When you’ve spent so long growing a righteous beard, it may seem a little nonsensical to go and hack it all off, but unfortunately, without a little love and care, you’ll find that your beard is growing wild and unruly. In order to get your beard back under control you need to spend some time trimming and shaping it on the regular.
So how do you go about this without making a mess of it all? Shaping your beard is a time consuming process that can be a little daunting, but with a little bit of care and attention to detail, you’ll have your beard looking great in no time. It’s important not to neglect this duty, as keeping your beard shaped and styled will contribute greatly to your overlook. That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive guide on how to shape your beard.
How to Shape Up a Beard
If you’ve never shaped your beard before, or you are looking for ways to improve your style so that you can show your best face to those around you, then finding a way that works for you can be tough if you don’t know what you’re doing. There’s a lot of technique that goes into finding the perfect shape, and it may take some time to identify the way that works the best for you. There are several key steps that you must follow no matter what the beard style you end up going for. Here, we take you through the steps that will allow you to boast a beautiful beard.
Decide on the shape of your beard
Before you start, you need to have some idea of how you want the final product to look. The shape of your beard is going to be largely dictated by the shape of your face. That is, if you have a wider face, your beard will need to be fuller so that everything is kept in proportion. Similarly, if you have a slight bone structure, you will want to consider a sleek beard that you can keep styled in order to not overwhelm your streamlined look.
We will focus more on how to shape your beard to your face in the following section, but the general idea is to keep everything in proportion. It’s not just your bone structure that will influence the shape and size of your beard, but also your hairstyle too. Longer hair may require a fuller beard in order for your look to work. So before you get started on the actual trimming and styling, make sure you know what you want the end result to look like.
Focus on the beard itself
Once you have your dream beard in mind, you can begin the trim. However, before you start actually cutting anything, make sure your beard is prepped for the job. Give your whiskers a brush so that you get a feel for the true length of the hairs. It’s important to make sure that you brush the hair all in one direction. Once you’ve finished, you’ll be able to see where you’re overgrown. These are the areas that you need to focus on first. Using either a beard trimmer or a pair of grooming scissors, trim the hairs until they reach the desired length and fit into the shape that you’re going for.
Neaten up your sideburns
Once your beard is looking great, it’s time to focus on your sideburns – an immaculate beard means nothing if your sideburns are unruly. The sides of your face require just as much care and attention as the beard itself. When focusing on your sideburns, be sure to taper and blend so that your beard seamlessly integrates with the sides. Don’t forget to clear away any stray hairs that are growing above your beard around your cheekbones.
Don’t forget your neckline
You’re not a caveman, so why would you leave the hair on your neck when you’ve done such a great job shaping your beard? Excess hair on your neck can really draw attention away from the sweet style that you’re creating with the beard. For this part of the job, it is best to employ a beard trimmer or a good set of clippers so that you can easily remove the neckbeard no matter the length.
You don’t want to trim too high as this can make your beard look small, however, leaving this region to grow out will make you look more wild and untamed. Defining your neckline properly requires due care, and choosing a neckline that sits around 1 to 1.5 inches above your Adam’s apple is a pretty good ballpark to aim for.
Put on the finishing touches
Once you’ve taken care of your beard, sideburns and neckline, you can put the finishing touches on your new look. There are other areas that can require a little bit of work in order for everything to be perfect. Firstly, the mustache may need specific trimming so that it doesn’t hang over your upper lip. Secondly, though you may not have thought of this but now is a great time to give your nostril hairs a trim. Once you’ve taken care of the last few problem areas – you’re done!
Alternative Beard Trimming Methods
What works for one man isn’t necessarily going to work for another, and as such, the technique you use to trim your beard may not be the same as other methods you read about. The beard-shaping process is highly personal, and as such, you should find a way to do it that allows you to be consistent without causing you frustration. While some men want to stick to the tried and true methods, you might find that employing certain tricks and tips can make your experience a whole lot easier.
For instance, when trimming your neckline, you may wish to stand in front of a three-way mirror and imagine lines running from your ears and under your jaw and trim around that. Or, you may want to tilt your chin down to produce a double-chin so that you can see where your natural skin folds mark your neckline. Another method of tackling this part of the process is to use two fingers to measure the distance above your Adam’s apple that marks your desired neckline.
How to Shape Your Beard to Match Your Face
Your beard is a very personal thing. While it’s certainly complicated enough on its own, the shape of your face can influence how you carry your facial hair too. Without working with a style that compliments not only the beard you want but the shape of your face as well, you’ll find yourself with an unbalanced and strange look. Here, we give you guidance on what sort of beard to choose to match your face shape.
A square face comes with a strong jaw, and your beard can take many forms depending on how you feel about that. A shorter beard is best suited to those that want to enhance the jawline, whereas a longer beard with a mustache can help you to create a softer look.
A round face will benefit from a beard that can create a slimmer, streamlined look. A hard line along your cheekbone will accentuate your bone structure, and keeping it short on the sides and longer around the chin will help to elongate your profile.
For a rectangular face, the best beard styles are those that are able to soften your angles. Full sides with a shorter bottom is the best way to achieve this, but what you want to avoid at all costs is a mustache on its own.
If you’re lucky enough to have an oval shaped face, then you have the ability to wear basically any shaped beard you can imagine. You want to stay away from longer goatee styles, as this will make you look overstretched. Aside from that, whether you want a mustache, full beard or a scruffy shadow, you’ll be able to carry it well.
With a triangular face, you really want to create a balance to your look. Keeping your beard longer at the sideburns will help to create a balance to your look. By keeping your beard shorter around the chin, you’ll be able to make your jaw appear wider.
How to Determine Your Face Shape
We’ve talked about how to style your beard to accentuate your facial features, but how do you determine what shape your face is to begin with? It can be hard to assess this quality about ourselves without a point of reference, and without knowing this key information, the beard style you choose may not give you the look that you’re hoping for.
There’s actually a very formulaic way to determine the shape of your face that involves measuring each aspect of your face individually. Here, we guide you through the process so that you can choose your perfect beard style.
Step 1: Prepare for the task
In order to measure your face properly, there are several things you need to do in preparation. First, find yourself a measuring tape. It needs to be the kind that bends, like the kind that dressmakers use. The next thing you need to do is ensure that your hair is tied back and that your face is free of things that will get in the way of your measurements. Without doing this, you’ll find that your measurements are off, which can throw out your calculations. Next, make sure you have a notepad and pen, as you’ll need this to record your measurements. The last thing you need to do is get comfortable in front of a mirror so that you can begin.
Step 2: Measure your forehead
The first measurement you need to take is of your forehead. It’s important that, for this step, you measure the widest part of your forehead in order to be completely accurate in your calculations. This region is usually located halfway up your forehead, equally distanced between your hairline and your eyebrows. Make sure you measure all the way to your hairline on either side so that you are as accurate as you can be.
Step 3: Measure across your cheekbones
One of the hardest parts of determining the shape of your face is getting a good measurement across your cheekbones. The reason why this step is so hard is because of your nose. Depending on the prominence of your nose, the bridge will inevitably add to the width of your face by pushing up the measuring tape as you’re trying to get a reading.
With this in mind, find the widest part of your face by feeling along your cheekbones until you find the most bulging part of the bone. This is where you want to hold the ends of the measuring tape. Hold the tape in a straight line so that you can get a measure on the width of your face. You may need to hold the tape away from your face but in line with the widest part of your cheekbones if your nose is getting in the way.
Step 4: Measure your jawline
The process of measuring your jawline is going to be a little different to the rest of the measurements you take, as you are going to do it in two parts. It is simply too difficult to get an accurate measurement by trying to hold the tape along your jaw from ear to ear. Therefore, the best way to get a good measurement is to measure each side separately.
Feel for the corner of your jaw right below your ear, and use the corner as the starting point for your measurement. Hold the tape along the line of your jaw until it reaches the middle of your chin. Be sure to record the length before repeating the process on the other side. Once you’re done, all you need to do is add the numbers together and that will give you the length of your jawline.
The last measurement you need to take is the length of your face. Again, you may find that your nose can get in the way, depending on the size of it, so if you are finding that you are having trouble, hold the tape measure away from your face so that you can get the true length. The start of the measuring tape should be held right at the center of your hairline, and you need to measure all the way down to your chin.
Step 6: Determine your face shape
Once you have all your measurements, it’s time to determine what shape your face is. Your facial shape depends on the proportion of these measurements. If the width and length of your face are the same, then your shape is either round or square, depending on the angularity of your jaw. A face that is longer than it is wide can either be oval or rectangular, again, depending on the angle of your jaw. A triangular face is wider at the top than it is at the bottom.
Items You Need to Shape Your Beard
A bearded man absolutely requires a number of tools in his grooming kit in order to keep a well maintained beard at all times. Without these, you’ll find it difficult to keep your beard in line and will find yourself sporting a wild and unruly growth.
Trimmers or clippers are the easiest way to keep your beard under control, but you might find that they don’t give you the finesse you need to truly control the finer details. However, the trimmer will give you the ability to get through the neck area with ease, and allows you to create strong lines across your cheek. When combined with another tool, like a comb, you can increase the control you have with the trimmer.
We mentioned how a comb can help you when it comes to getting a finer control on how you trim your beard, but it’s also a very useful tool by itself. Carrying a comb with you wherever you go can ensure that you keep your beard restrained as you will be able to take acre of any unruly hairs no matter where you are. A combed beard is a clean beard, so do your image a favor by keeping a comb in your back pocket.
Your grooming scissors need to be sharp and of a good quality if you want them to the best job for you. Beard scissors have long blades to enable you to get through the thick hair. However, mustache scissors are usually shorter and allow you to shorten those specific whiskers. If you want a one size fits all solution, you can choose a set that has a medium length blade so that you can hit all areas.
The last essential item that you absolutely need to have in your grooming kit is a brush. Unlike some of the other tools, you will use a brush every day to tame the beast as part of your morning ritual, so leaving it out of your kit will lead to a beard that has a life of its own.
Being able to grow a beard is one thing, but it takes dedication and commitment to keep a well styled and great looking beard. Without the extra effort of keeping your facial hair manicured, you’ll find yourself looking more like a caveman than the stylish man that you are. Rather than let it grow wild, take the time to learn how to properly shape your beard so that you can keep it under control and create the image you are looking for.
It’s not only the shaping technique that requires attention, but you need the right tools to do it. We recommend that you get yourself a great set of trimmers, scissors, brush and comb so that you have everything you need to take care of your beard. Don’t be afraid to try new things with your look – the more you practice, the better your beard will look.
Long hair, much as it is beneficial, also has quite a number of potential dangers. It may trap lots of heat in the winter and therefore inflict some discomforts. These include excessive heat in the body, difficulties in the skin breathing, and extreme sweating, to mention but a few!
It is for these reasons that you have to keep your hair as short as is realistically possible. We are here to help you in going about this business. We are going to discuss the various issues that regard this subject matter. Examples of these include the frequency within which you have to shave, some of the reasons that cause the rapid loss of hair, and the major benefits of keeping your hair short.
We will further delve into discussing some of the alternatives to shaving your head, the best products to use at such times, the top tips to adhere to while shaving your head, and some of the procedures that may come in handy.
By adhering to the information that we are going to furnish hereunder, you will indeed be able to come up with the right outcomes. It is also necessary to be open-minded as there could be some other equally viable alternatives out there.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU SHAVE YOUR HEAD
There is no recommended fixed duration or frequency to shave your head. This is because each person is unique and also experiences different growth rates and hair loss. For this reasons, it is imperative that each person ascertains his own unique position and makes arrangements for the same. The following, however, are some of the factors that determine the frequency of shaving your head:
Irregular Growth Rates
If your hair experiences irregular growth rates, you want to shave them more frequently. This is to keep the lengths as uniform as can be. The precise frequency, however, depends on the exact growth rate. For one, it may be as frequent as 2-3 days yet to others it may be as long as 1 month.
