Starting to grow a beard can seem daunting, it is the entry to a new lifestyle and a whole world you have never thought about before. Not to mention having a beard looks amazing… with the proper attention and grooming, it will be a whole new chapter of how you look.
There are all sorts of ways to make your beard grow in faster or better, but nothing takes place of the guidelines below. Especially in those difficult first few weeks when itch, unevenness and patchy areas are all too common.
If you are just starting to grow or are revisiting the world of beards, we invite you to read our tips on how to make sure it all goes as smoothly as possible.
Make a plan, and stick to it
A small bit of planning can go a long way when starting to grow your beard out. There is so much information out there and it can be hard to make sense of it all. Ultimately, you should pick a style and stick to it.
In the first weeks, it is important to be observant and get a sense for how your beard grows – the areas in comes in faster, the patchy areas or where it is coming in rough or brittle.
The rule of thumb is to cultivate a mane that suits the shape of your face. If you have a longer face, put more emphasis on the sides. If you have a square, wider face you should soften your jaw with emphasis on the hair on your chin.
It goes without saying that a luscious length of hair isn’t going to be achieved overnight. You may be jealous of others who seem to grow a full beard overnight but have patience.
There are so many things you can do to keep your beard growing with optimum speed and health but be sure to give it time.
It can be disheartening to see patches of hair or scraggly odd hairs – remember to give your beard the proper care and time to grow. Just give it time and you will pass the threshold between “growing” and “having” a beard.
After a few days, you may start to feel that dreaded itch that so many of us experienced. Resist the urge to start scratching and in turn damaging your skin. Keep your beard moisturized and clean, this itch will go away soon.
Using natural beard products, maintaining a grooming routine and having a healthy diet ensures your beard grows it at the best speed.
In short, be prepared for that awkward transition period when your beard is taking shape.
Keep it trimmed
It’s always sad to start cutting those locks you have been growing for so long. Actually, trimming your beard makes a big difference. You are in charge, and you can control how your beard grows, the style it creates and how it looks all around.
At points you will want to give up and shave the whole thing off. After those first days you will see patchy growth, uneven lengths and the odd stray hair far away from others. Remember there is a difference between quitting altogether and spending a few minutes to keep you looking good.
You can’t keep your beard growing evenly on each side, and there are always going to be some straggly hairs or locks beginning to grow randomly.
Take those trimmers and every few days, take a small length off – even a ¼ inch can make all the difference in fixing split ends and encouraging your beard to grow.
Keep it clean
Your beard hair wants to grow. And your body wants to help. However, it can’t encourage beard growth when it has a million other things to do. Always keep your beard and face clean and free of dirt. If your beard is fighting off bacteria, it can’t be focused on growing thick and healthy.
The first step is learning to brush or comb, it cleans and helps moisturize your beard when you are out an about during the day.
It goes without saying to use a natural, organic shampoo and conditioner to clean your mane. To lock in that cleanliness and protect your hair, you can’t go wrong with a beard balm and butter combo in your daily routine.
Once your beard starts to gain a bit of length, start running a comb or bush through it to clean it, distribute natural oils a maximize your bodies natural ability to grow hair.
Remember to brush according to your style, give your hair a guiding hand in the direction you want it to come out.
Get yourself into a routine
The earlier you get into a grooming routine the better. You will soon start loving taking care of your beard after you see the results.
Remember that not everyone’s care plan is the same, so take some time to find out what is best for you.
There are thousands of options, times and methods that you can use. The one thing that applies to all types is that you should only use natural, organic and healthy products on your beard, skin or body.
We hope you enjoyed and learned from these tips, and we wish you all the luck growing a magnificent mane! If you have any questions or want to get more info, take a look at our Facebook or Instagram pages where we post tips and helpful info every day.
That is part of the reason why JC Grooming was created. Everything in our line of beard products is 100% natural. We use only organic ingredients carefully crafted to clean, strengthen and encourage steady beard growth.
- To get a jump start on growing your beard, have a look at JC Grooming’s all-natural beard oils, balms and butters.
- If you are worrying about beard itch, we wrote a guide on how to combat it. Check it out here.
- For general tips on your first weeks growing a beard, watch our video guide on the JC Grooming Youtube channel.