Written by: Asia Cierra Jackson
Beards are continuing to have their moment in 2018. From flamboyant beards to the proliferation of “old-fashioned” barbershops, to even
being embraced by groups as diverse as the Boston Red SOX, the men of November, and Ebro of HOT 97.
This is not the first time in recent memory that American men have sprouted facial hair in great numbers. The 1960s bristled with sideburns and beards, to be pared down in the 1970s to iconic bushy mustache.
Sometimes beards are in, sometimes mustaches, less often sideburns and whiskers, and sometimes it’s best to go barefaced. Facial hair has long been linked to the way that men feel about themselves at any given point in time. Whilst we all like to think of ourselves individuals, wearing a beard not is half personally choice and half following the trend of the times.
As the warmth of autumn departs, the icy, cold winter makes its grand entrance. Before, men were about clean, crisp facial hair, now those fall routines have gone with the season. And, the 5 o’clock shadow and scruffy look is the way to go for the winter months.From November through January, the majority of men retire the shaving kits for a more rough and rebellious look. The perks to facial hair aren’t just the look,
but also as a way to keep warm. Regardless of
your reasons, here are a few beginner steps and tips you’ll need to keep your beard in shape and healthy.
- Always carry a comb just for your beard.
- Coconut Oil is a great natural moisturizer
- Moisturize your beard daily. It helps with the itch. You’ll get used to it.
- Scan your beard for any breakouts or skin irritation.
Condition your beard about once a week for 10-15 minutes