Trimming your bread can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you don’t know where to start. You don’t have to worry though because we’re here to help. Here’s all you need to know about how to trim your beard.
Trimming Beard Essential Information
1. Patience Is Key
Chill out. When it comes to landscaping your thick bushy beard, patience is key. Most men with good beards achieved their glorious growth with a lot of self-restraint. No matter what happens, try and grow out your beard for at least 1 1/2 months. This allows your beard to grow out more or less evenly. It also helps create shape to your beard so that you can pick a style that suits its growth. So put down the clippers and wait for the flowers (in this case, beard) to bloom.
2. Your Beard and Face Are Married
Not all beard styles are made equal. There are big, medium, and small beard styles that fit a wide range of face shapes. Some beard styles just aren’t right for you; it’s an inevitability that comes with trimming beard aesthetics. Make sure you pick a beard style that matches your face shape. You don’t want to sport a square-cropped beard with a square-shaped face. Unless, of course, looking like Meatboy is something of a life’s dream for you.
Let’s not forget, of course, the other star of this show: the mustache. Just because your focus is on grooming that Gimli beard doesn’t mean you should forget about your mustache. It’s a very important part of your beard. Make sure you groom it just as you do your beard. For some tips, here’s how you can trim your mustache.
3. Timing the Trim
Like any hedge, tree, or Facebook friends list, pruning is essential. When talking about trimming beard techniques, keep in mind the beard style you want, then check the mirror. If you see that your beard is a bit longer than it should be, it’s time for a trim. Otherwise, hold off on grabbing that beard trimmer or clipper. If you’re not sure how to trim a beard with clippers, go to your local barber for expert advice you can hopefully replicate at home.
4. Wash Your Beard Often
Listen, fellas: beard is hair. Taking care of your beard by washing it consistently should be a no-brainer. Washing takes care of food particles and dead skin cells that accumulate over time. These things cause lots of itchiness, especially during the growing period. Use a good, reliable beard wash for your beard. Scrub your beard with a good exfoliant several times a week. After washing, don’t scrub; pat dry. This is to avoid frizziness and split ends in your beard. Yes, those aren’t just for long hair!
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