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How to properly maintain your 3-day beard?

The 3-day beard has become a real fashion phenomenon among men. Even a social phenomenon. Because among all beard styles, the 3-day beard has become the standard today among men, the preferred short beard style. And it is also very popular with women. The beard is synonymous with masculinity, power. But having a well-trimmed 3-day beard also shows that men no longer hesitate to take care of themselves. It requires some maintenance, which can take some time depending on the hairiness given by Mother Nature.


Here are my tips for properly trimming your 3-day beard.

3-day beard: what length of beard to have?


Having a 3-day beard is good, but it does not mean the same thing depending on the men! Some men will have a beard that grows very quickly, in 3 days so others will have to be patient and wait a good 10 days to have the equivalent of a 3-day beard! Defining its length therefore has nothing to do with the number of days needed to grow it.

In concrete terms, it is understood that a 3-day beard is between the nascent beard, which is also called the next day's beard, and a 10-day beard, with relatively short hair. In general, a beard that measures between 3 and 4 mm in length is called a 3-day beard.

My tips for trimming a 3-day beard


The rules for trimming a 3-day beard

Before taking the trimmer and running it over the beard, there are a few rules to follow:

  • to trim your 3-day beard, it must be dry: never trim it when it is wet, straight out of the shower. In this case, you will have to pass your 3-day beard to the hair dryer.

  • to trim it, run a beard comb or a beard brush first. Not only will this be good for your skin and your hair follicle, but it will just get the hair in the right way. This will make it easier for the mower to trim it properly.

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How to trim the 3 day beard?

When you have a 3-day beard, the most difficult thing is to maintain this length from day to day. Because the beard grows, often with deformities: some hairs grow faster than others, or hairs grow in the opposite direction to the rest of the beard. In short, it will have to be pruned several times a week.

To do this, you will have to use a beard trimmer to homogenize all the hairs:

  • choose the comb conforming to a 3-day beard. If you are using a trimmer for the first time, so as not to make a mistake and have to shave afterwards, take a large comb to start with and reduce the size according to the desired length.

  • take the trimmer and pass it over the entire beard, from the neck to the cheekbones (i.e. against the direction of the hair).

What is the best trimmer for a 3 day beard?

To maintain a 3-day beard, to mow it, to trim it, it is not necessary to take an expensive clipper. Because mowing a 3-day beard is relatively simple to do. So, I advise you to use simple mowers, like the Philips OneBlade for example. It does the job perfectly, the quality is there.

Here are some mowers that I recommend.

To avoid getting hair all over the bathroom when you trim your 3-day beard, I recommend using a beard bib . This will save time and avoid couple fights!

3-day beard: which comb to use?

This is the big question for everyone who wants to trim their 3-day beard: which comb of my trimmer should I use?

As I said above, it is advisable to first use a wide comb in order to cut the length and have homogeneous hairs. Then, to trim a 3-day beard, it is recommended to take a 3 mm comb or a 5 mm comb .

Since you might have an uneven beard density (a thicker beard on the lower face for example than on the cheeks), you can use a shorter comb on the dense areas, so that visually you keep a homogeneity. So, on non-dense areas, you can use the 5mm comb and the 3mm comb on dense areas.

How to trim the 3 day beard at the neck?

When you have a 3-day beard, the most important thing is to have a good shave on the neck . It must thus be perfectly clean, and shaved white on a part, but not on all the neck! Indeed, with a 3-day beard, if your neck is entirely smooth, then aesthetically it will not look pretty and above all, it would visually bring out a kind of double chin. But with a 3 day beard, how deep should we shave the neck? It's very simple, there is a kind of rule to keep a certain aestheticism:

  • take a point 1 cm above Adam's apple. Everything below should be shaved clean.

  • concerning the shape, 1 cm above the Adam's apple therefore, you must follow the same curve, rounded therefore, as that of the bottom of the face.

To keep it neat and aesthetically not too lumpy at the neck, the neck beard should be shorter than the facial beard . It will thus be necessary to degrade it, using a comb smaller than that of the facial beard.

How to trim the cheekbones of a 3-day beard?

The question that arises here: what height of beard should we have? The question arises if of course you have a very full beard and you don't know how high at the level of the cheeks you should have the beard. Once again here, it is the shape of your face that will give you the answer. This will allow you to have a homogeneous beard with the shape of your face. The rule is:

  • take a pencil and put one end of the pencil at the top of the ear and the other end at the corner of the lip. Any hairs on your 3-day beard that are above this line should be shaved, either with a razor or with a straight razor.

  • if you don't like the shape thus made, if you find it too strict or even too high, you can lower this line by bending it slightly, so as to have the same curve as your jawline.

How to trim the mustache of a 3-day beard ?

Regarding the length of the mustache, there is no precise rule, in fact everything depends on each mustache and the density of the hairs:

  • if you have a mustache with the same density of hair as the rest of the beard, then you don't have to do anything specific, except to pass the same comb with the trimmer.

