We are just about halfway through No Shave November, and those beards are looking good, men! As your man mane begins to come into its own, we want to remind you of a few beard-growing tips:
-Beards grow on the average one-half inch per month. By the end of November, you will have the beginnings of a solid beard. We recommend letting your beard grow for at least four weeks before trimming it. Different parts of your beard grow at different rates, so it takes a bit of time to see how your beard will fill in so you can get your desired shape.
-Beard itch. Beard itch is normal and is at its worst during the first few weeks of growth as the jagged, sharp tips of your whiskers emerge from all of that nasty shaving you have been doing. Furthermore, while your stubble is still short, those irritating edges also rub against your skin and cause further irritation. A solid moisturizer like our Face Moisturizer & Beard Conditioner will help reduce that bothersome itch while hydrating your face as the cold, drying weather sets in.
-How to clean your beard. You should wash your face at least once per day. Your beard, on the other hand, is a different animal. Obviously, if you have a dirty job or crush some serious workouts every day, you should wash your beard on a daily basis. Otherwise, we recommend rinsing your beard with fresh water daily and sudsing up your facial hair twice a week to preserve your natural oils that help to keep your beard healthy and soft. If you over-wash your beard, it can become dry and coarse. When it is time to wash your beard, be careful of overly harsh cleansers like shampoo and regular soap. Instead, opt for a beard specific cleanser designed for the specific needs of bearded men.
And with that, go forth and do great things! And consider keeping your beard growing for Decembeard. If your boss has a problem with that, send them our way.
stubble & 'stache was founded by a former Marine Corps Special Operations Combat Veteran in memory of his fallen comrade. We donate a percentage of profits to organizations supporting those men and women suffering from the mental wounds sustained in combat.
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