Beards are very popular nowadays. Many men want to grow one, however, not all of them realize that it’s not a very easy task. In order to grow a nice, thick and stylish beard, you will have to make some sacrifices. Here are 8 tips for those men who are growing a beard for the very first time.
#1: First timers, don’t touch your growing beard
You must realize that a beard won’t grow overnight. You will need to spend several weeks waiting for it to reach a large enough size for trimming. Many men face an itchy chin. This is something you need to deal with. It will soon disappear on its own. So let your beard grow and don’t touch it. You might look a little unkempt but it’s a price you have to pay for getting a perfect full beard in the future.
If you are growing a beard for a long time and just can’t wait for it to finally grow, it might need a little help. Going to the gym will stimulate the amount of testosterone in your blood which in turn will make your facial hair grow faster. However, be careful about pure testosterone. Pills and injections can have negative effect on the rest of your body. A full beard is just not worth it.
#3: Choose a style
While your beard is growing, you have enough time to choose the way you want it to look. There is a large variety of different beards out there starting from shortest chinstraps and ending with Muslim beards. All depends on how much time you are ready to spend on your beard. Most of the facial hair requires regular brushing, trimming and styling. If you are time-strained, choose something simple. Simple beards take less time to grow and to maintain.
#4: Take care of your face
While you might think that different cleansers and creams are made for women, there are some created especially for men. If you take good care of your skin, your beard will grow faster and thicker. Make a habit of using a facial scrub at least once a week. It will help shed the dead skin and activate new hair growth. Hydrate your skin with a facial cream daily. Use a cream when you just start growing a beard. Once it gets long, stop using it.
#5: Wash your beard
Your facial hair is no different from the hair on your head. So if your beard is getting longer than a simple stubble, it will need good hair care. Use special beard shampoos if you wish. However, regular hair shampoos will do as well. A good idea would be to buy a shampoo that fights dandruff. It will help get rid of the itching sensation that is often caused by dry and shedding skin.
While your beard is forming, you will be feeling lots of itch around the area. Some might describe it as a prickly sensation, but this is all normal. Usually, the sensations will go away on its own after a week or so. Just accept the itch and embrace it with a good quality comb that you can use to brush your growing hair every once in a while. This will help your hair to grow towards the same direction as it grows out. You can also use this comb to apply some beard maintenance products!
You can definitely benefit from using beard grooming products as they grow. We’re talking about your first beard here, so why not make it stand out more with good quality? Use beard softeners, beard oils or balms uniformly over your face where your beard is growing. It’s crucial that you use these items since they can keep those hairs on your face healthy and fine – no split ends, no tangles, no rough patches – just like what’s advertised on shampoo adverts.
#8: Be Patient
Let’s be realistic. You can’t expect a full-blown beard by day 4 or day 5. Most guys will need about an entire month to grow out a beard, and the duration could be extended for a while if you overshape it early on. Your beard growth period could still vary greatly depending on various factors though, so you can refer to a growth period calculator or chart online for a rough estimate of the time needed for you to grow yours out.
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Growing a beard is not an easy task. You need to get ready for some sacrifices. However, if you stay strong and don’t get off the track, you will enjoy a neat and stylish beard in just 3 -4 weeks.