12 Common Beard Mistakes You Should Avoid at All Costs

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12 Common Beard Mistakes You Should Avoid at All Costs

We've all been there, you're off the clock, toes up, sipping on a cocktail, then BOOM, your only thought is 'how the hell am I going to get rid of it?'

No matter who you are, a well kept beard is a must. No one wants to walk around with channelled saint beard hair. Not when we have the perfect solution for you.

Being Impatient

Let your facial hair grow naturally. Don’t use any types of medicines or oils that will cause you to grow facial hair faster. Instead of using growth enhancers, just hang in there and wait at least a few weeks.

Stick to a sanitary style. Don’t grow out your beard so it looks messy or too long. As your facial hair grows longer, the hair at the bottom can get in your mouth and you can potentially swallow it.

Trim it regularly. Even a short beard needs to be trimmed consistently. This helps keep it in shape and looking good.

Pay attention to which direction the hair grows. If you don’t help guide it the way you want it to go, you could end up with patches throughout that grow in different directions.

If you are going to keep your facial hair, try to keep it to a certain style of that is more in tune with your look. As your beard grows, don’t make it look like a mess. Always try to keep it trimmed and styled nicely.

Careless trimming

Even if you get your beard trimmed regularly, it may still be uneven when you look in the mirror in the morning, and your neck hairs might not be in line with the rest of them.

Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to measure your beard, even out some of the uneven patches, and make sure your neck is perfectly shaved without getting a haircut?

There is. You just have to do it manually.

Hairs that are above your lip, under your chin, and on your cheeks can be slanted and trimmed to make them line up with your mustache.

If you want to find out whether or not you already have some of these hairs, there is a solution.

Make sure your beard is dry and part it on both sides. Start pulling on the hairs and look in the mirror. Pay attention to what you see.

If you see the roots, you should get rid of it. If it pulls, your hairs are horizontal.

Using a shaver for everything

There seem to be two basic kinds of beard-shaving. One kind is the kind where you start growing your beard out so you can decide what you want to look like. The other is when you have a full-on beard and you're just trying to carve yourself a flattering, organized, professional look.

In both cases, you want to use a beard trimmer, not a shaver. When you use a shaver, you flatten the hairs with one pass, and the hairs that don't lay down stay upright. Then you have to go back and flat all the upright hairs, and possibly even mess with the ones you've already flattened.

Your beard trimmer will let you have the kind of full beard you want, while also letting you have really neat sideburns and neatly going around your ears. Basically, anything you'd normally want to do with a razor, you can do with a beard trimmer, but you'll look better doing it.

You don't have to use the trimmer to trim your whole beard. In fact, it's way better to use it to carve out your shape and design, then to touch up any stray hairs with a razor. The precision trimmer on your beard trimmer can get you into the tightest spaces and cut off the exact length of hair you want, so you can look good.

Shaving too high on your neckline

This is a common problem for many men, as they often want to avoid shaving their heads when they are in need of a trim. Making sure to shave as much as possible, especially on the neckline, is the best way to avoid this.

Avoiding to trim for too long, will only make it harder and more awkward to shave. Take a look at the amount of hair on your neckline and decide how much you are comfortable with. Then, trim regularly to avoid this problem.

Not learning the skills

There are several skills you will need to have down to successfully have a great beard. Without them you are setting yourself up for a lot of unnecessary frustration.

The first is to be adept at growing a beard. When it comes to beard growth, the more hair you grow, the better it will look once it is properly groomed and styled.

The second skill you need is knowing how to comb your beard. Most people don't know how to properly comb their beard.

It is not really that difficult though.

You simply need to learn to use the right comb so that you are not pulling on your beard hair. You may end up doing more damage than good or making your beard look unruly.

The other skill that you will need to learn for proper grooming is how to trim your beard.

Many men try to trim their beards at home using dull trimmers with jagged bits on them.

They either end up cutting more than they want or getting nicks and cuts throughout their beard.

It is not really that hard to look nice.

You just have to learn to do it the right way.

Using poor equipment

It’s hard to stand out with a weak and thin beard, right? This is why so many men take steps to regrow their beards and maintain their current beards. For some men, this means buying a good trimmer or electric shaver for maintaining their beard length. For others, however, this means buying supplements for growing a beard faster or taking vitamin E tablets for nourishing the hair follicles.

You will find that there are plenty of these supplements for sale online, and that many of them are recommended by celebrities and those who have already had success with them. Does this mean that you should try them too? If you want to find out, then you should definitely provide one of these supplements a chance!

