Keep away from two crucial things for your beard to grow – the razor and impatience. Beards are labors of patience and love and the length of a beard should be measured in the number of months and not in centimeters. You have to restrain yourself from shaving when the bouts of itching set in when the growth is patchy and when you are depressed with the slow pace of growth.

Stage 1

To begin with when your stubble is just making an appearance use any softener designed to make the stubble soft and less irritable. Your regular soap bar will suffice and you don’t need to shampoo.

Stage 2

In this stage, the itch will disappear but the look will be untidy and scraggly. It is here that you use your trusted tools – the trimmer and the clipper. Gently trim the neck area, the upper lip, and the cheeks. This stage comes typically around a month; do not touch the beard before this period or you will risk losing the entire thing with one wrong snip of the trimmer. You must only trim where the neck meets the head and not the beard that is pointing to the ground. Use scissors to trim the mustache.

Stage 3

This is the final stage where the hair is nice and long and this is the time to decide the length and shape of your beard. At this stage, it actually becomes wavy and curly. You must use a blow drier from neck to upwards to dry your hair. Once the hair is dry blow down to where you want it and set it. Use the beard balm on wet hair as it helps in setting the beard.

Maintenance

A good well-groomed beard is a result of proper maintenance and care.  Rinse your beard thoroughly every day and apply beard growth oil as it not only moisturizes but also nourishes the area and stimulates hair growth. Wash or shampoo your beard at least twice a week. Follow it up with ample conditioning to keep the hair smooth and manageable.