Growing a beard can be an expression of freedom, but it’s also a commitment. Beards don't take care of themselves any more than the hair on your head or your lawn. They need some TLC & upkeep.
If you don't pay regular attention to your beard it can quickly grow out of control and this may not be visible to yourself but believe me it will cause alarm to the people you share your time with!
Whether you're just past the stubble stage or trying to amass a Gandalf style chin wig, here is tip #1
Let it grow. Wait a few months before trying to shape a beard, there will be times when you're tempted to dive in but patience is the key. That’s even if you plan to keep it short and close to the face in the long run. Shaping and trimming a beard too early is a common rookie mistake -- a mistake that can take weeks or months to fix. Let it get a little crazy to begin with and then once you have about an inch or an inch and a half, then you can start shaping it. Use one of our premium beard oils or balms to help your beard grow healthy!