How to Grow and Maintain the Perfect Full Beard Shape
Growing out your facial hair takes time, especially if you're starting from scratch. But the process of growing out a full beard is pretty straightforward:
1. Let your hair grow.
This one seems pretty obvious, but you have to let your hair grow for a period of time. Beard hair tends to grow a little bit faster than the hair on your scalp, and you can expect your beard to grow by an inch every 2-4 months.
2. Use the right products.
The difference between a good-looking beard and a patchy beard or unkempt look comes down to the beard products you use. We recommend cleansing your face daily with a facial cleanser or beard wash to keep hair follicles and pores from becoming clogged and using a quality beard oil to keep your beard hair soft and tame.
As you're in the beginning stages of growing a full beard, you probably don't need a beard brush, but as it gets longer, this may be a worthwhile investment, too.
Here are some of our favorite product recommendations to help you get this facial hair style:
- Wild Willies True Cleanse Daily Face Wash: to keep your skin clean and free from clogged pores
- Wild Willies Original Beard Oil: to keep your beard looking smooth
- BONUS: Wild Willies Beard Growth Supplements: for those who are just a little bit impatient and want to speed up the growth process.
3. Keep it defined.
You don't want a scruffy beard while you're trying to grow it out, so be sure to keep it trimmed daily or every other day, depending on how quickly your hair grows. Be sure to shave your neck line and cheek lines to keep your growing beard looking well-groomed.
4. Trim it up as needed.
Yes, you need to let your beard grow, but you also need to keep your facial hair trimmed in order to get the shape and style you want. This means trimming up any stray hairs that have gone awry, and maintaining the overall oval shape of the beard. You may need to keep it shorter in some places, like around your cheeks, and longer around the chin. The Edge Beard Shaping Tool is a simple but effective tool that will give you precise lines around your cheeks and neckline and will help you trim up the sideburns and maintain symmetry while your beard grows.