Historians believe that at early stages of evolution, beards were grown by pre-historic men to keep to keep them warm during the winter. Along with that, the beard protected their faces and mouths during sand storms, from insects, and from the hot sun. Beards also gave them an intimidating appearance, which was key to survival in many cases. Competition for food, water, and shelter was fierce and to survive men did everything they could to. A beard could help intimidate enemies. It outlines the jaw, making it, and him, appear strong. Any weaker facial features, such as a small or weak chin, can be hidden by a beard. This is exactly like an animal trying to make itself look larger and more intimidating. Of course, back then there weren’t any mirrors and other shaving tools. Cave drawings showed pre-historic men might have used clam shells, shark’s teeth, and sharp flints to shave their beards. Throughout history, religiously observant men have worn beards as a sign of their faith. The three main religions, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity all have religious laws regarding facial hair. Approximately 33% of men now grow a beard of some sort. It has become fashionable for men of all social statuses to grow at least a scruffy beard, especially during their downtime. It is almost impossible not to find at least one man in a television show or a movie who doesn’t have a three-day growth of beard.
Many young men, often referred to as “hipsters,” grow full beards to attract women, hide facial features they dislike, or to display their masculinity, facial hair includes everything from the soul patch to goatees to full, bushy beards. However, some men may have embraced the beard culture due to having sensitive skin.
So this has really necessitated for us to come up with this few beauty tips on how to keep up with making sure your beards are kept well to its perfection.
Wash Your Beard With a Natural Shampoo for Men.
Make sure to wash your beard with a men’s natural shampoo 2 – 3 times a week. This will keep your beard clean, smelling great, and prevent any build up from accumulating in your beard sweat or excess oil. Your beard’s hair is no different than the hair on top of your face. There’s no need to buy a special beard wash, it’s nothing more than overpriced shampoo. The best shampoo for men is sulfate free and uses natural ingredients. Do you really want to put chemicals in the hair that surrounds your mouth?
Keep Your Beard Hydrated and Conditioned.
To keep your beard soft and shiny, it’s essential you use a beard oil to condition the beard and keep up its shine. The best beard oil uses natural ingredients, as well as premium essential oils & extracts. Beard oil also moisturizes the skin underneath your beard, preventing itchiness, flakes, and maintains follicle health. Remember, your beard is only going to be as healthy as the skin underneath it. How to use beard oil:
- Pour a few drops, no bigger than a dime, into your hands.
- Massage the beard oil into the base of your beard (it can be dry or damp) at the point of skin contact.
- Work your hands through your beard until you’ve reached the hair tips of your beard, making sure to evenly spread the oil over your beard and the underlying skin.
- Apply beard oil once per day in more dry climates and 2-3x a week in more humid climates.
Trimming Your Beard.
Trimming is essential beard care to keeping your beard looking well kept and healthy. Keep your beard trim using scissors instead of trimmers. Trimmers can more easily create splits ends and scissors allow you to more fine tune your beard’s shape.
Every few weeks, we suggest looking in the mirror with a pair of scissors and snipping off uneven patches and split or loose ends. The important thing is to make sure you’re following the natural contour of your face. Make sure to keep a rounded shape, while keeping all the hairs in a uniform length. We suggest brushing your beard with a small comb while trimming in order to properly see which hairs are loose and need to be trimmed.
Trimming Your Neckline.
The one case where you can and should use a trimmer is around your beard neck line. We suggest trimming this bi-weekly as well. To do this, take two fingers and put them on your Adam’s apple. The top finger is where you should trim your beard to. DO NOT follow your natural jaw line. If you do this, it will make your neckline look weak and your beard awkward.
Your beard, hair, and skin are direct reflections of your inner health. If you want a thick, healthy beard, you need to exercise, eat well, sleep well and limit alcohol.
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