February 18, 2015 1 min read

Growing a beard can be an expression of freedom, but it’s also a commitment. Beards don't take care of themselves any more than your lawn or your nails. They need some upkeep. 

"If you don't pay any attention to your beard, pretty soon, you're going to look like a wanderer from the Alaskan wild," says Sandy Poirier, celebrity stylist and owner of Shag, a salon in Boston.

Whether you're just past the stubble stage or trying to tame a 2-foot mass, here is tip #1

Let it grow. Wait a few months before trying to shape a beard. That’s even if you plan to keep it short and close to the face in the long run, Poirier says. Shaping and trimming a beard too early is a common rookie mistake -- a mistake that can take weeks or months to fix. "Let it get a little wild at first," Poirier says. "Once you have about an inch or an inch and a half, then you can start shaping it." Use one of our premium beard oils to help your beard grow healthy!

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Kalin Osterhout
Kalin Osterhout

September 16, 2015

Growing my beard for 4 months now without shaving….waiting until the 6 month mark before trimming OR shaping. I use a beard oil, helps keep it a bit tame and soft.


July 15, 2015

I am still in the process of growing out my beard and have been using a lot of beard oil. I just started using these great men’s grooming products from here, http://detroitgrooming.com/collections/detroit-grooming-products” and they have really been awesome!

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