Published on 1st September 2017
It is impossible to ignore the resurgence of the beard, which in recent years has come back from style wilderness to find itself at the forefront of fashion. Today its not only the hipster spots of east London where you will see them but you are equally likely to see beards being sported in the boardroom. And why not…..?
If you have decided its time to join the band of bearded brothers then there are a few things you need to consider.
Whilst some people are blessed with Viking genetics that allows them to grow a beard as long and as thick as they wish, for many this is a very big stumbling block. The important thing is to be realistic. Just because you can’t grow the thickest beard in town doesn’t mean you have no facial hair options. There are also products such as Beardilizer that can aid in the thickening of you beard and reduce patchiness.
It may seem obvious but many people who start growing a beard give in after a few days of uncomfortable itchiness. This is the growing out stage and trust us this wont last forever so persevere. During this period it is also likely that it’s going to look a bit scruffy so if you have a job where a smart appearance is important, perhaps consider starting the growing out phase during a break from work, perhaps over Christmas or whilst on holiday.
Just like haircuts, different beards suit different faces. As a general rule thicker beards are more suited to thinner faces where as fuller faces suit a thinner beard therefore giving your face some contrast. If you are not sure about what beard suits you there are many barber that have expertise in this area and will be able to advise you. One of these that we recommend is Ted’ Grooming Room.
In 2017 there is no excuse not the care for your beard. A quick Google search of beard care products will bring up page after page of results. There are many products out there that might be specifically suitable for you but as a minimum rule we recommend these two products:
Beard wash – just like the hair on your head you need to keep your beard clean and regularly washing it in the shower with a beard wash will ensure it stays smelling great.
Beard Oil – One consideration of having a beard is the skin beneath can become dry and dehydrated. This however can be easily combated with a good beard oil which will keep both your beard and skin moisturised.
If you are looking for beard care products then its worth checking out our exhibitor list which includes some of the best brands in the industry. And for more tips and advice pop along to The Gentleman’s Grooming and Lifestyle Show on 3rd December, tickets can be purchased here.