Beards … Love them or hate them, you have to admire the wearers. When a man decides to grow a beard, he’s making a commitment not to trim or shave his facial hair for at least 6 weeks. There’ll be ups and downs, moments that he’ll want to give in to the call of the razor, but if he manages to resist, the result will be a beard of epic beardliness. The stubble stage of growing a beard. It’s still cool. The stubble stage of growing a beard. It’s still cool.
Here at Zilberhaar, our beard brushes make beards the best they can be. It’s in our interests for every man on the planet to grow the beard he was meant to grow. More beards on the planet = the need for more ZilberHaar beard brushes. See what we mean?
So, how can you grow your own epic beard? Join us as we take you on a journey from the starter stubble, right through to your epicly styled full beard.
The Stubble Stage
To grow an epic beard, a man has to start with a solid stubble. He may look great, but he’s in for two weeks of nurturing that stubble with all his might, ignoring the itchiness and the complaints from his partner about stubble burn every time they kiss. The only thing you can do at the stubble stage is to apply a beard oil to reduce itchiness and give your burgeoning beard the best start in life. Get ready as you approach the end of week two, because you are about to enter the Bearded Wilderness.
Into the Wilderness
The wilderness stage of growing a beard. With some work, it can still be wearable. The wilderness stage of growing a beard. With some work, it can still be wearable. Did you enjoy the feeling of cool that only a stubble can give you? Well, hang on to that feeling because you have now entered the wilderness. Imagine how you would feel and look after 4 weeks of wandering lost and alone in the woods. That’s your beard for the next four weeks or so. Your beard will probably look awful and you’ll be so tempted to shave it off. Resist that temptation, because if you can make it to six weeks of beard growth, you’ll be on the home straight to the epic beard of your dreams. People will probably make fun of you, you’ll hate the unevenness of your facial hair, but take heart … all epic beards went through what yours is going through right now.
“The only way to care for the itch is a quality beard brush. Every time the itch turns on, pull out your brush.”
Help your beard in this growing pains period by using a soft beard brush to exfoliate your skin and make your beard look and feel a little bit better. Don’t expect miracles at this stage, but do expect that the more you care for your growing beard, the better it will be when it matures in just a few short weeks. Remember - Do not trim your beard under any circumstances!
And the itching, oh that itching - it is the point of no return, this is where have a good beard brush makes all the difference, you can pour oil on your beard and it might help a little, but it wont fix the itch. The only way to care for the itch is a quality beard brush. Every time the itch turns on, pull out your brush.
Old enough to …
Now your beard is starting to look like something. You can go to the barber and get it shaped. You’ve made it! Your beard is probably 6 to 8 weeks old by now and it’s starting to get serious about being a beard. Can you see the epic beard at the end of the tunnel? We can. Now, you still have a way to go, but your facial hair is about to come of age and should have started to look like a beard by now.
Your job now is to really up the attention you pay to your beard. Brushing your beard every day is so important, because it not only softens and styles your facial hair, brushing also exfoliates your skin too. None of us like ingrowing hairs, so exfoliating is definitely something you’ll want to do. If your hair needs a stronger brush, upgrade to ZilberHaar’s classic 100% boar bristle beard brush. You can even start using beard balms at this stage, or just continue with your favorite beard oil. You can trim your beard at this stage if you wish, but don’t overdo it. This stage will last for at least a month, but we’re sure you can feel what’s coming next for your beard ...
The home straight
It’s the home straight. From now on, that beard is yours. It’s the home straight. From now on, that beard is yours. Well done! You made a commitment to help your facial hair fulfil its destiny and now it is definitely well on it’s way. After 3 months plus of growing, your beard is a beard that other men look at and wonder how you managed to resist the call of the razor. Make sure you continue to look after your beard, brushing and applying balm every day. You will also see great results from trimming now, so if you feel the time is right, trim your beard into the style you’ve always wanted.
So, what’s next? Well, the longer you leave your beard, the more epic it will grow. Over the next 3 to 6 months and beyond, you’ll need to learn to take your beard into account when you are eating for example. A lot of men keep their beard trimmed at this stage, but if you truly want a beard of epic proportion, let it keep growing. Epic beard need epic care, so before you grow one, make sure you have time to look after it. We’ve seen so many beards abandoned and wouldn’t want yours to suffer the same fate!