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How to grow your beard (properly)

29 September 2020
2-minute read

Ah, the beard - a true symbol of manhood. We’ve all thought about growing some serious facial hair at some point, and for those men that are looking to take their first step towards a beard, we have some tips for you. Here’s how to grow a beard properly:

Plan ahead

As with many things in life, growing a good beard requires good planning. You  need to decide what style of beard you’re aiming for. Our advice is to choose a style that softens your more prominent features - for example, if you have a longer face, you don’t want to accentuate this with a long oval beard. You could opt instead for a wider beard with fuller sides and a tighter trim under the chin. Planning ahead makes sure that you know how to manage your beard as it grows. 

Management is key

You can think of your beard as being like a garden - let it grow of its own accord and it will become wild and unruly. Instead, you need to prune your beard to encourage it to grow into the right shape. A good rule of thumb is to give your beard a trim in the right places every other week. Not only will this help your beard to grow out in a nice shape, but will also help to avoid the scraggly beard that is far from ideal.  

Practice patience

It’s important to remember that the only thing standing between you and your dream beard is time. Lots of men give up on growing a beard after a month because it looks patchy and starts to get itchy, but stick with it. All those pesky balder patches fill in by the end of month two and you can use a soothing moisturiser or beard balm to settle down those itchy spots. 

Get a helping hand

If you’re looking to grow a prize beard, then it’s worth investing in some products to help you out. Two products that are worth looking out for are biotin and minoxidil:

  • Biotin is a hair supplement that will help to improve the quality of hair you grow, keeping it strong and healthy.
  • Minoxidil is a medication that is used to treat hair loss but has become an increasingly popular product amongst men for growing fuller beards.

So, there you have it - how to grow a beard properly. Remember, growing proper facial hair takes time, patience and dedication. Take care of your beard with our tips and we’re sure you’ll be the beardy man you’ve always hoped to be. 

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