How often do you find yourself wondering what to do with your beard and how to maintain a healthy beard? Do you keep it long and bushy, or trimmed-short and clean-shaven? Whatever style of beard that you prefer, the most important thing is taking care of it. People who wear their beards in a long and/or thick and bushy style know very well what it takes to keep it groomed. Here are some tips for a healthy and well-maintained beard.

Maintain healthy beard

Be patient

Self-control is the key to growing a truly magnificent beard. If you’re just starting out, resist the impulse to trim or style your hair for the first 4-6 weeks. This can help you choose a style that suits its length and thickness while also allowing the hairs to grow in evenly (some grow faster than others).

Match up your beard

Keep your beard short if your beard is spotty. If you’ve been blessed with a patchy, sparse beard, your options for beard styles will be limited. A long beard will look stringy and unkempt if you try to grow one.

You have additional style options if your beard is thick. If your facial hair grows thick and full, you’ll have a lot of options for styling it; you might choose a style that is closely clipped to your face or the grown-out Gandalf look. 

Maintaining a healthy beard

Know how, with what and when to trim

Just like when you go for a haircut, beards require trimming as well so they don’t look unruly all the time. 

If your beard is longer than stubble and has a thick shape, it’s hard for others to notice any kind of details on your face that might be there. This is why you need to take care of it and trim the hairs that are longer than usual. When they’re not watched, your beard can grow wildly over time, so keep it in check every 5-6 weeks with either beard scissors or clippers. These essential beard-maintenance tools will offer you a professional-looking line along your cheekbones, burns, moustache, and neck. They’re also your go-to tool for neckline cleanups: the presence of a steady-handed significant other or best friend is not required. It’s also useful if you want to keep your stubble short yet are prone to ingrown hairs.

Healthy Beard

Wash it regularly

This is especially crucial during the early stages of development because trapped food and skin cells can aggravate and irritate. It’s not just about the hair; the skin beneath it is as important. The most crucial step in caring for your beard is to wash and condition it. Scrub your beard with a specialist cleanser or medicated dandruff shampoo containing salicylic acid several times each week, then gently pat it dry: Frizz and split ends can result from over-towelling.

Use beard oil

Beard oils might be tricky to use. Some of them are excessively heavy. Some of them are excessively gleaming. Some people report that they are dry. Experiment with as many as you can. You’ll know it’s the one when you see it.

Maintain healthy beard

Train your beard

A regular trim will keep your beard in form, but it isn’t the only technique to keep it in check. Using a comb or beard brush daily will wrangle obstinate hairs and train them to grow in a downward direction. You may even increase the ante by using a soft-hold styler, which adds sculpting strength while also taming flyaways.

Add the moustache 

Unless you go for a chinstrap, which we hope you don’t, growing a beard also implies growing a moustache. Little trims every three to four days will keep stray hairs at bay and keep your stache looking lean and clean. With a pair of grooming scissors, focus on the area around your philtrum (the area beneath your nose), and maintain a natural, sculpted look with a medium-hold wax.

Nutrients for your beard

Your beard is made from protein and fat, but it’s also heavily reliant on Vitamins B5, B3, and B9. That means lean meats, nuts, egg yolks, milk, and plenty of leafy greens. If you’re seriously committed, you can also round out your diet with supplements.

Unfortunately, none of these methods will cause a beard to grow where it did not previously exist. Maintain a healthy beard. A beard is not for everyone! But don’t be dismayed, Medical Hair Restoration has been offering beard and hair transplants for almost 30 years!