How To Get Beard To Stay Down

Growing a beard is a popular way for men to express themselves and experiment with a new look. But getting the perfect facial hair isn’t easy – some beards grow in thick and full, but others are patchy and unruly. If you’re struggling to battle the beard when styling it, you’re not alone. Many men struggle to make their beards look neat and organised, and not every man has the skillset to make sure all the tufts are in place.

If you’re looking to shape, groom and style your facial hair to keep it looking neat and tidy, there are a few basic steps you need to follow. It’s important to enlist the help of professional tools and grooming products, as well as pick up a few techniques on how to tame your facial hair.

Wash and Condition Beard

The key to having a smooth and unruly beard is washing and conditioning twice a week. Invest in a gentle shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for men’s facial hair and make sure it’s silky and manageable. Leave conditioner on the beard for a few minutes before rinsing off to help the hairs stay soft and smooth.

Brush and Comb Beard

Once washed, invest in a boar bristle brush or comb to brush the hair on your face downwards and in the same direction. Use short, light strokes on the hairs and as you reach the end of the beard hairs, flare it outwards. The motion of brushing will create a more organised look and will naturally style the beard.

Trim Beard

Once your beard is clean and brushed, it’s time to start styling. Before you start trimming, make sure you’ve hydrated the hairs with a light oil product. This will make it easier for the trimmer to glide over the beard, leading to better results. Choose a quality beard trimmer and set it to the right length. The most recommended setting is between 0.5 and 2 mm, depending on how tight you want the beard to look. Start at the neckline to define the base of the beard and work your way up. As you trim the sides, pull the hair vertically to maintain a neat line. Trim the sides of the moustache so they don’t extend past your mouth.

Use Styling Products

Once you’re done trimming, use a light styling cream or oil to make sure everything is in place. Make sure to wash the beard once or twice each week, and use a Leave-in Conditioner in between washes to keep the beard soft, unmanaged, and looking neat. Always make sure that the beard is dry before styling.

Maintain Beard

Now that you’ve styled your beard, it’s important to remember to maintain it on a regular basis. Make sure to brush or comb it every day to keep it neat and tidy and use a beard oil every morning and night. Beard oil will help to soften and shine the beard, and make sure it looks healthy and well-maintained.

Regularly Trim Beard

Finally, it’s important to trim the beard once a month to keep it looking neat. When trimming, you can simply use the same method as you did before and make sure the hairs are neat and ordered. As your beard grows, you may want to use a more detailed methodology – such as graduated linings and tapering – which will enable you to shape and style your beard with more precision.

Clean Beard Trimmer

After trimming, it’s essential to ensure your beard trimmer blade is kept clean and maintained. Check the blade and make sure it’s free from dirt and debris, then use rubbing alcohol to polish the steel blades and remove any remaining hairs from the device.Keeping your beard trimmer in top condition ensures that it will work well for years to come.

Shave Away Unruly Hair

On the off chance that some stubborn hairs are still sticking up, it’s best to use a razor to shave them away. Don’t overdo it, though – the idea is to just neaten up the edges and keep the overall beard looking nice and orderly. Don’t forget to use a good shaving cream, and then condition the remaining beard

Use a Blowdryer

To get a lasting effect on your beard, blow dry it after brushing. Use low heat and take extra care as it can be dangerous to burn your beard. To achieve maximum control and definition for a neat, tidy look, blow dry the beard with a comb and hairspray.

Check the Final Look

Finally, look at yourself from all angles in a mirror. Check that the sideburns are straight and the beard should, for the most part, go in one or two directions and not be sticking up or outwards. With the help of this guide, you can be sure your beard will stay in place, no matter what.

Paul Richardson is a master barber and an expert in men's beard care. He has been cutting hair for more than 15 years and loves to help people look their best. Paul specializes in styling beards, offering advice on the right products and techniques to use, and providing grooming tips that will keep your beard looking great.

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