How to Grow and Maintain the Perfect Braided Beard Style
As you can see, there are a number of ways to rock a braided beard. We’re going to show you how to grow and maintain a long braided beard like you see with the hipster style.
1. Grow a super long beard.
If you want to try a braided beard, we’re going to assume you already have a decent start on a long beard. Now, keep growing it. Like, for a long time. To get this look right, you’ll need a good 12 inches or so of hair below your chin. With a beard this long, it’s important to keep your hair healthy to prevent dryness and breakage. Your daily skincare routine should include a beard shampoo, a conditioner, and a beard oil to hydrate and soften your facial hair.
2. Trim up the sides.
You want the sides of your beard to be long, but not quite as long as the part directly below your chin. After your sides have grown out 5 or 6 inches, you can start trimming them up as needed so your facial hair angles downward toward your chin. You can use trimming scissors to keep the side length in check.
3. Braid your hair.
Once you get enough length below your chin, you can braid the hair. Start by using a beard brush to brush your hair downward and remove any tangles. Then, section it off into three equal sections, and then begin weaving them together, placing one section on top of the other until you reach the end.
4. Add some bling.
If you really want to be extra, you can add a bead to the end, like you see in some of the photos above. Then, tie it off with a rubber band.
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