The desire to grow a full beard is an important step in the maturation of a man. The presence of vegetation on the face can not only change the image, making the owner of the beard much more brutal, but also visually adjust the shape of the skull, hiding or accentuating the details.
Despite the apparent ease of the task (if you want to grow a beard – just do not shave), often the bristles grow unevenly. In order to become the owner of a full and dense beard, and not just an incomprehensible heap of hair on his face, you need to learn how to properly care for this beard.
How to Grow a Beard: Instruction
- Do not shave bristles for 3-4 weeks. At this stage it is important to get used to your new look in the mirror and let the hair on the face grow without any interference. Tune in to a positive result (that is, to grow a thick beard) and just do not shave the first 3-4 weeks.
- Buy a trimmer. Trimmer – this is a special machine for cutting hair on the face, allowing you to specify the desired length of bristles. After a month of growing a beard, you can gently trim your hair with a trimmer (start with a nozzle 10-12 mm). In the future, trim your beard regularly.
- Choose the right beard shape. The shape of your beard that is optimal for your face depends on the structure of the skull and on how uneven the hair grows – if the vegetation on the cheeks stubbornly does not appear, it will be difficult to change. Below you will find recommendations that help you choose the right beard style.
- Learn to look after your beard. In most cases, the beard can be washed with a normal hair shampoo. However, if the hair curls or becomes too dry, then you can help both special means for caring for the beard, and regular combing with a comb with wide serifs.
Which beard to choose?
Choosing the most suitable for you beard style depends on two factors: the shape of the skull and the type of your hair. Blondes are usually harder to grow a beard than brunettes – their hair is thinner and sparse – but it’s easier for them to maintain the final beard in a neat way.
Also, the lower hairline plays a role. Ideal – stick to the line on the neck, located 2-2.5 cm above the Adam’s apple. The line of cheeks at the same time can be left natural, or lowered below, (“Hollywood beard”), if the hair on the cheeks do not grow too much.
Owners of oval faces ( Ryan Gosling ) beard will add massiveness to the chin area. Any shape will fit, letting you experiment – a square one with a clearly defined lower bound, a weighted downward horseshoe beard, or a classic rounded one.
The main difficulty for blondes will be the task of the hair growth line on the cheeks. First, the upper part of the cheeks is shaved (2-3 cm below the cheekbones), then the cheeks are trimmed with a trimmer to a length of 3-5 mm, then the lower border of the beard is then trimmed.
The triangular face ( Ryan Reynoldos ) also comes with a beard in the shape of a square, a horseshoe or a rounded one. Vegetation on the cheeks will visually extend the face, focusing on the eyes and making them larger (relevant for those who wear glasses with a minus).
If blondes are suitable for broad and dense forms of beard, then brunettes with hard hair is important to ensure that the beard does not expand into sides, losing shape. The simplest solution is a regular trimming trimmer.
The owner of a large face (Justin Timberlake), the beard will visually extend the shape of the skull, giving the person aristocracy. Suitable as a goatee, a beard to the temple or a trapezoid. The whiskers will look good, but it’s better to give up whiskers.
Let’s also note that growth plays a role in choosing a beard – for low men it is best to wear a small, non-removable beard, while a large and magnificent beard is suitable for a tall and large beard. A large beard and low growth will make you look like a gnome.
In the case of the oblong form of the skull ( Jake Gyllenhaal ), the beard will help visually expand the face. Suitable rounded beard-horseshoe or sideburns. At the same time, categorically it is not recommended for thin beard-goatee or various variants of goatee beard.
The most successful choice for this type of person is the so-called “Hollywood beard” – a massive mustache and dense vegetation on the chin visually increase the jaw, giving the person brutality. The height of the upper line of hair growth is the middle of the cheeks.
The most important thing in the process of growing a beard is not to interfere with its growth for the first 3-4 weeks. Only after this time, you, having got used to see your new face in the mirror, will be able to choose the type of beard suitable for you – and start to look after this beard properly.