4 Beard Growing Mistakes And How To Avoid Them
So you’re growing out your beard and you’ve exhausted every rule and tip on the internet but your beard just isn’t growing right. Don’t worry! Most African-American men can relate! Beard growth can be hard for ethnic men but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done.
If your beard isn’t growing properly even after taking good care of it, you might be unconsciously making some mistake. Here are 4 beard-growing mistakes that you need to avoid.
Trimming Too Often And Too Soon
Most people believe that trimming their beards often will make it grow faster. That, however, isn’t the case at all. While trimming once in a while is great because when you first start growing out your beard, it’s going to grow in patches and will be uneven.
Trimming will even-out the patches, but the frequency of trimming or the action itself doesn’t make any difference in the growth.
Not Trimming At All
Not trimming at all also doesn’t make any difference to hair growth itself, it just makes your beard look unkempt and unmaintained. Even if you’re trying to grow out your beard, a good trim will make the growth look well-groomed and neat.
Washing Your Beard Too Often And With Harsh Products
Living with a beard can be a challenge, especially when it comes to eating as things like sauces and crumbs might get caught in the beard and need to be cleaned immediately. Apart from that, similar to our scalp, the skin on your chin also produces natural oils to keep the beard nourished and will need to be washed.
The mistake most men make with that though is to wash their beards a little too often and with very harsh products that strip away the natural oils and make the beard look rough and untidy.
Not Using Beard Care Products
We agree that life would be much easier if we could simply use the same products on our beards that we use on our scalp, but that wouldn’t be the wisest decision. Beard hair and scalp hair are different in texture and have different needs. Not using a shampoo or oil that is specifically built for use on the beard might result in more dryness and hair damage.