Emergence of Baldness
As we age, we have the tendency to developing baldness. This may also necessitate the frequent shaving. If you are one who experiences this baldness, you may have to shave quite often to ‘conceal’ the baldness by keeping the entire head cleanly shaven. The exact frequency may also vary greatly from individual to individual.
As hinted above, the hair may at times grow too shabby. This may inadvertently result in ghastly appearances. No one wants to appear shabby, especially the students and the professionals. They may thus see it fit to trim the hair as soon as they begin getting out of shape. This again depends on how fast the hair gets shabby.
Preparation for an Engagement
Lastly, engagements do arise every quite often. The common examples of engagements are parties, interviews, weddings, burial ceremonies, and celebrations. They often demand the attendees to be well kept. Part of being well-kempt is to keep the hair as short as can be. It, therefore, follows that the preparations of these ceremonies also determine the frequency of shaving your hair.
REASONS YOU ARE LOSING YOUR HAIR AND YOU NEED TO SHAVE
Here are some of the key reasons why you could be losing hair at a faster rate and hence you may need to shave sooner:
Male Pattern Baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia)
Some men are naturally predisposed to the issue of losing hair. This may be due to a combination of factors. Those who have parents who had bald hair are particularly vulnerable to the issue. It is, therefore, necessary that you ascertain your own predisposition to the said problems for the sake of psychological preparedness.
Genes or Heredity
If your father or forefather had bald hair, chances are that you too will develop the same problem. This is because the hair follicles that are on your scalp possess the same DNA blueprint as those of your male parent.
Some men do experience hormonal imbalances. This may arise due to their over-sensitivity to the dihydrotestosterone hormones. Each time the testosterone hormones are converted into the dihydrotestosterone, the hair follicles shrink in size. If the problem persists, the hair strands cease to grow altogether.
As men age, their ability to generate testosterone hormones lowers. It is these hormones that are responsible for the invigoration of the growth of hair. With reduced testosterone levels comes baldness. This is an eventuality we will all confront at some point in our life though. There is therefore nothing wrong with the arrangement at all.
BENEFITS OF SHAVING YOUR HEAD
Several benefits of shaving your head do actually abound. It is worthy to note that the precise benefits that may be accrued largely vary from person to person. This is because each person, as stated, is unique. As such, they may accrue varying meanings from the act of shaving the head. The following though are some of the common benefits of doing so:
Conceals Male Baldness
By shaving your head frequently and keeping it short, you get to conceal baldness. This is because it may not be possible for anyone to notice the difference between a bald portion and a shaved portion of your head respectively. This is the smartest way of staying kept and neat at all times if you have a bald head.
Expedites the Grooming Process
The time you spend while applying hair food onto your hair, combing, and even trimming it do not apply to the shaved heads. This is because by shaving your head, you, in fact, get rid of the hair and the associated care regimes. You also get to expedite the grooming process and reduce the hassles of your morning routines.
Makes One to Look Younger
It is no secret that those with longer hair tend to look older than their actual ages. This may be disparaging to those who are intent on pursuing careers that place a lot of emphasis on the appearance of the workers. For this reason, it is necessary to shave every quite often to keep the person appear much younger.
Reduced Shabby or Bad Hairs
Once in a while, there is usually the tendency to the appearance of the hair getting out of hand. These are called the bad days. By shaving your head and keeping the hair short at all times, you get to eliminate these bad days. You therefore also enjoy the benefit of not experiencing unnecessary hassles as you go about your business.
On the whole, keeping your head shaved and short is a very comfortable venture indeed. This is due to the sum total of the benefits that do come along with the activity. These include the reduced need for grooming no bad days, improved appearances, and expedited grooming process, among others.
As has been stated, shorter hair requires comparatively less washing and styling than the long hair. This is because you will not have to shampoo, comb, brush, and style the short hair as is the case with the bald hair. You will subsequently enjoy the benefit saved time and effort.
Imbues a Sense of Confidence
In all, your confidence spikes when you are better kept than when you have issues with your grooming and appearance. Having a shaved hair indeed makes you look younger and more youthful than before. For this reason, you will generally find it easier to express yourself and go about your business easier.
HOW TO SHAVE YOUR HEAD WITH A RAZOR
Razors by their nature are small and sharp. You, therefore, have to exercise great caution as you use them. They are also potentially injurious by reason of being able to inflict some cuts on your hands and fingers. The following are the best steps to take to go about shaving your head using a razor:
Step I: Trim your Hair
Start off by trimming your hair. This is because razors are ineffective and largely unable to tackle strands of hair that exceed ¼ inches long. Such hair has the tendency to entangling the blades of the razors. You should, therefore, use your calipers to reduce the length of the strands to manageable levels.
Step II: Lubricate the Hair
Next, lubricate your hair. To do this, run your head under some hot water or in a shower for some time. This is to soften the hair and make it easier to be cut later. While at it, massage your scalp and hair thoroughly to let it respond well to the razor later.
Step III: Shave the front of your head
Next, shave the front of your head. This is because the hair that occupies these portions of your head is softer than those at the back. By starting with them, you will give the head at the rear portion of your head more time to soften fully. Needless to say, you have to shave backward.
Step IV: Shave the sides of your head
After you are through with your front part, proceed to the sides of your head. Do so in the upward directions starting from your neck through to the top of your head. This is because these hairs are softer than those at the back yet coarser than those at the front.
Step V: Shave the back of your head
Now go ahead and shave the back of your head. You should use the upward strokes to do so as they are more effective in ridding the head of excess hair. Start out from the base and proceed to the neck regions and finally to the top of your head. While at it, let the razor glide smoothly over any ridges.
Step VI: Rinse the head
Once you are done with ridding your head of all hair, you now have to rinse your head thoroughly. You are better off with the warm water as they are more effective in opening up the pores and letting all the debris out. Use the mirror extensively to guarantee robust outcomes.
Step VII: Apply aftershave
Finally, conclude the process of shaving your head by applying an aftershave. Before this, do dry your head completely until it is devoid of any moisture. Leave the head to rest for around 10 minutes. After this, apply some moisturizer to repair any nicks and soothe the hair.
HOW TO SHAVE YOUR HEAD WITH CLIPPERS
Even though the razors are by far the best tools for do-it-yourself hair shaving, the Clippers are also viable alternatives. They do leave behind some stubble though. The following are the common procedures you have to follow to actualize the hair trimming undertaking:
Step I: Trim
Just like razors, the Clippers also cannot handle some strands of hair. This is why you have to start off by trimming your hair to manageable levels. Use a shorter Grade like 4 to do the job. Shave the sides of the hair and proceed to the back region.
Step II: Lubricate the hair
Having trimmed your hair, you now have to lubricate it in preparation for the subsequent full shaving. To do so, immerse your hair in some warm water and let it stay there for around five minutes. Massage your scalp and hair thoroughly and then dry with a towel.
Step III: Change the grade
Next, change the grade of the clipper to 1. Use the clipper to rid the hair from the sides to the back. Repeat the entire process severally. You may also wish to start from the front of your head and proceed backward.
Step IV: Rinse
After you have received satisfactory outcomes, you now have to rinse your hair. Yet again, use warm water to do the job. Keep checking the mirror to ascertain whether there could be any further issues that need some attention. A quick final rinse in cold water would be preferable for the sake of closing the sweat pores.
Step V: Apply aftershave
Lastly, apply some aftershave. A moisturizer which is applied on to a towel will do some magic in this. Let the moisturizers stay for some 10 minutes before rubbing it out and about.
TIPS FOR SHAVING YOUR HEAD
Shaving the head is a potentially injurious undertaking especially if the razors are involved. Given the imprecision of human nature also, it may not always be possible to obtain the best results at all time. This is why you have to adhere to some hot tips to be able to do a better job.
Tip #1: Invest in some great sunscreen
Do buy and use the sunscreen extensively as you shave. Apply generous amounts of the sunscreen over your neck, face, scalp, ears, and skin. This is to prevent direct exposure of these said parts of the body to the sun. It is also a great way of shielding the extremely sensitive skin.
Sunny days are not so great for shaving. This is because the risk of damages to the skin is higher at such times than on the other times of the year. By shaving at such times also, you inevitably get to reveal some tan which may subsequently disparage the rest of the skin.
Tip #3: Trim your head well in advance
To generate the best outcome, you need to trim your hair in advance, preferably several days beforehand. This way, you will also allow more sun to rip through the skin and darken your scalp as well. This is not to mention the reduced workload.
Tip #4: Moisturize your Hair Effectively
It is absolutely necessary that you moisturize your hair effectively. Skin that is exposed to the external weather elements for a prolonged duration of time will often develop all kinds of issues. This is why you have to bring in the best moisturizer you can possibly find.
Tip #5: Shampoo your Hair Regularly
As part of your effective cleaning regime, you have to use the shampoo extensively. Apply some little shampoo as you shower to scrub off all dandruff and the debris on the hair. By shampooing, you also get to add some extra moisture on the dry scalp.
Tip #6: Shave right after Showering
No other part of the day is more suitable for shaving than immediately after showering. At such a time, the skin is extremely supple whereas the strands of hair are very soft. Because of this, you will face fewer hurdles in keeping the hair short.
Tip #7: Be Mindful of the Cuts
In case you have any cuts on your head, you may have to exercise a fair degree of caution as you cut your hair. This is especially the case if you are using the razors as they are more likely to inflict worse cuts than the other kinds of cutting machines.
Tip #8: Shave along the Hair Directions
Lastly, you have to shave in the direction of your hair rather than against the same. You will in so doing minimize the possibilities of sustaining cuts not to mention that you will greatly expedite the process of shaving your head. This is not to mention that you will also obtain closer shaves on the whole.
BEST PRODUCTS FOR SHAVING YOUR HEAD
Below are a couple of products you will find handy and convenient as you go about the business of shaving your head:
The razors are by far the most significant products for shaving your head. They come in various shapes and sizes. The Harry’s Razor is by far the most reliable of all that the market has on offer. This stems from their higher quality, extreme affordability, and high class.
During the shaving process, you need a medicated soap or cream to disinfect the chin and skin. This is where the shaving soap or cream comes in handy. The Herban Cowboy Dusk Shave Soap is by far the most suited for this job.
You will definitely need a good shaving brush to aid you in keeping the strands of hair straight and aligned well for the sake of shaving well. Find one that has good bristles which are firmly fixed and never falls off.
After you are through with your shaving, you should apply an aftershave. They reduce inflammations, irritations, and infections greatly. This way, they leave your skin smooth and healthy just like it would appear without you shaving. Try out the Aubrey Organics aftershave.
While shaving your head, you make it exposed to the harsh external elements of weather and climate. It, in particular, becomes drier and devoid of moisture. A moisturizer has the effects of reversing the said problems. That is why you have to acquire some and use for the sake of mitigating these issues.
While shaving your head, you might also want to pay some special attention to your face. The only way you might do so is to use a facial moisturizer. It plays the role of making the face tender and smoother to behold.
You can never get rid of all dandruff from your scalp with ordinary soaps. You must make good use of the shampoo. It is for this reason that you must use a suitable shampoo and use it to wash out your scalp.
