It might come as a surprise to most guys, but there is a proper way to be combing your beard each day. Chances are you made it through the growing stages and have endured that scratching and itching phase, so now you want to be able to show off the fruits of all that labor.
Combing the beard correctly will not only improve the way the beard feels, it will definitely improve the way you feel. So before we discuss the five essential benefits of combing your beard, let’s first talk a little about the proper way to comb that facial hair.
1. Start by combing the beard from the bottom and coming upwards and outward. This process should begin at the neck and work towards the cheeks and chin. By combing this way you will separate all the facial hair so the beard appears fuller.
2. Once the entire beard has been brushed upwards, now begin combing the beard down so that you can style it in the manner you like.
3. Don’t forget to comb that mustache off to the sides and away from your mouth.
Now that you understand how to comb the beard, let’s talk about the benefits of combing your beard.
Preventing Ingrown Hairs
Those little bumps and red spots around your cheeks and neck are simply ingrown hairs that curled around and began growing under the skin. Combing the hair each day will ensure all those facial hairs will grow in the right direction so you avoid those unsightly and painful ingrown hairs.
Lining Up the Hairs
In order to give that appearance of a fuller beard, all those hairs need to align perfectly with your face. When you comb your beard each day, you are in fact training different hairs to grow in different directions. Just like how combing the hair on your head will cause hairs to grow a certain way, in order to have a fuller and manly beard, combing is absolutely essential every day.
Keeping Your Mouth Clear
Combing the hair around your mouth each day not only trains the hairs to grow around the mouth, it will help to reduce all those food particles from getting trapped in the facial hairs. Nothing can take away months of work like looking at a beard that has little food particles trapped everywhere.
Moisturize the Beard
By now you know how important it is to apply a beard oil or beard balm to the facial hair to help it stay healthy and strong while ensuring the skin below is adequately moisturized. There is only so much that you can reach when you apply the product to your palms and rub into the hair.
When you comb your beard each day after applying the moisturizer, the teeth of the comb will evenly distribute this product to the areas that need it the most.
Getting the Look You Desire
Whether you have good or bad hair genes, the only way that you can style your beard to get the desired look is by combing the facial hair. When you shape the hair with a comb, you can style that look any way you choose.
Stop combing for a while and you will realize how unmanageable and out of control that facial hair can become. If you want a certain style, combing the hair each day is the easiest way to achieve that desired look.
Now that you know about the benefits of combing your beard, don’t just grab any cheap comb or use the one that you use for the hair on your head.
Find yourself a high-quality beard comb that is specifically designed for working through tangles effortlessly without pulling hairs out by the roots. Work your combing routing in right after you apply your beard conditioners each day and you will have that manly beard that will command attention.
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