How To Maintain Beard And Moustache

No facial hair look is complete without a healthy and well-maintained beard and moustache. But regular maintenance of beard and moustache can seem like an intimidating task. Many men simply do not know how to maintain their beard and moustache, and end up dealing with long, gnarly, patchy and unkempt facial hair. With latest grooming trends and the availability of a wide range of beard and moustache care products, it is relatively easier to maintain a healthy thick beard and moustache today.

According to experts, it is important to understand the physiology of beard and moustache growth when attempting to maintain it. When beard and moustache are left for growth for 2-4 weeks, follicles begin to adjust and lay down natural growth patterns, giving the beard and moustache a more even and aesthetically pleasing look.

In order to maintain beard and moustache well, nutrition is a high priority since healthy hair is dependent on the nutrients available to the body. Eating a balanced diet rich in fresh lean proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats and lots of water to keep the skin and hair hydrated will help to support healthy beard and moustache growth.

In addition to this, one should invest in the correct grooming products for their beard and moustache. After all, unkempt facial hair can make a person look unprofessional and unkempt. Begin with a good beard shampoo and conditioner that suits one’s type of beard and then move onto a beard balm or oil to give the beard and moustache the necessary nutrients and hydration.

It is also important to style the beard and moustache according to the desired look one is trying to achieve. If one needs an extra volume of volume or prefers a sharp line of definition, then they should consider investing in a product that provides extra hold.

When it comes to trimming the beard and moustache, using the correct tools is paramount. Trimming with a good quality pair of scissors or a trimmer will provide a clean and even shave which prevents the beard from looking too wild at the bottom. If a traditional razor is used for shaving, then it is important to use a new, sharp blade and to shave with the grain for a precise and clean shave.

Finally, moisturising the beard and moustache is essential to keep it hydrated and healthy. Applying a small amount of beard balm or oil to the beard and moustache after the shower, when it is still damp, will help to trap the moisture keeping the hair healthy and looking good.

Detangling and Softening the Beard

Beard tangles can be a real pain when it comes to beard maintenance. Tangles can cause the beard to look unkempt, so it is important to tackle them regularly before they get out of hand. Using a beard comb or brush with natural and wide teeth will help to detangle the beard and remove any dead hairs. Applying a leave in conditioner can also help to soften the beard and make it easier to detangle.

Maintaining a Healthy Moustache

The moustache can be one of the most noticeable facial features and it is important to keep it well maintained for a good, neat look. Regular trimming of the sides of the moustache can keep it looking neat without any straggly hairs. It is important to use good quality scissors that are sharp enough to trim the hair without tugging and tugging. A beard trimmer can also come in handy for trimming moustache strands that are too long and unruly.

Managing Beardruff

Beardruff is a common problem many men with facial hair face. It is caused by lack of hydration, causing flaking and irritation of the skin beneath the beard. This issue can be avoided simply by keeping the skin hydrated with a good quality beard oil. This will provide ample nutrients to the follicles and skin, and can even add a bit of extra shine to the beard and moustache.

Using Styling Products Wisely

If one decides to use styling products like pomades, waxes and sprays, it is important to use them correctly. Applying too much of these products can make the beard look greasy and sticky. It is important to use the correct amounts of product and to take the time to wash out any excess that has been left behind.


To conclude, regular maintenance of the beard and moustache is essential for achieving a well-groomed look. Eating a healthy balanced diet, investing in the correct products, and trimming and styling the beard and moustache correctly are all key steps in achieving a good looking and healthy beard and moustache. Taking the time to look after the beard and moustache will ensure that the facial hair looks great and is always manageable.

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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