Beard Training vs Beard Trimming

Legends Beard > Beard Shrapnel > How to Grow a Beard > Beard Training vs Beard Trimming
beard training trimming

Beard Training vs Beard Trimming

How to Grow a Beard

The Science Of Growing A Legendary Beard
~ By Craig Workman ~
LEGENDS BEARD Co-Founder & Head of Chemistry

TRAINING YOUR BEARD VS. TRIMMING YOUR BEARD

As I look at beard discussion forums/videos/blogs/the socials/etc. going on each and every day, I am astonished at how much time is spent and debates argued regarding the subject of beard trimming, it’s crazy to me.

When to trim, how to trim, how much to trim, should you trim, electric trimmer, straight-edge, shears…it just goes on and on in what I call a non-terminating hyperloop, and rarely is the discussion ever settled enough for those debating to feel like they can move on. To me, this is just simple and faulty conjecture, which stems from a movement towards bearding that is sweeping across the planet like the black plague. And surprisingly, it’s not just the newbies that are confused, but the seasoned pros with huge beards.

As a non-snobby purist, I might posture that those nut jobs on the fringe styling their beards to look like soup bowls and birdbaths, should not only be disregarded completely, but maybe even psychologically examined. Don’t buy into that shit guys, come on. That’s not cool at all…just totally jank-ass stupid! But I digress.

What I’d rather have you do, is to consider another practical solution, and move yourself and your beard towards a more respectful and Legendary status: STOP TRIMMING YOUR BEARD…AND START TRAINING IT!

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE OR TOO SOON TO START TRAINING YOUR BEARD

For those of us that have already been through this, we know that the first couple months of growing our beards, is little more than just letting it roll. No trimming, no goofy styling or dorky pattern cutting nonsense…just letting the bad boy run. In these first couple months, sure, we will certainly want to follow a solid shower routine, post-shower routine and grooming protocol using the best conditioners, pH balanced cleansers and beard oils that money can buy, but that’s about it.

Note: I didn’t mention how important a role nutrition plays in this whole thing, because it most certainly does, I just want us to stay in this “trim vs. train” wheelhouse for now.

After a couple months though, it’s time to start getting serious with a well-informed beard training protocol, and set yourself up to become the bearded sensei for all of the underlings that will soon follow you. And your advice.

So I wrote an article a short time ago that addresses the “BEARD GROOMING” topic, and if you haven’t read it yet…now might be a good time to do so.  I even did a video on the subject, where I also talk about my weekly routine for softening your beard, and there are a few crossover points in both the article and the video that I won’t repeat here.  Video: How to Keep Your Beard Soft

THE BOTTOM LINE

Man I love bottom lines, they make things so much easier to accept. The main point here is, if you’ll start training your beard in the proper way (the earlier the better), cleansing it, conditioning it, oiling it, moisturizing it and then combing and brushing it the way I teach you, you’ll almost never need to do much trimming/cutting at all. Maybe clip a rogue hair or two now and then, but overall, you’ll “train” your beard to do what YOU WANT it to do…not WHAT IT wants to do.

Remember gentlemen, YOU are the king of your forest, the sage of your sideburns, the monarch of your mustache and the undisputed heavyweight champion of the over-flowing fountain of follicular freedom we brothers call the LEGENDS BEARD!

Own it!

craig workman legends beard oil

– By Craig Workman
LEGENDS BEARD Co-Founder & Head of Chemistry

Want to learn more about beard growth and thickening science from Craig:

GROW A THICKER BEARD WITH “OIL-LOCKING”

AERATING YOUR BEARD FOR MAXIMUM GROWTH

HOW TO GROW A THICK BEARD

WILL THE BEARD TREND CRASH?

HOW TO COMB AND BRUSH YOUR BEARD – THE RIGHT WAY!

HOW TO KEEP YOUR BEARD SOFT

How to Grow a Beard Questions and Answers

We kcraig legendary beardnow you have questions about how to grow a beard.  No worries.  Available at your disposal is our bearded weapon of mass growth…Craig our fearless leader and Co-Founder of Legends Beard and Pipe.

Here’s your chance to ask away.  Just getting started with growing a beard?  Not sure where to begin?  Well, begin here.  Growing a beard is a journey and Legends is here to support you ALL THE WAY!!

TAGS:, ,

One Comment

Leave your thought