have to do much for it to grow. You only have to be patient.

But you can’t have great-looking facial hair without proper beard maintenance. And unfortunately, most men don’t know how to take care of their beards. That’s why some men start growing a beard, are patient until it reaches a decent length, and then shave it off because it doesn’t look good.

While it’s true that not all men have the potential to grow full, luscious beards, many could still sport remarkable facial hair if they knew how to take care of it. Read on to discover beard maintenance tips that will help you keep your facial hair in top shape.

How to Grow the Best Beard and Look Great Doing it

We can’t start talking about beard maintenance without saying a few words on how to grow a beard in the right way. When it comes to growing the best beard, self-restraint is the best asset, skill, and product you can use. Be patient.

Many men feel the urge to trim or style their beards within the first two or three weeks of growing, but you should not give in to temptation. Leave your beard untouched for at least four to six weeks.

Here’s the thing, not all beard hairs are created equal. Some hairs grow faster than others, so they can look weird or out of place at times. But if you’re patient and refrain from cutting them, you’ll see that they all even out eventually.

In addition, allowing your beard to grow for four to six weeks without trimming it gives you something to work with. Once your beard has a good length and thickness, you can pick a style that suits you.

Growing the best beard requires good beard care. It’s very important to keep your beard clean during the early stages of growth, especially if you have sensitive, itchy skin. Exfoliated skin cells can be trapped in the hair on your face, which can make your face itch like crazy. You should clean your beard regularly to avoid itchiness.

And let’s get one thing straight, dabbing your beard with water is not the same thing as cleaning it. You should scrub your beard with a special cleanser like the Viking Sea Mineral Beard Mask or beard shampoo one or two times per week. You should also pat it dry with a towel and refrain from toweling it intensely because that can lead to frizz and split ends.

Maintaining a healthy, nice-looking beard isn’t difficult and offers a lot of benefits.

Benefits of Maintaining Your Beard

Genes play a huge role when it comes to growing a beard. But you don’t need to grow a full beard to look good. Proper maintenance and beard grooming can make your facial hair look nice and healthy. Here are some of the benefits of maintaining your beard through proper beard care:

Keeps Your Face And Beard Healthy

Say what you will, but beards aren’t always comfortable. In fact, many men complain that their faces are itchy when they grow a beard, especially during the first stages of the growing process.

Having hair grow out of your face can be itchy, but the itchiness is more often than not intensified by the exfoliated skin cells that are trapped next to your skin, by small food particles, dirt, oils, or polluting agents present in the beard.

Cleaning your beard on a daily basis and maintaining it with the right products can significantly reduce itchiness. And cleaning your face helps remove the dead skin cells and other debris from around the hair follicle, which can make your beard look healthy and promote growth.

Makes Styling Easier

There are only a few things worse than having to untangle a knot in your beard. If you don’t deal with them, small tangles can turn into huge knots that will have you pulling your hair out, literally.

And unfortunately, applying oil on an unkempt beard in an attempt to untangle it doesn’t always work, so it’s easier to practice proper beard care than to fix it when in need.

Maintain your beard by keeping it combed and hydrated. If you do that, styling it will be easy and will only take a few minutes of your day.

Makes You Look More Attractive

A properly maintained beard is an attractive one. Keeping your beard clean and healthy, and trimming it with a beard trimmer to fit your style can make you the envy of your friends and help you turn heads wherever you go.

Beard Grooming and Maintaining Tips

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1. Wash Your Beard Regularly

We already mentioned how important it is to keep your beard and face clean. If there’s one thing you should take away from this article is this - wash your beard on a daily basis and use a cleanser or beard shampoo to scrub it at least one or two times per week.

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2. Use Beard Oil

Beard oil is one of the must-have products you should include in your grooming kit. Beard oil balances the natural oils in your facial hair and it makes your beard look and smell great.

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3. Trim Your Beard

Trimming your beard is essential if you want to keep your beard in top shape without visiting your local barbershop on a weekly basis. The first cut is always the hardest, but you can reshape your beard with ease if you stick to a plan and watch some tutorials online.

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4. Use Beard Balm

You can use beard balm for conditioning and styling. A beard balm is similar to beard oil, so you don’t have to use both at the same time. Even though it’s somewhat heavier than the oil, beard balm is the right product if you’re going for a heavier texture.

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5. Use a Beard Brush

You can use a beard brush to help condition your facial hair. Most experts recommend using a beard brush because its bristles have a special texture that helps sweep away the dust and grime while training your hair to grow in the right direction.

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6. Use a Beard Trimmer or Shaping Tool

You can use a beard shaping tool as a physical template for your beard. The beard shaping tool enables you to follow the same lines with your beard trimmer, making beard maintenance easier.

Do's and Don't with Beard Maintenance

Do’sDon’ts
  • Wait for at least 4 weeks before shaping your beard
  • Choose a shape that complements your face
  • Clean your beard on a daily basis
  • Use cleansers or beard shampoo to wash your beard several times per week
  • Brush and comb your beard to condition the hairs and skin underneath
  • Trim your beard regularly with a beard trimmer to maintain its shape
  • Only clean your face with water
  • Towel your beard intensely
  • Forget about beard oil or beard balm
  • Leave your beard unkempt
  • Pick on ingrown hairs

How The Beard Struggle Products Helps You To Have a Healthy Beard

The Beard Struggle can help you grow and maintain a healthy beard.

Our Viking Sea Mineral Beard Mask cleans and nourishes your face, making your beard look and feel amazing. Use it once or twice per week for a deep cleaning treatment.

Our beard oils help remove the debris in your beard, moisturize it, and give it a fragrant scent. Our beard balms and waxes make your beard look luscious on a daily basis.

And our armoury gives you all the tools you need for beard maintenance. From combs to brushes, beard trimmers, and beard shapers, we give you the edge you need to keep your facial hair in top condition.

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