How to Achieve the Perfect Short Beard
Don't Trim It Until You Are Happy With The Length.
The first rule when it comes to achieving the perfect short beard style is allowing it to grow out. Facial hair grows at different speeds, which is why you will most likely notice your goatee area will grow longer and thicker more quickly when compared to your cheeks and neck.
Therefore, it is important to allow the area's where the growth is slower to reach your desired length before trimming your beard. This way, when you do trim it, the whole area will be even and in proportion after trimming.
Keep it neat
It’s easier to maintain a short beard than it is a long one, so take advantage of that. Keep your hair trimmed regularly, either by doing it yourself or by visiting a barber.
This will help you avoid razor burn, ingrown hairs, and prevent your facial hair from becoming too wild or bushy. You can also keep it smooth with some balm or oil for a nicer shine. Plus, products like these are designed to moisturise your skin, which will help prevent beard irritations such as beard itch. Don't worry, beard oil won’t clog your pores and cause beard acne, providing you are using an all-natural beard oil. An added bonus is that beard oils smell great, especially our classic sandalwood beard oil!
Shape your beard
Having a beard doesn’t mean you can be lax about grooming. Just because your facial hair can grow out without much help from you doesn’t mean it won’t benefit from a little shaping.
When shaping your beard, it is recommended to go slowly and concentrate. The last thing you want to do when shaping your beard, is too take to much off! This has happened to myself on several occasions and it is a proper bummer, especially when you have spent a while growing it out.
One shaping tip is too not go above your adam's apple, if you go above it, you'll distort your beards look.
Styling Your Beard
Your beard doesn’t need any styling products. It just needs a little TLC. Brush it with a boar-bristle brush, which will help distribute your beards natural oils and help stimulate hair growth.
When you do use grooming products, stick with all-natural ingredients that help condition your beard without causing damage or itchiness. I recommend with a short beard style that you avoid beard waxes and pomades because they will clog your pores and weigh your beard down; instead, try using beard oil that contains Argan oil or Jojoba oil for a little shine, these ingredients will also keep beard itch and other beard irritations at bay by soothing and moisturising the skin beneath your beard, and help prevent coarse, dry facial hair.
You can also use a quality beard balm for extra conditioning if needed. If you facial hair does become dry or spiky, like stubble and short beard styles can become, beard balm will deeply condition the facial hair, leaving it softer and hydrated.
You should also use a good beard wash every now and then to keep grease, dirt and dead skin cells at bay. You can use bar soap or head hair shampoo if you want but I don't recommend it as it will cause a dry beard, given the chemicals that are in those two products. Moisture is essential for a healthy beard and both products will remove moisture, leading to coarse, dry and dull facial hair.
We designed our beard wash to remove the bad (dirt, grime, dead skin cells...) and keep the good (moisture from the natural oils), our beard wash contains ingredients that will even add more good moisture to your beard.
You also shouldn't skip out on exfoliating. It is important for your beard growth and overall beard and skin health to remove dead skin cells. Exfoliate twice a month if you sport a short beard style.
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