The hair food is mainly great for keeping your hair moisturized. It is essential especially if you have cut your hair shorter rather than completely bald. Apply generous amounts of the hair food to moisturize and leave the hair sparkling.
Needless to say, you will want to monitor the progress of your hair care and shaving. Only a mirror will allow you to do the job well. It helps you to see those parts of your body which you ordinarily would not under normal circumstances.
Mild Bathing Soap
A mild bathing soap will often help you in preparing other parts of your body for shaving. You will, therefore, have to acquire it especially if you intend to trim the hair on your legs, under your armpit, and on the chest.
ALTERNATIVES TO SHAVING YOUR HEAD
Other than completely shaving your head, you may try a couple of other intervention mechanisms. Listed and briefly explained below are some of those interventions you may wish to try out:
Change your hairstyle
Change your hairstyle. Try those styles which do not require extensive cutting of hair. You may wish to prioritize the high skin fade which is accompanied with a crew cut or buzz at the top.
Cut off more hair
Rather than cutting the whole of your hair, consider trimming the hair considerably shorter. This is to reduce sweat yet negate the need for a complete removal of all the hair. You may also try the fade, undercut, or cutting the sides only. This should especially apply if you have longer strands of hair.
If you are experiencing some loss of hair, try reinvigorating its growth. It that cannot work, try some styling methods which can hide the bald. Combing the hair is perhaps a good place to start out. If your hair is currently receding, try styles which can reverse the trend.
Get over it
Alternatively, you may also decide to get over the issue of reversing your hair loss once and for all. In most cases, people are not even concerned with it, let alone worried that you are experiencing the issue.
Well, we have indeed tried the much we can to exhaust the topic. We now leave it to you to take the appropriate course of action. Needless to say, you, by all means, have to make an effort of acquiring at least one of the hair care products we have touched on. You may also try at least one of the styles for shaving and reversing baldness we have explained. How else will you get the benefits that come along with these intervention mechanisms?
You are probably not the only one who is badly in need of this assistance. Chances are that there are many people in your locality who also equally needs this information. It is in light of this that we now urge you to share this information with them. In the meantime, we would love to hear from you. Drop your comments in the segment below.
Beards are great especially if they grow neatly and uniformly. They really make the face appear handsome and great to behold. However, it is not all the time that the beards may grow as neatly and regularly as desired.
Indeed, some persons do experience patchy beards. These are simply beards that grow haphazardly and do not cover the entire chin consistently. Some beards may even have varying lengths. If and when these happen, the end result is often an ugly sight that is not that much awesome to look at.
All is not lost though. It is indeed still possible to make some good out of those patchy beards. This can only happen if the right skills and tools are employed for the job. These form the basis of our subsequent discussions.
We have scoured countless sites, health care books, and other resources that dwell on this subject matter. We have collated all the vital pieces of information and used them to generate a monolithic article that is centered on the subject. Our discussions below lay bare the findings of our years of research.
Beards signify maturity. This is for the sheer reason that only fully grown up and mature people may develop them. This maturity may come in handy while undertaking a serious venture.
Given that only fully grown men may develop beards, it follows that possessing beards is a proof of fertility. Women who desire a viable mate may, therefore, look up to the beards to determine whether they are worth it.
Famed for Wisdom and Leadership
In quite a number of cultures around the world, the beards are famed for wisdom and leadership. Persons who possess huge amounts of beards on their chins are regarded as some kinds of sages.
Enhances Facial Appearance
Lastly, beards play a vital role in enhancing facial appearance. They make those with baby faces to appear older and also add to the beauty of the face.
WHAT DOES A PATCHY BEARD LOOK LIKE?
Generally speaking, a patchy beard will often exhibit the following characteristics:
Pockets of hairless Patches
Throughout the chin and the beard, region are some pockets of hairless patches. These break the flow and consistency of the beard formations.
Uneven Beard Lengths
The individual lengths of the patchy beards are also uneven. Some are longer yet others are unnecessarily shorter. This may often pose some difficulties in upkeep.
Other than possessing uneven growths, the hairs also grow unevenly. Some strands attain full length much faster than the others. The end result is uneven lengths.
They also possess ugly appearances. This is understandable due to the combination of hairless patches, uneven growth patterns, and differences in the lengths of the individual hair strands.
WHY DO I HAVE A PATCHY BEARD?
You may have patchy beards for a variety or a combination of several reasons. These are captured and well elaborated below:
Genetics or Heredity
Some persons may be descended from families that have a long history of patchy beards. Such kinds of people may end up developing these conditions later in life. There is nothing much one can do to forestall this problem from arising. However, it is still possible to mitigate the condition later though.
Alopecia Areata is a form of temporary and sporadic loss of hair usually at the scalp. This loss may, however, occur on any other portion of the skin that bears hairs. It usually disappears on its own typically within 1 year. Its end results may often persist for longer even after the condition has disappeared. This is what causes the patchy beards.
In case there is a significant decrease in those hormones that are responsible for the development of male characteristics, the end result could be patchy. The specific hormone in question here is the Testosterone. It is, therefore, necessary to undergo prior medical checkups for the sake of mitigating this condition.
Some kinds of fungi such as the ringworms also have the ability to trigger this condition. They are often able to pluck out all the hair from the base. This leaves behind a barren and ghastly portion of the skin. If not mitigated appropriately, the condition may become permanent. In so doing, it creates some patches on the beards.
These are diseases which arise out of genetic precursors. They are characterized by the attack of the immune system. They include lupus. If this condition persists for longer, it may often cause a permanent damage to the hair leading to the development of hairless patches.
FAQs ABOUT PATCHY BEARDS
Q1. What causes a patchy beard?
As stated, the patchy beards are caused by a combination of factors. These include genetics, poor diet, stress, inadequate rest, and hormonal imbalance alongside other factors. Of these, the hormonal imbalance and hereditary factors tend to play the most significant role in the emergence of this condition.
Q2. Is it possible to fill in a patchy beard?
Not really! In most instances, the condition is permanent and to some extent irreversible. However, all is not lost though because there are indeed ways and means of coping with the situation. You should seek testosterone treatment and combine it with a good diet and improved resting lifestyles.
It is strictly speaking not attractive at all. However, it is indeed possible for you to make it so. For this to happen, you have to adopt a couple of measures for the job. You have to wear it appropriately, style it out, and work it accordingly. This is not to mention the applications of the right cream and hair care products.
Q4. Can I grow the patchy beards on my own and intentionally?
You just cannot do that on your own, because it arises naturally mainly by reasons of genetics and heredity. However, you can modify your existing one to look patchy. You may use the eyebrow pencil or the filler to make certain portions of your beards appear thicker. This way, the rest of the beard will look thinner.
Q5. Apart from exercising, what else can I do to fix a patchy beard?
You may eat healthier foods, take plenty of Vitamins, and avoid stressful situations as much as you can. Remember also to have enough rest in the forms of adequate sleep that last no less than eight hours a day. If you can, you may use the cosmetic filler materials especially if you are a woman.
FACTS ABOUT PATCHY BEARDS
Fact #1: Testosterone and Androgen are the key determinants of the patchy beards
The patchy beards, as has been stated numerous times, mainly result from issues to do with testosterone and androgen levels. This means that to some extent it is never the fault of the victims rather their heritage. If you happen to have them, you need not worry at all!
Fact #2: Then the growth of the patchy beards should never be intentionally suppressed
Never fall into the temptation of intentionally suppressing your patchy beards. On the contrary, you should even grow the beards longer than before. They will often look better when they are longer than when they are shorter in size.
Fact #3: Beard oil is the best companion for a person with a patchy beard
This oil has numerous benefits to a person with a patchy beard. It softens the hair, makes it more manageable, allows you to generate some kinds of styles, and creates the illusions of fullness. You, therefore, have to make a point of acquiring and utilizing it at all times.
Fact #4: No one has a uniform beard growth pattern
Even those who do not have patchy beards, they also have no uniform beard growth patterns. This is due to the fact that each strand of hair ordinarily grows at its own pace. You should therefore never ever contemplate achieving perfect hair.
Fact #5: Patchy beards might get better
You should never give up. It is indeed possible for the patchy beards to fill in on their own and get better with time. If you so happen to try every other intervention measure but get no outcome, just hold on. Things might be better with time.
Fact #6: The beards need ample time to fill in
The patchy beards, as we have hinted above, can also fill in on their own. You only need to exercise a great deal of patience to enjoy this benefit. Generally speaking, you have to wait at least 4 weeks to be able to witness some tangible outcomes.
Fact #7: You will often notice the patchy beards more than others
Needless to say, you will always notice your patchy hair more conspicuously than the others around you. The logic that underlies this is pretty simple. You are the only one who walks around with your beard wherever you go. Others come and go.
Fact #8: Beards do fill in as you advance in age
Perhaps the best news you might hear is the fact that the patchy beards can and indeed do fill in with time. This is because the hairs in the face of men tend to become denser with advancements in age. You only need to exercise some patience and optimism.
Fact #9: Shorter lengths are great for those infinite patches
If you so happen that you possess infinite patches on your beard region, you are advised to go shorter. This is because baldness is hardly noticeable when the hair is shorter than when the hair is longer. Do so especially if you are wary of or have issues with your self-confidence.
Fact #10: Patchy beards are potentially scary
When fully grown, the patchy beards are potentially scary. The uneven hair growth and those patches of baldness are not so great to behold at all. In case you hold an occupation that entails a bit of publicity, you have to take extra caution.
Fact #11: Patchy beards can suppress some skin conditions
All is not doom and gloom for those with patchy beards. Indeed, the patchy beards can suppress some skin conditions. In particular, the patchy beards can suppress acne, irritations, bacterial infections, and inflammations. By keeping such hair, you also shave less and suffer less from the infections that come along with shavings.
DERMATOLOGIST RECOMMENDATION TO FIX YOUR PATCHY BEARD
Most dermatologists recommend that you take measures that are aimed at stimulating the growth of your hair to combat the menace of patchy beards. One renowned dermatologist, Carly Roman, who is based in Seattle, suggests that you take a healthy diet and maintain an active lifestyle.
Additionally, the dermatologist recommends that you stay well hydrated, sleep adequate length of time, eat foods that are rich in vitamins and proteins, and keep your hair in the best shape and form all the time.
These initiatives, the dermatologist notes, ensure proper circulation of blood in the body. They also help in the regeneration of the cells of the body. Other than this, they also see to it that the cells of your body receive the sufficient nutrients they are supposed to get.
You should note though that the steps stipulated do not in any way encourage the growth of new hairs especially in the patches that are hairless. They merely strengthen those hairs that are already in existence and encourage them to grow luxuriously.
If you so wish, you may also consider incorporating some supplements in your diet. Such supplements do speed up the pace of the hair growth. For instance, a standard Biotin that measures 2.5 mg can stimulate the growth of hair considerably. It also strengthens the keratins of the hair nails as well.
BARBER RECOMMENDATION TO FIX YOUR PATCHY BEARD
Barbers tend to approach this whole issue of fixing patchy beards from a whole new angle though. Rather than grow a whole new kind of hair, the barbers suggest that you merely get contented with the ones you already have. You should, therefore, seek to enhance the quality of the ones you have rather than make an effort to acquire brand new ones.
One notable barber, Fred Holmes, who is based at the Otis & Finn in Queens, NY recommends that you grow the hair you have to the fullest possible extent. You thereafter use the long hairs to coach the portions that are either bald or have shorter hair.
While at it, the barber suggests that you exercise some great deal of patience. This is because it does take a bit of time to be able to bring about the awesome looks and appearances necessary. You also further complement these procedures by grooming the hair appropriately.
