You've taken the plunge and grown a badass moustache. Yeah, it might have started out as a bit of banter with your mates over who could last the longest through Movember, but you've now gone into the unknown. It's now December and you've done the unthinkable. You've left it on your face.
20 years or so back, beard grooming and beard care wasn't a thing. I mean most of us just didn't care about our beards. In fact. most of us didn't even think about it at the time. I mean you wash your hair, and brush your teeth and wash your face, but the beard......!?
I remember being a young lad and seeing my dad with a massive beard. He let it grow wild, I mean he would occasionally stick a comb in there and try an hack away at it from time to time, but all in all, he just let his beard grow and sat back.
Those were simple days
But looking back at family photos now, I can see that almost every man in my family had horrible fuzzy, dry looking beards. I mean that was just how it was done back then.
Not now! Beard care and maintenance is massively important!
If you've read any of my articles, you would know that I mention beard oil in almost every article I write. There is a simple reason for this. Beard Oil is essentially the single most important thing for the best-looking beard you can ever achieve. It's easy to think that you can grow your beard for 6 months, sit back and enjoy the riches that should follow - Fellow men will look at you with envy, while women will drop at your feet.
Reality check! This isn't gonna happen.
Unless you're really lucky and your beard hair grows like a Greek God, then you're gonna be stuck in the same boat as the rest of us. A beard that's looking wild, damaged, and basically like someone has mopped the floor with your face and left you to dry in the cupboard under the stairs.
I know what you're thinking. Beard Dandruff! Really? Yes, it is a thing. It's also quite common and most of the time people don't notice that they have it. That being said, it's not a good sight to have a birds nest in your beard. This is a subject that I get a lot of questions over.
A lot of lads have asked me for advice and reasons why their beard dandruff won't go away. What I'm gonna try and do for you here is give you some background on Beard Dandruff, the causes and some simple things you can do to both prevent it and treat it.
Anyone that has attempted to grow a beard would have experienced some kind of itchiness, normally in the earlier stages of their beard growing journey. If you find that you're getting continues itching after the first 2 months, then it could be another issue that isn't related to what I like to call the 'beard teathing stage'.
Right lads, you’ve been growing your face beast now for a while, and you want to start trimming that bad boy. Trimming your beard is an essential part of growing your beard. Even if you’re going for that Yeard (Year Long Beard), you still, in my opinion, should be keeping it tidy by trimming it on a regular basis.
But remember, if you’re growing your beard out, then I don't recommend you start trimming until at least 6 weeks into your beard growth.
Have you already had a go at doing it? Did it go well?
For me, it took a LONG time to get it right. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve trimmed too much off or got the neckline completely wrong. It can be daunting for a beginner, but I’m here to help and show you how to properly trim your beard and facial hair with the right tools.
That’s right fellas, this article is going to give you the low-down to this very question and hopefully give you the confidence to trim like a pro!