In the opening note the one thing that I would like to say is that a research conducted by the Northumbria University found out that women consider men’s bushy beards to be less attractive than light stubble. So, if you are still not conscious about the jungle that you have grown on your chin, then you may very well forget about taking your new female colleague out to dinner. Hey, do not get discouraged! If only, you could properly groom your beard, then we would not be having this discussion today. But as I simply cannot shatter your hopes and go away, I want to make sure that you do some little adjustments and leave a strong and distinct impact. This is why this article is all about the beard grooming tips.
Before I start with the perfect tips so that you can have an impressionable and well-groomed beard, let me tell a very important thing that you should keep in mind. Try to keep your beard simple and not try too much fancy with it. A well-maintained beard is more attractive than braids, beads, bands or eccentric colors.
There are many ways of keeping a well-groomed beard and given below are some of the best tips chosen.
Get the Proper Tools
Regardless of what beard style you choose from, it is very important that you have the right tools assembled before the job. The shaving kit should be inclusive of a good pair of scissors, a multi-blade razor or an electric beard trimmer or even a Goatee-Shaver, slated or pointed tweezers for wayward hairs, a comb and may be also one pair of nose and ear scissors. It is needless to say that you will also be requiring a mirror, shaving gel and if possible alum block that will stop bleeding or chances of infection.
Two Steps before Grooming
Wash the beard carefully so that it gets rid of any sweat, dirt or odor. But do not start trimming straight away. If you trim wet hair, there are chances that you will cut more hair than desired because of its straighter and longer appearance. So, wait before it is dry completely.
Choose On a Style
Gone are those days when you could either stop shaving and grow a beard, or shave it off. Today a number of styles and shapes are available that you can try on your beard. Just make sure what style you want prior to the trimming. But the selection should be based on the contour of your face. For example, if you have an oval face, then it is better to keep the hair on your chin shorter, and if your face has a round shape then you can try on an angular style that defines your jawbone.
The Right Trimming Processes
You should start trimming from the ear and as you go down, you can attain a desired length. Repeat the same step on the other way and make sure that the length is consistent. In this case, the use of an electric trimmer will make things easier because you will be able to select the desired length. If you are attempting a partial beard or a goatee, then you can use a razor to shave off the unwanted potions of the beard. View the shape attained from different angles, so that you can be sure that the shape that you have achieved is perfect. In the last step, use the scissors or the trimmers to finish off with the shaping. Make sure that you take proper care of the tools by washing away the excess strands of hair, so that it remains ready for the next use.
Nurture the Beard
Use a good shampoo to wash your hair. Massage down the hair to the follicles with your fingertips in an up and down or circular motion. Be gentle as you clean your beard. Follow it through a good conditioner to soften the beard hair. You can do this process before or after the trimming process. One significant note: Women like softer beards on their man, so that it does not hurt while kissing.
Some Last Suggestions
Do not use too much of beard conditioner, it can have adverse effect. Use your preferred product twice a day in small amount and it will be sufficient to make your beard glow. An occasional massage with olive oil will have a soothing effect as well as act as a natural healer. Finally, just remember, that it is very natural to have a bad beard day. Try to groom it a little extra and not fuss over it much. You will have a better beard day tomorrow.