At least once in his life any man considers growing a beard. Facial hair doesn’t just change the image by making it more manly, it can also visually improve your face shape by hiding or underlining different features.
If you would like to find out whether or not you will look good with a beard, you will need to wait at least 3 -4 weeks. This time can really become a test of character. You will need to let the hair grow without doing anything about it, which will cause a pretty unkempt appearance. But this is a sacrifice any bearded man has to make.
Once your facial hair is long enough to do something about it, consider the lower boundary of your beard. If the neck is shaved too close up to the jaw, you will look nervous and uptight. If the beard goes down to your Adam’s apple and gets close to the hair on your chest, you risk looking too brutal. So, the neckline should be about an inch ( 2 – 2.5 cm) above your Adam’s apple. The cheek line can be left natural.
The thickness of your hair, as well as the speed at which it grows, mostly depends on genetic makeup and hormone level. If you hear that hair becomes thicker if it is shaved often enough, don’t believe it. Sometimes hair starts growing fast, but then the process slows down. It is proven that weight training stimulates hair growth due to testosterone secretion. There is also a common belief that regular sexual relations lead to fast hair growth.
Some people don’t have problems with beard growing speed. They are upset about its curling qualities. If your beard starts curling, don’t do anything at first. Just wait several weeks until it gets heavy enough to straighten under its own weight. Then brush it on a regular basis. If this doesn’t help, use hair conditioner.
Proper hair care is also important for beard growth. When you are washing your face in the morning, don’t forget to wash beard and mustache as well. Wash your beard with shampoo and conditioner at least once a week. Brush your hair daily in the direction of hair growth.
If you want to make your beard more voluminous, brush against the hair growth direction. When your beard is drying, shape it with your hands.