He further suggests, “Clean the cheek lines and the neck by not cutting the beard too much. Aim at retaining as much hair as possibly can while in the process of growth.” He further adds, “While trimming your beards, let it be done professionally by a qualified barber who uses the right equipment. The barber ought not to go against the direction of the hair growth at all.”
To be able to mitigate longer hairs, you need to nourish them appropriately. You will have to use oil, balms, wax, and beard conditioning.
Steps On How to Fill Out a Patchy Beard
If in the event that you find yourself with some patchy beards, and you are uncomfortable with them, you inevitably have to do something. In pursuance of this, you will have to adopt some steps to fix or at least try to reverse the situation. In this section, we are going to examine some of those strategies that have proved reliable and effective in accomplishing this goal:
Step I: Let it grow fully and luxuriously
The first step is to let the beard grow luxuriously. In the formative stages of growth, try as much as possible to resist the urge to trim it down. This should take at least one month. During this waiting period, you will observe the direction of the growth of the hair. In the course of so doing, you will be able to observe exactly where the patches arise. Thereafter, you have to trim the cheek and the jawline, while leaving the rest of the beard intact. Chances are that the patches shall be concealed by the bushy beards.
Step II: Take good care of the facial hair
In times of the growth, you have to take good care of the beards. Do this by encouraging the growth of the hair and keeping the follicles as healthy as can be. These two shall make the beards look fuller as possible. They also slow down the formations of the patchiness. Take the following steps and procedures to care well for your facial hair:
Apply some beard oil – Beard oils are great at reducing the sensation of itchiness. It is particularly handy for the newly developed beards as they are the ones that are most susceptible to the issue of itchiness. The best oil to use for this particular application is the alcohol-free beard oil. This stems from its safety and the ability to keep the beards highly moisturized as possible.
Apply beard balm – Other than the beard oil, the beard balm is also great at handling the beards. It plays the role of directing and regulating the growth of the beards appropriately and in the desired direction. The balm also helps you to smoothen the beards by use of your fingers. Some are scented and therefore confer some great aesthetic values as well.
Brush your beards thoroughly – As you apply the two oils discussed above, be sure also to brush the beards thoroughly. Use only a brittle brush to do the job so as to prevent scratches and injuries to your skin. The best direction to brush the beards is downwards. This will ensure that the beard covers all the patches to bring about a uniform and tidy appearance.
Step III:Embrace and cherish what you already have
Even after carrying out the aforementioned steps and procedures but got no tangible outcome, you have these alternatives you can consider:
Embrace what you already have – This entails accepting that you indeed have the condition and then live with it. With regards to this, you will just have to keep it in the desired shape and form at all times. You should not even entertain the thought of changing or seeking to change it in whichever shape or form.
Trim Wisely – While trimming, keep the trim line further down to the cheek areas. Maintain the edges as sharp as possible. There is usually a small sweet spot that lies in between the beard and the stubble. It is this spot which makes the patches less noticeable. Be sure to trim this area carefully as well. You can only do this by invoking the assistance of a professional barber.
Step IV: Eat properly
You can never hope to maintain your beards in the best shapes and forms without eating well. Indeed, the foods you eat also determine to a great extent the kinds of quality your beards possess. With regards to this, you ought to be very sensitive to the kind of diet you subject yourself to.
Generally speaking, you should take in foods that are derived from natural sources like the chocolate, milk, legumes, avocados, and eggs. You should also take in plenty of foods that are rich in niacin to keep your hair from falling out as the result of being too brittle. You will find sunflower seeds, fish, beef, and mushrooms quite handy for these. Some of the nutrients that must never miss in your diet include:
Proteins – Proteins contain plenty of keratins. This is further composed of plenty of amino acids. The human body has no ability to produce its own amino acids. This is what necessitates the consumption of foods that are rich in proteins. Some great sources of proteins which you must never miss out on are the eggs, poultry products, lean meats, and fish.
Vitamins C and E – These two vitamins produce sebum. This is a natural oil that greatly lubricates and moisturizes the facial hair. It also contributes to the creation of some thicker beards. The sunflower seeds, spinach, and citrus fruits are the best foods for these kinds of vitamins. You should, therefore, incorporate as many of them in your diet as possible.
Vitamin A and Beta A Carotene – From time to time, the skin of the face do get charred and broken. They have to be repaired and restored to their original and proper functioning conditions. The Vitamin A and Beta A Carotene are the ones that play these vital roles. They do encourage and promote better growth of hair and in so doing, restore the skin. You will find them in plenty in spinach, kale, carrots, and the egg yolks.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids – You will also have to promote the overall growth of your hair. This can only happen if you take in plenty of foods that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. These foods are walnuts, salmon, flaxseed, and white meat. Omega 3 also prevents the hair from being too brittle to the extent of drying up.
Vitamins B6, B12, and Biotin – The two vitamins, as well as the Biotin, are famed for being great at preventing the loss of hair that is caused by stressful situations. They also promote the generation of new skin as well as luxurious hair. In light of this, the nutrients have the ability to make the patches disappear as the result of the closure by the long hairs.
Plenty of water – Water greatly hydrates the body and the skin. This is because it produces enough moisture contents which in turn aids the beards to grow fuller and thicker. While at it, you should also refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages. This is because they achieve the exact opposite aim of dehydrating the body. Apply moisturizers as well in the course of this.
Eat generously – Other than the quality, the quantity of the food also matters a lot. You should not starve yourself at all. On the flipside, you should take in the quantities of food at a time as well. Huge quantities of food have the ability to trigger higher testosterone levels which in turn trigger the growth of the beards.
Step V: Exercise great patience
It is not possible to get the desired ends overnight. Indeed, for you to experience some meaningful outcomes, you have to exercise some great patience in the course of handling your beards. For the first few months, you will hardly notice any tangible positive outcomes. Most men have the tendency to give up at such times. This, however, ought not to be the case. To cope with this issue well, do bear in mind the following:
You will notice your gory beards more than the third parties – Others come and go. You, however, persist throughout. For this reason, you will most likely notice your gory appearances more than the others. This is a chief source of impatience and giving up. You should however not feel intimated at all. Keep on keeping on and you will surely get it.
Empty patches fill in with time – As stated before, the empty patches that are found on your beard and skin do fill up with time. This is yet again another incentive to keep fighting on and on. Even if you do not notice some meaningful outcomes within the shortest time possible, be sure to accrue the same with time.
Each person experiences some patchiness from time to time – Even though those who are descended in families that have these genes in their bloodline are the worst affected, every other person can and indeed do develop the patchiness at some point in their life. This should also give you some form of comfort and consolation as you fight on.
Step VI:Accept the fact that you have patchy beards
This point can never be emphasized enough times. If you have patchy beards, just accept that you have them and move on. Do not live in denial and give up hope. This might lead to low-esteem and with it, the accompanying dangers of wanting to do anything to get rid of them. Instead, you should just attempt to make them appear much better.
Perhaps the best way to go about the issue is to style the hair. You may consider maintaining your beards shorter to ‘conceal’ those patchy areas. Other techniques to achieve this noble end could be the light stubble. It has the ability to eliminate those bald spots while leaving behind a cool-looking beard. The chin strap comes in last. It impacts the cheeks by leaving it clean-shaven.
Step VII: Groom it well
Needless to say, it is imperative that you groom your beards well. This is because proper grooming is great and necessary for enhancing the looks of your beards. Over and above this, the grooming also helps to maintain your beards in the right state of health and condition. Lastly, grooming also combats the menace of patchiness. The following are some of the hot grooming tips which you have to adhere to:
Brush your beards – Brushing has the impact of increasing the volumes of your hair. You should, however, utilize only the beard brush to do the job but not the ordinary kinds of brushes. This kind of brush generates fuller appearance and makes the beards appear very magnificent also. Other than enhancing the looks of your hair, brushing regularly also promotes the flow of blood underneath the skin which in turn enhances the pace of growth.
Apply beard oil regularly – You should get and utilize a good beard oil every quite often. The typical beard oil contains plenty of essential oils and has great anti-microbial properties as well. They are great at treating the skin, enhancing the growth of hair, enabling the beards to grow to full maturity, and making the beards easier to manage.
Apply the beard balm – As a last measure, you also have to apply some beard balm. This is a great styling ointment as it enhances the looks of the hair as a whole. The balm also contains some form of wax which locks the beard in place. It also encourages the hair strands to be thick and sturdy at all times.
Do not forget to shampoo – While cleaning your hair, you must use the shampoos. This substance has the impact of getting rid of dandruff and other clogging agents that may set up base within the pores. Be on the lookout for the special kinds of shampoos for the job as the ordinary ones cannot do the job well.
Use the Minoxidil (Rogaine) facial hair supplement – This channel acts as an opener for the potassium minerals. It, in so doing, stimulates the circulation of blood within the hair follicles. With the improved flow of blood, your hair shall grow more luxuriously which in turn allows more hormones and nutrients to gain access to the roots of the hair.
Try the Vitabeard – Vitabeard is a mixture of several vitamins. These are specially formulated to encourage the growth of the hair and improve its overall quality as well. It also possesses plenty of Biotin a kind of the B-complex Vitamin. Together with the Vitamin C, jointly repairs the hair and prevent it from splitting. It also does contain generous amounts of Zinc.
Step VIII: Exercise extensively
You have to incorporate some exercising in your hair care regime. Exercising is great as it boosts the levels of testosterone. This hormone, as have already been stated, has the impact of improving the pace of the growth of hair. They, in so doing, contribute to the concealment of the patches and ugly appearances. Exercising also boosts the metabolism which is responsible for the improved growth of hair and overall good health.
Step IX: Take adequate rest and sleep
Have adequate rest throughout your hair care duration. Lack of sleep has been noted to reduce the testosterone levels. This, in turn, does intensify the formation of the patches and the subsequent ugly appearances. You should sleep for no less than eight hours a day. This is sufficient enough to deliver the required positive outcomes. Adequate sleep is also great for cell regeneration.
Step X: Avoid stressful situations
Equally important is the need to avoid stressful situations. Stress has the impact of suppressing the growth of hair. It interferes with the smooth flow of blood and thus makes it quite difficult for the nutrients to reach the cells well. Stress also increases the production of cortisol which decreases the levels of testosterone in the body.
Step XI: Consider beard implants
If nothing else works for you, you might consider going the beard implant route. This entails the transfer of beards from one person to another person. It is expensive and can only bring about the desired ends if professionally done. This procedure is on the whole not as great as most beards do fall off within the shortest time possible.
Step XII: Try hormone therapy if you can
Hormonal therapy may come in handy if the root cause of the patchy beards is ascertained to be the hormonal imbalance or insufficient hormones. This therapy may be carried out via injections oral pills, and the hormonal creams. It may not work for those persons with hormonal resistance. Before the procedure is carried out, a doctor’s prescription has to be sought.
STYLING WITH YOUR PATCHY BEARDS
If your hair is one that grows sufficiently long enough, you may contemplate styling the hair. The same case also applies if your hair does not grow on the cheek region. Below is a list of some of the styling techniques you may wish to try out in this:
#1. The Thin Strap
The thin strap method is handy for those hairs which grow in an uneven or scattered form. This styling technique entails a thin strip of beard which is cut along the whole jawline through to the sideburns. To make this a reality, the face has to be shaved and only a small amount of beard left along the jawline.
#2. Strap and Goatee
Strap and goatee are suitable for those persons who do not like a bare face. Rather than shaving the entire face completely clean, a small goatee is left on the face.
