Choosing The Right Beard for You
With so many beard styles out there, there’s sure to be one that’s perfect for you. Whether you like a shorter look, or want a fully grown-out beard, knowing which style will suit your face best is a great first step.
Face shape is certainly something to consider before you start shaping your beard hair or growing it out. You will also need to think about how long you’re willing to spend grooming in the morning and whether you want a low-maintenance style or something more challenging to take care of.
Take a look below at the types of facial shape and the beard style that suit them best.
- Round Face: Longer hair at the bottom and shorter on the sides will help to elongate the face and give a more chiselled appearance.
- Square Face: Shorter hair near the chin and thinner on the sides will suit this face shape.
- Oval Shape: This face shape will pull off most beard styles, so don’t be afraid to try something a little different.
Getting Through the Itchy Phase
The itchy phase of a beard is something that every man dreads, but it does happen to most of us who choose to grow-out, and it can last anywhere from 1-2 weeks. You can help to avoid the itchy phase by making sure that the skin is fully moisturised before you start shaving. When it comes to the shave, using a beard trimmer and styler that allows you to get a close shave will also help to ensure that your hair grows evenly to minimise itch.
After the shave, keep the itch at bay by cleaning your beard. Badly conditioned beard hair and dry skin is a recipe for an itchy beard, so clean it once or twice a week with a beard shampoo and be sure to get any moisture out afterwards so that your skin doesn’t dry out.
After cleaning the beard, you can moisturise to keep the skin and hair soft between shaves, and try a beard oil to minimise irritation.
How to Trim Your Beard
Using a comb attachment to trim your beard will help you 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.
Next, you can remove the comb attachment and trim to define the shape you’re creating. Trim the parts you’ll eventually shave away completely to a much shorter length. Trimming hairs before shaving can help reduce tug and pull while shaving, and can help prevent shaving irritation.
How to Trim Your Moustache
Trimming your moustache is slightly harder, but can be achieved with the Precision Trimmer. Take a look at the steps that you can take – these apply to all moustache styles:
- Comb your moustache through
- Cut any unruly hair with scissors
- Trim the edges of your moustache with the precision trimmer
How to Shave Around Your Beard
If you want to shave parts of your face for a clean finish, you will need to rinse your face and beard with warm water and lather up with shave gel on the parts of your face that you want to shave completely bare, including your neck and cheeks.