Gautama Buddha once said, “Our life is the creation of our mind.”
We, at Gangs of Beard, believe that creation happens with the stroke of a beard!
You’re probably reading this article because you are fed up of rubbing a piece of metal against your facial skin and have now risen above the whimsical norms of society! Welcome to the Gang! We’ve received countless emails, messages and calls asking us to cover something around growing a beard for people who are new to the ‘Beard Bandwagon’. So, we thought we’ll do a blog around this and maybe have, Karan, the founder of the Gang, do a video on this in future!
Before we dive into the essentials of beard growth – know that growing a beard is not for the faint hearted!
Why? Because it takes time, and during that time, you need to have the patience and temperament to not only deal with the itchy phase, but also counter the pressure from your friends and family! There is a big chance that you will be mocked and there will be instances that you may doubt your ‘beard journey’. However, only the strongest amongst us survive! So, if you want to test the strength of your mind, try growing a beard today!
Alright. So, a lot of you think that growing a beard is one complicated business.
Let’s get one thing straight – there is no magic formula to grow a beard! All you need to do is sit back and relax, and let ‘Mother Nature’ take control! You don’t need us to tell you this, but there really is no rocket science behind beard growth! It’s a natural phenomenon. All you can do as a precaution is to resist the temptation to shave. So, the easiest solution is probably throwing that razor away!
Now that you know the basics of what is required to grow a beard successfully, this is what you need to do next.
You need to use beard grooming products and look after it! Imagine not washing the hair on your head, or not oiling it to give it the nourishment that it deserves. Your hair is going to become dull, dry and lifeless. Why give your beard this kind of treatment? It’s simple – if you’re growing a beard then you got to be passionate about looking after it! So, you need to apply our Beard Oil and Beard Wash. You can also consider using our Moustache Wax and Beard Softener as grooming tools. The moustache wax is an organic alternative to the chemical rich fixers and keeps your ‘stache’ in place.
These are the fundamentals for beard growth. It’s hard to imagine anyone growing a beard and not using these. Also, please stay away from the shampoos that you use on your head. It contains sulphates and harsh surfactants (chemicals that create foaming) that are extremely harmful for your facial hair and skin.
You may also consider shaping your beard which may make you trim/cut it. However, you should to do so only after reaching a stage where your beard is 1 to 2 inches above your desired length. Unless you have extra beard hairs to lose, trust us, you don’t want to trim and make it shorter. Remember, the greatest bodybuilders first work on achieving the right size and only then do they work on shedding the extra weight. Your beard is no different. Let it grow beyond the desired length and only then consider getting rid of the extra hair.
We hope that these pointers help you grow the beard of your dreams. So what’re you waiting for? Let the beard growth begin!