It’s World Beard Day and you should celebrate. How? By rocking the finest beard around!
It sounds pretty straightforward, after all, you just have to let your facial hair grow out, right? Well, it’s a bit more complicated than that. Having and maintaining a good-looking beard can be much more difficult than it looks. Which is why we’ve put together this simple guide to achieving your #BeardGoals without any fuss, confusion or discomfort. Keep reading to unlock the secrets to a beautiful beard!
Give your beard some TLC
It’s so easy to overlook the importance of treating your beard with care — so many people simply wash it with soap or their favourite face wash. But we’re here to let you know that the best cleansing option for your beard is actually shampoo — followed by conditioner, of course! For a more detailed guide on caring for your facial hair this World Beard Day, have a look at this article.
If you’re a bit wary of using shampoo and conditioner on your beard, try out a co-wash. This way, you get the best of both worlds: a gentle cleanse and the nourishment your facial hair needs. We simply have to recommend the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Co-Wash for this, it will smooth and soften your beard. This way, you’ll have the smoothest beard all year ‘round, not just on World Beard Day!
Match your beard to your face shape
Like a hairstyle, there are different styles of beards that compliment different face shapes. This is because beards create contrast, adding shape and dimension to your face. For example, a fuller beard looks best with a long or narrow face shape, as it gives the illusion of a stronger jawline.
Identify the shape of your face and from there, you will be able to pick out the beard that suits you best.
Match your beard to your hairstyle
Yes, you read that right! Matching your beard to your hairstyle shows attention to detail and elevates your look. The key is in creating balance between your head hair and facial hair.
A classic combination is the buzzcut and stubble / 5 o’ clock shadow. Think Jason Statham or Zayne Malik — the really short beard and head hair combo emphasises or creates the illusion of stronger angles on your face. On the far end of the spectrum, there’s also the striking combination of long hair and long beards, like Jason Mamoa. And of course, there’s loads of options in-between.
Here is some beard and head hair inspiration for you to check out.
Keep it neat
To have a sexy beard this World Beard Day, styling is key. Keep your beard neat, clean and well-styled for it to look its absolute best. This means combing or brushing it through everyday to ensure it stays neat and presentable.
We recommend using a nourishing oil to keep it soft and moisturised, such as this TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil. This oil will also help keep your facial hair smooth, without making it greasy.
Give it a trim
Last, but definitely not least, is to give your beard a trim. Without this, your beard won’t really have a specific style or shape. So if you want your look to be complete, be sure to trim your beard when it begins to grow out of its style. You can also trim your beard right before a special occasion so it stays looking sharp when you need it to, like on World Beard Day!