It goes without saying that growing and maintaining a well-groomed beard is a difficult task and mistakes are bound to happen along the way. Most of these mistakes are avoidable and can be prevented if you are well informed and dedicated to growing a dashing beard. Here are the 4 common beard mistakes and how you can avoid them!
1. Beard gone wild.
One of the most common mistakes you can make during the early stages of growing a beard is not giving it enough attention and letting it grow wild. After about a month, an untrimmed beard will start to look unbalanced and patchy since different parts of your beard may grow at different rates. You must nurture your beard and trim it from time to time even though it means less facial hair. It is usually a good idea to trim the longer parts of the hair to reduce the appearance of patchy skin and will help the areas with slower growth to catch up.
2. No beard care.
Most bear-related issues that arise such as itch, dry skin and dandruff is due to lack of proper hydration. There is no magic potion that will instantly make your beard grow faster but using products like beard oil with moisturizing properties can help improve beard and skin health. You need to apply high quality grooming products daily to hydrate your beard & skin which also stimulates healthy beard growth. Also make sure to massage all the way down to the hair follicles when applying your beard oil or alternative grooming product.
3. Using the wrong comb.
Cheap plastic combs are a beard’s worst enemy! Not only do they snag your beard which causes hairs to fracture and break, but they also do not help distribute grooming products such as beard oil properly. This can be easily avoided with the use of wooden combs or brushes with boar hair bristles which evenly spreads and distributes grooming products throughout your beard with ease.
4. Not taking care of yourself.
We bet you did not know that staying healthy and taking care of yourself highly affects your beard growth. From sleep patterns to diets and exercise, the way you treat your body will determine the results of your beard growth. Following a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and exercising can help maintain stress levels and will get you what you really want… a long & healthy beard.