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Beard: should we keep the fly?

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The fly beard is a style still worn by some men. Here are my tips for properly trimming your fly beard and taking care of it.

The fly beard is no longer a style of beard in vogue in France today, fewer and fewer men wear it. And yet, the fly beard is still a beard style that is worn a lot in some countries, such as Spain in particular. It is also a style that will give you a certain Latino touch to your look! In this country, the fly is also clearly highlighted, it is borderline an asset of seduction.

But what exactly is the fly? The fly is the small area that appears under the lower lips and before the chin. Generally, the fly is V-shaped.


Here are my tips for having a nice fly beard.


Why wear a fly beard


The reasons that can lead men to wear a fly beard are numerous:

The fly beard to counter an incomplete beard

If you have a sparse or incomplete beard then a fly beard can be a good alternative to clean shaving your face. By sparse beard, I mean if you have gaps in your beard. But generally, all men have dense fly-level hair. Also, the fly beard may be an alternative.


The fly beard to have a certain personality

You have a certain personality and you want your beard to show that personality. The fly beard is an excellent way, because it is a style of beard little worn today by men and which gives a certain allure to the face.

The fly beard for the practical side

Choosing to have a fly beard can also be done for its practicality! Especially among men who do not want to worry about having to maintain a full beard on a daily basis. The fly beard has the advantage of requiring little time each day of maintenance.

How to trim the fly beard?

In the case where you want to have a fly beard, namely only to have beard hair at the level of the fly, all the rest of the face and neck is shaved. But, some will want to make an intermediary between the fly beard and the 3-day beard, leaving more volume of beard at the fly and mowing the rest of the beard as much as possible. Here are the tips:

Which accessory to trim the fly beard?

To trim a fly beard, you will have to use accessories:

The beard trimmer for a fly beard

The first accessory you will need to trim a fly beard, especially if you have a long beard, is the beard trimmer . It's quick and easy, you have almost no chance of making a mistake.

If you are very precise, you can also use scissors specially adapted to cut beard hair.

It is also necessary to have a beard comb or a beard brush so that you put the hairs in the right direction, which will allow you to have a perfect fly beard, with hairs of the same length.

The razor for a fly beard

Finally, if you shave your face, you will have to equip yourself with a razor. If you're into a clean shave, you can use a straight razor or a safety razor .

Choose the right comb to trim the fly beard

When you have a fly beard, it is necessary to have a relatively short beard hair, so as to keep a certain homogeneity with the face, and a certain aestheticism. The hair length of your beard must not be too long, it would not look pretty at all.

Also, to properly trim a fly beard, it is necessary to take your beard trimmer and choose a comb between 2 mm and 6 mm. Do not take a bigger hoof.

Choose the right fly beard shape

Of course, the shape of the fly is important for the fly beard, and unfortunately, everything is going to depend on your hairiness. Indeed, we are not all spoiled in the same way at the level of the hairs on the fly.

Ideally :


  • you have to keep a fly size as it is natural. Except, if you have a very dense fly that takes into account all the bottom of your lower lip. 

  • you must respect the symmetry of each side

  • in terms of the length of your fly beard, it should not be longer than 2 to 3 cm. To help you, you can put your thumb under the lip, horizontally. This will give you an idea.

If you're clear-shaving your face for the perfect flybeard, I recommend using a clear shaving product like beard oil or shaving gel. This will allow you to precisely define the beard outline of your fly beard and have perfect symmetry.

How to maintain the fly beard?

Moisturize your fly beard hair

Having a fly beard certainly requires little maintenance, but you will still have to bring a minimum of maintenance. Thus, like any beard hair, you will have to moisturize the hairs of your fly beard, in particular using a beard oil. See a vegetable oil from your kitchen if you don't have any beard oils.


Hydrate your skin with fly beard

If you have shaved all over your face and suddenly, remember to moisturize your skin. She was indeed attacked by the razor blade. You can apply beard oil for this. Yes, even on fully shaved skin.


A scrub on your fly beard

Similarly, do not hesitate to make a beard scrub on your fly beard, but also on your shaved skin: this will prevent the appearance of ingrown hairs and thus have pimples which will not be very aesthetic.

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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.

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