Growing out a beard isn’t something that happens overnight. It takes practice, patience, and skill for it to turn out like you want to see it.
Along the way, there are bound to be plenty of mistakes that you make. Some of them are unavoidable, but there are a lot that you have control over. The best way to avoid mistakes is to know about them before you have the chance to make them.
If you’re in the middle of growing your first beard or even if you’ve had a beard for a decade, here are some of the most common beard mistakes you could be making.
Not Using Beard Oil
You wouldn’t skip using shampoo on your head, would you? (We hope not anyway.) So why would you neglect using the most critical product necessary for your beard: beard oil?
People who are serious about their beard know the importance of applying beard oil every day to keep it looking and smelling top notch.
Unlike regular moisturizers, beard oil can get under the skin on your beard, ensuring that you won’t have flaky and irritated skin. It also adds moisturization and shine to your beard, making it look fuller.
Not Combing Your Beard
A lot of beard newbies think that it’s as simple as growing out a beard, and that’s that. However, combing your beard is an essential step in being a responsible beard owner. It keeps things looking neat and tidy, while also training your beard hairs to grow downward instead of upward.
After you apply your beard oil, you should always comb your beard. The oil makes it easier to brush brushing will give it a healthier look.
Combing your beard after applying oil also makes sure that all of the oil is distributed evenly throughout your hairs.
Shaving Your Beard Off Prematurely
Some people just don’t have the patience that it takes to grow a beard. They give up all too soon after a few weeks of growth. However, there real magic of a beard starts after several months. It takes time to see the full potential of your beard.
If your beard is patchy, you might want to give up early on. However, patchiness usually fills out after the hair has grown out enough to cover the patches. Give it time, and you’ll be surprised how good your beard can look!
Not Trimming Your Mustache
Don’t even think about neglecting your mustache. Although you can pay someone to groom your beard for you, it’s not always cheap. Therefore, in between services, keep a pair of trimming scissors at home so you can keep it under control in the meantime.