Beard Facts

March 17, 2017

Beard Facts

GROWING A BEARD

Beards are a cool natural way to express your style and creativity. Beards and facial hair styles have enjoyed periods of being incredibly fashionable, as well as being not so fashionable. Fortunately, in the modern world we understand that style is unique to the individual and not the crowd. Beards come in different colors and lengths, as well as multiple different styles.

HISTORY OF BEARDS

Throughout history, men have grown beards out of necessity; like cave man who had no tools for shaving, as a symbol of social status or even to cover scars from being in war. All civilizations throughout history have adopted styles and traditions around beards. Today it is often hard to find someone who does not have an opinion about a beard, whether it is to simply say that they love them or they hate them. The ancient Egyptians were known to braid their beards with gold thread and dye them different colors, while the men of the Roman Empire were famously clean shaven. During the middle Ages beards were a sign of honor and masculinity and were common among Knights and the upper classes. Henry VIII imposed a beard tax to fill the royal coffers, even though he famously wore beard himself. During the Victorian era styled beards and mustaches became quite fashionable, and today it's possible to see a combination of all the styles of history, with the exception of the taxation, on the faces of men al I over the globe.

HOW TO GROW A BEARD

If you've never grow a beard before you might think all you have to do is simply stop shaving, and while this approach can work well for some men, chances are good it won't work well for all men. If you are used to shaving daily or on a very regular basis, not only will growing hair feel different on your skin, your skin has to adjust to not being exfoliated as often as it's used to. This is why some men may grow their beard hair for a week to 10 days and then shave it off due to beard itch.

BEARD ITCH

A common issue for men, who are growing their first beard, is beard itch. Beard itch happens when your skin is adjusting to not being shaven or exfoliated frequently. To avoid beard itch you'll want to continue to exfoliate your skin as consistently as you shaved. So, if you are used to shaving every day you’ll want to make sure you exfoliate your skin daily. Overtime you will want to limit exfoliation to bi-weekly or monthly, and as your beard hair gets longer you can exfoliate your skin with a comb. To exfoliate your skin when you have stubble, you can simply use a soft face brush or loofah, using small circles with gentle pressure. After you exfoliate your skin, use a small amount of Legendary Beard Co. Beard Oil on your fingertips and massage your beard area. The beard oil will moisturize your skin and beard hair while also promoting circulation in your skin which helps with hair growth. Exfoliating and massaging with beard oil will prevent excessive of oiliness or dryness of your skin and help to reduce itchiness.

PATCHES

Once you've made it past the 10-day mark of growing your beard, you may notice that you don't have even hair growth all over your face. This can mean that you have sections of your beard that are sparse or you might even have patches that have no hair. Here you'll have to make an honest assessment and a decision about your beard. If your beard is simply sparse in a few places, imagine how it will look as your beard hair continues to grow and your beard becomes fuller. Oftentimes simply growing your beard longer will solve this problem. If you have large patches with no hair, you'll have to take a good look at your face and see how you can create a beard style that you like and it doesn't depend on areas of your face where no hair grows. If you've experienced sparse or no growth patches, you’ll definitely want to consider beard hair growth supplements. Even when you eat a healthy nutritious diet, it can be hard to find substantial amounts of the nutrients essential for hair growth in everyday food.