Believe it or not, you are not alone... many men have faced a similar situation when they decide to really start taking care of their beard. Not to worry though, we have you covered.
When it comes to caring for your beard, the key is to understand what you, personally, like in a beard: close-cropped, long and full, curly, straight, brushed down, brushed out, let the gray come in... the possibilities are endless. I have found that, through trial and error, there are a few tried and true ways that I use to keep my beard looking good, no matter the length.
RULE #1- Take care of your skin
We care so much about the beard (because it's what shows) that sometimes we forget to care for the skin underneath it. The skin that supports your beard is very important and needs to be cared for! The best thing you can do for your skin is to make sure it is moisturized, especially in drier months.
RULE #2- Just because it LOOKS unkempt, doesn't mean it shouldn't be "kept"
Think of your beard as the exclamation point for your face. When people look at you, it will often be something they take notice of. Even if you like the "messy" look, it's still important to make sure that your look is "messy" and not "a mess," as these are two very different things. Grooming products like combs and brushes are helpful with this because they can help tame and untangle the mane.
If you still aren't sure how to get the best out of your beard, check out our Beard-Care Instructions (below).
Be incredibly careful with those clippers... they slip? The damage can mean months of growing back your man mane.