Steps to Creating a Daily Beard Care Routine
Over the years we often develop little habitual routines that eventually fade out into the background. Whether it’s brushing our teeth, washing up or getting ready for the day. Things we’ve been doing since our childhood become commonplace and standard. But then one day something new hitches a ride on your face. Suddenly you’re now rethinking the way you eat, how you wash your face and most importantly – how to tame this new beast.
If you want your newly grown beard to be both healthy and clean, you need to learn how to develop a smart daily beard care routine.
Essentials for Beard Care
One of the standards of any care routine starts with your beard oil. Think of it as the base of your beard and an extension of the oils your face naturally produces. There’s a few things your beard oil will do for you:
- Creates a softer and smoother beard
- Minimizes beard itch
- Looks shiny but not greasy
- Repairs damaged beard hair
If you’ve ever applied hair gel then you’ll find the process similar, just this time it’s on your face. Pour a small amount on your palm, taking careful deliberation not to let the whole bottle overflow.
A few drops will do for a light beard, a quick steady stream into the palms will work for a large beard. Spread it evenly on both palms and between your fingers. Apply evenly throughout the beard and massage it into your face.
Daily Beard Care Routine
This simple process of applying your beard oil will start your day off on the right track. As you continue to grow and develop your beard, you’ll learn what works best for it. A full range of products will help revitalize, stylize and get you on your way. These are some guidelines and steps you can use to get started.
- Apply your beard oil right when you wake up or shower.
- Comb out your tangles before you start your day
- Apply balm for styling and shaping.
- Keep a comb on hand in the office or when you’re out on the town.
- Intermediately apply oil throughout the day.
- Prepare or shower before bed to avoid beard bedhead.
You’re saving a hell of a lot more time now that you’re not shaving. Spreading beard oil through your beard takes only a few seconds. Styling your beard only takes a couple minutes and upkeep throughout the day can be fun. Not to mention you’ll also be adding a great new scent to your repertoire.
Here’s a few things you won’t have to worry about anymore.
- Throwing hazardous chemicals and shaving cream on your face.
- Accidentally cutting your face and putting paper towels on the cuts.
- Daily waste of time setting up, preparing and cleaning your shaving mess in the sink.
- Wasted money on razors, shaving creams and unnatural lotions or fragrances.
Shift Your Mind Brother
With patience your beard continues to grow to the ground. There is no need to rush. Anyone can destroy, but creation is a different beast. Years our habitual conviction forced us to shave and slammer away at our faces. We didn’t care for them as we do now. Think about the words we associate with the daily grind of shaving. Cut. Razor. Reduce. Lessen. Uproot. Shave. Mandatory. It is an act of destruction.
On the other hand we have: Cultivate. Grow. Natural. Sprout. Emerge. The natural order of things draws us closer to the realization of our bearded potential.
Your growth and subsequent beard routine you develop will one day become a part of your natural and harmonious life. Research suggests that it takes 21 days to form a habit. That’s only three weeks of beard growth. The sooner you start, the sooner your beard will thank you for it.