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  • Beard Care and Grooming for Men

    Growing a beard but not sure on how to keep it trim and fresh? Well, fear not, because DESIblitz brings you a grooming guide for beard care.

    Beard Care Akshay Kumar

    Avoid plucking strands of hair as it can irritate your skin and ultimately make your hair itch.

    Beards go in and out of fashion, like many other trends these days, but growing a beard isn’t the hard part, it’s the maintenance.

    Taking care of a beard can be tricky, especially when you are trying to keep it tamed.

    Trying to go for a particular style can also seem like a massive effort if you don’t have the right tools or the right guidance.

    DESIblitz presents the perfect beard care guide to groom your beard and get the style and shape you want.

    Beard Trimming

    Beard Trimming

    The main problem men face whilst growing a beard is that they don’t know how to deal with their hair growing in all sort of directions.

    Getting it done professionally can cost, and not everyone can afford the extra expenditure.

    If you are going to trim your beard yourself, you can do so either with scissors or a beard trimmer.

    With the use of scissors, do note on purchasing authentic barber’s scissors. A cheap barber scissor is very affordable and can be bought from Amazon.

    Try to avoid trimming when the hair or beard is wet, as wet hair is longer and once dried, and you may accidentally trim more than wanted.

    Ultimately if you use comb and scissors, firstly thoroughly comb the beard and cut the hair on the outside of the comb.

    Trimmer and Scissors

    This is a classic technique which does take time to master, so be patient!

    But if you decide to go with a trimmer, a rechargeable cordless one is a responsible choice.

    Trimming with beard trimmers can be tricky, because they take time to get used to.

    Mostly beard trimmers come with guides on how to adjust them to fit you. Always refer to these until you have gained full control over the trimmer.

    After trimming your beard, be sure to keep the neckline of your beard well-defined.

    This can effectively be achieved by using a beard trimmer with the adjustable trimming guide removed.

    Finally, the last strands of hair can be removed with a trim razor.

    Avoid plucking strands of hair as it can irritate your skin and ultimately make your hair itch.

     Beard Cleaning

    Beard Cleaning

    It’s vital to wash your beard thoroughly with shampoo and be regular about it. Opt for a shampoo that is moderate, so that it is easier on the skin.

    Just like the hair on your head you can also use a conditioner. Be sure to rinse thoroughly to avoid flaking.

    Remember beard hairs are rougher in texture so a conditioner will help to make them feel softer.

    Avoid drying your hair with a blow dryer because that can be harsh to the skin.

    Instead, pat and wipe your beard with a towel gently to dry it. Remove tangles by using a comb or a brush.

    Keeping your beard cleaned regularly will allow it to look fresh and healthy.

    Arjun, a Birmingham student, comments: “As an Asian, keeping your beard tamed is hard, thankfully I have a barber right near my house so I often get it cut, trimmed and washed by him.

    “But it’s effort and you need a lot of patience to maintain a beard look. ”

     Beard Balms

    Beard Balms

    Beard balm is a pomade made by creating a mixture, then heating and cooling moisturisers and sealants.

    Beard balms are primarily for styling and shaping, but can also work as a beard conditioner.

    Beard balm provides hold for styling and adds volume to your beard hair making it look thicker.

    For best results use beard balms that contain all natural sealants like shea butter or beeswax.

    The best beard balms to use are those created by ‘High West Beard’, who stock a wide variety, with the cheapest balm costing you only £10.99.

    For best results, apply balm to your beard hair when it is dry.

    To use, scrape out a coin sized amount of balm and rub between your palms.

    Start from neck up, making sure to rub it into the skin where the hair growth starts.

    Brush afterwards to straight beard if that’s the style you are intending for. Natural balms can be left in until you shower.

    Beard Oils

    Beard Oils

    Beard oils are leave-in conditioners made by mixing carrier oils with essential oil blends, or in some cases, fragrance oils.

    Usually beard oils come in a bottle or pump.

    Good beard oils have the properties to moisturise your skin underneath the hair, and soften the hair on the face.

    Beard oils also reduce the chances of itching and help with a healthy beard growth.

    They work as beard deodorants, so will essentially make the beards smell heavenly.

    They are especially helpful during the first initial weeks of beard growth when itching is an issue.

    Beard oils are more effective on thicker beards. Use once your beard is dry for best results.

    Have a look at the tutorial below to see how to apply beard balms and oils:

    Beard Care is no fun game, it requires dedication and patience. Most men get bored of facial hair very quickly, but for those of you who don’t, this guide will take you a long way. Here are some more useful tips:

    • To kick start your grooming journey buy a beard grooming kit so you have all the essentials to help you begin.
    • Follow the latest trends of beards and watch tutorial videos to gain insight on the latest facial hair fashion.
    • Grow and groom a beard that suits the structure of your face to make it look more stylish.

    With Movember heading towards its final stages, get inspired and keep a beard.

    Who knows, maybe grooming your own beard can be so fun that you decide to keep it for a while longer!

    Talha is a Media Student who is Desi at heart. He loves films and all things Bollywood. He has a passion for writing, reading and occasionally dancing at Desi weddings. His life motto is: “Live for today, strive for tomorrow.”

    Images courtesy of Shahid Kapoor Instagram, High West Beard Website.


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