No matter how dedicated your beard grooming routine is, or how long you’ve had a beard, we all fall into bad habits Burnt Whiskey beard experts will help you to point out these bad habits. Unfortunately, some habits can delay achieving your desired beard. Here are the 5 most common bad habits we’ve seen, along with their solutions. Conquer these 5 bad habits that affect your beard and you will be on your way to your ideal beard.
BAD HABIT # 1: YOU DON’T CLEAN YOUR TOOLS
Are you attentive to your beard care, but you still have pimples and pimples? Dirty tools can be the culprit. If you don’t clean your scissors and razors after each cut, then you are creating a breeding ground for bacteria to grow.
Solution: Sterilize your scissors. To clean the scissors, put a few drops of rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and rub vigorously to remove the hair residue and facial oil. Also, if you want to keep your tools in good condition and last for many years, lubricate the scissor blades and hinge with mineral oil.
And don’t forget your brushes and combs! Keep your comb clean by rinsing it with water and letting it dry on a cloth, at least once a week. To clean your brush, loosen dirt and dead skin by holding the brush upside down and running a q-tip through the bristles. Remove the hair by pulling it with your fingers.
BAD HABIT # 2: YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO SHAPE YOUR BEARD OUTLINE
Your beard outline should look natural. To do this, you will need to master the fading of your beard: first, trim the beard from the neck to its desired length, then use your rake or electric razor with a number 2 or 3 guard to trim from your Adam’s apple to where your jaw meets your neck. Then use a number 1 or 2 protector to trim up from Adam’s apple about 2 centimeters. Remove all of the hair under Adam’s apple.
Remember: don’t push your beard line up to your jaw too much unless you want to look like a brother who has no idea what he’s doing. The beard should never be on the jawline but should be slightly lower.
BAD HABIT # 3: YOU DON’T HYDRATE YOUR BEARD AND MUSTACHE
If you are not hydrating your beard because you think it is “old or young” to do so, you cannot expect to have a respectable beard. Without conditioner and beard oil, your beard will become dehydrated, dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. In addition to damaging your beard, you are leaving your skin vulnerable to the outside elements. This will cause your skin to become flaky and inflamed.
Solution: Stop your beard and skin using a specially formulated beard conditioner after washing your beard. Keep applying beard oil to restore your beard’s natural oils (which keep your hair protected), reduce inflammation, and lock in moisture to combat itchiness and stiffness.
Distribute the beard oil evenly across your face with a comb for optimal penetration.
BAD HABIT # 4: YOU STROKE YOUR BEARD
You are probably deep in thought, or maybe you just have a knack for doing something with your hands while doing other things. Stroking your beard comes naturally, and it’s okay from time to time. But don’t do it too often – if your hands are dirty or greasy, you could be adding oil to your face, causing acne. If your skin is dry, stroking your beard can create more dandruff.
Tip: In case you find yourself in a moment of prophetic inspiration, wisdom, and need to stroke your beard, be sure to wash your hands regularly.
BAD HABIT # 5: YOU PULL IT OFF (I MEAN THE BEARD)
Just like stroking it, pulling your beard is a bad habit that some of us fall into. When you pull or fiddle with individual hairs, you end up damaging your hair follicles or ripping your hair out entirely. Do this frequently and it will create holes where the hair may not return. If you are already at this level, using a Burnt Whiskey growth balm could help you regain that area.
Tip: To help with your good habits, make sure to include Burnt Whiskey Beard Company in your daily beard maintenance program. Our team strives to provide you with the finest line of handcrafted, all-natural, men’s grooming essentials on the market. Products you can really get behind, without the worry of what’s behind the product. You have our personal guarantee on it.