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How to have a winning beard game

By Jon Painter
On April 4, 2020

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You haven’t shaved in months; your face is covered in facial hair. You have a beard. But is it any good? Do girls eyeball it with affection or do they avert their eyes from the scraggly mess of a nest on your face? 

Growing a beard takes time and patience. One of the most important questions you have to answer when growing a beard, is why are you growing a beard? Is your beard there to send a message about who you are, your values? Freedom, the backwoods, an austere animal-like existence and a connection to the earth is perhaps what you are after as your beard matriculates from its roots. 

Or is your beard part of a different quest? Is it there to look handsome and dapper? Will having a beard make you a dignified gentleman, one which has the ability to craft a table with his bare hands yet simultaneously stun onlookers wearing a fresh cut suit. Are you after the beard which is trimmed and shaped, soft, full and velvety? 

Beards can keep your face warmer while walking through the throes of winter. It can be extremely beautiful and fulfilling as icicles form on the beard hairs. 

No matter your goal for your beard there are things you can do to help your beard. The most important once you have significant facial hair growth is to brush your beard. Brushing your beard is especially important in the morning. Often one will wake up with a beard a little bit matted. Brushing helps wake up your face and untangle those beard hairs while also helping to cover patches one may have in their beard. Also, your face just feels good after brushing your beard in the morning. Brushing your beard helps to shape and reign in the beard without actually having to get your beard cut and shaped by a barber. 

Maily Diep, a student at Ottawa University offered her thoughts to The Campus on what a good beard entails. “I think that a good beard needs to be maintained, brushed often, trimmed, kept together and the side cleaned up. If someone just lets it grow and grow without trimming and making it look neat and nice, it's kind of like hair if you don’t brush it and maintain it, it won’t look good.”

Diep continued saying, “My only pet peeve is if someone doesn’t brush/maintain their beard.” 

Applying product to your beard is also beneficial and helps add an extra glow to your beard. Beard oil and beard balm is helpful to use before going out. If you are reallying into it there is also a diverse array of beard shampoo which specifically targets your beard hair. Oils are important to help hydrate your beard, oils are crucial to beard stimulate growth. 

Mountain Man Beard Products’ beard oil is effective in hydrating the beard and does not overwhelm you with the product amount. Billy Jealousy and their wide assortment of beard oils, beard shampoos and travel brushes making grooming easy and sexy. 

Lastly, know what you want from your beard. Girlfriends know what they want your beard to look like, but stay strong. It is your beard, and your face; you’ve put in the time and work to grow it. It’s time you enjoy it. 


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