#3. Chin Beard Only
This kind of goatee feature only impacts the chin and the area beneath the lip region. It is an option which is great for those men who suffer from extreme patchiness. The process involved is simply shaving the face clean and leaving the hair on the chin region intact. Finally, the goatee is shaped and styled as per your preference.
#4. Patchy Chin Beard with Mustache
For those men who prefer retaining some substantial amounts of hair on the face, this is a great option to explore. To actualize it, you have to follow the same directions as the patchy beard styles. However, in this case, the mustache is left intact.
#5: Into the Wild
Some hairs are long uneven. They do give rise to some rugged ‘wild man’ style kind of hair. This ‘into the wild’ styling technique is awesome if you do not want to spend too much of your time grooming the hair of your head as well as those of the facial hair. You just let it grow free and wild.
#6: Light and Dark
It is not uncommon for the patchy beards to generate some inconsistent discolorations. The most common discoloration is one in which the facial hair is lighter or darker at those regions that surround the mouth. You may try this technique out if you prefer this discoloration.
#7: Faded Chin Strap
In this styling technique, the chinstrap is trimmer very thinly. This way, it generates some less prominent yet faded looks. When combined with a detached goatee, it shifts attention away from the beard and strengthens the thick hairs which remain in the chin and the mustache.
#8: Moderate Patchiness
Moderate patchiness is great for the men who can generate only a moderate amount of beard hairs nut nonetheless lack the wherewithal to style it. This technique requires some substantial amounts of beard hair to grow. It may work, though not robustly, for those men who have severe patchiness as well.
#9: Thick Strap
Those men who can grow decent amounts of hair along their chins have this technique for their taking. Rather than shaving more of the beards off, such men need only to shave the checks and the hair that is found below the bottom of the lips. The mustache is left intact. The outline of the beard is then trimmed in such a way as to mimic the shape of the jawline using a trimmer.
#10: Thick Patchy Strap with Full Goatee
This technique features a full goatee and is great for those men who are keen at achieving higher levels of hair growth. To obtain the style, the cheek is shaved clean and the goatee is left intact together with the hair that lies at the jawline. Lastly, the outline of the beard is trimmed to conform to a natural shape of the jawline.
#11: Patchy Goatee
In all, this patchy goatee is unattached. It features a combination of a patchy beard, mustache, and a soul patch. Unlike other styles, it does not at all entail the shaving of the face clean. Instead, the beard is left intact whereas the hair is trimmed short. The soul patch and the mustache are then shaped as per the individual liking.
#12: Faded Goatee
This one is mainly great for those persons who are on the lookout for an edgier version of the goatee. The style is brought about by trimming the hair along the jawline in such a manner that it fades out to the sideburn regions. This style is ideal for men who have no sideburns or do not like growing hair along their jawline.
#13: Keep Your Patch Unique
‘Keep your patch unique’ is yet another goatee styling technique. It makes good use of the thin and patchy nature of the typical beards. It leaves the mustache and the hair that lies along the chin as thick as can be. The goatee is then trimmed in such a manner as to be an extension of the soul patch. In so doing, it leaves behind a continuous line that runs across from the chin through to the jaw. Lastly, the hair that lies along the cheeks is left intact to exude some uniqueness.
#14: Attached to the Strap
Attached to the strap is yet another goatee style. In this styling technique, the goatee is attached to a chin strap. The mustache is not detached from the beard as is the case with other styling techniques. To bring about better looks, the cheeks are shaved whereas the goatee is styled as per the requirements of each individual. This leaves behind some mustache attached to the original beard.
#15: Wild and Free
Featuring some clean-shaven cheeks and chin, the Wild and Fire styling technique exudes some excellent aesthetics. It is, on the whole, an unruly and long goatee which straddles underneath the chin. For best results, the goatee is trimmed as desired and left to grow luxuriously.
PRODUCTS TO HELP FIX A PATCHY BEARD
A host of products do exist which are designed and wholly intended to fix patchy beards. They impact some selected segments of the patchy beards at a time. As such, you have to take care of the intended purpose in your search for the right product for your use. The following are some of the major products that may serve this role well.
Vitamins are mainly recommended for those circumstances or persons who experience slow growth of the beards mainly due to ill health. The vitamins have the ability to invigorate healthy growths by stimulating various hormones, repairing the worn out cells, and furnishing the necessary nutrients for optimal growths. Almost all kinds of vitamins are necessary for optimal growths. You should, therefore, make an attempt to incorporate all of them into your diet.
Beard Growth Multivitamin
The beard growth multivitamins do have the minerals and proteins which are vital for kick-starting the luxurious growths. They have the ability to trigger the growths of the dormant beard follicles in such a way as to make the new growths a possibility. While ingesting the multivitamins, you have to adhere strictly to the dosage to avoid some undesired consequences.
It is common knowledge that proteins are necessary for the optimal growths of all parts of the human body. You should, therefore, make it a point to incorporate as much protein as possible. In case your diet lacks the proteins, you have to take in some supplements. If you are a vegan, the plant proteins will do you good. Otherwise, the animal proteins are by far the most recommended for the job.
Biotin is a fundamental building block of the hair that makes up the human body. It is, as a matter of fact, the ingredient which makes the hair thicker, stronger, and more vibrant. By taking the biotin, you also get to forestall the formation of splits at the end of the hair, brittle hair, and in the process also strengthen the hair at their roots. What’s more? The Biotin also reinvigorates the dormant hair follicles which may have failed to flip over to the growth modes.
As stated severally, the patchy beards do develop chiefly because of a fall in the testosterone levels. You should, therefore, take in plenty of testosterone boosters to restore the hormones to their optimal levels. Alternatively, you may also consider practicing testosterone-friendly lifestyles such as the Testosterone.IO program. This will do just as fine and is, in fact, better because it entails the intake of fewer chemicals.
Even though grooming strictly speaking is not a product, it is nonetheless a vital part and parcel of fixing a patchy beard. The kind of grooming method or intervention selected depends largely on the kind of issue that the beard goes through. The key, therefore, is to first and foremost understand your problem. You should thereafter go ahead and find the right grooming method for your use.
This is a high-quality kind of oil which plays a vital role in the grooming and nourishment of your beard. In particular, this oil keeps the strands of your beards thick and strong. If you are spoilt for choice or have no idea of the best oil for your use, the ‘Grave before Shave 4 Pack’ is perhaps a good one to start off with.
It is not so different from the beard oil. The only difference, in fact, is the state in which it comes. It is solid rather than liquid in nature and form. To apply it, you have to melt it by placing it in the sun or rubbing it repeatedly on your palms to generate the heat necessary to convert it into liquid. It does irritate the beard but leaves behind a very healthy outcome.
To soften your beard and make it easier to shave, you have to condition it. The beard conditioner is the material that will let you achieve this noble goal. You have to shower using steam to open up the sweat pores. You then apply the conditioner to generate the soft tone and texture. Consider the Beardsly Conditioner for Beards for a start if you lack any in mind.
To let your beards grow thicker, more uniformly, and luxuriously, you have to incorporate the growth creams. These creams will always compel the follicles to burst forth and assume faster growths. It also activates the dormant follicles to spur their growth and development. Perhaps the minoxidil cream is by far the best for this job. Another more reliable growth cream is the Lipogaine.
Beard Growth Shampoo
The beard growth shampoo mainly aids in the cleansing of the beards wherever and whenever they are washed, It also makes the hair that constitutes the beards longer, thicker, and of course healthier. The shampoo also prevents the pre-existing hair from falling off unnecessarily. The ideal shampoo has to possess generous quantities of niacin. This is what dilates the capillaries that exist around the hair follicles.
If after attempting all the above intervention measures and got no meaningful outcome, you may wish to try the beard transplant. With this method, a healthy follicle is extracted from one portion of your body to your beard. It leaves behind no scars and is also easier to recover from as compared to other kinds of surgeries. It is however expensive and mainly suited for those with lots of money.
You have indeed received the guidance you badly need to do a good job. We urge you not to stop at the raw knowledge itself. You should, in fact, go ahead and purchase at least one of the products we have reviewed above. This is the only way through which you may enjoy the benefits that come along with these products. It is also your only bet for a good job and nice-looking beards.
Obviously, you do not want to enjoy the benefits alone. You want as many others to gain from these products, don’t you? In light of this, we also urge you to consider sharing this information with as many others around you as possible.
All said and done, a good-looking beard is great for any man worth his salt. It boosts self-confidence and inspires some energy and life. This is why it is an issue that has to be confronted with the necessary seriousness. All the best as you take the crucial first step towards the achievement of this end.
Apart from beards giving a dude a classic manly look, they also have a lot to love. Beards do not only add class and masculine complexity to the face alone, but also to a person’s entire appearance. With so many styles ranging from a goatee to full-face beard, facial hair are certainly in fashion at all times of the year. The part that most dudes do not want to face, however, is that itching is unavoidable, not to mention the awful irritation experienced during the growing process.
The most prevalent reason why most men give up on growing those luxurious beards is that they cannot withstand the irritation and itchiness that accompanies the beards. The first days that you are trying to grow those beards comes with irritation and itchiness that can become extreme with time. Although the itching is temporary at times, most men give up on growing beards at this stage. The good thing is that there are tactics to combat and calm the itchiness.
What Causes Beard Itching?
In order to soothe and cure beard itch, it is essential to understand what causes beard itch first. The causes of an itch beard can range from a slight to significant infection.
After performing a shave, a sharp edge is left on the end of every hair inside the follicle, the small tube that comprises and protects every hair. As the hair grows, the sharp edge typically scratches the follicle leading to an itch. It is possible for the follicles across your face to itch when growing beards after trimming them for a long time.
Itchiness and New Beards
New brands are majorly prone to itchiness. Your skin may be used to free hair if you have been trimming your beards your entire life. As long as you are frequently shaving, you may not experience any itching. The itching will be felt when you stop shaving and start growing beards.
Dry skin, also known as xerosis can be caused by dipping your skin in hot water especially during a shower or bath, as well as cold or dry weather. The use of various soaps and shampoos may also scrap off your skin’s natural oils leading to dry skin, and making your beards to itch. Skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis may also cause your skin to dry chronically leading to an itchy beard.
Your beard should be brushed before and after each wash. Washing your beard after brushing will be much more efficient as brushing loosens up any debris, grime, and other dirt. You should also brush your beard after applying oil because this helps to spread the oil entirely all through the beard. Additionally, it is important to brush the beard briskly in the direction that a person needs them to grow.
How to Stop Beard from Itching
Whether you have grown your beards for decades or just a few weeks, itchiness can be an annoying issue. Luckily, calming itchiness is essentially pretty straightforward. Here is how you can stop your itching beard. The tactics discussed works on beards of any age, type or length and will make your beard healthy, itch-free and healthy.
Clean Your Beards Thoroughly
The first step to having itch-free beards is cleaning them regularly and thoroughly. The beards are known to trap and prevent the dead skin cells that we lose from falling away. These dead skin cells caught on your beard will indeed make the skin irritated and itchy. Apart from the dead skin cells, the beards may also trap food leftovers from your meals, debris and any other type of dirt throughout the day. With this dirt all over the environment, you need to clean your beard regularly and correctly.
Steps on How to Clean Up Your Beard
Most of you may be wondering how often the beards should be cleaned. Well, cleaning your beard too regularly can damage the natural oils present in the beard hair. If your beards get extremely dirty, you should then clean them on an off day by using water only. Besides, since beards are different, you can be your own judge when it comes to cleaning your beards.
Gently apply beard shampoo or conditioner. You should be aggressive by dipping your fingertips into the skin. By doing this, your skin will be well-hydrated and cleaned.
Rinse comprehensively to enable the water to move your beard in all directions.
