The thing about grooming is that it’s very visible externally, which means that you’re not the only audience. One has to admit, looking good does have a significant contribution to also feeling good. It’s not necessary for everyone to have top-notch grooming techniques, but it is also important to find out what your strengths and weaknesses are and improvise as much as possible.
There are so many things that matter – using the right tools, products, knowing your style, maintenance tips, daily hacks, and so much more that can transform your look in the best way possible.
For now, let’s look at some grooming issues that you might be missing out on, but others are surely not:
- Weird growth
Facial hair can tend to grow erratically, i.e., uneven growth, growing in different directions, random scanty patches, and so on. These may not be very visible indoors but are certainly visible when you step out. There can be a lot of different reasons why your hair might not be growing evenly and together.
Solution: Pay close attention while shaving and try your best to maintain an even length every time you trim. If you feel like this isn’t helping, it’s best to start over and clean shave once, and then allow your beard to grow back again.
- Know your style
More often than not, people make the mistake of sporting beards and hairstyles that do not compliment their facial features and structure. Each of us has a very different face, distinguished by jawline, shape, and so on. So yes, what type of hairstyle or beard style you go for can be determined by understanding what style of grooming complements you the most.
Solution: Look through catalogs, grooming blogs and also videos on understanding what styles suit which faces shape. Once you’ve identified this, you can search for how to achieve these styles too.
- Lifeless hair
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Even if you have managed to maintain a long and thick beard, it doesn’t necessarily have to be healthy too. Some beards look extremely dry and undernourished, and this doesn’t have a very appealing look to it. A dry beard also tends to have more hair fall because the skin tends to become dry too.
Solution: It’s essential to condition your beard hair at least once a week and also use a leave-in cream that is mild but effective. This truly helps with keeping your beard moisturised.
- Looking unruly
There’s a difference between being casual and being unruly. Grooming doesn’t necessarily mean that everything has to be straight or slicked back, but neatness is something that does add on to the appeal. In fact, unruly hair also has the tendency to develop more roughness and knots which can be a pain to deal with.
Solution: Carry a tiny comb or beard grooming brush with you, especially if you have the kind of hair that gets messed up quite easily. Also, using a quality beard oil helps with combing through smoothly.
- Wrong tools
The technique of grooming also has a lot to do with using the right grooming tools and also, knowing the technique of maintenance. When you use the wrong tools, you’re most likely going to end up with style you don’t really want but also don’t know how to fix. Thanks to technology, there are lots of different tools available today that have been designed especially for people who want to groom their facial hair the right way.
Solution: You could always check out this comprehensive guide on TTC shavers to get a better idea of the different variations and types of electric shavers and also figure out which one would be the best choice for you.
Grooming becomes a fairly easy thing to do once you know what your style is, how to achieve it and also how to maintain it. The right grooming technique can save you from adopting looks that don’t suit you at all. After all, you only want to be turning heads for the right reasons. And always a good amount of research on grooming will also fairly prepare you to avoid any of the issues mentioned above!