4 Beard Care Tips That Will Keep Your Beard On Top Form
1) DAILY NOURISHMENT.
When growing a beard there are some important things to recognise . Firstly the hair on our face is different to that on our head, it's much more coarse and unruly. Secondly we need to remember that under the hair we have a chin, not a scalp. The scalp naturally secretes sebum oil (and so does the rest of our body apart from our palms and soles of our feet), its this oil that enables the hair on our hair and skin to stay healthy, but sometimes it can lack sebum and can lead to dry skin, this is why it's important to use natural products to avoid stripping away that all important sebum oil.
We recommend using Beard Oil. As your skin may not secrete as much sebum to restore its self and skin can become irritated, dry and annoyingly itchy. Using a few squirts (2-3) of Fellows Essential Gentleman Beard Oil daily will sooth the itch by adding moisture to both skin and hair, the beard will become softer and less straw like. Added Vitamin-E will nourish the skin and hair by repairing the roots leading to continuous healthy hair growth, which can help aid patchy beards. Our mix of six base oils in our Beard Oil will ensure your beard is nourished, softened, moisturised, replenished and itch free.
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2) TRIMMING BETWEEN BARBER TRIPS
Those lucky enough to grow a beard often do so because of hormones/genes, this also tends to (in most cases) lead to faster hair growth and hair covering a lot of body area. With this rate of hair growth it is important to make sure you look your very best, whether its for date night, an important meeting, a night out with the boys or simply to make you feel good.
Firstly we recommend that you visit your barber every 2 - 4 weeks for a beard trim (you may as well get your hair in shape at the same time, two birds with one stone..) . In between those visits to your local barber you will need to keep on top of things yourself.
2a) Use scissors to keep those random hairs that decide they want to grow faster than the rest of your beard at bay. This will prevent the formation of an uneven beard and will generally give a neater appearance and also create that fresh-out-the-barbers illusion.
2b) Use clippers followed by a wet shave to prevent the dreaded neck/throat beard. Most bearded fellas will have hair bursting from there chin as well as chest but thats the only place it should be bursting from, we don't want hair breaking out of our throats and the side of our necks. The neck beard must go! Simply use the clippers to shape the beard by forming a curved line from one ear, then under the chin to the other ear (You may need a hand with this if your hand to mirror co-ordination is poor). This will create a neat line to define the beard. Everything below the beard line has to go! Carefully take a razor and shave down the throat and neck (with the grain to help prevent irritation) thus adding further definition to your almighty beard.
3) TAME THE MANE
Just like bad hair days, we have all woken up with a beard day from hell with those few hairs that decide they aren't playing ball. So surely you've tried applying some water to dampen the beard in hope that it will help weigh those stubborn hairs into place. With that failing you've applied extra beard oil in desperation that the weight of the oil will hold the rebel hairs in place. Now you have run out of options and even ponder shaving...How has it come to this!! Beard Butter is your answer for any situation similar to this!
Like Beard Oil, Beard Butter contains a blend of 5 base oils that act in the exact same way as they do in Beard Oil. Included in this formulation are 4 butters, they add further nourishing, softening and moisturising properties. With one of the butters being cocoa butter (a solid) and the addition of white and yellow beeswax this product has an almighty benefit, the one that all those with unruly beards need. They offer a light hold which will prevent those defiant hairs and will help shape the beard. Don't panic Beard Butter (Or at least ours) isn't formulated to hold like hair gel so there will be no unpleasant stiffness, just a gentle hold, just enough to tame those previously uncontrollable hairs.
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4) USE A NATURAL SHAMPOO
The skin on your face is very sensitive, luckily the use of beard oil is helping ditch the itch and is bringing you great results. Just like a strict gym routine, looking after your beard has a routine that must be followed for the best results. In between using Beard Oil we recommend using a natural shampoo or wash. Using high street brands with harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances to cleanse your beard will strip your beard and skin of everything you've been working on, chemicals such as SLS and SLES (and many more) can often cause itchiness,sensitive skin, spot outbreaks and dry, flakey skin. Using a natural shampoo such as our Beard Wash will work wonders on sensitive skin, dry skin and help maintain the healthy beard you have been working on!
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We really hope this short guide is helpful, especially to those with "uncontrollable" beards. If you did find this useful be sure to share the article via Twitter, Facebook or Email by clicking the share buttons below. If you still need some answers to your burning beard care and beard maintenance questions then throw us over an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be able to help, alternatively you get ask short questions on Twitter and we will be more than happy to help there too! We will be posting a lot of guides via the mailing list so get all your bearded friends to sign up today!