However, if you just want the best results with the least amount of pain and expense, then you may want to consider getting a good-quality trimmer instead. A trimmer can trim your beard down to any length of your choice, as well as being able to trim your sideburns and around your neckline. It’s one of the safer ways to maintain your look and keep your beard groomed in the process!

Not brushing/combing it

Enough Before you even think about trimming that beard, it’s highly recommended that you do a number of trims first by keeping it at a medium length. Then you can start to concentrate on making it look fuller and neater afterwards.

So, if you want to grow a beard, make sure you’re brushing/combing it regularly. This will stimulate the beard follicles and give you a fuller, thicker, and more manageable beard. It will also stimulate the underlying skin and leave it with a healthy appearance and feel.

Not using beard oil

Here’s several reasons why you should use beard oil:

  • Beard oil helps your beard become soft and shiny
  • Helps to control the itchiness of your beard caused by coarser hair
  • The best beard oil available have hair growth accelerating properties
  • Beard oil moisturizes your beard and the skin underneath, to prevent flaking and itchiness
  • Beard oil promotes beard growth as it increases blood circulation and nutrients into your beard
  • Improves skin conditions in your beard and the skin underneath
  • Only use beard oil from excellent sources and manufacturers

Thinking about your beard as independent

From the rest of your body.

It is not uncommon to find a man with a great big beard that really needs to lose weight.

The simple truth is that your hair is directly affected by your diet, your exercise, and any hormone imbalances or deficiencies you might have.

Maintaining a healthy beard doesn't have to be tough, but it does require some discipline.

Unfortunately, lots of men choose not to maintain their beards properly, either because they don't care or they simply don't understand how to do so.

This leads to unwanted hair and beard issues.

They get scraggly and unkempt, they don't grow in correctly, and, in the worst cases, they can even become severely damaged.

Beard hair is extremely absorbent and it is exposed to more environmental stresses than any other hair on the human body.

Just like your skin and nails, your beard needs a bit of pampering to remain healthy.

So, to make life easier, here is a list of the 12 most common mistakes to avoid at ALL costs!

Washing incorrectly

Not washing your beard properly and regularly can lead to skin irritation, dry skin and damage hair follicles. On that note, makeup wipes are the worst thing you can use to clean your beard.They contain various chemicals and artificial fragrances which can do more harm than good. Instead use a gentle shampoo with natural ingredients like Aloe Vera and Tea Tree Oil, as these are great products for sensitive skin.

Pro tip: Products like beard wash and beard oil are great for cleaning your beard and moisturizing it at the same time.

Neglecting the mustache

The mustache or “soul patch” is a simple haircut that most men can pull off. However, neglecting to trim it can result in unmanageable hair. Get in the habit of trimming your facial hair every two weeks. Not to mention, if you have a normal beard, that area is prone to more buildup than other sections. Check out this article for some guidelines on beard maintenance in general.

Pretending to be someone you’re not

This may sound a little harsh but I know once I started to blend in, people started to treat me like I’m a normal person. This can be a big deal for some people who have issues with self-confidence (like me).

When I first started my blog, I used to make flippant remarks about the benefits of beard oil and wax. I’d write articles that were very humorous but also very short in length. I assumed that people just wanted to read something short and funny which is why I toned down my usual speech. But I made a mistake by taking this approach too far and giving in to my critics. Learning to make your voice heard will have a big impact on the growth of your blog.

The bottom line is that you might be the best looking guy in the world, but your blog will never take off if you keep acting like a silent sheep.

Conclusion

Thanks again for taking the time to read my book. I know you have many options available to you when it comes to reading material. I appreciate that you spent your valuable time with me. I wrote this book for people just like you.

You have one life to live. So why not do all you can to enjoy it? If you follow the steps in this book, then you will drastically improve your chance at enjoying a lifetime of happiness and satisfaction.

It is my wish that you live a life brimming with success and happiness and that each day is filled with big smiles and bigger dreams. You have what it takes to fulfill those dreams. All you need to do is take it one day at a time and by the end, you will look back and realize the person you were at the start is no longer present.

Instead of being a one-dimensional person, you turned yourself into an unstoppable man that can handle anything life throws at him with ease.

You are truly unstoppable.

At this point, you have no excuses. You are fully equipped with all of the tools you need for a lifelong of success and happiness.

The rest is up to you.

It won’t always be easy, but that is the only way you will grow and truly be able to accomplish anything.