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Summary

– Trim a 3-day beard

– Trim your goatee

– Trim your beard

– Maintain your beard

Trimming your beard is not very complicated if you know how to do it. The goal is to be efficient and quick while keeping a neat style. Whether you want a well-trimmed three-day beard or a clean-cut goatee, this step-by-step guide explains how to trim your beard.

Trim a beard to a 3-day beard

When we talk about a three-day beard, we’re talking about hair that’s about 4 mm in size. You can opt for this type of beard for a slightly “unkempt” but classy look.

– Start by trimming your beard one size above what you want to achieve:

◦ Take the 5 or 6 mm shoe of your trimmer (or beard trimmer, which is easier to handle than a regular trimmer).

◦ To be sure to trim your hair to the same height, use your clippers in the opposite direction of the hair growth.

– Then, reduce the size of the shoe to shave your beard to the desired final height (between 3 and 5 mm).

– Refine the contours without the shoe. Shave well:

◦ the contours of the mouth;

◦ the lower part of the mustache;

◦ the scattered hair on the cheekbones.

– Finish by closely shaving the hairs located:

◦ either below the junction area between the neck and chin and delineate the boundary line well with a close shave;

◦ or below Adam’s apple in a slightly curved line from the ear to Adam’s apple.

Trim your goatee

There are different kinds of goatees, each determined by its shape.

To properly shape your goatee, it is best to shave as close as possible and use a beard trimmer with a more refined head.

Thus:

– Use a manual razor to remove the hair around the goatee as closely as possible.

– Use a trimmer with a shoe depending on the size of the hairs you want to keep to trim the goatee.

– Use the clippers without a boot to define the contours of your goatee. Above the upper lip, in particular, the goatee should follow their design by being very slightly spaced.

You can make sure to leave the hairs under the lower lip. They should be centered and trimmed about half a centimeter on either side of the midline defined by your nose and the V of your upper lip.

Trim your beard

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When your beard is uneven with long hairs here, holes there, etc., it is time to trim it evenly.

Here again, the clippers are essential:

– Even out your hair and give your beard a proper shape.

– It is necessary to use it about once a week, as not all hairs grow at the same speed.

As for the holes, there are a few tricks:

– Let the hair grow on top and comb it well over it to hide the hole.

– Use a makeup pencil to mark the area with a few black dots, and rub them in briskly with small strokes to fade the dots.

– If you plan to keep your beard for life, get implants, and you will solve the problem for good.

Maintain your beard

Once your beard is trimmed the way you want it, you need to maintain it regularly.

Make a first delicate pass and a second more lively one:

– Comb it every morning in the direction of the hair, avoiding plastic combs, which generate static electricity.

– Shampoo your beard at the same rate as your hair (about twice a week). Use mild shampoos or those specially designed for beards or thickening shampoos that give a fuller beard.

– Pat dry rather than rub dry.

Note: On and off, you will also need some beard oil to keep your beard silky and smooth.

And that’s it, gentleman… Please, remember to share and comment below.

Beards are back in fashion. To keep it clean and soft, it needs regular maintenance and trimming. Care, oils, cutting, dyeing: this article guides you through the steps to take good care of your beard. 

Contents

    – Beard oil: what does it contain?

    – What are the benefits of beard oil?

    – Beard oil: how to choose it?

    – How to use beard oil?

    – Beard oil: what budget should I spend on it?

Just like hair, the beard needs to be taken care of. Beard oil remains the best ally for a healthy beard to maintain, nourish and promote its balanced growth.

Beard oil: what does it contain?

Beard oil is intended to be applied and take care of the beard every day; it is composed of:

    – one or more vegetable oils such as argan oil, jojoba, almond, olive. It is this vegetable oil that makes up 80% of the beard oil and should be chosen according to the effect you expect;

    – a few drops of essential oils are diluted in the vegetable oil to perfume the beard oil.

Good to know: it is thus recommended to choose a beard oil according to the benefits of the vegetable oil which composes it.

What are the benefits of beard oil?

Beard Care

Thanks to the different ingredients present in beard oil, you can use it to:

    – moisturize the beard hair;

    – facilitate and stimulate the growth of the beard;

    – perfume the beard;

    – treat the beard in case of dandruff, hair loss, dehydration of the fibers…

Good to know: in the longest beards, it is also recommended to brush and comb the beard every day.

Beard oil: how to choose it?

Beard Oil

To nourish the beard in-depth, you can turn to a beard oil containing oil:

    – coconut oil for resistant beard hair;

    – almond oil for itchy and dry skin;

    – jojoba oil for deep moisturizing of the beard;

    – safflower for the driest of facial skin;

    – olive oil to repair and moisturize the beard;

    – grape seed to treat acne on the skin;

    – argan oil to bring softness to the beard hair.

The essential oils that complete the beard oil can be chosen according to your tastes and preferences.

Good to know: because of their high concentration, essential oils are not recommended for people with epilepsy. In case of doubt, it is recommended to ask a health professional for advice.

How to use beard oil?

Beard Care

It is necessary to apply beard oil in the morning or evening after cleansing the face or taking a shower to let it be well absorbed. For greater efficiency, you must use beard oil:

    – every day;

    – on a dry and clean beard;

    – by hand and massaged concentrically or in the direction of hair growth.

Good to know: due to essential oils, it is recommended to apply beard oil only on the hairs without contact with the skin.

Beard oil: what is the budget for it?

More and more widespread, beard oils are now available in many stores. It is thus possible to get some:

    – in barbershops;

    – in stores specializing in the sale of accessories and products for beard care;

    – in perfumeries;

    – in some parapharmacies;

    – on the Internet.

One good reference of a product which I use myself is 

BarberClub Long Beard & Skin Oil.

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