Okay, it’s decided. You want to grow an impressive beard and show it off proudly across the wide world. Brilliant! Burnt Whiskey beard experts will give you some tips about how to grow a beard. You are already part of the bearded community, even if you have a face like a baby’s bottom, right now. Because the intention is already an important step and makes you one of us.
If you are reading this, it is because you are already interested in products for the beard and how to carry out your care routines. But there are several things that as a bearded future you should know, before diving deeper. Growing a beard is, in theory, something very simple: just stops shaving daily and allows the passage of time to do its work. Do you want to know everything? Take note.
1. Your Beard Is Part Of You
You have to “become whole” with your beard. After all, it is part of your face and it will be something that will serve as a cover letter because it is almost the first thing others will see. Growing a long beard is more than just an aesthetic decision. Send a message, show personality and say a lot about who you are and how you take things.
Take this into account especially in family settings, in certain jobs, with your partner, with some friends, etc. If you think it may be a source of conflict, you can explain your decision to others. But NEVER justify yourself. Your beard is yours and nobody else’s. Only you should care how long it is, how you take care of it, and what its style is. Do not be conditioned by your environment, being bearded is a source of pride.
2. Watch Your Expectations
You may have seen photos and videos of many famous bearded men in the community and would love to look like them. It is totally normal, there are beautiful beards that fit like a glove, to certain faces and structures. But not all beards are the same. In fact, no two beards are identical.
We all have different types of hair and skin. Not everyone grows beards at the same rate, nor do we genetically have the same “terminal length” – that point where the beard simply stops growing. You may have a beard idea on your head, but keep in mind that it’s just that – an idea. Don’t set any set goals for yourself when growing a long beard and allow things to happen naturally. Just let your beard grow and get to know it up close, patiently. Over time you will find out what is the length and shape that suits your face best and what you like the most. And also what are the best products to always have it perfect.
3. The Rite Of Care
Maybe not so much at first, but when your beard already has a certain presence, the best time of the day is the one you will dedicate to fixing your beard. In the same way that no two beards are the same, not all bearded men like to care for their beards in the same way. Washing and drying the air, soaps, shampoos, use of the dryer, brushes, combs, oils beard, balms beard, a combination of both … There are many possibilities and all are equally valid because each choice is very personal.
Both the type of product for the beard, its aroma, or the effect that you will obtain in your case will depend a lot on your skin type and how your beard hair is. Do not be overwhelmed, you will surely evolve as your beard grows and you will acquire different tastes and more sophisticated “hobbies”. It is precisely the rite of beard care that adds grace to being a proud bearded man.
4. Your Barber Is Your Friend
We always recommend using specific products for the care and beautification of the beard. For this reason, it is also convenient to have a professional in charge when it comes to lowering it, giving it a certain style or carrying out maintenance work, cleaning the tips, etc. There are excellent barbers who can achieve unattainable results if you intend to do the same at home on your own. Do not worry, it is not as expensive as you think and, almost always, with a monthly visit you will have your beard under control. Also, being shaved by a qualified person is an incredible experience, always.
5. Know Yourself
We are not talking about the Oracle of Delphi. It is important to know if your skin is oily or dry, if your face is prone to epithelial scaling, if your facial hair tends to break or if it supports harsh weather conditions well, for example. All these little details will determine how often you should wash your beard, or which beard care products are best for you. Pay attention to the behavior of your beard and the skin on your face. Especially in the early stages, to take care of your beard according to your needs and not those of others.
6. Be Patient
It is our last piece of advice, but it is not the least important. You will go through many phases in growing your beard. You will receive a lot of pressure and comments that will make you wonder if it is worth it. You may not be able to wait long enough, or you will look “weird” in some phases of the process. Don’t worry, it has happened to all of us. Believe us when we say it’s worth it, but all good things take time. Although there are products that promote beard growth, it is a matter of giving from time to time. Stand your ground and enjoy your beard every step of the way. In the end, you will not regret it.