15 Oct

How To Grow A Beard For The First Time

So, you’ve decided to try something new and exciting – growing a beard. But have you thought about the time and effort that goes along with it? You may find yourself wondering where to even start. We can guide you in the right direction! For starters, growing a beard is a long process and requires maintenance. It’s all about understanding what works for you personally. Whether it takes a couple of weeks or a month, you can grow the beard you want by taking the right steps. Our Dapper Gents team has put together five helpful tips on how to grow a beard for the first time:

  1. Set your goal: Beards come in various styles. There’s a wide array of lengths and shapes you can try out, as long as it fits your face shape and growth pattern. Before you decide on what style you want, do a little research to find a look that best compliments your face shape and the way your hair grows. Out of the several styles to choose from, pick one that will make you feel the most confident.
  • Grow it out: Remember that patience is key. If you want to make any progress, do not trim your beard prior to the four-week mark. If you trim too soon, it may appear lopsided. At first, it may feel a little awkward and uncomfortable to stop shaving. But we promise that the result is well worth the wait. Stay focused on the long-term goal. Keep in mind that your beard will show progress every single week.
  • Prepare for the itch: Beard itch is a tough aspect of growing out a beard. Don’t let that stop you from conquering your goals. We recommend using a nourishing moisturizer to reduce itchiness. Our oil-free moisturizer does an excellent job at soothing the skin with aloe vera and chamomile extracts.
  • Don’t forget to trim: Once you’ve surpassed that four-week mark, you can finally start the shaping process. The way you trim your beard depends on the type of style you picked. If you don’t feel comfortable trimming it yourself, go to a quality barber who trims beard, such as Dapper Gents Grooming Lounge. From lining to thinning, they can sculpt your beard based on your personal style.
  • Use nourishing products: After you’ve achieved your desired look, it’s time to start a daily maintenance routine. We recommend using oil or balm to moisturize, condition, and soften your look. When it’s time to wash your beard, use a formulated face/beard wash or shampoo. Normal face wash can strip needed oils resulting in a dry/coarse hair.

Our team at Dapper Gents can help you achieve your desired look, from tailored cuts to waxing, we are here to create the best version of you. Have questions about any of our products and services? Give us a call, find products and services online or visit us here.