From Hipsters to old people everyone seems to want grow a beard. But before taking the plunge into facial hair be warned, growing a beard is both annoying and itchy and will require some time and patience. A full beard takes about a month to grow. First get a little inspiration for your future beard style and then have at it.
Here are some tips for when you are ready to grow the perfect beard:
- Plan ahead. The first week will be the worst. Any big events on the horizon? If so you may want to plan around them. A vacation or time away from work is ideal. There is nothing like coming back from a vacation with a beard to freak out unsuspecting co-workers and avoid he dreaded “what are you trying to grow a beard or something” comments.
- Don’t shave. This is key. You may think a quick trim will help grow the beard faster, but it won’t. Avoid shaving at all costs. It will only prolong things.
- Moisturize. It may not help with all the itchiness, but just because you have hair on your face, doesn’t mean you should stop taking care of your skin.
- Groom. Think about the shape of your beard and groom accordingly. And what ever you do, do not stop you it at your chin. A nice fade natural looking fade is what you are going for.
And once you grow that beard, reward yourself with a trip to the barber shop and learn the best ways to groom a beard:
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