A Little Know-How to Maintain a Truly Great Beard

Growing a beard doesn’t happen overnight, it takes time, effort and a lot of patience before you can achieve the beard that you want. Most of the time, it doesn’t grow as you expect it to be. Once you already have the beard of your dream, you would need to put it a lot of work to keep it smelling and looking good. Here are some of the things to need to know to keep your beard in tip-top shape:

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Wash It!

Unless you are the type of guy who uses face soap on anything, washing your beard is like washing the hair on top of your head and they both need shampoo. Luckily, there are several beard shampoos out there that use special botanicals to help soften the hair and prevents drying out. In choosing the right one for you, just make sure that you like the smell because you will be the first one to smell it since its right under your nose.

Use Conditioner

Growing a beard is not like growing the hair on your head, there will be itchiness and uncomfortable feeling that comes with it especially if you don’t use a beard conditioner. A good conditioner will not only make your beard soft but it will also keep it healthy and moisturized. If you don’t want to look like a man who spent 8 years living alone in the woods, buy a good conditioner to keep your beard tame for your face comfort.

Disinfect It

While washing your beard is very essential, sadly it is not enough to keep your beard clean. Because as you know, it is close to your mouth so food, saliva and other germs can get in it not to mention all those sweats. Get yourself an antibacterial beard balm to soften it further as well as kill all those microscopic critters planning to build a community in there.

Trim and Brush It

Keep your beard as healthy as possible by brushing it on a regular basis to keep it from getting tangled and unruly. Giving it an occasional trim will also keep it in good shape. This two can be done by getting a quality trimmer and a good beard brush.

Buy Beard Oil

While a conditioner promises to soften your beard, a good beard oil will make it even softer and it will also prevent the dreaded bear dandruff that would end your dream of having a good beard if unattended immediately. No girls will want a guy who has skin flakes near his mouth and since your beard will never leave your face, having it smelling nice at all times is a sweet perk.

Charity

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health.

In 2004, the American Heart Association faced a challenge. Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an “older man’s disease.” To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women – a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.

Go Red For Women encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart healthy life. GoRedForWomen.org, a premier source of information and education, connects millions of women of all ages and gives them tangible resources to turn personal choices into life-saving actions. We encourage women and the men who love them to embrace the cause