There’s nothing more manly than a full, healthy, shiny beard. Here’s a look at how to shape and maintain your beard – and the tools you’ll need for the job.
Unless you’re a bona fide mountain man or lumberjack, a wild, shaggy beard is not the look you want. Get a solid pair of beard clippers, and keep your facial hair neat and tidy. Remember to trim your beard when it’s dry, as that will give you a better sense of how it will look.
TRY: Remington Beard Boss Trimmer (R229.99, Makro), or Vidal Sassoon Rechargeable Beard Trimmer for Men (R200, Clicks).
Different face shapes demand different beard shapes. If you have a rectangular face, you’ll want a full beard; for a rounder face, you’re better off with a goatee or a soul patch. Square faces should avoid full beards (go for a goatee and moustache instead), while triangular or oval faces can consider options like mutton chop sideburns. The list of options goes on and on, but to get the look you want for the face you have, you’ll need a styling kit.
TRY: Wahl Home Styling Kit (R499, Game), or Philips Multigroom Kit (R599, Makro).
For precision work, you’ll need precision blades – especially if you prefer to keep your beard short and neat. Precision trimmers let you do delicate moustache work, and will help you clean up your neck as well.
TRY: Ceema Silver Wbox Precision Trimmer (R229.99, Makro) or BaByliss Beard Shaver (R749, Clicks).
You’d usually clean your beard with the same shampoo you already use for your head – but for the best results, invest in a bottle of bespoke beard shampoo, specially formulated with organic, hydrating ingredients.
TRY: Hairgum Barber Shop Beard Shampoo 150ml (R260, Clicks) or Denorex Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Original with Conditioner 125ml (R51.95, Clicks).
The skin around your beard will naturally become drier, flakier and more prone to dandruff. To combat this – and to keep your beard soft, hydrated and manageable – use beard oil, which will nourish the beard hair and moisturise the underlying skin. Barbers swear by it.
TRY: Hairgum Barber Shop Beard Oil 40ml (R240, Clicks)
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