Growing a beard is a choice of preference. Few people would like to plunge themselves into the world of facial hairs, whereas others might not be interested in changing their clean-shaven look into a bearded one. The way we want to present our self in front of the world is a matter of choice. Of course, different people have different choices and are usually based on their personal attraction, comfort, and style. And having facial hair is no different. It is up to each individual to decide whether or not they want to sport some kind and form of beard. However, the way in which a beard or the facial hair will grow is not up to an individual. It is a choice that belongs to nature.
People have various forms of beards. Some might have patchy beards, some might have fully grown beards, and some might have curly beards. Yes, the shape and style of beards are given to us by nature, but there are a whole lot of things that can be done to overcome those problems, if any, and turn it into a choice of our own liking. We live only once, so why to live on someone else’s choices? And in this case, NATURE.
If you are one of those who has curly beard hairs, there are many things that you can do, which will allow the beard to be kept soft and elegant. And in case if you wish to turn those curly beard hairs into straight one, there are tips for that as well.
Curly Beards are really common, and to be honest, a whole bunch of people shave it when they see the curls. However, they are more luxurious and a lot thicker in comparison to straight hairs. Besides this, people with curls are also blessed with a choice to choose to keep their curls or straighten them out. Though they present an equal number of problems as well. Problems like tangles, hygiene, and texture. And it can be really hard to manage a curly beard at times.
But once you have decided to let the curly hair grow, you can certainly prepare a decisive plan and deal with it. Following are the various steps that can be used to achieve better, richer and more elegant beard curls.
1. Softening the Curly Beard Hairs
Having a curly beard comes with some responsibilities. When the hair starts to grow in length, they also start to take curly shape and thus gets tangled later on. Hence, it is extremely important for people with curly beards to comb it regularly to avoid the hairs from getting tangled and or forming a knot.
Irrespective of curls, it is important for everyone with a beard to keep and maintain soft facial hairs. To achieve a soft beard, one must use beard oil, shampoo, and conditioner regularly. This is the basics and chapter 101 of ‘How to Maintain a Beard.’ The beard oil must be applied each day of the week, to keep the beard hydrated.
Ensure that you clean and wash your beard at least 2 – 3 times a week. After each cleaning session, make sure that you comb it properly. Using a comb with a wider tooth can be of help to remove the tangle and knots in the beard and to straighten them up to a certain extent. Apply some beard oil before using the comb. It will make the combing process easy and will help your beard look healthier.
Also, if you think you are ripping out a number of hairs from your beard while using a comb, it won’t be a bad idea to use a soft bristle beard brush. It is not abrasive and less irritant to the skin.
2. Use the Right Comb and At the Right Time
For curly beards, wide tooth beard comb is the right choice. Using the right tool at the right time is a simple way to achieve the end results. More often than not, people make use of plastic and regular brushes that can leave your beard damage. It can also rip off a lot of hairs from your beard.
Gently comb your beard with wide tooth comb after taking a shower. Getting rid of those tangles and knots is easiest when the hairs are wet. To get the best possible results, comb your beard each day after taking a bath. Along with the comb, you can also try and make use of bristle brush. It basically helps to get all the hairs in line, in the same direction and to be grouped together. Ensure that you brush your beard at least 2 – 3 times a day. Brushing the hair regularly helps to keep them neat and clean and tidy. It removes any dust particle that might have hung on the tip of your beard.
3. Straightening the Beard
As mentioned earlier a curly beard can look more luxurious and rich as compared to straight beard. Strangely for some reasons, people still opt for a straight beard. It is also essential to know, that curly beards look shorter in length as compared to straight beards. When you have straightened a curly beard, it usually becomes double in length. And if you are not looking for a really long beard, you actually will have to trim the beard later on. There are few ways that can be applied to straighten your facial hair.
A. Beard Straightening Iron
Straightening Iron is a simple and efficient way that works like a charm on your beard. And there isn’t really much difference in the straightening iron that you saw your girlfriend use to straighten her head hairs. And if you don’t know how to use a straightening iron, you better get a consultation session on it from your girlfriend.
Be careful to not burn your fingers, hair, and face, in your quest of straightening the beard. Though, it is not the permanent solution. The straightness in the beard hair will disappear the moment you put yourself underneath the shower. However, if you are looking for a quick solution for that party you have been invited to, straightening iron is the best solution out there.
B. Relaxing Cream
One of the permanent solutions that can be used to straighten up the curls in the beard is to make use of the beard relaxing cream. It also reduces the chances of damaging the beard, because it has natural properties that work to make the beard healthier. However, while using the beard relaxing cream, you will need to make use of the straightening iron as well.
Once you have washed the beard with the shampoo and conditioner, try and divide the beard into a small section, to apply beard relaxer cream. Make use of gloves and avoid the touching of cream on the skin. Now use the beard comb, to apply the cream evenly on the entire region of your beard.
Let the beard in the same condition for at least half an hour. After the time, rinse out the cream with normal water. Blow out the beard with the help of a dryer and then make use of straightening iron to rule out the curls in the beard. You can make use of shampoo and conditioner to wash your beard and remove any cream that might be there on beard.
4. Trim Your Beard Regularly
For people who have curly beards, visiting the barber and trimming the beard is a regular activity and must be done after every couple of weeks. Trimming the beard regularly will help you maintain the shape of your choice. It will also keep your beard more healthy and elegant. You will have less number of tangles, and the beard will not look messy. Remember, as the curls in the beard start to grow; it will not take much time to turn your beard in a mess. So keep trimming your beard regularly and achieve the style of your choosing. It will also help you to maintain the beard more easily.
Curly beards can be a blessing in disguise. If you are dedicated enough to put time and effort into maintaining your beard, curls can actually look more promising and thicker than the straight ones. There is no reason for you to get afraid of the curls and shave them off. And if you don’t want the curls, you can even straighten them out. This is the choice that people with straight beards don’t get to make. Meaning you have more style and forms available to choose from, for your beard. Don’t be afraid. Follow a proper routine as discussed above, and you will do absolutely fine. And as a matter of fact, you will have a better-looking beard than your friend who has a straight beard.