Aug 05 , 2020
A Beginner’s Guide to Basic Beard Care
Growing a beard may be easy for some men, but for others it is hard; many questions arise and while there is much advice available on beard care Gentsscape offers a brief and basic but pertinent guide.
Obviously, genetics play a role in hair growth but caring for the beard in the right manner can produce positive results. Definitely, there will be days when you struggle with the “look” of your beard. The key is to learn what suits you and then build and stick to a beard care routine that works.
- COMB YOUR BEARD, Daily
Full beard growth takes 2 to 4 months. Once your beard is longer than an inch, the first and absolutely essential task is to buy a beard brush or comb. If you think combing is an unnecessary grooming step, trust us, it is not. Combing/Brushing will allow you to detangle your hair and keep your beard in the shape you want; also combing will allow you to find the stray hairs that need to betrimmed to gain a smooth look.
Most significantly, brushing a beard protects hair follicles from damage and brushing is also a great tool to circulate the sebaceous oil that are naturally produced by your skin. The normal function of sebaceous glands is to produce and secrete sebum, a group of complex oils including triglycerides and fatty acid breakdown products, wax esters, squalene, cholesterol esters and cholesterol. Sebum lubricates the skin underneath your hair to protect against friction and makes it more impervious to moisture. Why wait? Buy Gentsscape Handcrafted Wooden Beard Comb at a price of $12.99 only.
- WASH YOUR BEARD, at least twice a week
Pretty obvious, we know. Why? Think of all the pollutant that gather around your beard from the environment – dust particles, smoke, and other irritants just to name a few. However, do not use regular shampoo, which can be harsh for your beard hair. Hair that grows on your head is different in texture and formation from those that grow on your face. Check out the range of Beard Washes offered by Gentsscape; they are plant-based, completely paraben-free, gentle on the skin and smell divine. Even more: Gentsscape’s beard washes are moisturizing! A definite plus.
- MOISTURIZE, after washing your beard
Beard oil or a beard balm? Our advice: Choose the oil, skip the balm. Oils are perfect for those who have just started growing their facial hair and if you have dry skin, Gentsscape’s beard oils will provide you the required moisture. Also, growing a beard, means that sometimes your skin under your beard will feel itchy. This is where the Beard Oil comes in and provides you relief. Beard Balm and Wax are more of a styling product. They do moisturize, no doubt, but should ideally be used once you have nailed the basics.
- LET IT BE!
Do not pull on your beard, over-wash, over-trim it or dab cologne on it. Use the products especially created that not only take care of your beard but also allow you to look savvy, smell good and be irresistibly attractive to women!