Note 1: when washing and rinsing your beards, it is essential to maintain the right temperature. Avoid using extremely hot water as it hinders the growth of your beards as well as making you have dry skin. With this said, you should use warm water because it initiates the opening of the skin pores. Afterward, you can swap the cold water. It will additionally open the skin pores as well as offer a desirable wake-up call to start your day.
Note 2: you should dry your beards after washing. Leaving water in your beards may lead to undesirable irritation. The recommended tactic is passing a clean towel gently across your beards.
Conditioning Your Beards
Beard conditioners work similarly to the hair conditioner. Utilizing a beard conditioner on beards is a useful step towards curbing itch. The conditioner works by regulating the desirable hydration needed by your beards. Additionally, it softens your beards and makes them much more controllable. The beard conditioner will help lower the irritation by lessening split ends.
The beard experts always recommend users to utilize the conditioners specifically made for beards, but one should not be worried about trying the conditioner designed for your hair. The only notable difference is that beard conditioner comprises ingredients made explicitly for facial hair that is different from other types of hair. Beard conditioners also embrace their own smell.
Lastly, when buying a beard conditioner, it is essential to select ingredients over the brand. The most recommendable conditioners are those that contain Jojoba and Argan as the primary ingredients. Argan is extracted from the Argan tree and typically thickens and softens your facial hair. Jojoba, on the other hand, is similar to the skin’s natural oils. A good beard conditioner will disentangle your facial hair, lower the itch, soften your beards, and nourish and hydrate your beard.
Moisturizing Your Beard
The conditioners may be useful in nourishing your beard, but the skin underneath may be hydrated by integrating beard oils. The underneath the skin is prone to dryness, irritation, and dandruff, and it is thus essential to treat it as well. Therefore, if you need to keep your beard hydrated throughout the day, a good beard oil or balm is the real deal. Several oils deliver their promises by keeping your beard itch-free and soft. If you keep your beard moisturized all day, you will also be preventing your skin from generating extra oil.
Using a small amount of beard oil every day is sufficient to eradicate the itch and also soften your beard. Several experts claim that beard oil is an essential product in an individual’s beard maintenance box. As seen here, the oil possesses its own exceptional beard scent. Here is how you can apply oil on your beards:
Gently apply a few drops of beard oil over the whole surface of the beards.
Using hot water, wet your hand towel.
Place the hand towel around your beards.
Dip the hand towel back into the hot water after cooling
Repeat this process for thirty minutes
Give your beard an ultimate rinse by using cold water
Trimming Your Beards
Frequent trimming helps in keeping your beard look itch-free and nice. Most gents would like to cut their beards after ten weeks after growing them for the first time. If you have allowed your beard to grow wildly, you should not wonder why they itch. If you have grown your beard wildly, it would only be advisable to trim them consistently to avoid irritation and itching. There are numerous high-quality beard trimmers available in the market just like other beard items. Therefore, select the trimmer that best suits your needs.
Beard scissors are the best when it comes to the detail work. It is common for the mustache to grow much faster than the cheek hair. To ensure uniform growth across your whole face, you can trim the mustache with beard scissors.
Note 1: your beard may still cause irritation and discomfort regardless of your efforts to trim, wash and condition it. Therefore, you should carefully search for ingrown hairs and eliminate them with tweezers when needed. You can recognize them via small red bumps they leave on the skin. The constant itch is also a symptom of ingrown hair.
Note 2: it is recommendable to use a safety blade or electric razor to sculpt beard after washing, conditioning, trimming and oiling them. The safety razors and electric razors are known to offer an even cut as well as being gentle on your skin. Additionally, they eliminate the ingrown hair efficiently.
If you have beards and combs and brushes are not your friends, they need to be now. Apart from brushing your beards giving you a smooth texture, they also provide the beards clean shape. Brushing your beard will make them grow in a single direction and ultimately lower the risks of itching and scratching. It feels like a massage.
You should only use a beard brush that embraces a comfy and solid wooden handle. It is recommended to purchase a brush that is entirely made with boar’s hair. The unusual structure of boar bristles removes sebum from the skin entirely. Sebum is typically a natural oil substance generated by the follicles. The boar bristles in a brush will add shine to your beards and repair dry hair by spreading the sebum across the whole hair strand.
On the other hand, vinyl or plastic bristles possess fissures that may cause snags to your beards. Therefore, always purchase a boar bristle brush over plastic, or vinyl brushes irrespective of the price to prevent any damages to your beard.
Eat and Live Healthy
Various studies outline that the health of your body is directly proportional to the health of your facial hair. In simple terms, the same nutrients that are vital for your heart and other essential body organs are good for your skin and hair. If you have a healthy beard, you will never experience the itchy feeling. Here are the nutrients you need from your diet for a healthy beard:
You need to incorporate Biotin to your diet for a better and natural hair growth. Biotin is useful in enhancing hair growth and quality. Biotin is rich in vitamins B6, C, and E which are essential for your hair.
Eat food rich in vitamins C and E to enhance the production of sebum, a natural oil that moisturizes and lubricates your hair
Eat food rich in vitamin A to promote healthier skin and much better hair growth.
Eat food rich in vitamin B to promote the production of new skin cells.
Taking food rich in omega-3 fatty acids is also recommendable as they are essential for normal growth including hair growth.
With the above complete steps on how to stop beard itching, you should now never suffer in silent. It is essential to take care of the beard even if it is not itching or irritating. You should wash it, clean it, and also give it beard oil for a better feeling. Practicing the above steps will make you grow your beards without the itching feeling.
How to Stop Itching After Shaving the Beard
You may wish to grow beards, but your profession or better half is against it. Others may prefer shaven appearance over goatee, but nobody enjoys a dry skin or the itchy feeling that develops after shaving your beard. You should follow the correct processes, during and after shaving your beard to affirm a comfy and smooth skin. Here is how to stop itching after shaving beard:
It is recommendable to splash your neck and face with cold water after shaving, and then dry it with a soft hand towel to eradicate the excess product.
The next step is applying an aftershave that contains aloe gently to heal and moisturize the skin. Ensure that you apply extra aftershave on the sensitive areas.
Develop a habit of moisturizing your beard daily. Use a lightweight moisturizer for the oily skin and a long-lasting moisturizer for the dry skin.
Another tip is applying sunscreen before going outside.
How to Stop Beard Itching With Home Remedy
Any dude who has a beard already knows what it feels to have an itchy face. Aside from beard giving gents a majestic look, they can also be accompanied by pain and worries. Here is how to stop beard itching with simple home remedy:
Do not Scratch Your Beard
The primary way of avoiding beard from itching is to stop scratching them. A continuous scratch on the facial hair may irritate the skin and even lead to skin cut. The process is similar to that of scratching eyes when a person has an allergy.
Use Beard Conditioner and Shampoo
Most itchy beard issues are due to you having dry hair. Your hair is likely to be much itchier if it’s dry. You can, however, keep your hair healthy and moisturized by performing a full conditioner and shampoo on the facial hair. Several beard experts also recommend users to use baby shampoo on the beard because it does not suck any moisture from the beard. When conditioning your beards, it is essential to clean it thoroughly. You should rinse the beard before washing and even rub with a soft hand towel. Your beard may be itchy due to a substance stuck on it, thus be sure to check.
Use Skin Moisturizer
If your skin is dry, you will genuinely experience an itchy effect. Luckily, this aspect can be eliminated by using a skin moisturizer as it helps in wetting, smoothening and wetting your skin. The moisturizer should be applied after showering as well as at the end of the day. Using the moisturizer twice a day is essential in keeping your skin soft and smooth. In order to completely eradicate the itchy feeling on your beard, you should only use a moisturizer that is specifically designed for your skin type.
Eliminate Ingrown Hairs
Ingrown hair is a nuisance to both men and women. These hairs are similar to little zits, and they often cause pain and itching. You can spare a few minutes in the morning to eliminate the ingrown hairs. You can inquire from a professional on how to remove the hairs, but the internet is also an important source. The most important aspect to note when removing the ingrown hair is to avoid being extraordinarily aggressive or rough to prevent unnecessary cuts.
Avoid the Manual Razor
Using manual razor may pull the hair from your skin and even lead to irritation on the skin. The manual razor also facilitates the growth of ingrown hairs. You should incorporate an electric razor to fine tune your beard instead of the manual razor. Electric razors typically offer a uniform trim or cut and help users prevent getting the pesky hairs.
Products to Stop Beard Itching
You should possess a grooming kit if you genuinely want to take good care of your beard. You should not only own a standard package that has the best scissors and beard trimmer, but one that has shampoo, wax, oil, razor, and even a balm. With this in mind, here are the best products to stop beard itching:
If you are serious about growing healthy beard, you should have beard oil in your beard toolkit. Beard oil is intended to possess the same similarities as the natural oils on the skin. If you have itchy, dry and dreaded skin, beard skin is the real deal as it hydrates the user’s skin. Use the beard oil to prevent your skin from drying or being brittle if you live in cold or dry climatic areas.
You can use the Smooth Viking’s Beard oil for instance, as it softens the beards without leaving a greasy residue behind. The oil is also not heavy on your skin.
Beard balm is often used as a conditioner. The most recommendable beard balm is the Honest Amish beard balm as it is 100% natural. The balm is also rich in Jojoba, Argan, pumpkin seed, apricot kernel oils, and grapeseed. It also incorporates butter such as cocoa, aloe, and shea that helps in shaping your beards.
It also helps in lessening the itching effect that affects the beards due to the way the balm thoroughly conditions your skin. In general, Honest Amish style possesses a pleasant masculine scent that will not suppress you. The balm is available in a thick form that is easy and comfortable to spread all through the skin.
Beard and Mustache Wax
The best beard and mustache wax in the market is the CanYouHandlebar wax. This wax handles everything that your beard needs, and also ensures that the mustache does not drop off during the day. Most wax in the market is tough, but CanYouHandlebar possesses the appropriate mix of carrier oils and beeswax to give your facial hair smooth look.
CanYouHandlebar Secondary Mustache wax possesses 100% natural ingredients and does not have any chemicals. You can, in fact, smell the beeswax after opening the lead of this wax.
The best beard shampoo to use is Professor Fuzzworthy’s Beard Shampoo. This shampoo has all the natural oils that you need. The shampoo is available in a bar shampoo and does not contain any synthetic ingredients. Professor Fuzzworthy’s Beard Shampoo is effective yet simple beard care solution that is effective on your facial hair.
Just like the shampoo, you need to buy a specific brush to take care of your beards. Instead of using your wife’s hairbrush, use a Pearwood Beard Brush and ZilberHaar Pure Boar Bristles Brush, and you will never regret. These brushes are 100% natural boar hair bristles. The brushes are everything when it comes to maintaining your beards, and they offer the ideal stiffness to brush through your beard.
Lastly, if you could invest in products to hydrate, maintain and nourish your beard, then you must buy oil, beard balm, beard shampoo, beard conditioner, brush, and trimmer. Using the products outlined above will make you have the smoothest and healthiest beards around. For instance, a few drops of beard oil are sufficient to curb skin dryness and curb flyaway hair. Therefore, if you want to drastically eliminate skin dryness and itching effect, ensure that you have the products discussed above at your disposal.
Additionally, if you are going to a wedding, attending an interview, going to a date night, or just want to look neat, beard balm is essential in making your beard look magnificent. The balm will make your beard look superb instead of looking frizzled out and dry. The good thing about possessing a soft beard is that it will avoid split ends from happening. To further lower the happening of split ends, it is essential to trim your beard regularly and adequately.
