The beard has ceased to be typical of careless men and bad living. No one is surprised anymore to see heads of state, kings and even a bank president wearing it in any of his versions. That’s not counting the hipsters on duty, who are already debating whether to keep it or abandon it in the face of such omnipresence.
Beard hair is drier than head hair and requires moisturizing products
The one that appears in the rest of the areas of the body, including the beard, has a shorter growth phase, since it usually lasts a maximum of one year. While the hair on the head can grow from 1 to 1.5 centimeters a month, that of the beard grows from 2 to 3 millimeters. And no, nobody thinks that cutting it makes it grow stronger. The density of the beard is given by genetic factors, just like the hair on the head. Genes can be helped with treatments such as carboxyl therapy or monotherapy, and it is always good to have a balanced diet, stress reduction and exercise. But if a beard is sparse, it is fundamentally genetic, and on rare occasions it can be due to beard or systemic diseases as a result of medication.
Can all men ‘afford it’?
The fact that the beard has acquired its own identity card does not mean that it can be worn in any way. A good beard must be dense, thick and without bristles. As it is a trend, many people want to leave it, even if they do not have the right hair for it, and thus we find many beards that are a parade of stubble.
How often do you have to go to the barbershop?
The cut should look clean, even in longer styles; and hair, neat and impeccable. Experts agree on the times: “When it comes to letting it grow and achieving the desired length, you have to calculate that a long beard should be trimmed every three weeks and a very long (hipster type), every four or five weeks,”
A long beard should be trimmed every three weeks
Fixing the corner of the lip, controlling the volume these are small details that make the beard always look perfect, although a proper cut makes the beard easier to maintain. We are in favor of very neat beards, but without excessively marking. When very defined, very clean lines are left, you are forced to constantly touch up so that the cut looks neat. On the other hand, if you play with the natural growth of the hair, the beard looks cared for without necessarily forcing that touch-up.
How should you care for yourself at home?
Wearing a beard avoids shaving daily, yes, but it forces you to take care of that hair even more than that of the head! Fortunately, the arsenal of facial hair care products has grown as much as the number of beards, so there’s no excuse for that hair not to look absolutely flawless.
The first step is essential: washing. And yes, with a specific product, tailored to the beard. This hair is thicker and drier than the hair on the head, and these products have a higher concentration of moisturizing and nourishing active ingredients, making the beard softer and more manageable.
The serum is the star product. You have to distribute very little product with a wet beard
The experts consulted are clear: they must be used daily, without exception. As important as washing is combing! Nothing like a brush to keep your beard shiny and beautiful. In the same way as with the shampoo, it is advisable to invest in a specific brush. An investment, by the way, of the most profitable: a good brush lasts a lifetime. And, in addition, it is the ideal one to reach all the hair well and eliminate all kinds of debris while untangling.