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How to maintain a short beard?

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The short beard is a great classic for men. Here in the article all my tips for maintaining a short beard.


The short beard is arguably the most adopted beard style by bearded men today. There are different types of short beards, the best known of course being the famous 3-day beard . But there is also the morning after beard, which is also called a beard , which many men wear more and more.

Here are my tips for having a nice short beard:

Why wear a short beard?

Different reasons can lead men to wear a short beard:

The short beard to look older

The short beard is a great way for young people to age their face! And yes, wearing a beard allows you to visually take a few years and look less young. Besides, how many men claim to have looked younger after shaving their beards?

The short beard for virility

The short beard allows you to assert your virility. Women prefer bearded men according to different studies. Because facing a bearded man reassures them. So many men, especially the youngest, will want to have a short beard, like a 3-day beard, to be more masculine, more virile. How many young men shave their beard every day, even though they don't have a beard, because they think it will speed up beard growth? What is, by the way, an urban legend, it will have no impact!

The short beard for easy maintenance

The short beard is ideal for all men who do not want to spend time in their bathroom to maintain and take care of their beard. Especially for all those who are in a hurry in the morning and get up at the last minute. A short beard is easier to maintain than a long beard, like a hipster beard .

The short beard to save money

We are not going to hide it, the short beard requiring less maintenance than a long beard, it is not necessary to buy certain accessories, like scissors, or certain care, like a beard balm . You just need to have a trimmer of course, to maintain the length of the beard and a beard oil.

The short beard to hide the holes in the beard

If you have a sparse or incomplete beard , or even many holes in the beard , then the short beard could be a great way to hide these imperfections. Indeed, for a large number of men, having an incomplete beard is an ugly beard , which is not necessarily true between us, all of this is very objective. But hey, the genes of some are not the genes of others. Also, having a short beard would be a great way to wear a beard while not highlighting these different imperfections.

The short beard versus the curly beard

Another element that can disturb some bearded men are curls! Sexy for some, ugly for others, the curly beard can indeed be a daily horror for some. A horror because they find that having a curly beard is ugly. But also because maintenance is not easy. After all, of course, depends on the style of curls you have.
Anyway, having a short beard can be an alternative to no longer having a curly beard.

The short beard to hide the white hairs

The white hairs in the beard, or the pepper and salt beard , can be a complex for some men, and personally I am one of them! If I indeed wear a short beard, a 3-day beard exactly, it is because I want to hide my white hairs in the beard as much as possible. White hairs that concentrate more on me at the level of the chin, while on the rest of the beard, for the moment, it is still the original color. Which I don't like at all. So yes, I would like to have a long beard , but with this complex, wearing a short beard suits me perfectly!

And yet, salt and pepper is perceived as sexy and masculine... like what the tastes of some...

Types of short beard

So to do this, men will choose between different types of short beards, because yes there are several lengths, even several shapes:

  • the beard of the next day, which as its name suggests is a nascent beard.

  • the three-day beard as I indicated above. It is today the standard in the type of short beard, the beard cut that is the most unanimous among men.

  • the 10-day beard , which is generally the most beautiful beard, because well worked with a perfect beard outline .

  • the goatee beard : a style of beard that gives a certain allure to the face.

How to have a beautiful short beard?


Regularly trim your short beard

The most important thing when you have a short beard is of course to trim it well. Because you will have to avoid letting your beard hair grow too much to quickly achieve a long beard. To do this, you will have to use a beard accessory that will quickly become your daily partner: the beard trimmer . Finally, at least twice a week depending on the desired short beard length and how quickly your hair grows.

The contours of your short beard

You will of course have to trim your beard perfectly, but the interest of the short beard is that you will be able to leave aside your beard outline , as much on the cheekbones as on the neck. Indeed, the short beard allows to leave a slightly neglected beard, it will give you a certain style. There is still an exception: the longer 10-day beard requires a perfectly clean beard outline.

How to maintain a short beard?

But beware, just because you have a short beard doesn't mean you won't have to take care of it! You will have to apply a beauty routine for your short beard. Here are my tips:

Wash your short beard well

We tend to believe that a short beard does not need to be washed like a hipster beard for example. Well it is necessary! Your short beard also needs to go through the shampoo box! And to do this, I advise you to use a beard shampoo that will properly wash the hair of your beard, while taking care of your skin under the beard. You can also use beard soap for zero-waste beard maintenance.

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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.

I don't recommend using hair shampoo to wash your short beard. This type of shampoo is indeed not suitable and risks drying out your beard hair.

Hydrate your short beard

If you wear a short beard, you will have to moisturize your beard so that you do not feel itchy, tight, etc. Because generally, this is the main problem encountered by all men who have a short beard. The reason is very simple: the hair of a short beard is thicker, coarser than the hair of a long beard. It is therefore necessary to provide perfect hydration to your short beard , using beard oil every day. your hair and have a dry beard .

Style your short beard

Another misconception that a short beard does not need to be styled! And yet, brushing his beard is not only used to discipline the hairs of his long beard or to remove the knots in the beard, but it makes the hair more beautiful, more shiny. Indeed, by brushing your beard you will also brush your skin and thus promote blood microcirculation. The hair follicle, that little pocket where beard hair takes root, will be healthier, leading to thicker, stronger, shinier hair.

A scrub on your short beard

It's not just long beards that deserve good maintenance, good care, short beards too. And among the care you need to do for the good of your short beard is to do a beard scrub . Very few men know that you can do beard scrubs, and yet it is essential care for your short beard. This treatment will indeed be beneficial for several reasons:

  • the scrub will deeply clean the short beard, much more intensely than a beard shampoo. It will thus remove excess sebum from your beard hair, giving it that greasy beard feeling eventually, and all the dust that could get stuck there,

  • it will also help prevent beard dandruff, especially oily dandruff.

Here is my selection of scrub products for your short beard.

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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 short beard with a dermaroller

This point will be of particular interest to people who have holes in their beards or who find that their short beards do not grow fast enough. The beard dermaroller is a kind of small roller on which tiny needles are attached. By passing it on the skin (by rolling it), you will promote blood circulation, which will do a lot of good for your hair follicle from which the hair takes root. Thus, a hair follicle in good shape is a follicle that will produce good, strong and robust hair. Similarly, some of your hair follicles may be a little sleepy: blood circulation is an excellent lever to wake them up.

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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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