When you first seek advice for beard care tips, the internet is the usual one stop shop for all of your beardy related problems. We've given pages upon pages of beard care advice over these past few years though our blog to try and help debug every trick in the book. Today, we wanted to go back to basics and give a little advice on the bare minimal requirements that'll you'll need to closely follow to help sport an optimal beard...
DON'T OVER FUSS YOUR BEARD!
Here's something every beardsmen is guilty of, over fussing one's beard. It's true, we have something on our mind? We pause for thought and give our furry face a good fondle. Catch your reflection? can't help but make sure that beard looks sharp, often with the use of our hands or a handy beard comb. Truth is, we don't need to piss about with our beards nearly as much as we do. Our furry faces know exactly what they need to do to continue to grow thick, full and damn right wonderful. If we over fondle our beards you'll only be stripping away those oils you've worked into our beards eariler that day, whilst running a much higher risk of loosening any stray hairs in the process. So if possible, try not to manhandle yourselves too often. (the beard that is, you filth!) Although it's easier said than done, I know.
COMB THAT BEARD, BUT DON'T GO OVERBOARD!
Combing your beard each day is an important part of any beardsmens grooming reshime. But it's a point I highlight often, but try not to overcomb. The reason being for this is because if you fall into the bad habit of combing your beard a little too often, you'll further your chances of causing damage to your hair follicles which might cause split ends and thinning areas may begin to form. Speaking from personal experiences I'd suggest you comb though your beard no more than 2-3 per day as and when it is needed. If you have a wild beard, much like mine, you might find using a soft bristle brush might grant you a little more control whilst protecting your beard in the process.
TREAT YOURSELF TO SOME FINE BEARD OILS AND BALMS!
If you read my blogs regularly you'd have no doubt read my praise of choosing to use a good quality beard oil and beard balm. Our TBS range will protect your beard from day to day wear and tear whilst providing your hair with all the goodness that it needs to continue to grow thick, long and strong. Don't believe us? Then why not take a second to visit our exclusive 'The Beard Struggle' online store and read what our loyal customers have to say about our range and what they have done for their beards, in their honest feedback reviews of our products. Trust us, you'll not be disappointed, Brother.
A TRIM EVERY NOW AND AGAIN WON'T KILL YOU OR YOUR BEARD, WE PROMISE!
Reading the words 'beard trim' sends shivers down my spine. Afterall I'm trying to grow my beard, so why on earth would trimming be a good idea? Well, believe it or not your furry face has a lot to gain from a light trim every now and again. As choosing to do so helps chop away and dead split ends and loose hairs in place, giving your beard the space it needs to continue to grow out and flourish. So rather than look at a beard trim at your local trusty barbershop as a scary thought, view it as a much needed maintenance tool every couple of months or so. Or if you're feeling a little braver, you can always choose to trim your face forest yourself in the comfort of your own home. The choice is yours to choose, Brother, so choose it wisely.
So, there goes another beard blog for today my Brothers and beard admiring sisters. If you have any thoughts, comments and feedback let us have it in the comments section below.
And until next time, Beard on Brothers, Beard on...