  • if you have a mustache with a higher density of hair than the rest of the beard, then you will have to use a smaller comb than for the beard. The objective is to make it less visible, less heavy on the face.

Instead of mowing, you can also use small scissors on the mustaches.


It will also be necessary to remove (with a razor or tweezers) the hairs that are a little above the mustache, some can indeed rise above the nostril. And it will also be necessary to shave all the hairs of the mustache which falls on the lips and on the corner of the lips, to have a net effect.

How to trim the fly of a 3 day beard?

Generally we do not really know what to do with the fly! Some people shave it completely, and I advise against doing it, because from an aesthetic point of view it's not too pretty: it creates a hole in the beard. The principle is in fact the same as for the mustache:

  • if the fly has a high density of hair, then pass a comb smaller than the rest of your beard.

  • in any case, you will have to shave (or wax) all the slightly disparate hairs that are near the fly.

Which razor for a 3 day beard?

Having a trimmer is good, but you will also need to have a very good razor to maintain your 3-day beard, if only to draw the contours properly.

To do this, if you are a fan of traditional shaving   you can opt for a straight razor. But be careful to be well applied, because the blade is closest to your skin and a cut can happen quickly. If you have fragile skin, it will not be advisable to opt for a straight razor.

We advise you instead to take a classic razor for your 3-day beard, in particular Gillette brand razors which do the job perfectly, like the Gillette SkinGuard Sensitive razor, a razor specially adapted for sensitive skin, which you can find here .

What to do after trimming the 3-day beard?

Now that you have a beautiful 3-day beard, you will have to apply certain rules:

A beard oil after trimming your 3-day beard

You've just put down your mower, don't leave the bathroom right away. You must indeed apply a beard oil after trimming your 3-day beard. Not only will this allow you to hydrate your skin under the beard and your hair, but it will also allow you to have a more beautiful beard, with a very shiny and soft hair.

How often should you trim your 3-day beard?

Of course, the frequency for trimming a 3-day beard will simply depend on your hair growth. And this varies greatly from man to man. As a general rule, it should be pruned every 4 to 5 days. But for some men, trimming once a week will be enough.

On the other hand, to have a perfectly clean 3-day beard, you must shave your neck approximately every 2 days.

Why maintain a 3-day beard?


Having a 3-day beard is good, it's simple and it's very practical. But it is necessary to maintain on a daily basis to avoid certain inconveniences, which can be very annoying on a daily basis, or even a handicap for some who will then have only one desire: to shave it completely. Which would be a real shame.

Avoid harsh hair on a 3-day beard


All men who have a 3 day beard know it, especially when they have already had a longer beard, it is less soft. The bristles are indeed stiffer. Moreover, it is not uncommon to be told when you kiss: you sting! If so, you are simply not applying beard oil to soften the hairs.

Avoid tugging with a 3-day beard

How many men have I heard say: I completely shaved my beard because it was tormenting me! And suddenly wait again for their 3-day beard to grow back, to shave it again after a few weeks, still for the same problem of tightness! 

Here too, beard oil will be your best ally: not only will it moisturize the hair, but it will also moisturize your facial skin, which will be less dry.

Care to maintain the 3-day beard

It's not just men with very long beards that can have food in them (ah the little crumbs)!!! And besides, it's not only a question of food, but also of bacteria, of which the 3-day beard can be a real nest. Because in the end she sees things happen:

  • our hands already,

  • cheeks via kisses,

  • postilions (yes unless you are a loner),

  • Pollution,

  • care products,

  • dead cells linked to dryness of the skin,

  • perspiration,

  • etc


Maintain your 3-day beard with a beard shampoo

To maintain your 3-day beard, it is therefore necessary to wash it regularly, a bit like when you wash your hair, once a week, or even twice a week. Only once a week? Yes, if you are one of those who wash your hair every day, stop everything! This is very bad for the hair, too much shampoo weakens it. The same is true for beard hair. Of course, if you exercise and you  sweat a lot, then you can wash it.

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Refreshing beard and face wash with coconut water, argan oil and avocado oil. Menthol leaves the skin feeling refreshed and pleasant.

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3-in-1 cleansing gel inspired by the know-how of barbers for cleaning your beard, your face and your hair in a single gesture.

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Specially formulated to cleanse the beard, soften it, refresh it and condition it. Helps eliminate the feeling of irritation by nourishing beard hair.

But to maintain your 3-day beard, which products to use? Several options are available to you :

  • use a mild natural soap rich in glycerin to allow good hydration of the skin

  • maintain your 3-day beard with a beard shampoo that will respect the skin under your beard and not dry it out. It is not recommended to use hair shampoo to wash it.

  • you can also use a beard soap.

Maintain your 3-day beard with beard oil

You can also maintain your 3-day beard every day by applying beard oil . Beard oil is the essential care to maintain it. If there was only one care to choose, because you lack time for example, you are a man in a hurry, it is beard oil. And in particular castor oil for the beard which is the favorite product of bearded men.

The benefits of beard oil are numerous:

  • it moisturizes the skin under the beard

  • it moisturizes the hair of your 3-day beard.

