If you’ve ever had to wrangle a cowlick, you know how frustrating it can be to try and tame hairs that just don’t want to be tamed. Day in and day out, you’re trying new products which are having their own side effects and cause new problems for you, your facial hair, and your skin.
It can be so defeating to lose this battle with flyaways and stragglers day in and day out, can’t it?
How to Keep Beard Hairs From Sticking Out
Well, we may have the answer here for you. You may finally have the ammo to take on these rebel whiskers and win. Within these ten tips for taming your unruly mane, there’s gotta be a solution for you, Kingsman, so let’s just jump right in:
1. Ensure you have a functional beard care routine
A healthy beard needs nourishment everyday, just like you do. Give your whiskers beard oil every morning, at the very least. Use beard balm for styling, don’t rely on it to give your beard everything it needs. Make sure you’re washing product build-up out of your whiskers and protecting them from sun and excessively dirty environments.
2. Make sure you’re choosing the right products for your beard
Look at the ingredients of the products you’re putting in your beard. They should be clean, natural and give your beard the nutrients it needs to stay soft and manageable.
3. Wash your beard with beard wash
We can’t count how many times we’ve heard that a beardsman is using bar soap, body wash or hair shampoo to wash their beard. This is going to dry your beard out and leave it difficult to control. Stick to a product formulated especially for the hair and skin on your face. Use beard wash to scrub those whiskers.
4. Sleep with beard butter
To give your beard an overnight softening treatment, leaving it easier to control, apply some beard butter before bed and let it work its magic overnight. In the morning, you’ll have a softer, more tameable beard.
5. Make sure you’re using enough beard oil
While you certainly don’t want to use too much beard oil, you also don’t want to use too little. Make sure you’re using enough to distribute evenly throughout your beard.
6. Ensure you’re applying beard oil to a damp beard
When you do use your beard oil, always make sure your beard is damp. A damp beard is going to absorb more oil and get far more benefit from its use. If you haven’t washed your beard or showered, just give it a spray with some water before your apply your beard oil.
7. Wait five minutes before using your beard balm after using your beard oil
Your beard oil needs time to absorb. If you attempt to lock down flyaway hairs with beard balm while your beard oil is still on the surface of your hair, your beard balm won’t stay put. Your hairs will be too slick to bond with your balm or wax. Instead, wait a few minutes. Your whiskers shouldn’t feel oily to the touch, and they shouldn’t leave a residue when you run your hand over them.
8. Up the ante and use mustache wax
If you still find that your beard balm won’t hold your flyaways, kick it up a notch with mustache wax. This stuff offers a stronger hold than beard balm and could be exactly what you’re looking for.
9. Use a boar’s hair beard brush
Using the right brush to tame your mane could produce the effect you need. We recommend boar’s hair because it matches the properties of your whiskers and can distribute your product evenly throughout.
10. If all else fails, use heat
If all else fails, Kingsman, there is no shame in whipping out a heated beard brush to calm those whiskers who want to stay at attention. You can get them relatively cheap on Amazon and they work wonders for impossible flyaways and stubborn strays.
Final Thoughts on Controlling Your Facial Hair
A healthy, happy beard is going to want to behave far more than neglected whiskers, so taming your unruly beast is always going to start with your beard care routine.
We want to know if you have any tips or tricks for taming those stubborn flyaways. Let us know in the comments and make sure you’re subscribed for more about caring for your beard!