For some men, growing a full, bushy beard has become almost like a holy grail, leading some guys to stoop to any lengths and try any and all means to achieve their bearded manliness. Though men sometimes receive a bad reputation, beards are in full fashion right now and are expected to remain in that position for the near future.
Despite this, some people still believe that beards belong to lazy men who don’t want to shave, while others think beards are only for hipsters. Maybe worst of all, from all those pseudoscientists that joined the anti-beard campaign by publishing studies stating that beards are full of poop particles (which just happens to be true for pretty much everything; your head hair included).
Even though there is a lot of criticism directed at beards, those of us who are able to wear them know just how amazing they can be. It really can change your life, if you grow a beard. I don’t mean to exaggerate, but really, it can. You probably already know the benefits of beards if you’re reading this site, so today’s post will cover how to grow and maintain a full beard. In order to clarify a bit of confusion, let’s look at what a full beard is, and what it is not.
What is a Full Beard?
Despite the fact that full beards seem quite common sense, many people are often confused by their definition. A big problem here is that some men automatically think a full beard is just a wild beard. This long beard is actually more of a full beard than an epic Duck Dynasty style beard since “full beard” is really any beard that fully covers the nose, upper lip, upper chest, and upper back.
The neck is often forgotten. Well, that’s because the full beard also has a difference. Although you may want to grow a long beard, it still requires some maintenance to ensure it doesn’t look shabby. Whatever the shape of your beard, you’ll want to always keep the neckline trimmed up in order not to appear unkempt. A great rule of thumb is to always trim anything below Adam’s apple. You may also want to consider tucking your cheeks in a bit, depending on what you’d like your beard to look like and how high your hair grows on your cheeks.
How to Grow a Full Beard
It’s true that you have to wait for good things in life. This is no more true than when growing a beard. A person can only grow a full beard by stopping to shave. However, even if you plan to keep your beard trimmed up short, we recommend letting your beard grow for at least 2-3 weeks before shaving. If you may wait at least a month before trimming, shaping, and sculpting your beard. Still, your beard will probably take at least this amount of time before completely filling in.
You should wait until the beard has completely grown in before doing too much trimming, During this time, you’ll also want to do anything you can to avoid looking like a slob. It’s important to don’t forget that you should trim your neckline in order to look a bit more stylish, this is said to make your stubble look more stylish. Be careful not to tame your hair to the point of being overly trimmed, or you may come off with an over-groomed look.
We’ve got some tips on growing a better beard if you’re not happy with the way your beard grows. There are several things you’ll probably be surprised to learn that can affect how much facial hair you grow. This includes diet, exercise, and sleep. Alternatively, they can opt for beard implants, which are becoming increasingly popular in a bid to improve their facial follicles.
How to Trim a Full Beard
We won’t go into too much detail with trimming here—we have already posted a comprehensive article on how to trim a beard, including an excellent video that provides some great tips, as well as a guide to the best beard trimmers.
After your beard has grown in full and you’re ready to trim and style it, the first thing you should do is figure out what style you’re going for. In fact, a full beard is a very general term, as it includes short face-haired beards, long beards, and even faded beards. Beard styles are really a matter of personal choice and should reflect your own personal style.