Growing a beard is as easy as putting the razor down, but growing and maintaining an impressive beard takes avoiding these 5 things.
1. Washing With Bar Soap or Shampoo
The skin on your face is very different than the skin on the rest of your body, so you need to treat it so. Bar soap and regular shampoos have intense cleaning properties that can dry out your beard and face, causing irritation, damage and slow growth to your beard.
You need to use a beard wash that is designed specifically for your beard and face to give you a deep cleanse without damaging and drying out your beard and face. The result will be a much softer and easier to style beard.
2. Beard Straightener
This topic has been quite the heated debate lately, pun intended. Here at Live Bearded, we take the stance of being against using a heated beard straightener. The primary reason is that they apply direct heat onto your beard hairs that can cause some serious heat damage to your beard.
Many of the beard straighteners you see on amazon are cheap, imported knock-off units with a logo slapped on. They can break down the integrity of your follicles and cause breakage if left on too long.
Plus, my personal preference is that a beard isn't supposed to look perfectly stick straight. Cut this out and you'll save some time in your beard grooming routine, not to mention saving the health of your beard.
3. Using Unnatural Products
You should care about the quality of the beard products you are using as these products absorb into your body through your hair and skin. Avoid products that use any alcohol or harsh synthetic fillers or ingredients as they will damage your face and beard, cause irritation and can slow your beard growth.
We recommend using all-natural beard products that are sourced and made here in the USA. YES, we sell all-natural beard products, but whether you buy from us or not, you need to read the ingredient list and make sure you know exactly what you're putting into your body!
4. Trimming on Your Jawline
When you first define your beard shape, you need to get the lines correct, and the most often gone wrong beard line is the neckline. You do NOT want to trim your neckline on your jawline, this is much too high.
You want to trim this line in where your head connects to your neck, or just above your Adams apple. The neck hairs will give your beard a much fuller foundation as it grows in length so these hairs are critical.
5. Comb Too Often, Or Not Enough
Combing your beard is necessary to keeping your beard looking great, but combing too often can actually be a bad thing. Avoid creating a habit of tugging on your beard or combing constantly as you can actually lose hair and create bald spots.
The flip side to this is that you need to comb your beard more than one time per day as your beard will get a little out of place throughout the day. Driving with the windows down and the wind blowing through your beard? Grab your comb and run through your beard when you park just to make sure it isn't sticking sideways.
Why over 100,000 men trust Live Bearded
Our mission here at Live Bearded is to help Beradsmen look, feel, and be their best. Everything we do revolves around supporting you with your beard and beyond.
Better Beard Growth
With over 100,000+ guys using our products daily, the quality of our product speaks for itself. When you follow our 3 step beard care routine daily, we guarantee you'll grow a softer, healthier, better-looking beard.
Made In The USA
We proudly fly the stars and stripes in our office, stand for the national anthem and make our beard oil, butter, wash, wax, and growth vitamins right here in the land of the free and home of the brave.
We only use all-natural ingredients and fragrances in our products to create the highest quality products possible. We never use parabens, sulfates, silicones, or synthetic alcohol in any of our products.
All of our fragrances are hand-crafted using all-natural ingredients like sandalwood, vanilla, citrus, clove, pine, cedar, and bergamot. With 5 unique fragrances to choose from, we've got the perfect fragrance for your beard. The toughest decision will be, which one to try first!
We believe a company should stand behind their products no matter what! Use every last drop of our products and if you're not in love with the way your beard looks, feels and smells, we'll give you a full refund.
The bottom line is, here at Live Bearded we care about YOU, and your beard. If you have any questions at all don't hesitate to contact us anytime.
And as always, Live Bearded, Brother!