TOP 5 TIPS ON HOW TO GROW A BEARD THIS MOVEMBER
First and Foremost, Be Patient
A truly epic beard is the product of self-restraint. When you first start growing, resist the urge to trim or style, and leave it untouched for the first 4-6 weeks. This will allow the hairs to grow in evenly (some grow faster than others), and help you pick a style that suits its length and thickness.
Match Your Beard to Your Face Shape
Like any wild animal, a beard should be in-tune with its surrounding environment. After the first month of growth choose a final style that complements your face shape. Your beard will look better, and so will you.
Know How (and When) to Trim
Pruning is essential to a well-groomed beard—even if you plan on growing it out. Invest in a quality trimmer, and find the right technique to suit your master plan. Here are two tutorials for varying beardsmen: those growing it long, and those keeping it cropped.
Wash It Regularly
This is especially important in the early stages of growth, when trapped food and skin cells can exacerbate the itchiness. Scrub your beard several times each week with a specialized cleanser, then gently pat it dry: An overzealous toweling can lead to frizz and split ends.
Love Thy Beard Oil
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Nothing tames a beard like regular use of beard oil. There are many varieties to choose from, in a range of manly scents, but all of them will condition hairs to make them softer and shinier. If you want to smell Fresh, The Beard Of Attraction is a tried-and-true favourite.