The London Beard Shop have come across lots of Beard facts. Below is just some of the Top 10 Beard Facts we have listed from wirey beards, beard growth rate, Beard Passport Photos
Beard grows wirey and wirey
Myth: I won’t grow out my beard because it grows in wirey and wirey beards are unattractive.
Fact: Wirey beards when fully grown often take on a very distinctive shape that can be very distinguished. And even for those wirey beards that need taming, there are products such as The Mancunian Beard Oil that can help make beard soft.
All parts of the beard should grow at the same rate
Myth: All parts of the beard should grow at the same rate.
Fact: Cheeks often grow in slower than the chin hairs and there is nothing wrong with that. Eventually, the cheeks will catch up and with some trimming/shaping, the beard can look completely full once you’ve reached around 2 or 3 months growth that’s when you can really get your beard oil to work its magic.
Beards are itchy and scratchy
Myth: Beards are itchy and scratchy?
Fact: Most guys have little or no itching. For the ones that do, usually, this passes in a week or two. If it comes back, it is probably related to dry skin or other skin condition, not the beard itself. And once past the stubble phase, most beards get significantly softer to the touch, so scratchiness is no longer an issue. To help with dry skin condition try applying some beard oil.
Bald area so cant grow full beard
Myth: I can’t grow a full beard because I have a bald area on my cheeks.
Fact: In most cases with 2-4 months of committed beard growth, the bald/weak/light spots will fill-in or fill-over completely due to slower growers emerging or sufficient length that the some of the beard will lay down over the sparse area. You could also look at applying some Beard Products UK to help groom the hair over the sparse areas.
Beard passport ID issue
Myth: If I grow a beard, I will have problems when travelling because my passport or other ID shows me as shaven.
Fact: Officials see hundreds of photos a day and are trained to look past as superficial as a new beard or different hairstyle.
You shouldn’t have an issue unless you have turned into Chewbacca overnight. The Mancunian Beard Oil might help tame Chewbacca though!
Shaving makes the beard grow back faster
Myth: Shaving makes the beard grow back faster/darker/thicker.
Fact: There is no evidence it does any of these things. It can make the stubble look like it is coming in thicker because of the blunt ends of the hairs when cut reflects light differently. Once your beard has grown back make sure you give it a treat by applying some Mancunian Beard Oils from one of the great beard products uk.
How long till my beard looks complete?
Myth: A beard should look complete in 2 to 3 weeks.
Fact: It takes 2 to 3 months for most guys to have a complete beard. So before month 3 comes along get yourself a Beard Gift Sets UK purchased, as 3 months “GROWS” around fast 🙂
People will not accept me with a beard
Myth: People will not accept me with a beard because most people don’t have beards.
Fact: You are you, and as long as you respect the integrity of others, what you do is your business. When one is centred in his core, his life will turn out as he wants it. Don’t let others put you down, most likely they are only jealous that they cant grow a beard and enjoy applying some of the great beard oils that are available on the marker!
Best place to trim beard is at the barbers
Myth: A barber is the best place to get your beard trimmed.
Fact: More often than not, a barber will over-trim or re-style your beard especially if you are not very clear about what you want. It is generally better to get your own beard trimmer and trim it a little bit at a time until you reach the desired shape and length. Some barbers stock some great beard oils you can sample after your trim.
Beard makes me look homeless
Myth: My wife thinks my beard makes me look like I’m a homeless man.
Fact: Often times it is the CHANGE that she objects to and she will use hyperbole to shock you into changing back by shaving. It takes time to adjust, sometimes up to a year, and in most cases, she will come around. But if you let her use these sort of tactics or withholding affection to get what she wants, you are only encouraging this type of behavior. A better approach is to discuss WHY you are growing your beard and how it feels to you, and ask for patience, understanding, and tolerance while you journey down the bearded path. Hopefully, you will not look as homeless when you slap on some great smelling Beard Oil onto your beard!