Grooming

Beard or clean shaven? What to go for

By Alex

When it comes to male grooming it can be a bit of a minefield out there. With more and more products released on a weekly basis and different hairstyles coming in and out of fashion it can be quite hard to keep up with the different trends.

In recent years, the beard trend has been at the top of the grooming hierarchy with everyone trying to achieve the perfect look. But clean shaven is classic and timeless. Today, we’re talking beards vs clean shaven – what’s the look to go for and how to achieve the desired look.

Clean Shaven

Clean shaven is a more traditional and timeless approach to grooming, a look that most think looks smart and well presentable. However, fewer men are taking the time to shave in recent years this could be due to the rise in the beard trend or simply men not having the time to shave on a daily basis.

If clean shaven is the look for you it’s important to invest in a good razor, a good razor can speed up the process when it comes to shaving and can reduce the risk of cuts. Having a fresh razor blade will also help the process, if you let the blade on your razor become blunt over time it will begin to drag on the skin and can cause irritation and will not give you a close shave, it is recommended that you change your blade every two weeks – however, you’ll be able to feel when the blade isn’t as sharp as it once was.

Next up, products – always start by washing your face to start with a fresh and clean slate. Using a good shaving cream and brush is essential, you can quickly and easily brush the shaving foam on and this will make shaving quicker and effortless, the shaving cream offers support for a close and clean shave.

Lastly, quickly use an aftershave balm over the area to help restore your skin after your shave.

The Perfect Beard

Getting the perfect beard can be quite difficult for some people, and that’s why some decide to opt for the clean shaven or stubbly look. If having a beard is your desired look we’ve got you covered, here are our tips for achieving the perfect beard.

If you’re having trouble growing a beard our first tip is to start fresh, take the time to have a proper shave to give yourself a clean slate. Once your beard starts growing through you might find it a little itchy but you need to fight that. This could be due to your skin becoming dehydrated or an acumination of dirt build up. You should regularly clean your facial hair and moisturiser with a beard moisturiser or oil.

Next up, research – take a little bit of time looking at beard shapes and lengths you would like. This will allow you to know what you need to work towards, there’s no point in growing your beard for 6 months if you actually want something quite short and tidy.

Once you’re in the growth stage it’s important not to slack on the upkeep, keep your beard clean and moisturised daily, ensure you brush it and trim up any lose straggly bits, this will keep your beard looking well-groomed between trips to the barbers.

Beard transplant

If you’re set on having a beard but you’re still struggling after following our tips it might be time to look into hair restoration treatments such as beard transplants.

If you struggle with patches where the hair will not grow a beard transplant could be the answer. At the Harley Street Hair Clinic, we’re experts in the FUE hair transplant procedure – something we can use to build upon your beard to give you the perfect beard.

Our FUE beard transplant procedure is a great way to build upon an already existing beard and can work to fill in any gaps and make a beard look fuller and more defined whilst still looking natural.

 

If you would like more information about our treatments please contact us today for a no obligation consultation.
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