Mustache refers to the strip of hair that grows above the upper lips of the face. This hair has to be left to grow and be given other incentives to be able to mature. Mustache enhances the appearance of men. They indeed confer a variety of benefits to the men who decide to grow them. These include but are certainly not limited to fostering trust, increasing attractiveness, decreasing the risks of cutting the face and untimely deaths, and eliminate the prospects of boring conversations.
It is for these reasons that you needt to make every effort to grow them if you can. We are here to help you achieve this noble aim. We have carried out extensive research in the area. We are going to unveil the various steps you need to employ to make the dream become a reality.
We are also going to examine a host of other pertinent issues that revolve around mustaches. In particular, we are going to explore the various kinds of mustaches, the various items that may help you out, and the duration of time that a typical mustache may take to grow under different circumstances.
HOW TO GROW A MUSTACHE FASTER, LONGER AND THICKER
Step I: Determine your Suitability for the Job
Not everyone may grow a mustache. This is due to the differences in the genetics, amount of hair in the body, and the environment under which one operates. It is, therefore, necessary that you determine first and foremost whether you can indeed grow one. If you already have a beard, you will more likely grow a mature mustache.
Having a sound knowledge of this is vital for several reasons. It will help you to determine whether you can indeed grow one or not. It will also help you to prepare yourself psychologically for any possible outcomes and to adjust your expectations appropriately.
Step II: Prepare yourself psychologically
You now need to prepare yourself psychologically for the mustache growth process. Generally speaking, facial hair like beards do grow at the pace of only 0.4 mm per day. This means it will take you a couple of weeks before expecting any visible manifestations of the mustache. You should there exercise some patience in the process.
After the mustache has grown to a reasonable size of around 6 to 8 mm, you will have to decide which pattern you want it to form. You may thereafter select between the toothbrush mustache (Tom Selleck) and the handlebar (George V), which are the two most common.
Step III: Set the Desired Patterns
Throughout the growth and maturation stages, exercise great patience. Also, maintain your beads and facial hair groomed, neat, and orderly at all time. This will see to it that the hair looks good enough to be able to bring about great patterns later.
As soon as the hair descends to the upper portions of your lips, take some clippers and trim them in order to get rid of the strays. Alternatively, you may use a handlebar to trim each side for the sake of maintaining a uniform length at all times. The aim of these modifications is to let the hair that occupies the portions of the face beneath the nose to be of the longest size.
Step IV: Enhance the Preferred Style
Lastly, you now have to choose a preferred style and enhance it. This depends on the amount of hair your face has as well as the shape and size of your skull and jawbone. If yours is a strong jaw, you should choose a full mustache. If you, however, have a square or oval-shaped face, the beardstache could be a better option for your consideration.
This is by far the most significant step. The decision you make here is irreversible. It also determines to a great extent the kind of appearance you shall obtain altogether. This is why you definitely want to give it your very best.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GROW A FULL MUSTACHE
Generally speaking, a full mustache takes roughly 2 to 6 months to grow. To bring about complete growth, there are issues you have to get right. You also have to exercise some patience as the process is marred with several challenges.
For a start, you will have to stop shaving completely. Refrain from shaving your beard and facial hair at once. The hair shall begin sprouting after 4 to 6 days when you shall have stopped shaving. Use a moisturizer, beard oil, facial scrub, and other products that are designed to enhance the growth of hair to accelerate the pace of growth.
Your hair shall grow considerably longer after 15 to 20 days (roughly 2 to 3 weeks). It is at this point that you will begin styling and grooming your hair. Keep applying the growth enhancers that are mentioned above for faster outcomes and greater quality of results.
After the third week and going to the fourth week, your mustache will grow to their full lengths. During this period of time, you will experience some itchy feelings. You will subsequently be tempted to shave your beard. However, do not give in to this temptation. This phase is just a passing cloud and sooner rather than later, you will overcome it.
After the itchy phase shall have elapsed, your mustache shall grow into a ‘bush.’ It is at this stage that you may now apply the appropriate style. The handlebar particularly does well in this phase of the growth of hair. If you are however interested in the Epic mustache, you may have to wait longer than 1 year.
The average mustache, if left uninterrupted, grows to a maximum length of three feet. Some may grow longer and others may not attain this length. As soon as it hits the maximum possible length, they will start to fall off one after the other. They attain their maximum lengths after 6 months, give or take.
Because you do not want them to fall off and leave your chin bald, you have to shave them every quite often. Use a trimmer to cut the mustache to size. This way, they will strengthen and prevent plucking off as ought to have been had you left them untouched.
You may also use those products that are designed to care for the beards on your mustache. These also have the ability to keep the strands unplucked, healthy and strong always. In all, it takes a bit of hard work, focus, attention, and effort to get the desired outcomes.
HOW TO GROW HANDLEBAR MUSTACHE
Follow these steps to grow your handlebar mustache successfully:
Step I: Do not trim your mustache
Wait for your mustache to grow maturely. You will require no less than six weeks to fully grow your beards. It is after this duration that your mustache shall be long enough to be able to be styled appropriately into the shape of the handlebar. Throughout this duration, resist any attempt to trim your mustache. Doing so will interfere with the growth of the mustache and with it, the possibility of shaping it at a later date.
Step II: Comb your mustache regularly
As your mustache is growing, you have to step in and comb it. Combing your mustache as it grows strains it to grow in the desired fashion. This way, you will be able to generate the handlebar fashion without much effort later. You may, however, try the wooden mustache comb.
Step III: Apply some wax on the mustache from time to time
Apply some wax on your mustache on a regular basis as it grows. This should preferably happen immediately after showering. Apply some mustache wax on the upper edge of the hair using your fingertip. Spread the wax out throughout the hair. Use more wax in case your mustache is wirier.
Step IV: Twist and Shape it accordingly
Apply some more wax to the ends of the mustache to add the distinctive handlebar curls. Twist the hair together using your fingers. Proceed to curl the twisted hair upwards and inwards. You may also generate the curls by twisting the ends of the hair as tightly as can be around a writing pen.
Step V: Maintain the mustache accordingly
Creating a handlebar mustache is the first step towards having an attractive mustache. You have to maintain it to keep it in the best shape and form at all times. This is why you have to wash, comb, wax, and curl it at least once a day.
THE PHASES OF GROWING A HANDLEBAR MOUSTACHE
Whereas the decision to grow a handlebar mustache may be made in a day, it takes quite some time to realize. The process also goes through several phases. Getting to know these phases beforehand offers you the psychological preparedness you require to do a good job. Listed and explained below are the four major phases that the cycle goes through from start to finish:
Step I: The stubble phase
This is by far the simplest phase. In this phase, your mustache grows to their full size. It is full of beard as well as a combo. You now need to enhance the appearance of your mustache using the appropriate tips. Use the natural coarse and bristled brush to rub your skin. Get rid of the dead skin and hair which may exist on your skin. This is to let your hair grow unhindered. You may also consider introducing the mustache wax this stage to condition your hair.
At this stage, you will generally be tempted to trim the mustache at the line of the lips. You are however advised against doing this. You will need this hair at a later date. Most people are often tempted to quit growing their mustaches at this stage. You are however urged to stay on. The phase lasts a shorter duration of time. Apply wax on your hair at this stage. Apply the least amounts of wax for the sake of your skin.
Step III: The awesome phase
After about 6 to 8 weeks, you will experience your first handlebar mustache. The middle segment will however not have grown substantially. This notwithstanding, the mustache will take the form and appearance of the fully-fledged handlebar when viewed from a distance. To make this step worthwhile, you will have to apply the wax at the tip of the mustache. Twist the tip of the mustache gently towards rather than out of your face. This is to let the tip of the handlebar to hug your face.
HOW TO GROW A HORSESHOE MUSTACHE
A horseshoe mustache is a special kind of mustache. It is basically a full mustache that has vertical extensions that sprout on the corners of the slips. These extensions drop down to the sides of the mouth through to the jawline. They form the upside-down U shape or a horseshoe. The whiskers that grow along the sides of the mouth are referred to as “pipes”.
Below is the step-by-step guide on how to generate horseshoe mustache
Step I: Trim your hair to around 1/8 to 1/5-inch size. In case you want to generate whiskers around your mouth, you ought to settle for longer trims and sizes. Anything in excess of 1/5 inches will do you well in such a circumstance.
Step II: Create some straight lines that measure around 1.5 inches. Do this by using a precision trimmer machine. Start off from the outside the corner of your lips to the tip of your chin. Thereafter create a straight line that originates from the inside corner of your bottom lips through to your chin.
Step III: Trim the upper edge of your mustache to make it clean and nice. Use a precision trimmer to play this vital role. Take great care that you do not cut off too much of the mustache.
Step IV: Shave the spaces that lie in between the two columns that exist on both sides of your chin. Use the mini-foil shaver to do the job. Make it clean and comprehensive enough for the sake of bringing about awesome end results.
Step V: Lastly, shave your cheek, neck and the chin completely clean. Take extra care as you do so around the horseshoe region of your mustache region. Do so using a rotary shaver. Move the shaver gently and in a circular motion.
HOW TO GROW A PENCIL MUSTACHE
A pencil mustache is a kind of thin mustache that lies adjacent to or slightly above the lip region of the face. It takes a shorter duration of time to grow. It, however, grows thicker than the ordinary kinds of mustaches. The following are the steps you ought to follow to develop the pencil mustache:
Step I: Grow your Moustache
Leave your facial hair to grow fully. As stated, such hair takes between 6 and 8 weeks to fully mature. Do not attempt to trim the hair at this stage. This will certainly interfere with the growth process and bring about undesired results.
Step II: Clip your hair
Once the hair is fully grown, you now have to clip it. Do this neatly in such a way as to let the mustache develop the form of a thin line as though it were generated by use of a pencil.
Step III: Create the Necessary Design or Pattern
Leave a large gap in between your nose and your mustache. This line of facial hair should cut across the philtrum or may alternatively continue unbroken. If you so wish, you may leave the line to extend vertically along the outside of the philtrum before stopping right below your nose. This leaves your philtrum unbridged.
Step IV: Style your Moustache
Style your mustache appropriately. You have the freedom to determine the style, shape, color, and form you want. For best results, wait for the mustache to grow for around one month. At this time, the hair shall be long enough to handle all kinds of styles.
Step V: Dye your Moustache (optional)
You may also, if you so wish, dye the mustache. Darker dyes are the more preferable for such kinds of hair. Finish off the pencil mustache by neatening it. Use a razor blade to configure the shapes and the sizes of the mustache to your desired ends.
HOW DO YOU TRIM A PENCIL THIN MOUSTACHE?
Follow these procedures to trim a pencil-thin mustache:
Step I: Prepare your face by washing it with warm water and mild detergent. Thereafter, go ahead and shave all hair except the mustache.
Step II: Trim down the remaining mustache to desirable lengths using a set of clippers
Step III: Determine your preferred style before shaping the same. Choose a thicker style for a fairer hair.
Step IV: Shave the contours of the mustache downwards. Use the base as the reference point and do so along a straight line.
Step V: Vary the shavings slightly on either side to prevent taking off too much hair. Tighten your skin by biting the top portion of your lips.
Step VII: Trim the edges of the mustache using a pair of scissors and a comb. This is to finish the straight line that lies across the lips.
Step VIII: You may consider shaving or trimming a parting on the philtrum segment of your mustache from the center position outwards.
