Quarantine beards…..yep, they’re all over the place! As the restrictions ease we are seeing men emerging from their caves like bears coming out of a long, cold hibernation! They growl, blink in the unfamiliar sunlight, stretch and give there quarantine beard a good long scratch!! And its happening all ver the world!! For the next few days they grumble about the itchy beard, look a bit scruffy and are generally unsure of what top do with the new facial hair – after a bit longer (probably with nagging from their partner) it gets shaved off, and another beard bites the dust. And when asked the guy just says he can’t grow a decent beard, it doesn’t suit him and is too itchy!
But it doesn’t have to be this way! Proper (and very simple!) care is all a beard needs. Just about every man can grow some kind of beard that will look well with a little bit of understanding and TLC….and Beardsmith is here to help! First up, we’ve been in quarantine for what? 6-8 weeks? Something like that, and beards grow slow (even quarantine beards)! It can seem quick at first as the stubble comes through, but as it gets longer that same growth speed makes less and less difference to the overall size of the beard so growth sees to slow down….but it doesn’t. The reality is it takes a minimum of 12 weeks (that’s 3 months!) to grow enough beard to be able to start styling it and looking after it! So most men right now, even if they started growing there quarantine beard right at the start, are at the most difficult stage! It is itchy and probably scruffy looking. Now is the time to start caring for it properly and reaping the rewards of a stylish beard a little late on. Follow these steps you’ll be happy and bearded in no time (well, another month anyway!)
Step 1 – Get a proper beard soap or wash. beard hair is different to head hair and as it is on your face much easier to dry out and become unhealthy and uncomfortable. Shop bought shampoos and soaps are drying and full of nasty chemicals. Beardsmith Soaps and Shampoo’s are specially designed to care for the beard and the skin. Check them out here Soap and here Shampoo you will quickly notice your beard becoming more comfortable and much less itchy.
Step 2 – start using just a few drops of a high quality beard oil. A good beard oil will add extra moisture to your beard and skin without making it greasy or causing pimples/spots. And yep, you guessed it, Beardsmith can once again help you here! Our oils are designed with precisely this in mind and can be checked out here Beard Oil.
So, at this point the beard should be much more comfortable for you and any body who’ll be potentially rubbing up against it(!!!) The next thing to do is starting making that quarantine beard look more purposeful and and well groomed.
Step 3 – Now is often a good time to gently clean up the lower neck and upper cheeks of your quarantine beard. You can do this with a regular razor – however you must be careful not to start trying to shape the actual beard or trim off to much. Just clean up the few hairs which are out of place higher up the cheeks and lower down on the neck. Doing this will immediately make the beard look more controlled and more purposeful.
Step 4 – Begin to train the hairs to go where you want them, a soft brush can help with this, or even just smoothing the beard down with the hands when you are out of the shower and are drying it. A proper beard styling wax will also help to control the more resistant and flyaway hairs here. Beardsmith Styling Wax is designed to control hairs without adding any weight or stickiness. It enables you to begin tidying up the beard and looking more stylish! Check it out here Styling Wax.
So, by following these pretty simple steps you can start actually enjoying that quarantine beard and styling/grooming it how you want! The Beardsmith range is also designed for all over use. So just grab that soap or shampoo and use it all over! Your body will thank you and your time in the bathroom wont increase beyond the realms of acceptability!
Even better, once you decide you look awesome with a quarantine beard you can just evolve it into a regular beard by doing nothing more than just keeping it!! And Beardsmith has you sorted here too!! Our brand new monthly subscription service means that you can keep that beard looked after and styled without the hassle of actually shopping! You can manage the subscription right from the website and save 30% on the entire range!! What are you waiting for??!! Subscribe here.
So how is your quarantine beard coming on? Are you looking more hobo or more indie rock band cool? Let us know in the comments. and don’t hesitate to ask any questions.