You finally think you’ve got it under control only to wake up one morning and find an unruly beard staring at you in the mirror.
That’s when you get that sinking feeling that you are in a never-ending battle with your beard.
Well, lets console ourselves first: 1. You’re not alone and 2. Its bound to happen.
Perfect beards are that rare phenomenon that happen once in a while like a passing meteor shower. You don’t see it everyday. Accept the fact and it will be that much easier to deal with the issue at hand.
So, how do you tame an unruly beard? Here is a five step process that you can implement into your daily beard routine:
#1 DON’T SLEEP RIGHT AFTER TAKING A SHOWER
You might have noticed that if you go to sleep after taking a shower – when you get up – your beard will be unruly.
If you have to go to sleep after taking a shower, for example at night, rub some beard conditioner into it and brush it straight down while its damp so you can groom it with a beard comb so its all set in place before you lie down.
However, be warned, even with these measures in place if you sleep with your facial hair pushed up it might end up out of place when you get up.
#2 WASH THE BEARD THOROUGHLY
If you do wake up with an unruly beard you can wash your beard, either with a beard shampoo or beard soap so that its easier to manage.
The facial hair has had a quite a few hours to set in place while you were sleeping so its best to start with a through washing to make it easier to groom.
#3 DAB YOUR BEARD GENTLY WITH A SOFT TOWEL
After washing your beard you don’t want to rub it with a towel because it will just reverse the work you did in step two.
Many men will rub their beards in an upwards and downwards motion with a towel and this will just send the facial hair all over.
You want to dab it gently with a soft towel until its almost dry and then comb it downwards.
#4 APPLY A LEAVE-IN BEARD CONDITIONER
The next step is to apply a leave-in beard conditioner.
Not all are the same and if you are looking for the best beard conditioner we have a number that would certainly be considered candidates for that title.
If you are applying a beard oil or beard balm make sure you do it correctly. Hmmm…We hear you say: ‘You mean there is a wrong way to do it?’. Yes, of course.
Its a fact that some men have easy-to-manage facial hair and some don’t. So if you fall in the latter category just dab on a little oil or conditioner midday or in the evening to keep your beard looking well-groomed.
Just like with cologne the scent stays on longer for some and dissipates very quickly for others, you might find the need to apply a little more balm or oil.
With time, you will find the perfect amount of applications and timing that works best for you, so don’t give up. An unruly beard can be tamed!