Growing a beard is easy, but maintaining one can be challenging. Men with straight hair can easily grow and maintain a beard without any difficulty, but those with curly hair, often face the challenge of keeping their beard tamed and straight.
Fortunately, some easy tips and tricks can show you how to get your beard straight. In this blog, we'll be discussing some of these tips that'll show you how to straighten beard hair naturally and without any fuss.
Let's dive right into the world of beard straightening!
Wash and Condition Your Facial Hair with Mad Viking Biotin Beard Wash and Conditioner
A clean and nourished beard is essential to keep it looking healthy and in shape. Use a beard shampoo like Mad Viking Biotin Beard Wash to clean your beard, and condition it with a conditioner designed for facial hair, such as Mad Viking Biotin Beard Conditioner.
Beard shampoo(wash) and conditioner are specially formulated to lock in moisture, reduce breakage, and detangle beard hairs without stripping away the body's natural oils.
Regular use of beard wash and conditioner can greatly impact your ability to straighten your beard.
Apply Beard Oil
Mad Viking Beard Oil not only keeps your beard hydrated but also helps make it appear smooth and manageable. Apply beard oil and balm every day to your beard, and distribute it evenly with a beard comb or beard brush to help tame those unruly curls and flyaways.
Mad Viking Beard Oil is most effective when used after showering. The warm water and steam open the pores of the skin and hair, allowing for deeper penetration of the oil into the follicles. This helps promote healthier growth, reduces split ends, and aids with beard straightening.
Use a Medium Hold Beard Balm
Beard balm is essential when it's time to straighten your beard. After showering and while your beard hair is towel dry, apply a small amount of Mad Viking Beard Balm to your hands, warm the balm before applying it by rubbing your hands together until the balm melts and then work it through your beard from root to tip.
After applying the beard balm, the next step is to brush your beard. Use a brush with natural bristles, as these are gentle on the hair and evenly distributes the balm.
Start by brushing against the grain of your beard to untangle any knots and spread the balm evenly. Then, using a beard comb or brush, brush your beard down and style it as desired.
This not only aligns the hairs for a straighter appearance but can also train them to grow in the direction you want. Regular brushing also stimulates the hair follicles, promoting healthier and faster beard growth.
This will help keep your facial hair in place and give you more control over the shape of your beard.
Use a Blow Dryer on Low Heat
After you’ve applied your beard oil or balm, use a blow dryer to straighten your beard hair.
Beard hair in general, and especially curly beard hair, is wildly different from your head hair and is much easier to damage using heat.
To avoid damage make sure that the heat on the blow dryer is on its lowest setting, and start drying your beard from the top down.
When using a blow dryer, always keep it at least three inches away from your face to avoid burning or damaging your facial hair and skin.
To get a more professional look, use a flex paddle beard brush in conjunction with your blow dryer to straighten out those curls while you’re drying them.
This will help make sure your beard looks straight and neat.
Straighten Your Curly Beard With a Heated Beard Brush
If you’re looking for a more permanent solution to keeping your beard hair straight, you can use a heated brush or flat iron.
Both can help tame wild curls, and straighten out any unruly hairs, especially for those with a naturally curly beard.
To use a flat iron or any heated beard straightening device:
Power on the device and allow it ample time to heat to the desired temperature.
After applying beard oil to your beard hair, gently move the device over your beard in slow, even strokes.
Focus on one section of hair at a time, and keep the heat away from the skin to prevent burning or scalding.
It's important to note that misuse of a heated beard straightener or flat iron can burn and damage facial hair, so make sure to use a low heat setting when styling your beard.
Before using any heated devices in an attempt to straighten your beard make sure to apply beard oil or balm as it acts as a protective layer for your beard and helps prevent heat damage.
Trim Your Beard Regularly
Regularly trimming your beard can also help keep it looking neat and straight.
For shorter beards use a quality trimmer with multiple settings so that you can easily adjust the length of your facial hair, and achieve a uniform look.
When trimming, start by combing your beard and then using the trimmer to shape it up. Take your time and work slowly to avoid any shaping mishaps.
To help keep the hair in place, you can also style your beard with some wax or balm after trimming.
For Longer beards, high-quality beard trimming scissors are essential. Start by combing your beard and then use the scissors to trim any loose ends or split hairs.
Regular trimming helps keep your beard looking healthy, neat, and straight so you can rock that perfect look all day long!
Train Your Beard
Training your beard can help straighten it over time. Using a beard comb and brush, brush your beard downwards while using your fingers to straighten out any curls or waves.
Comb your beard until it is as straight as possible, and brush down as if you’re combing the hair on top of your head.
Repeat this process a few times a day for at least 4-6 weeks to achieve results.
