Having a great beard doesn’t happen by sheer luck but by the work you put into it. Anyone with a well-groomed beard put effort, time and money into it.

These 5 tips will help any bearded man to maintain and groom it.

Wash your beard regularly

In the early stages of growth, you need to keep your beard clean by washing it regularly. This is because your beard traps pieces of food and the skin there could become itchy. Washing your beard is not only beneficial to it but also to the skin underneath.

Washing your beard with shampoo and conditioner will keep your beard soft and healthy by keeping bacteria away. Use a clean microfiber towel to dry to prevent it from looking frizzy.

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Get quality beard grooming tools and products

There are various tools and products that you can use to groom your beard. These include  good trimmers, combs and towels to make the process easier and faster. Using products such as shampoos and conditioners specifically for beard care will cater to your specific beard type and style.

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Frequently brush your beard

Brushing your beard helps to keep it neat, voluminous and healthy.  This also helps your beard grow in the direction that you want it.

Frequently brushing your beard also helps you to exfoliate the dead skin underneath it. It can also help in detangling your beard making you look neat.

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Make beard oil and beard balm your friend

Beard oil keeps your beard from looking dry and unhealthy especially if you incorporate it into your daily routine. Beard oil also eliminates the wiry feel and balances the natural oils found in your beard and skin.

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With its similarity to beard oil in terms of the benefits it has to your beard and skin, beard balm acts as a leave in treatment that will give a supple and soft feel to your facial hair.

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Know when and how to trim it

Knowing how to trim your beard is a game changer as it makes your beard more flattering to your features. Identifying the right time to trim your beard is also essential in that it helps you to get rid of dead and split ends even if your plan is to grow it out.

There are many benefits that come with proper grooming and maintenance but incorporating a healthy and balanced diet, regular exercise and enough sleep will catalyze the growth of a beautiful beard.

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