How to Style the Best Long Beard Styles Possible

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Beards have been making a comeback for years and it is easy to see why. There has been an influx of styles and maintaining them can be tricky. Whether you are trying to cover up the thinning hair up top or just want to go full on lumberjack, a beard is the way to go.

This is the perfect place if you are looking to take your beard to the next level by growing it long. This article will give you all the information you need about having a long beard, including long beard styles and grooming for long beards. Here are the ins and outs of long beard styles.

The Styles

There are a multitude of styles to choose from when it comes to having a long beard. These long beard styles mostly fit into 3 different categories, Neat, Extreme, and Messy. The type you pick will depend on the affect you want.

Do you want it to make you stand out, be low maintenance, or be elegant? Deciding what type of beard you want is the first step to getting the beard you want. If you are looking for some ideas, check out the categories below in detail. We will start with the easiest.

Messy

This one is practically no maintenance, you just let your beard grow naturally and follow a minimal care routine. Make sure to wash your beard regularly and invest in beard oil. While you may think that letting your beard do whatever it wants is enough, you really have to put some effort into it.

Using a good beard oil can help soften the course hairs of your beard and hydrate your skin. Trimming is also great for your beard and helps make your beard look good. It will help your beard grow and it will keep you from looking like a hobo, which is never a good look.

Neat

This one requires a bit more effort. You might want to consider getting a beard specific soap and beard oil is a must. You will also have to trim it every week or so to keep it neat.

Keep the hairs on your upper lip short and trim them every few days to keep them looking clean cut. Your go to product is going to be beard wax. Beard wax conditions your whiskers, styles and protects them, and gives it a fuller appearance. Which is a major plus if your beard is on the thin side.

Extreme

These are the beards every man wishes he could pull off. If you imagine Black Beard - the pirate beard is one option. They are amazing and the time and effort you put into them reflects that.

You have to have the confidence to pull it off, but this beard style screams confidence. These beards need daily attention and often trimming. That means a shampoo, conditioner, oil, and most likely beard wax to get it to stay in style.

You will probably only want a barber to make major changes to the style once you have chosen it. There is nothing worse than putting in the effort for an epic beard and then accidentally cutting it incorrectly. Although, trimming a small amount to keep it neat is a good idea.

Grooming

Alright, so you have got the style down, but now you need to know how to take care of it. That is where long beard grooming comes in. There are tons of different products, but there are only a few you actually need.

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Working out a product routine is very important when you have a long beard. You want to prevent frizz or worse dandruff from attacking your beard. The products you should be looking at are, shampoo, balm, oil, and wax.

Most of your routine will be trial and error, but there are a few basics. If you plan on using wax daily, find a shampoo that helps remove wax. If your skin is naturally oily, find some soap or shampoo that helps deep cleanse your pours to prevent build up.

Trimming

The last thing you need to know is about trimming a long beard. You do not want to trim too much. You should have a comb, clippers, and some scissors.

You should firstly comb out your beard, to make sure you have all the hair going in the same direction and that it is knot-free. If you are still growing your beard out and you are worried about using clippers, start by using the biggest clip and work your way down. Do any cleanup necessary with the scissors and you are done.

Sources

https://www.birchbox.com/guide/video/how-to-trim-your-beard-if-youre-growing-it-out

http://www.mensjournal.com/expert-advice/the-best-beard-styles-and-how-to-get-them-20140403/the-extreme-beard

Eric
 

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