Having good looks is as important as anything. These days beard is in fashion. Your look is not complete without a thick beard. Well! We cannot deny the fact that a beard puts you in 10 steps ahead of your looks game. Growing a beard is as not as easy as you might be thinking. Some people are not fortunate enough to grow it and even if you are maintaining it costs you a headache every week or two depending on your hair growth.
Yes, beards are good for changing your look. The most amazing thing is that it literally costs nothing at all. And when you are growing a beard you have zero risks. If it turns out representable, good for you and if it doesn’t you can always go back to shaving. But before you make a final decision keep in mind that maintaining it is not that easy and finding a dresser who can do it according to your requirement is even harder.
If you are completely done with stylist doing experiments on you every time and want to take the matter in your hands, you came to the right place. Here is a step by step guide for you, go through it, and you will be able to trim it just fine.
The first and the most major step is to make sure that your beard is clean. Most people do not consider it to be a problem and start trimming. In this case, it will never go well because the beard hair will be hard or cured up and when you will trim them, they will turn out to be in a haphazard form.
Wash your beard thoroughly and if a conditioner is available, use it too. It will help in softening the hair and give your beard a defined look.
Beard shampoo and conditioners are easily available from any drug store. Use it as the directions are given.
Be very sure about what style you are going to pick. There are various beard styles like
- Short Stubble.
- Goatee Beard.
- Extended Goatee.
- Imperial Beard.
- Van Dyke Beard.
The list goes on and on, but the point is that if you never had a beard before. Search for a while and choose the one you like and which suits you better. Beard trimming techniques vary from style to style. Choose the technique according to your style.
Step three is to choose the right equipment. With the passing time, every day a new equipment is introduced in the market for your convenience. If you go to the drug store, they will show you a huge variety of stuff. If you are not good at instant decision making, search your equipment beforehand. Usually, beard trimmers are most commonly used nowadays. They are more portable and feasible as compared to other materials. The chances are things going wrong are much lesser with a beard trimmer.
Also, trimmers come with a variety of tools. You can set the setting according to the thickness of beard you want.
If you have good and stable grip, you can use mustache scissors. They can only be used to redefining the edges like upper lips and lower lips. You can give the finishing touch using the trimmer too, but you need to have some practice for that. If you are a beginner, try using the scissors in the starting.
When you are done with the face. It’s time to clear the neck. Clear the neck with “u” shape cutting along the chin. Now here the trimmer won’t help, you will have to shave it. Clear everything down your neck down till the collar bones.
At last, apply most moisturizing oil to your whole face, especially newly shaven areas.