What not to do when growing out a beard?
Growing a beard is fun and exciting, but it can also be frustrating and painful. If you're going through the growing out process yourself or just know someone who is, then you'll know how easy it is to make mistakes. If your facial hair is tangled, matted or just plain annoying, don't panic! We've got some tips on how you can make the whole ordeal easier for yourself:
A tangled beard
You should use a comb or brush that is the right size. A comb with too many bristles can cause tangles and breakage, while a brush with too few bristles won't be effective at detangling. Also, if your beard is very long and thick, it's best to choose a brush that has soft bristles rather than hard ones; this helps prevent damage to your hair as well as irritation on sensitive skin.
Don't try to comb through it when its super tangled
You still have to care for your beard, even if it’s not as long as you want it to be yet.
To keep your beard well-behaved and looking healthy, you need to comb through it regularly. If you don’t, then your hair will start to get tangled and knotted up in all sorts of ways – in short: It won’t look good at all!
You can use any sort of comb or brush here, but my favourite tool is a wide-toothed comb because they are designed specifically for untangling matted hair like beards have become. When you first start growing out a beard and find yourself face-to-face with the biggest knot ever seen by man (or woman), try using a wide tooth comb instead of just trying to brush through all those tangles with your hands! This way it will work much better than just trying again later on down the road when things get worse."
Don't use a hair dryer.
Hair dryers are not the best tool for beard maintenance. Using a hair dryer on your beard can damage it, making it frizzy, brittle and look damaged in the process.
Don't brush your beard vigorously.
Don't brush vigorously.
When you brush your beard, make sure you go slow and use a gentle touch. It can be tempting to get in there with the hard-bristled brush, but if you do that, it will only cause damage to your skin and hair follicles. If you want to make sure that your beard is soft and smooth (and who doesn't?), start out by using a wide tooth comb or soft bristle brush before moving on to more intense grooming tools like boar bristle brushes or wooden ones with soft bristles.
Beards take time to grow
Growing a beard is a process, not an event. It's going to take some time, and there will be times where it seems like nothing is happening at all! Don't worry though—you will eventually get there.
Don't pull at the knots on your beard
Don't pull at the knots. It might seem like a good idea to get out those stubborn, annoying knots that have formed in your beard, but pulling at them will only make things worse (and probably more painful). Instead of tugging on them, use a comb to gently remove any tangles that you find by running the comb through from bottom to top. If this doesn't work, try using conditioner or leave-in hair treatment in order to reduce friction and help prevent future tangles from forming in your beard.
Avoid shaving for a few weeks if possible - The best way to avoid interference with growth is simply not shaving for several weeks after starting the process. This gives your body time to adjust to its new look without having any major changes made right off the bat, which could discourage you from continuing once things start getting better!
How to grow the beard?
When you grow out your beard, don't start from the top down! This can be difficult to do since most men have shorter hair on their chins than they do on the sides of their faces. If you've ever tried to cut a beard with scissors, then you know how hard it is to get a clean line when using that method. Instead of starting from the top and trying to blend in some stubble around your jawline and neck area, try starting at the bottom and working your way up.
Start by trimming your cheeks with a trimmer so that there's only about an inch or two left before you reach where your beard will end (or go if it's longer than one inch). Once this is done, take that inch or two of stubble and trim them into a nice straight line along your chin while keeping an eye out for any strays sticking out or going off course towards other areas. Then make sure all those areas are evened out by shaving off any extra hairs until everything looks smooth again!
Don't cut your beard
Don't cut it off just yet.
It may seem like the easiest way to get through this difficult time, but you're probably going to regret cutting it all off. Just when you've got a good thing going and your beard is looking great, suddenly its gone? Well, not exactly gone. You can always grow it back again, but do you really want to start over again? If you're going to take this route (and we don't recommend it), make sure that when your beard comes back in its full glory, its trimmed and shaped properly so that none of those beautiful follicles are lost.
People often ask us: Can I trim my own beard? Will I look like a total idiot if I try doing this at home? Well have no fear! There are plenty of ways for even the most nervous beginner to trim their facial hair without butchering their face with scissors or clippers from hell!
Growing out your beard easier
There are some things you can do to make growing out your beard easier.
Don't panic. You've got this!
Don't pull at the knots. Your hair is new and fragile right now, so any pulling will only cause more breakage and make things worse in the long run. Instead, try using a soft toothbrush or comb to gently work out tangled hairs without pulling too hard on them. It takes practice, but it's worth it in the end!
Don’t start from the top down. It might seem like a good idea at first glance (and it might even work for some people), but starting from your face usually just ends up with lots of uneven patches as all your facial hair grows back in different ways than what was there before—which leads us right into our next point:
The best thing you can do to make growing out your beard easier is to take good care of it. That means making sure it doesn't get tangled, brushing gently, and not pulling at the knots. And if you do find yourself stuck with dry or tangled hair, try using a moisturising shampoo instead of regular soap—it'll work wonders on your beard!