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5 Ways to Care & Maintain Your Beard

September 8, 2021 · Posted in: Blog, Hair, Stylists Picks

Beard MaintenanceThe pride of a man’s face: his beard. One of the trendiest additions to men’s fashion has been the full beard in the last few years. While not everyone will enjoy this trend, the men that do take pride in their beards and become a staple of their look. We know how important it is to take good care of your beard, and we’re here to show you step by step how you can maintain your beard, so it just keeps getting better and better. 

Frequent Barber Visits

This one is a must and one of the most important ways to maintain a healthy beard. Every man’s beard is unique, and to understand and know how to trim your beard right, sometimes you have to get it done by a professional. Barbers will be able to properly access your beard, trim it and shape it for you, and even fade it if that’s what you want. Not to mention the small stuff that may go mostly unnoticed by you but makes a huge difference in your appearance, like the back of your neck being shaved or beneath your chin.

Barbers will tame fly-aways and ring in stray hairs that grow outside the beard’s shape, allowing you to look polished and put together with minimum effort on your part. Barber’s have a better perspective on your beard and can take a look and offer custom advice and see things you might miss. It’s necessary to maintain your beard, and once you start going and seeing how good you look after, it’ll be a habit for life. 

Using the right products 

Whether your beard is short, long, patchy, or super thick, all beards have products tailored to helping them achieve the shape and style they want. Using the right products for your beard is essential to helping it be the best it can be. Here are our recommendations for some of the best additions to your beard maintenance routine. 

  • Beard and face was to exfoliate regularly and clean.  
  • Beard softener if you have a long beard to condition and soften hairs, so they are easily shaped and combed. 
  • Beard Cream or balm, used to shape and condense any hairs sticking out or falling the wrong way. The longer your beard is, the stronger a balm is used, with creams being used to maintain shorter beards that need less taming. 
  • Beard oil, what most men will say, is the most important. You use it every day and it will bring an incredible amount of moisture to your beard and make it shine and smell great. 
  • Beard trimming kit: if you’re going to do maintenance between barber visits (as you should), a good trimming kit is essential. Something with multiple attachments to cater to different needs will help your beard stay clean and trimmed in between visits. 

Combing and Washing 

Something that should be obvious but needs to be mentioned – daily washing and coming of your beard will be the most effective technique for getting it to grow long and healthy. If you don’t have time or money for beard products and don’t want to get into beard balms or oils – having a great face wash and beard wash is the simplest thing that will make all the difference. 

Investing in a small beard comb and combing daily is also a great way to encourage your beard hair to grow in a certain way and helps you avoid knots and tangles from the night of sleep. 

Developing a Routine

Getting into the habit of doing tasks daily to enhance the appearance and health of your beard will teach and train your beard to behave a certain way. The more you clean your beard, the less dirty, the more you smooth it down with beard oil, the smoother it becomes! Waking up every day with the intention to care for your beard will be one of the healthiest things for it. You can also fuel up with certain vitamins to help encourage growth. According to, “You can’t build a house without bricks, and the same applies to facial hair. Your beard consists of protein and fat, but it’s also heavily reliant on Vitamins B5, B3, and B9. That means lean meats, nuts, egg yolks, milk, and plenty of leafy greens. If you’re seriously committed, you can also round out your diet with a supplement like hims.”

Be Patient and Careful! 

We know you’re eager to have a long luscious beard, but getting there takes work! The best advice we have is to be patient and careful when growing a long beard. “A truly epic beard is the product of self-restraint. When you first start growing, resist the urge to trim or style, and leave it untouched for the first 4-6 weeks. This will allow the hairs to grow in evenly (some grow faster than others), and help you pick a style that suits its length and thickness.Take the advice of professionals, and let your beard grow!