If beard and facial hair are a new thing for you in quarantine, let me tell you it has always been a symbol of masculinity and a statement of style for men. Believe me, deep inside every man wants, at least once, to grow a head-turning beard. But, the problem is not every man has that smooth and silky hair. That makes it difficult to come up with that royally glorious beard.
Moreover, if you have been there, you would know that a wiry beard is also not a pleasant experience. This is because it produces an awful lot of irritation. For these reasons, most men give up on their beard goals and go back to the clean shaves.
However, for those who are ready to put on some fight, we might have something to offer.
In this article, we will discuss some simple steps that hopefully would help you in taming the frizzy beard. But before that, I must mention, not all people have the same skin and hair type. Thus, there is no universal method to tame the beard. It is mostly trying different products and methods and avoiding some of the mistakes you make in beard care.
However, the do-able actions I am going to explain are widely accepted and will work for most of you. But, in case they do not, we have some tips at the end of this article that would surely help you.
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The Products Required – Get These To Rule Your Wild And Wiry Hair
In order to follow this guide, you need to have some products in your grooming kit to ensure you follow every step. You might have most of these products already in your kit, but for others, you would have to go shopping. So, here are the products you must have at hand before moving further with the guide.
1. Beard Oil
If you have frizzy hair, chances are your hairs are dry and lack moisture. One way to counter this is to use beard oil. Beard oils are generally good at moisturizing and hydrating the hair. If you are a keen bearder, you should already have beard oil. If not, it is the right time to get one.
2. Skin Moisturizer
Your skin produces natural oils that hydrate beards and if the skin is dry and rough, you are bound to get frizzy hair. Additionally, if you already have a beard, its demands can further deplete the skin of its moisture.
For most people just about any moisturizer would do but those who have sensitive skin need to be careful with the choice of ingredients. Among ingredients for skin moisturizers try to avoid “parabens” and “sulfates”. There is no solid scientific evidence to back this, but they are generally considered to be harmful to skin, so it is better to be on the safe side.
3. Beard Wax
As the beard grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to tame frizzy hair. This is where you need products with stronger holding powers. Beard waxes are mighty effective at taming those unruly wild hair.
To make it simple, you can use a little amount of beard wax to hold the hairs in place. However, if you have a relatively shorter beard, you probably don’t need a beard wax, beard oil would suffice. Here is a simple guide on how to use beard wax.
4. Beard Brush
In order to apply any beard product thoroughly, a beard brush is a handy hand-held tool. However, make sure the bristles are as soft as possible to make the process comfortable and irritation-free.
Yes, a trimmer. What if you already have a long beard with unruly hairs that are way too wiry to control now? Trimming them down to a more manageable length is a nice defensive measure to make a comeback with better hair. You can also use a trimmer for trying different looks and touch-ups.
Answering How To Tame The Frizzy Beard – Learn The Right Steps
Below are some of the steps or actions you need to take to make your beard hair more manageable and follow your commands.
I must point out that these actions are not listed in any chronological order because it does not work that way. It is best that you follow each step every day regardless of the chronology for constant and noticeable improvement.
Action 1 – Moisturizing The Beard
Dehydration is the main reason a beard turns brittle and wiry and the simple fix for it is hydration. This is where beard oil comes in to protect the moisture in your hair and keep them hydrated. These oils form a layer or a film over the hair which does not let the water escape from it. The end results? You get a well-hydrated, smooth, and silky hair growth.
Furthermore, the beard oils that are available in the market are not just oils they are a rich source of nutrients as well. The ingredients like vitamins and essential oils provide all the nutrients hairs need to grow smoother. Therefore, the beard oils not only keep the hair hydrated but also provide them with the essential nutrients needed for smoother growth.
Some people are wary of beard oils because of their scents and consistencies as it can make them look messed up. However, the good news is there are a lot of beard oils that come with pleasant fragrances and even no fragrance at all. Plus, you would easily get beard oils that absorb ever so quickly without giving you that sticky feeling.
Once you have gotten the exact oil that fits your requirements it is important that you apply it every day at first. The time of application depends on when you find it most convenient. Most people prefer the night while the others are comfortable with wearing them all day long.
The important point though is, how you apply these oils, which is something most people are unaware of. So, here is what you need to do to apply the oil in the right way
Steps To Apply Beard Oil Correctly
- Wash your beard thoroughly and dry it with a towel
- Take two or three drops of oil in your palm and spread it evenly in both palm and fingers
- Think of your hands as brush and use them to distribute the oil thoroughly in beard
- Next, take the beard brush and run it through your beard
- The bristles in the brush would ensure every part of the hairs is lubricated.
