In the winter I usually end up growing some type of beard. Growing a beard correctly actually takes a good amount of effort in your grooming. Yes, of course you can just not do anything and let it grow. However; just letting it grow brings issues. For instance as your hair grows longer your dead skin begins to get trapped and you will be left with a dandruff beard. Your face hairs may not all grow at the same rate leaving you with a very unkept look. So to do this correctly you need to groom.
Here are a couple things you will still have to do while growing a beard correctly.
- shave areas of your face hair shouldn’t be (high part of cheeks, close to mouth, lower part of neck line)
- brush your beard with a hard bristle brush like boar bristle. This will keep dead skin from collecting
- shampoo and use conditioner in shower
- Either have your barber trim beard to keep growth even or keep a set of beard trimmers available
- lastly, use beard oil. I usually put a good amount in my hand to wipe over beard then brush it in
Here is one of my favorite recipes for beard oil that smells woodsy and leaves a good shine