Words by Corey Chalumeau
In the third and final post from our Your Best Beard Series, we’re going to take on an element of beard care that’s rarely talked about amongst gentlemen: applying the proper lubrication to your beard on the daily. Unfortunately, asking your friend how they moisturize their beard is not much of a conversation starter. So we got you!
In our first piece we discussed, finding your perfect length, and in Part 2 – we delved into daily maintenance. In Part 3, we’re going to make sure you don’t have an itchy beard all winter, in other words, say goodbye to beard dandruff, my friend.
When talking beards, it’s all a game of inches. We’ve broken down the most effective way to moisturize your beard based on the length you’re wearing.
.5 – 1 inch
A beard of this length doesn’t require too much attention. However, because you’re frequently trimming instead of letting the hair grow freely – you might run into an ingrown hair situation.
Method + Solution: Avoid bumps with the daily application of Bevel’s Restoring Balm in the morning and night.
1 – 2 inches
Fortunately, with a beard of this length, there’s a pretty good chance you won’t run into the ingrown hair situation as often. That said, an un-moisturized beard can look unkempt, feel brittle and detract from your overall good looks.
Method + Solution: A daily application of your Bevel Priming Oil or Faheem Alexander’s Beard Bully Oil, should do the trick. Rub 1-2 drops of oil in your hands and apply to your beard a few times. Follow that with a few strokes of a quality boar hair beard brush to help you distribute your beard product.
3-4 inches – or more
At this length, it’s fair to say you’ve committed entirely to the process of growing out your beard. No looking back now! However, just because this style looks rebellious and evokes a carefree vibe, to rock it correctly requires the opposite approach.
Method + Solution: One technique, our Beard King, Faheem Alexander suggests is using a shampoo and conditioner for your beard. It’s just like the hair on your head in that it needs the proper nutrients to grow healthy and look its best. Faheem recommends ending the shampoo + conditioner session with a blow dryer followed by the application of a moisturizing oil such as olive, coconut or grapeseed oil. Sure it can take a lot of effort to look like a boss, but trust us that it’s well worth your time.
To make sure you’re always putting your best beard forward and not falling victim to facial hair trends or slacking on daily maintenance remember these three Bevel Code points:
- Moisturize your beard
- Prioritize your haircuts
- Maximize your good looks with the right facial hair length