Welcome back to Beard Questions, our content series where we answer all the beard questions you guys are asking. This week's question, "How to shape a beard".
Now when it comes to learning how to shape a beard, there are really two ways this can be done. You can shape a beard by trimming it, or by using the right beard products.
For the sake of this article, I'm going to focus on how to shape a beard without trimming. If you feel your beard shape isn't quite what you're looking for without a trim, you can read this article about how to trim a beard yourself to get a better shape and style.
How to Shape a Beard Without Trimming
Beard products exist to help your beard look, feel, smell, and grow better. There are many options out there when it comes to beard products, and they will all offer slightly different benefits.
Beard Oil is designed for your skin under your beard, so it won't necessarily help you shape your beard. What it will do though, is help keep your skin moisturized and your beard growing strong. It will also eliminate beard itch and irritation.
But since you're here to learn how to shape a beard, let me break down the tools necessary.
It is important to know that every beard is different. Growth may be uneven, some hairs may grow in undesirable directions. So it is worth considering what beard style will be the best fit for you, your face, and your growth potential.
For those of you who want a natural look but don't want to keep it well put together, follow these steps and you'll maintain a healthy and maintained beard without getting close to a pair of scissors. Keep in mind that how you shape a long beard is the same overall process as a medium beard.
Beard Products to Shape a Beard
To shape a beard, you really want and need a product that will give you a little hold to control the flyaway hairs. That's where Beard Butter comes into play.
Beard Butter is one part deep conditioner, and one part perfect hold. It will moisturize your beard hairs making them easier to manage while giving you just the right hold to shape your beard and leave it looking great all day long.
Beard Comb and Boar Brush
After you apply your beard butter, you will want to comb your beard into place. The beard butter will again give you a light hold to keep it in place throughout the day.
One trick I've learned over the years is to first comb your beard up and out to really separate the hairs and "fluff" your beard up a bit. This will give your beard some extra fullness and really leave it looking great.
After you comb it up, then comb it straight down. This will allow the hairs on your cheek to lay a pretty flat while leaving the hairs under your jawline nice and full.
If your cheek hairs are a bit unruly (very common), then you'll want to take it one step further by using a boar hair beard brush. The boar brush has thousands of bristles that do an incredible job of really moving the hairs to get them to lay flatter. This will make a huge difference on your beard shape.
With a couple of quick minutes before you walk out the door and some high-quality beard products, your beard will look better which will make YOU feel better.
I encourage you to give these a shot and see how it works for yourself. If you have any questions at all don't hesitate to contact us anytime.
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