How to Straighten Your Beard 2022 Guide | 5 Helpful Tips

How to Straighten Your Beard 2022 Guide | 5 Helpful Tips

Congratulations on getting a full-fledged beard.

All those days of not trimming your facial hair, using grooming products, and following an extensive combing routine have finally paid off. We're sure the results look amazing and you’re loving the new look.

 

Now growing a beard is one thing but managing it is an entirely new genre. Since beard hair tends to be a bit coarser than our regular hair, it curls up and gets into a tangled form on its own.

And when it does, you don’t want anyone to see the sight of it… Trust us, it’s messy!

So how can one solve this and what is the strategy to straighten your beard hair?

5 Tips to Straighten your Beard

While you can easily find a beard straightener in the market, we wouldn't recommend it, as it often damages your hair health and affects the natural course of growth. So instead of going down that path, try out these simple tips and get the result at home.

  1. Use a Blow Dryer

blow dryer beard

Before you get all surprised, yes blow dryers can be used on your facial hair... And yes, a lot of hair salons are already using them for this purpose.

Beard-lovers have serious feelings about using heat-styling tools, and that's for a good reason. Styling tools such as straighteners can zap the moisture from your natural hair, causing damage and unnecessary itching.

Read More: Beard Oil vs Balm - Which one is the best?

On the other hand, blow dryers are one of the most effective beard styling accessories – Loved by both salons and individual professionals.

How to use a Blow dryer:

  • First things first, you want to make sure that your facial hair is clean and completely dry. Wash it with a sulfate-free beard wash and apply the beard oil of your choice
  • Use a blow dryer on low-medium heat and gently comb your hair in a downward direction
  • You don't want the blow dryer to be too close to your skin
  • Make sure you follow this in the way your facial hair grows (which in most cases is downward direction)
  • Once you're done, take beard balm and gently rub it on your facial hair (with the help of fingers)
  • Now again use the blow dryer and comb your hair for the final look
  1. Apply Beard Balm

beard balm

A beard balm is an all-in-one conditioner for facial hair, designed specifically to moisturize your hair and make it shinier. Because most beard balms are made with natural ingredients such as shea butter and beeswax, they are safe to apply on your skin.

How to use a Beard Balm:

  • Wash your beard with a sulfate-free shampoo and pat dry
  • Comb your facial hair with a beard bristle brush to make all the coarser hair aligned
  • Take a damp amount of balm on the palm of your hands and rub it
  • Now use your fingers to massage your beard, while making sure that the balm reaches deep inside your skin
  • Once done, use a beard comb to finalize your look

Note: You can also use beard oil on top of the balm for maximum effectiveness. However, make sure to use a damp amount of oil - you don't want your face to look all oily.

  1. Use a Hair Conditioner

beard hair conditioner

While your beard is slightly damp, you can use a hair detangler or a sea salt spray to give it texture and styling. Products such as leave-in conditioners are designed specifically to tame your hair and make it look shiny and straight.

How to use Detangler Spray:

  • Wash your beard with a sulfate-free shampoo and pat dry
  • Spray a damp amount of detangler spray on your beard and let it sit for a few seconds
  • Gently comb your facial hair with a beard bristle brush
  • Reapply if required

Note: Make sure your eyes are closed when spraying.

Also Read: Beard Maintenance - 6 Ways to get awesome-ravishing beard

  1. Use Beard Oil

beard oil

Beard oil is serious business that when used properly, can soften your edges, protects your roots, helps with the itching, and maintains healthy beard growth. While beard oil is marketed as something that moisturizes and cleanses your facial hair, you can also use it for styling purposes.

And it offers great results too, as using beard oil makes your hair texture a bit thicker.

How to use beard oil:

  • Take 2-3 drops of beard oil and massage your facial hair with the help of your fingers
  • Make sure to cover your mustache and neckline hair
  • Now use a small beard comb with short bristles to further tame the facial hair
  1. Use Round Brush for Styling

beard brush

If you feel like you don't want to use any product, then a simple round beard brush can also do the job. But don't expect results like a blow dryer or using a balm.

How to use a beard brush

  • When you come out of the shower, brush your facial hair in a downward direction while it's slightly damp.
  • Start from your right cheek then move to the left
  • Roll the brush in a downward direction towards the .neckline as well
  • Don't forget your mustache

Also Read: How much beard oil to use - Best Beard Grooming Strategy

Some other Helpful Tips

  • Wash your facial hair with beard wash: To help maintain your facial hair and get that WoW effect, invest in a good quality beard wash. A sulfate-free solution in this category is the best, as it won't rip off your natural skin moisture.
  • Use Beard Conditioning tools: If you constantly use products like beard oil and balm, you won't have to invest in beard styling products. Your facial hair will be automatically streamlined.
  • Know how (and when) to trim: Trimming is an essential part of your grooming process. Invest in a quality trimmer or find the right salon that suits your master plan.
  • Get your diet right: Your facial hair needs essentials like protein, fat, and vitamins. That means, eating meals such as meat, nuts, egg yolks, and plenty of green stuff can help supplement your look.

The Takeaway

The routines we've mentioned only take a few minutes to complete, but the results are promising. We know that styling can pull together your whole look, but doing it right is the key here.

Every beard is different, so use a combination of these methods to get your desired results.

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