Did you know that there is fear of beards? It is called pogonophobia , and poor of those who suffer today. Because the beard is no longer a fashion, but something established in society for years . Long, hipster style, perfectly arranged, thoroughly rowdy, three days … We see all kinds of bearded on the street, and less and less shaved.
But beware, it’s not enough just to let your beard grow. It requires a series of care and attention that almost nobody performs properly, which can affect a beard with dire capillary conditions. Luckily, we will help you solve this problem with a series of tips to have the beard you always dreamed of .
How to grow our beard
The beard does not grow at all to us equally. In fact, it is complicated to leave us leafy and uniform, and many choose to shave as if there was a morning to see if it grows hair in that area and get in the future to be the new Hugh Jackman. However, the only thing you will achieve is to irritate the area , since there is no evidence to show that shaving involves more hair later.
This depends in large part on a genetic issue that little can be done about. In spite of it, that your beard grows is not something impossible at all, since there are some factors that could help us reach the goal. How could it be otherwise, these have to do with the care of our body, because everything is connected. We leave you several keys:
- Exercise .
- Out of stress .
- Sleep enough .
- Balanced diet . Foods rich in protein , iron and amino acids favor the growth of the hair of the beard. Vitamins B5, B3 and B9 feel especially good.
There are other products such as argan oil or jojoba oil that accelerate this process, as long as you already have a beard, of course, it does not work miracles either.
Wash your beard as if it were a precious commodity (because it is)
A few days have passed (or a few hours, it depends on each one) and you already have a beard. Not only is it enough to get here, the complicated thing is coming now. You need to take care of this area of the face, starting with a wash with a special soap or shampoo.
Do not make the mistake of using hair shampoo in the beard, since the scalp has a different pH and needs different nutrients from the skin. Once you have the right product, it’s time to start. Follow these simple steps:
- Wet the beard properly with warm water, so it also reaches the skin.
- Apply the soap or shampoo and massage the entire area.
- Rinse with warm water so that no soap or shampoo remains. Finish with colder water to close the pores.
- Dry with a towel gently.
The important thing is not so much to clean the beard as the skin underneath, so it will be essential to reach this point. If the beard is not yet long enough, it will be worth carrying out this process in the bathroom. If the thing starts to get complicated, do it in the shower and dry yourself with a hairdryer at a medium temperature later , because a wet beard spoils the hair.
How often do you have to wash your beard with products of this type? Some experts recommend a daily wash , while others are less demanding and are satisfied with three times a week, provided that the rest of the days you apply water to keep it alive. Our beard withstands the wear of pollution or tobacco smoke, not to mention food scraps or things like that, so keeping it clean is mandatory, especially with sensitive skin .
Subsequent hydration is equally important
We already warned you that the beard requires more effort than we could think at first. If you think washing your beard with shampoo is too much, hold on to the chair that still has more to do. It is the turn of natural oils or balms . The latter is fundamental. No articles with parabens, silicones or dyes and other chemicals that will only cause long-term damage to your skin in a thousand ways.
The oils are recommended for the usual beards , and serve to keep it soft and decent throughout the day. Once it is completely dry by the action of the towel or the dryer, take a few drops and rub gently. How many drops? Four or five in general, with more could be a result too oily.
For longer beards it is better to use a balm , which in addition to moisturizing also fixes and gives shape. In case none of these liquids has the desired effect because our beard is too damaged or frizzy, we will have to buy a conditioner, which repairs the damaged surface and returns it to its natural state.
We are not all, the brushing is missing
If the hair shampoo on the head is not ideal for the beard, why would the opposite happen with the comb? There are special brushes that complete an exquisite care. It’s the last stop, on which it depends that everything you’ve done before is good for something or not, so do not skimp on spending at this point. Therefore, avoid the typical plastic combs that do not sit well with your beard.
Depending on the type of beard, the brush should be different . The denser and wider, the more separated the teeth have to be. If it is short, the bristles should be closer together. Finally, the procedure is simple but necessary: comb the surface on all sides gently, without pulling.
If you have gray hair, it is best to tint and not dye
It does not fail. When you reach a certain age, gray hair begins to make its appearance in the beard, making you feel older. To avoid falling into depression, it is best to color them with a bath of color, not dye them and annoy your most precious goods with chemical products. However, we recommend that you leave the gray hair as you have and bet on taking care of them specifically. The solution goes through more oils and less shampooing, since being a thicker and rougher hair requires products that provide softness.
Do you want to start from scratch? Do it carefully
The beards are cool, but they can get tired. The time has come to shave , to finish with that pile of hair. Keeping your beard requires sacrifice, but shaving also has its thing. Especially because most of us shave badly without knowing it, and our skin suffers without receiving any help. Aim, there go the shaving phases:
- Open the pores with hot water.
- Use shaving cream and spread it.
- Wet the blade in warm water and shave following the natural growth of the hair, never against the grain.
- Soak in cold water to close the pores.
- Use moisturizer or a special aftershave.
Once you look like a small child without a beard again, the wheel starts spinning again. Go back to the first section or take advantage and leave with pogonophobic people .