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How to Grow a Beard

How to Grow a Beard

How to Grow a Beard – Beard Growing Tips for Men

Whether it’s a goatee, a van dyke, or a balbo, most guys have, at some point, considered growing a beard. If you’re one of the many men you’ve entertained the idea, but aren’t sure how to start growing a beard, then don’t despair. Gillette is here to offer a couple of tips on how to grow your beard, and keep it well-groomed.

To start, simply stop shaving and let your facial hair grow in naturally. Once your beard reaches a length you like, choose the beard style you like best. To shape and maintain your brand-new beard, we recommend a tool that can trim, shave, and also define, like the All Purpose Gillette STYLER.

man with beard

Step 1: Grow Beard to Desired Length

To begin the process of growing a beard, simply let Mother Nature do her thing and grow-out your facial hair until it’s long enough for styling. How long it takes is different for everyone.

Trimming beard

Step 2: Even Out Your Beard by Trimming with Comb Attachment

Now it’s time to trim to get that nice, even look. Control your beard’s length using one of Gillette STYLER’s three comb attachments (2mm, 4mm, 6mm). It’s best to start long using the largest comb; you can always go shorter. Make sure you even out your beard, making a few passes for consistency.

trimming beard

Step 3: Trim Beard

Remove the comb attachment and trim to define the shape you are creating. Trim the parts you’ll eventually shave away completely to a much shorter length to assist with shaving later. Trimming hairs before shaving can help reduce tug and pull while shaving, and can help prevent shaving irritation.

Checking for beard symmetry

Step 4: Check for Symmetry

Check the symmetry to make sure you’ve achieved an even look all over. Beard styles that are symmetrical always look better.

Applying shaving cream

Step 5: Apply Shaving Cream

Rinse your face and beard with warm water to help hydrate your hair in preparation for shaving. Then, lather up with shave gel on the parts of your face that you want to shave completely bare, including your neck and cheeks. Using a shave gel can help prevent nicks, cuts, and irritation.

shaving beard

Step 6: Shave

When you’re ready to clean shave the non-beared parts of your face, attach the razor blades attachment onto your Gillette STYLER handle and shave with light, gentle strokes to give yourself a close shave. Any Fusion5 blade refill fits STYLER.

shave against grain

Step 7: Shave With and Against the Grain

Since facial hair tends to grow in different directions, you will almost always be shaving both with and against the grain. An advanced multi-blade razor like ProShield will help you get a comfortable shave even when trimming against the grain.

rinse blades

Step 8: Rinse Blades

Rinse your blades often. Remember, don’t shave without shaving cream or over-shave the same spot, as this can cause irritation. Tapping your razor against the basin can seriously damage the precisely-engineered parts of your razor.

precision trimmer

Step 9: Edge with the Precision Trimmer

After you’ve made the major adjustments to the shape of your new beard, it’s time to take care of the finer details. You can use the Precision Trimmer on the back of the Gillette STYLER to define the lines along your cheeks and sideburns.

moisturise beard

Step 10: Rinse, Dry, Apply Moisturiser or Aftershave

Wash your face with cool water and pat it dry. Rub in a hydrating aftershave to replenish moisture and soothe your skin.

beard

Congrats!

Now that you’ve got that showstopper beard, use a lightweight beard oil to help soften and keep moisture in your beard hairs. Continue with this type of routine maintenance, and your beard will look amazing for as long as you keep it.

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