Action 2 – Moisturize The Skin
As said before, the skin is where the hairs draw their moisture and its nutrients from and this makes it an important part when it comes to taming the beard. When the hairs grow long, they begin to extract out more nutrients which render the skin rough, dehydrated, and dull.
This broken skin does not only produce a huge deal of discomfort but gradually starts affecting the hairs as well. This results in wiry and frizzy hair which no one wants. Therefore, it is important to moisturize your skin especially when the weather is dry in winters.
The application of moisturizer is fairly simple and does not need a special accessory for it. All you have to do is to take a decent amount of moisturizer and massage it over the skin with your fingers.
Action 3 – Do Not Wash The Beard Too Often
The biggest myth most people believe in is that washing hair more often would result in silkier and smoother hair. However, it is not the case. In fact, it is contrary to what a popular belief is. Washing the beard too often would result in even wiry and rougher hair growth which is the problem we are trying to address in the first place.
Our hairs and skin produce natural oils that protect the hairs and skin by preventing the escape of water. When you start washing the beard it strips these oils off which is potentially harmful to both skin and hair.
Action 4 – Use Suitable Beard Wax
If you want to tame the beard in a way that lasts some time you have to follow all the steps mentioned above. However, if you need a shortcut, beard wax is the best way to go. The solution is not permanent but a hack that can use save your date nights and make you look cool at parties and stuff.
For this, all you need to do is to wash the beard thoroughly and remove all the debris that is in there. Once you are done, dry it with a towel and apply the wax while the hairs are still somewhat wet.
The hairs are not as brittle when they are wet and the application of wax at that point would hold the hairs straighter. However, you do not want to do this too often because there are certain chemicals in waxes and gels that can damage the hairs in the long run.
Action 5 – Trim The Beard Down
If the above-mentioned steps are not working out for you it is probably because the beard is already too long and you are unable to manage it. Under such scenarios, the best way to tame is to bring the length down to a manageable level.
Do not cut all the way down to the level of the skin, bring it down gradually, and find out which length is suitable for you. Cutting it down to a manageable level would eventually smoothen and straighten your beard hair.
For this, you can always ask the help from a professional but if you are confident enough all you need is a pair of scissors or a decent trimmer. It might be a bummer for some people to give up on their long beards but as bitter as it is you have to swallow this pill.
If you are wondering how long it will take to grow the beard back, here is a good answer.
Some Tips To Help The Frizzy Beard Under Control
In addition to the above steps, below are some of the tips you need to follow for better health of your hair in general and taming the frizzy wiry hair specifically.
Tip 1 – Maintain A Healthy Diet
Believe it or not, an unhealthy diet can also contribute to the roughness and dullness of your beard. The diet of our hairs comes from our body and if it is not getting the right diet it would not be able to provide nutrients to hairs. This, in turn, would leave the dull, dry, and rough.
Some people try a beard dedicated supplement that can help the beard grow softer and smoother. However, we would definitely recommend you against them as these diets contain certain elements that can prove potentially dangerous for your overall health.
There are plenty of natural options that are rich in proteins and vitamins like beans, meat, and fruits. Therefore, you should try these before going on the synthetic and inorganic options.
Tip 2 – Exercise Regularly
Exercise can improve the blood circulation in all parts of the body including the hairs and skin. Plus it increases the testosterone level which has been linked with better beard growth. So, among many other health benefits of exercise, add another one.
Tip 3 – Do Not Use Heat Treatment
Some people tend to use hot water and hair dryers to straighten up the beard hairs which is something you should avoid. The beard hairs are not as strong as hair on your head which is why they cannot withstand such hardcore treatments.
Yes, it will make the hair smoother for a time but in the long run, it will render them thinner and rougher and even more difficult to tame.
Well there it is, everything you need to do in order to tame the frizzy, wiry and rough beard. The steps mentioned in this guide are all unique but their purpose remains the same. This is to provide the hair with necessary nutrients and moisture. As long as the beard is getting the required nutrients and water, frizzy hair would not be a problem.
We have tried to mention several actions that would make sure the hairs get the nutrition they need. You need to address the problem gradually. There are also some methods that can provide short-term solutions but you must remember those are not permanent.
For a permanent solution, you have to follow the steps mentioned thoroughly and regularly. Yes, it will take some time to get there but in the end, it would be worth all the trouble.
So, this is all we had on how to tame a frizzy beard, we hope this guide would help you. In case, there is something you want to ask or add, let us know in the comment section below and we would love to respond.