HOW TO GROW A ROLLIE FINGERS MUSTACHE
The rollie fingers mustache is characterized by a classic style of curled upward tips. They resemble the shapes of the handlebars of a typical bicycle. Growing this kind of mustache requires a great deal of patience, regular maintenance, and a significant amount of hair growth. The following are the steps you ought to follow to actualize this noble objective:
Step I: You, first of all, have to grow thick and bushy hair. This is to be able to generate the classic longer tips thereafter.
Step II: Throughout the growth process, you have to regularly maintain the hair. It is only in this way that you will be able to manage proper styling thereafter.
Step III: Be sure that the hair that grows on your upper lip is wider as you shave the neck region, the chin, and the chicks. Doing so shall maintain these areas clean and tidy always.
Step IV: Do not trim your hair as far as the corners of the sides of your mouth. You will need these accentuated tips to greater great handlebar styles later on.
Step V: Part each side of your mustache to the left and to the right as soon as your hair is long enough to comb. This shall facilitate the growth of the hair in these two directions. The exercise takes several weeks and demands regular grooming and brushing for the hair to extend past the corners of your mouth. You should aim at obtaining thicker and bushier hair appearance. You should therefore not trim the hair that occupies the upper lips while at the same time twisting the tips outwards.
Step VI: Apply wax to the hair as soon as you achieve the desired thickness. Twist the longer corners of the hair into the classic handlebar shape of your liking. Apply only a small amount of wax on the area of interest and create some sharp points on the edges.
Step VII: Finish off by curling the tips into your desired handlebar shape. Use a holding wax to gain the unique and masculine appearance.
This depends on several factors. The diet you feed on, the type of your skin, the environment in which you live, and your genetic disposition, are some of the factors that determine the pace of re-growth.
Generally speaking, beards grow faster in colder climates, among the well-nourished persons, and among those with darker skins. In case your father or grandfather had long beards, chances are higher that yours will take a shorter duration of time to re-grow. You will also experience a faster growth rate if you are subjected to stressful situations as opposed to calm environments.
On the whole, hair grows at the rate of around 1/2 inches per month. This translates to a couple of months or even whole years to obtain the optimal size and thickness.
HOW TO GROW A MUSTACHE AND BEARD FASTER AT 14
Mustaches, as stated, do take a bit of time to grow. The rate is even slower at teenage owing to the fact that you have not yet reached adulthood. If you desire to have a mustache at this age, you have to put in a couple of measures. These measures are enumerated below alongside the finer details underneath:
Step I: Wash your Face Regularly
Wash your face on a regular basis. Use a mild cleanser and warm water to do the job. Warm water and mild detergents get rid of any sweat or impurities that clog the pores of the skin. This gives the hair unhindered room to grow fully. Will also lead to faster growth of the hair altogether.
Step II: Scrub your Face
From time to time, the upper layers of your skin do die due to natural causes. If these dead matters are not eliminated, they settle in the pores and harden. They subsequently block the passageways through which the hair follicles may sprout upwards. You should, therefore, scrub your face using a facial scrub. Do so at least twice a week. By doing so, you rid your skin and sweat pores of the dead matter. This way, you get rid of any impediments that may hamper the growth of the hair.
Step III: Moisturized your face
Apply a moisturizer that contains eucalyptus to your skin. This removes any dry patches that exist on your skin. It also allows the hair to grow rapidly and unhindered. As soon as the skin softens, the pace of the growth of your hair accelerates faster than is ordinarily the case.
Step IV: Take in a Balanced Diet
Eat a balanced diet. In particular, you should incorporate plenty of Vitamins B1, B6 and B12, proteins, and minerals. Some of the foods you may look up to are eggs, green leafy vegetables, dark green leafy vegetables, fruits, meat, milk, and poultry products, among others. While at it, drink plenty of fresh water as well. This shall flush out toxins from your body besides guaranteeing faster growth rates.
Step V: Massage your Face
From time to time, do massage your face. This improves the flow of blood which consequently enhances the growth of hair naturally. Use the special beard oil to bring about awesome feedbacks.
Step VI: Sleep Adequately
Sleep adequately each day. You should spend a minimum of eight hours in the bed. Your body gets recharged and refreshed as you sleep for long. By sleeping longer, you also invigorate the pace of hair growth.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A MUSTACHE TO GROW BACK AFTER WAXING?
Ordinary shaving of hair reaches only the base of the hair. It leaves the follicles of the hair intact. This way, the hair re-grows after a very short duration of time. The same case does not hold for waxing. Waxing actually rids whole hair up to the follicle.
When the hair is completely removed from the follicle region, the body embarks on a mission to re-grow the hair faster and from scratch. The exact duration of time this takes depends on various factors.
Longer and thicker hair strands like those of the Mongoloids and Caucasians take shorter to sprout compared to those of the Negroids. The diet, the genetic predisposition, environment and climate, and the nature of skin all have a bearing on the pace of growth of the hair.
Those who feed on a balanced diet, as do those who stay in cooler climates, and have deeper skins are more likely to experience faster paces of growths. The same case applies to those who have ancestors that had long beards or whose hairs grew at a faster rate.
While at it, the frequent waxers will normally experience a relatively slower pace of re-growth. This is for the sheer reason that the follicles are suppressed completely and hence require too much time to regenerate.
On the whole, the average person who waxes his hair shall experience a hair-free skin for around two to eight weeks. Thereafter, the hair shall begin to sprout and take a further two to six months to obtain full maturity.
HOW TO GET RID OF A MUSTACHE WITHOUT IT GROWING BACK
Though rare, in some instances, people may opt to completely rid their bodies of hair. The same case might also apply to the mustache. If you happen to be this kind of a person, you may follow these procedures to actualize this dream:
Step I: Consider undergoing the procedure of electrolysis. This puts a stop to the growth of hair on the body. It entails the use of an electrified needle which is placed on the hair follicle. The damages the follicles and in so doing suppresses new hair from growing. Given that each strand of hair requires treatment, you will have to endure several treatment sessions to obtain the optimal results.
Step II: You may also pluck the hair you do not want. To do this, use a pair of sharp tweezers to yank out individual hair in the direction in which it grows. This way, you will experience the least discomforts imaginable. Apply ice to the mustache region to ward off the excess pain. You will also exercise great patience given that the procedure is slow.
Step III: A laser therapy is yet another alternative you might want to consider. This treatment entails the aiming of laser energy at the roots of your hair follicles. This laser energy damages the hair at the follicles and suppresses any further growth in future. It also requires several sessions and is thus an elaborate procedure.
Step IV: Lastly, an eflornithine prescription may also come in handy. This is a prescription cream which must only be used by and with the advice and the consent of the medical doctor. Apply this cream on to the affected portion of the face or mustache region. It works by slowing down the growth of hair and is thus an effective solution for undesired hair.
THE BEST PRODUCTS TO HELP GROW A THICKER MUSTACHE FASTER
In your endeavor to grow a mustache, you definitely want the hair to be healthy and strong. This can only happen if you happen to use the right ointment. This is such kind of an ointment. It is specially formulated with all the vital ingredients that make this dream a reality.
Outstanding Features and Benefits
Perhaps the most outstanding ingredient that this ointment possesses is the Biotin. Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin. It is a part of the family of the B vitamins. It confers support to the energy metabolism. It also aids the body in converting food into energy. This is not to mention that it also supports healthy hair growth, the skin, and nails.
Thicker and healthier hair is crucial for developing great patterns later. This is because patterns do develop better when the hair is thicker as opposed to a situation where they are shorter. The hair also grows faster when it is anointed with this ointment. This cuts short the duration of time you have to wait to be able to accrue the required outcomes.
Supports healthy skin and hair
Laboratory tested for high quality
Comes in the form of easy-to-swallow capsules
Introduces too much chemicals to the body
Grow your mustache into thick and healthy strands by incorporating this ointment in your armory.
Hair that is vulnerable to the loss and damage on a regular basis does not grow long enough to be able to create a great mustache. If your hair is prone on a regular basis, you might want to extend their lifespan. It is only then that you will be able to create a great mustache later. This cream is exclusively meant for such circumstances.
Outstanding Features and Benefits
Possessing 5% Minoxidil formulation, this ointment works fast and regenerates re-growth well. It also boosts the growth of hair follicles by reason of this vital ingredient. It is also, as a matter of fact, capable of extending the length of hair by a whopping 25%.
It also contains the alphahydroxy acid (AHA). This ingredient promotes the exfoliation of the natural skin. This process keeps the follicles of the skin open all the time. An open follicle removes any hindrances to the growth of hair and as such, encourages healthy growth.
Lastly, it helps the hair to maintain their density and in so doing, create room for the re-growth of longer and more complete hair. This again comes in handy for that great and long-lasting moustache you ever wanted.
Delivers the required outcomes within the shortest time possible
Available in an easy-to-apply foam
Fits seamlessly into your daily routines
Too potent a formulation
Curb the menace of hair loss by settling for this cream. It does have the ability to strengthen and lengthen hair which are two vital ingredients for the awesome mustache.
#3: Honest Amish Classic Beard Oil
Are you wary of chemicals and artificial ingredients? Place your bet on this organic oil. All its vital ingredients are sourced from nature. Moreover, it comprises six premium hydrating oils. It is great for the skin and the beard. It conditions the skin and nourishes the beards. This way, it makes the beard grow long enough to reach their full potential.
Outstanding Features and Benefits
Coming in at the top of its ingredients is the classic blend of well over 7 selected premium oils. These oils are expertly selected and work hand in hand to bring about comprehensive outcomes. They enhance the growth of hair, condition the skin, strengthen and lengthen the beard, and improve the overall health of the skin.
They are also full of vitamins, anti-oxidants, minerals, and other vital ingredients. These jointly nourish the beard, strengthen them, and enhance their overall growth. With this arrangement in mind, you will be able to produce great outcomes by reason of working out all kinds of patterns that you may desire.
Conditions the skin around the beard area
Reputable and trusted brand for beards world over
Relieves any irritations of new growth
Enhance the overall health and strength of your beard by settling for this oil. It has the ingredient-mix that is necessary to bring about the desired healthy outcomes.
#4: Cremo Unscented Revitalizing Beard Oil
Do you want to grow longer-normal-beards? You will need a specially formulated hydrating oil, of this kind. This oil has the ability to replace the lost moisture, nourish the damaged and dry hair, and furnish the skin with extra moisture. Through this manner, the oil produces longer and healthier beards.
Outstanding Features and Benefits
The oil contains the astonishingly high quality and natural Argan and Jojoba oils. These are complemented with a host of other carefully selected vital ingredients.
As stated, the oil produces healthier beards. It also enables your beard to retain the freshness and great aroma. This is because the beards are often prone to smell as the result of accumulating too much sweat and dirt.
If you prefer shorter beards, you ought not to worry at all. This oil is still able to handle your kind of beards. When applied in smaller quantities, the oil soothes the itches and irritations that often arise when the hair is growing.
Contains no scent and is thus comfortable to apply
Reduces the feeling of itch by softening the beard
Moisturizes the skin naturally
Only for longer beards
Maintain the health of your beards, whether long or short, by using this vital oil. You will also be able to ward off the many dangers and inconveniences that often arise while the hair grows.
You have indeed received the insight you require to make the growth of your mustache a worthwhile undertaking. You should not stop there though. You definitely want to leverage the benefits of an awesome mustache for yourself. This is why you want to implement the procedures and the various pieces of advice we have explored above.
Perhaps the best step to do so is to first and foremost acquire the right gears. These are basically the various products we have listed and reviewed above. You should follow this by acquiring and implementing the necessary steps and procedures. Sand, of course, you want your friends and relatives to enjoy similar benefits. This is why we urge you to consider spreading this info to as many of your colleagues as possible. All the best as you create you grow your mustache!