Growing a great beard - a 'how to' guide

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Caffeine will help you grow a great beard but we have some other great tips to help get you there quicker. Read our quick 'how to' guide so you can grow the best facial hair possible. Find out more about growing your beard with caffeine

Take it easy! Don't cut or trim it yet..

    Do not start out by trimming and styling your beard, just leave it untouched for at least 4 weeks. By doing this, you allow the hairs to grow in fully, as some will grow quicker than others - this means that when you pick your style it will not look as patchy.

    When we say untouched, we do still mean that you should wash your beard and comb or brush it as it grows. Use beard oil to nourish the hair and skin, keeping it healthy so the beard grows quicker. You can start training the hair early by combing or brushing in the direction that you want the hair to lie.

    Pick the right beard for your face

      It's a good idea to take a look at a range of beard styles and try and match the best one to your face shape. If its the right style for your face shape then it will look better and you will feel better.

      Wash your beard every 1-2 days

        It is always really important as food scraps and dead skin can build up and cause itchiness. Scrub your beard several times each week and then gently pat it dry or stroke the towel in the same direction as the hair. Do not dry backwards and forwards as this will damage and knot your beard - and make it frizzy.

        Use Beard Oil and/or Beard Balm 

          You want a good quality oil that will moisturise your beard hair and help your skin. Depending upon your hair, you may want a balm instead, however some people use both. Oil should be used straight after towel drying - to lock in the moisture. The oil should be combed into the beard so that it goes from root to tip. 

          Balm can be used instead of or in conjunction with the oil. Rub it into your palms and apply it to your beard - it is a good idea to apply it to coarser, more difficult to control areas and, if you have a long beard, then apply some to the length to keep it moisturised through the day. Comb or brush through to get the style that you are looking for. Check out our oils and balms

          Trim regularly with a trimmer and/or scissors

            Once you have the style, you should trim regularly so that it stays well maintained and good looking. If you want to grow it bigger/longer then simply prune less but you should still do this so that the wayward hairs can be cut and, as the hair regrows, you can train it with oil, balm and comb.

            Trim the 'stache

              Use tiny trims, with a good pair of scissors, every few days, to keep your ‘stache looking good. Trim around the nose and in the corners of your mouth with grooming scissors, and use a touch of balm to hold it in place after a good brush.