To maintain a beard, wash it with shampoo, condition it, use products to keep it moisturized, blow it dry and trim it regularly. Maintaining a beard takes roughly 15 minutes a day and requires shampoo, conditioner, an electric trimmer, scissors, a comb and a beard product such as beard oil.Continue Reading
Use moisturizing shampoo to wash the beard at least three times a week. This keeps both the hair and the skin underneath soft. Bar soap is too harsh for both the hair and the facial skin.
Beards can get wiry if not conditioned regularly. Every time you wash the beard, apply a thick moisturizing conditioner. Let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing out.
To keep the beard shiny and soft, apply a product such as leave-in conditioner or beard oil every day after showering.
For a full beard, blow dry the beard up from the chin to create volume. Once the beard is dry, blow the hairs down with the dryer. Comb the beard into place.
The method for trimming a beard depends on its length. If it is all the same length, use hair clippers and the appropriate guard to trim the whole beard. For a beard that's straight, pull it down with the comb and use the scissors to trim the ends. Either way, follow up by using the trimmers to create a straight line across the neck and each cheek.