As men, we have discovered in various ways that developing healthy habits are a key component in our progress. Grooming is no different. The more in-tune we get with our process, the better we feel about our outer appearance. This continued practice also leads to a certain "self-acceptance," allowing us to appreciate the naturalness of our hair design just as much as we appreciate a fresh haircut.
If you are just tapping in to your process, or are looking for a starting grid to help keep you centered while you design your unique process, read the info below:
THE MORNING ROUTINE
Shadows & Stubble:
- Wet beard with warm damp cloth, or spray with water. (Post shower dampness is sufficient as well).
- Pat dry excessive moisture with cotton t-shirt, soft cotton towel, or micro-fiber towel.
- While beard is still slightly damp, apply dime/nickel-sized amount of our Beard Oil into your hands, rub together and apply thoroughly to beard. Be sure to massage skin with fingertips to work natural oil into the skin layer. This will help prevent excessive dryness and itch.
- If you suffer from severe dry skin, add a second coat of beard oil 5 minutes after first application, OR a very light coat of our Beard Balm.
- Apply Step A.
- Add a dime sized coat of beard balm to seal moisture in longer, and help keep beard laid while training growth pattern.
- Brush your beard thoroughly with our Medium-Soft bristle Beard Brush.
- Apply a base coat of our hydrating Leave-in conditioner first. Pat product evenly around surface area of beard, then massage thoroughly into beard. Be sure to work conditioner down to the tips of hair strands to help fortify the ends with the proteins & vitamins.
- Apply steps A & B above, using beard oil next, and finishing with beard balm to lock all moisture in & keep flyaway hairs in check. Gauge day by day the amount of product you use. Do not be afraid to use more oil and balm if your beard craves the nutrients.
- Style your beard using our Wooden Beard Comb and Beard Brush. Be sure to take your time. Once your beard is full and long enough to comb, you do not need to excessively brush. Use only enough to get the job done. Comb slowly to prevent snagging or catching fairy knots (very small tangles in your beard hairs).
*Golden Tip: To lay your beard hairs down, tie A silk/satin bandana around your mouth for 10-15 minutes. This will have a similar effect that wave caps have, just not as intense. This will lay your hairs together and sometimes reveal any texture pattern in your beard. Once you remove the scarf, light fluff your beard back out by gently tugging your beard outward with your Wooden Beard Comb.
*Be sure to check our NIGHT ROUTINE post to complete your daily grooming regimen.