Let’s face it, being in isolation makes most of us a little bit lazier. We tend to spend more time on the couch and push our To Do list until tomorrow. Personally, my life is very routine based and now that everything is out of whack, I need to really muster the energy to keep me motivated with everyday life. It all begins and ends with the beard…what do I mean by that?
You can have the world’s biggest arms, but your best attribute is your beard. When you look at yourself in the mirror every day, the first thing you see is your beard. When you fall asleep at night, you thank your beard for providing that little bit of extra cushioning. Looking good promotes feeling good, feeling good aids energy, energy boosts motivation and motivation keeps you focused and on track.
In short, it all begins and ends with your beard. Keep your beard in order, the rest will follow.
Let’s work through an easy to achieve weekly routine to keep your beard in shape.
Best used in the morning to help wake you up and get you ready for the day ahead. I personally recommend using a Beard Wash 3-4 times a week. Remember to use a natural Beard Wash preferably a 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner to help soften and put a stop to that wiry feeling. Do not use normal soap or shampoo on your beard as they are too harsh and not designed to be used on faces. They will almost certainly leave your beard dry, wiry and often lead to beardruff. *Tip- Scrub well and leave on for roughly a minute before rinsing.
Always a must have in any Bearded mans arsenal. Use once daily (fine to miss a day here and there). No need to go overboard with the beard oil but it’s a good idea to keep some handy for when you need a bit of itch relief or you can feel your beard starting to get dryer throughout the day. It’s always good to have a variety of scented Beard Oils for different moods/occasions. It really is like cologne however its right next to your nose so you will be smelling it for longer. Added benefit, when the girls come in for a kiss, they won’t be disappointed. *Tip- work the oil through your beard to the skin underneath.
This will really come in handy during our isolation days. A good balm will help keep your beard looking fresh and stylish all day long and you won’t look like Tom Hanks in Cast Away. Ideal to be used over the top of your Beard Oil but can be used on its own. Start your day off fresh and feeling strong. *Tip- ensure to completely emulsify in your palms before using.
I spoke about this in one of my previous blogs but blow drying your beard is honestly underestimated. If you have never tried it before, go ask your Mrs or housemate for their blow dryer or go online to Kmart and buy a cheap one for 15 bucks. Trust me on this one. The beard becomes a little bit fuller, a little bit firmer and just looks better. Plus, you’re airing it out! Give it a crack, I bet you’ll feel revived. *Tip- use a comb or brush whilst blow drying.
If you don’t have a good Beard Brush do you even have a beard? You really do need one to help you with that face mane. Keeping those stray hairs in check is a damn mission. The Beard Brush is there to help. I would recommend having 2 brushes, one as wet brush to help exfoliate the skin underneath while washing, as well as moving the beard oil through your beard. Secondly have one as a dry brush mainly for styling to help shape your beard. *Tip- Use Daily!
Most men with a beard have a moustache. If you don’t, I want to see pictures, ASAP please. The slug under your lip can make or break a beard. Keep it neat and prevent the hair from falling over the lip line into the mouth. Its not good for you, your food or your partner. Check the ends of your moustache and ensure they’re tidy and not looking like a garden of weeds. I recommend a moustache wax just to help keep things tidy and in check. *Tip- they’re small enough to keep on hand while you’re out and about.
Trim and Style
This is one of the main points in our fight to feel fresh and look good during isolation. Everything above will keep your beard healthy and feeling fresh, but the trim and style is where the real look good feel good shines through. Make Sunday night your reset night. Spend that bit of extra time doing some manscaping. Shave up to the beard line and freshen up. Trim the unruly hairs away and shape your beard just the way you like it. You can use all the beard oil and beard wash you want but if you aren’t happy with how you’re looking than it’s going to be an uphill battle.
The world is going through something that none of us have ever seen before. We are all in this together and we must support each other. Now is the time to reach out to your mates and ask them how they’re doing. Become their network. A phone call or even a message to an old friend can make the world a difference. Add this into your routine. Every day during isolation, make the effort to message one friend and ask them how they’re doing.
Stray strong guys, best of luck with everything and Beard On.
Yes, I personally have a boar bristle brush for both a wet brush and a dry brush. Boar bristle brushes work really well in exfoliating as well as beard shaping. If you have 2 of the same brushes I just mark one of them to tell the difference. Hope this helps. Take care Troy.
You suggest a wet and dry brush ! Would you personally use a Wild Boar Hair Brush as the wet option ?
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