Things To Keep In Mind While Straightening Your Beard
Now that you have grown a beard, holding back the urge to trim or shave it off, it’s time you pay attention to its grooming needs. But before you go off to groom, style, or straighten your beard, there are few things that you should keep in mind to ensure a smooth process and the perfect look. Let’s take a look at those.
1st Thing To Keep In Mind: Have A Clean Beard
If you have a long beard, consider it to be a dirt magnet. Your beard catches a lot of dust, dirt, food particles from the things you eat, and dead skin cells. So before you start straightening your beard or grooming, you first need to ensure that you have all these food particles and dust and dirt out of your beard.
Try washing it with water and beard shampoo. Using regular soap can dry out your beard, while some face washes have chemicals that can prove to be harmful to your beard follicles. They, at times, can be a bit too harsh on your beard.
2nd Thing To Keep In Mind: Using Beard Oil Or Beard Balm
After washing your beard, try moisturizing your beard with beard sebum or oil. Before straightening your beard, applying beard oil or balm is extremely necessary. This ensures that your beard doesn't get damaged from the heat. This is why cleaning up your beard and washing it was necessary before this step.
Applying beard balm or beard oil also moisturizes your beard and brings back the nutrients which you would have lost while washing it. Beard balms also contain nutrients and vitamins, which are essential for your beard health.
3rd Thing To Keep In Mind: Combing Your Beard
If you want to have a professionally groomed beard type of look, this is an essential step. Comb your beard thoroughly. This has multiple benefits. Firstly, this will drain out all the excess water that is still stuck to your beard. It will also help you to pull out any dust or dirt from your beard that you would have missed even after washing. Secondly, combing your beard helps you spread out the beard balm or the oil you applied. This will help you improve your beard health a lot. Thirdly, combing your beard will also help you get rid of all the knots in your beard and make your grooming process easier
4th Thing To Keep In Mind: Use Proper Tools
Just getting on with your beard straightening routine might not be enough to give you your expected results. Invest in a good beard straightener and a branded beard balm to ensure that the efforts you put into your beard maintenance routine do bear fruits. Remember, a good beard balm will help you moisturize, condition, and soften your facial hair and also prevent it from damage.
5th Thing To Keep In Mind: Too Much Heat Is Not Good
If you are using a beard straightener and you are in a rush, you might be tempted to crank up the heat settings to get your grooming routine done faster. This is a counterproductive step as you might just simply burn off your beard or weaken it. Heat damage is quite common while beard straightening, and this happens to be the most common reason.
Read the instructions in the box carefully and adjust the settings as per your need and as per your beard length, type, and texture. If you are someone who wants to get done with their beard grooming routine fast, invest in a good beard comb and straightener that does the job of beard combing and straightening simultaneously. Some beard straighteners have fast heating technology and ceramic bristles to ensure that the tool heats up fast, gets your grooming routine completed in no time, and also maintains your beard health.
If you want our advice, start with the low-temperature settings and then adjust accordingly.
6th Thing To Keep In Mind: Maintain One Smooth Motion
Do not brush your beard with the straightener randomly. Maintain the direction of the strokes towards the ground and brush your beard uniformly.
Keep these simple 6 things in mind while using a beard straightener or grooming your beard and enjoy the excellent results. To get better results, make sure to upgrade your beard straightening kit with proper tools.