Thus, by being perfectly hydrated, your 3-day beard will no longer be an itchy beard , a dry itchy beard. You will no longer have itching.

Maintain your 3-day beard with a scrub

Another treatment to do to maintain your beard and make sure it looks as good as possible, is to do a beard scrub . The scrub will have several actions:

  • it will allow to deeply clean the beard, by removing excess sebum at the root of the hairs ,

  • it will prevent the appearance of beard dandruff, whether it is dry dandruff or oily dandruff.

To make a scrub, you can use products that are easily found on sale or make your own homemade scrub, for example by mixing sugar with olive oil. Quite simply.

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A sumptuous combination for this exceptional exfoliation with liquid crystals and precious oils which provides a gentle double exfoliating action.

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Exfoliating treatment for beard and face. This paste deeply cleanses the beard and face by eliminating impurities and dead cells.

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This alpine goat's milk soap developed in collaboration with a soap factory in Ariège was made with apricot kernels ground into very fine particles.

Maintain your 3-day beard by brushing it

It's not just the hipster beard , or even the 10-day beard , that needs to be brushed! To maintain your 3-day beard, you must also brush it, using a beard brush . Brushing your beard to maintain it will have a crazy benefit: that of promoting blood microcirculation, which will have an impact on the health of the hair follicles, from which the hairs take root. Thus, you will have a hair that grows well, stronger and thicker. In the end, you will have a more beautiful 3-day beard.

Maintain your 3-day beard with a mask

Finally, one of the treatments to do on your 3-day beard is to make a mask. As we make a mask for the face, it is possible to make a mask on your beard. This will deeply hydrate the hair, but also the skin under your beard. To make a mask, you have two options:

  • either take beard oil and put a lot of it on your beard

  • either take vegetable oil that you have at home, and also put a large quantity on the hairs.

Then let it sit for 10 to 20 minutes, then rinse with a shampoo.

Maintain your 3-day beard with a dermaroller

The beard dermaroller is a treatment that you can do on your 3-day beard and that will have very positive effects. The dermaroller is a kind of small brush that contains very very fine needles. You will thus pass the dermaroller in your 3-day beard, as if you were rolling a roller over your face. The needles will then penetrate the dermis, which will increase blood circulation. This will impact your hair follicle, this envelope from which the hair takes root, so it will be in better shape. Your hair will grow better, stronger, more robust. You will have a beautiful beard , a thick 3-day beard, a full beard.

Here, you now have all the information to have a beautiful 3-day beard.

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The box contains a beard growth activator serum, a dermaroller, a cleansing spray and a beard comb.

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0.5mm titanium alloy microneedle roller for beard and hair growth.

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Beard Growth Serum contains 100% natural active ingredients Biotin and Arginine.

Why have a 3 day beard?

It's fine to have a beautiful 3-day beard, well trimmed and well maintained, but why have one, why wear it? We will give you below all the reasons that could encourage you to have a 3-day beard, especially if you are not used to wearing a beard, if you are completely shaved.

Have a 3-day beard for ease

We're not going to hide it, having a 3-day beard is still easy: not having to shave every day. Because casually, shaving every day is not a trivial act, it is even an attack on the skin. The fact of passing every day, generally in the morning, a razor blade weakens the skin and in particular the hydrolipidic film. Especially since, generally in the morning, we are tired, we are in a hurry, we do not necessarily apply a moisturizing product, such as aftershave, which will relieve the skin.

Opting for a 3-day beard would therefore be relevant for:

  • being able to sleep a little longer in the morning, yes yes it is important for many of us

  • but above all leave the skin in peace.

Have a 3-day beard for the sexy side

I sense that you are interested in this point! Yes gentlemen, having a 3-day beard is to reinforce its attractiveness to women and men. It is well known, and several studies have shown it, to have a 3 day beard, facial hair, gives you a more virile image, but in a sexualized sense. In the past, we will go back to prehistory, the hair was synonymous with domination and strength. The men who gave off the most this feeling were also those who had the most success with women, because they were then perceived as very good breeders. And this has remained in our unconscious: a bearded man will be more successful than a completely shaven man, who will be perceived as "young".

Have a 3-day beard for practicality

Last point that can encourage you to opt for the 3-day beard is that it is suitable for everyone! Indeed, it is not easy to choose a beard style, because it depends on several criteria:

  • his face shape: you can't put any style of beard without it impacting the face and the impressions it gives

  • her personality

  • his desires

The advantage of the 3-day beard is that it suits almost everyone, regardless of their face shape. Also, if you have a frizzy beard , and you don't like it because it gives you the feeling of having an ugly beard , then the 3-day beard will be perfect for you.

A 3-day beard for easy maintenance

The advantage of the 3-day beard is that it is certainly the type of beard to be the easiest to maintain. Well, with the growing beard of course. But since the hair is not long, it requires much less maintenance than a long beard. Thus, men in a hurry in the morning or men who are a little lazy, even those who do not take pleasure in taking care of themselves, will thus find an excellent compromise between having a beard and low maintenance. What demand.

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