The 5 minute fix
Build this quick trick into your morning grooming ritual and keep your beard in perfect condition
If you’ve got facial hair, you can probably remember a few times that it looked unruly right before a trim.
But what if you were trying to grow out your facial hair? This process takes patience in a few ways.
First there is the waiting game... seeing just how long can you hold out in order to achieve the length you're looking for.
And then there are the stares you get from strangers, and friends who ask, "what are you doing with that stuff on your face?"
Of course the reason for this (in both instances) is the speed at which neat facial hair can start to look unkempt by growing out just a little. And shorter beards and mustache styles (i.e. beard scruff, goatees) can have very small windows of looking “neat” compared to the fuller style counterparts as a result of how quickly the hair can curl.
But here’s a trick I learned many years ago on how to keep a curly beard style looking good, while also keeping those wayward curls at bay.
I call it “smoothing out.” It’s a simple trick that requires trimmers or a pair of clippers (w/ comb guards).
First, select the comb guard that best fits the existing hair length, and attach it to the trimmer or clippers.
Next, trim the facial hair downwards (towards the neck). This process only cuts the top portion of the beard or mustache, leaving the hair length intact.
As a result, the only hairs cut are those sticking out (or beginning to curl), thereby recreating the original neater style.
This is a simple and easy trick that can take less than 5 minutes to accomplish in the morning. So, give it a try and see how it works for you!