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.
- Wash the beard
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.
- Condition the beard
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.
- Apply product to the hair
To keep the beard shiny and soft, apply a product such as leave-in conditioner or beard oil every day after showering.
- Style the beard
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.
- Trim the beard
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.