Your urge to grow a long beard is strong? Be patient!!! Just start growing it. Don’t even think of trimming or styling for the first few weeks. Leave your growing beard untouched for the first 4-6 weeks. After the hairs grow evenly (some grow faster than others), only then pick yourself a style that suits its length and thickness.
Below are some more beard care tricks will keep your facial hair looking resplendent.
Know How (and When) to Trim
Pruning is essential to a well-groomed beard—even if you plan on growing it out. Invest in a quality trimmer, and find the right technique to suit your master plan. Here are two tutorials for varying beardsmen: those growing it long, and those keeping it cropped.
Wash It Regularly
This is especially important in the early stages of growth, when trapped food and skin cells can exacerbate the itchiness. Scrub your beard several times each week with a specialized cleanser, then gently pat it dry: An overzealous toweling can lead to frizz and split ends.
Don’t Forget the Mustache
Unless you’ve chosen a chinstrap, growing an epic beard also means growing a mustache. To keep it looking neat, trim the area around your philtrum (the area under your nose) with a pair of grooming scissors, and keep it naturally sculpted with a medium-hold wax.
Tame the flyways
Keep in mind, when it comes to maintaining a beard, trimming is always not the best option. The moment you find flyways in the bunch, having the urge of trimming it out quickly is usual but if you go that way, you will really never be able to land in a well maintained beard according to your plan. For flyways in a beard, the best way is to tame them. Comb your hairs with a beard brush repeatedly but softly to arrange all flyways in the right direction. You can also give shape to the flyway beards by taming them with a professional soft-hold styler which can make sculpting the beard much easier and effective.
Stop touching it repeatedly
As soon as you will have the beard grown according to your plan, you will start having the urge of touching it every now and then. While combing your beard with a beard brush repeatedly can be helpful to give it the right shape, touching your beard repeatedly with your dirty hands will only make it much difficult to maintain the beard. Your hands work as the main source of dirt for your face and hairs, and it will work the same way for your beard too. So, to maintain your beard in the best condition resist the habit of touching your beard repeatedly with your hands.
Take extra care while eating
It is most expected to take you some time to get familiar with the beard and for the first few months you might actually find it difficult to eat without the food getting stuck in your beard. The best option in this case is to eat cautiously and to wipe off your mouth as soon as you have taken a bite. Use more tissue papers to make sure that the food does not get stuck in your beard. In case you are not very confident at first, make it a point to check yourself in the mirror every time after eating something to ensure that nothing has got stuck in your beard. If you are out of home, it is best to wipe off the food from the beard instead of washing it off.
Do not forget to eat right
To maintain your beard in the right way, eating the right food is also important. Beards are made of protein and they need a number of nutrients to grow and to stay healthy. So, opt for a diet that is rich in protein and also supplies sufficient amount of B-vitamins, zinc and omega 3 fatty acids, all of which are known for their roles in hair growth and maintenance. The right diet is certainly one of the most important things to maintain your beard.