It may take a while but eventually, your beard will adjust to the way you want it to look, providing you with straighter, better groomed facial hair.
Brush Your Beard Regularly
Brushing your beard is an important step to keep your beard hair looking straighter. Regularly brush your beard with a comb or brush to make sure that the oil and balm are evenly distributed throughout for maximum effect. This will help straighten the beard while preventing split ends and breakage.
Using a brush or comb helps shape and style your beard and helps in evenly distributing the beard oil and balm.
Use a Boar Bristle Brush
Regularly brushing your beard with a boar bristle brush helps to keep it looking healthy, tames that curly beard, and keeps everything in place.
Use a gentle motion when brushing to help prevent breakage or damage to hair follicles.
Boar bristles are especially helpful for straightening out curly beards and distributing the body's natural oils along the beard hairs, so they stay soft and manageable.
Avoid Beard Damaging Habits
Avoid beard damaging habits such as twisting or playing with your beard. This can weaken the hair follicles and damage your beard over time.
Also, be mindful of what you eat and drink. A balanced diet and good hydration can help promote healthy hair growth and stronger beard hairs which will make it easier for you to straighten.
Overnight Beard Care
The way you sleep can also play a role in the way your beard looks.
Sleeping on your side can push your beard hairs in the wrong direction and create waves or curls.
Invest in a satin or silk pillowcase to prevent friction while sleeping, and keep your beard hydrated overnight by applying beard butter before bed, to act as a deep conditioner.
Get Professional Help
If all else fails, and you are still convinced that you want your beard straight it may be time to consider professional help. Barbers have years of experience and knowledge to help you straighten out that curly beard.
Barbers can trim your beard, straighten it with clippers, blow dryers, or heated devices.
No matter what beard straightening method you decide to use, make sure that it is tailored to fit your individual needs and style. What works for some people may not work for you, so be sure to experiment and find the right routine that works best for you.
With a little patience, time and effort you will have a beard that looks great and is easy to manage.
Embrace Your Natural Texture
Straightening your beard is not for everyone. If you find that you prefer the natural look of your curly beard, then embrace it.
Be proud of your natural texture and rock the beard that you have. Not everyone needs or wants a perfectly straight beard.
Remember that the key to a great beard is to keep it healthy and well-groomed.
Be Patient When Straightening Your Beard
Patience is a cornerstone when it comes to straightening your beard. One must understand that beard straightening is not a one-and-done effort. If you have a thick curly beard It will require a daily routine and consistent care.
Rushing the process can lead to damaged hair or uneven results. Over time, with gentle brushing and the appropriate use of beard oils, balms, and heat tools, it will become easier to get your beard straight.
Moreover, patience is pivotal when using heated tools. High heat can quickly cause damage, resulting in brittle, frizzy beard hair.
Instead, using a lower heat setting and slowly gliding the tool through your beard offers a safer approach to beard straightening. Remember, the goal is to gently coax the hair to straighten, not force it.
Lastly, it's important to note that everyone's hair is different. What works for one person may not work for another. Therefore, finding the right products and routine that work for your beard type can take time and a bit of trial and error.
This is where patience truly comes into play. Stick with it, give new methods or products a chance to work, and remember -whether you straighten your beard or not, the ultimate goal is a healthy, well-groomed beard.
In conclusion, managing and straightening a beard is a process that requires patience, consistent care, and the right tools.
Each beard is unique, and as such, different methods and products will yield differing results. From trimming and combing to training and using a boar bristle brush, every step contributes to a well-groomed, straight beard.
Habits like taking care of your beard overnight and avoiding damage play pivotal roles too.
However, it's also important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all solution and what works best for you may not work for others.
Also using too much heat while attempting to straighten your beard can be damaging.
Ultimately, a healthy beard is more important than a straight beard — whether it's perfectly straight or embraces its natural curls — is the mark of a well-maintained beard.
Keep experimenting until you find the routine that best suits your beard and lifestyle, and remember: the journey to a great beard is a marathon, not a sprint. Good luck!
Additional Suggestions to Help Straighten Your Beard
- Invest in high-quality beard products and use them regularly.
- Regularly shampoo your beard, using a mild cleanser to remove dirt and grime.
- Trim split ends when they appear to keep your beard looking healthy and neat.
- Use a leave-in conditioner to keep your beard soft and moisturized.
- Get regular trims from a barber, as well as deep conditioning treatments, if needed.
- Protect your beard from harsh elements such as wind and sun. Wear hats when outdoors and use beard balms or oils to help protect your beard from environmental damage.
- Avoid using heavy styling products such as gels or mousses, which can dry out your beard and cause it to become brittle.
- Avoid smoking, drinking alcohol excessively, and eating unhealthy food, all of which can impact the health of your skin and hair