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There’s no doubt that your beard will make an impression on others.

It may also affect your opinion of yourself.

Let’s discuss how to use your beard to change what others think of you.

How to Use Your Beard to Change

How Do You Want to Be Seen?

It’s a given that men with beards will be seen as mature.

Certain styles of facial hair can make you appear more dominant or aggressive.

Stubble, while often seen as sexy, can also make you look like you don’t spend a lot of time grooming.

But a full beard can also have the same negative impact.

What you want others to think when they see your beard?

Do you want to look more intelligent, stronger, tougher, or more attractive?

Then let’s look at beard styles and grooming.

No Matter What Kind of Beard You Have, Do These Two Things

Whether you have scruff, a goatee, or facial hair worthy of a lumberjack, there are two things you can do that will always make a positive difference.

It’s simple: wash and condition.

Use one of the best beard washes to keep your hair soft and smelling fresh.

It’s not sissy; it’s common sense. Clean skin and hair will itch less.

It’s also more pleasant for you and the ones who get physically close to you.

Regular soap and shampoo are likely to dry out your hair and skin and lead to beard dandruff and acne.

Get yourself beard shampoo and conditioner and use them. It’s worth it.

Next, Groom and Shape

Beard oil and combs are cheap.

If you detangle the hair and add a little shine, you already look sharper.

But you’ll make an even better impression if you shape your beard.

We understand that you may be growing it out. Those first couple of months are awkward, and it’s essential to leave your beard alone during that time.

But after that, it’s time to trim and define lines.

If you’re not sure what will look best, visit your barber. Get suggestions.

Then take a new style for a test run.

Some popular looks right now include the short boxed beard, the Balbo, and the chinstrap.

Get beard balm and use it to help you shape your mustache and beard.

Other Ways to Tame Unruly Beards

If you’re using beard wash and conditioner plus beard oil or balm, you’re probably not going to have much trouble with frizz.

Nevertheless, you can make your beard appear longer and smoother by straightening it.

This is accomplished with beard straighteners.

They are heated tools similar to a curling iron but with two flat plates instead of a round barrel.

It only takes a few minutes to straighten the hair. Applying balm ensures that it remains smooth and straight.

Is It worth It to Spend Time and Money on Your Beard?

Is it worth it to spend time and money on hair?

If your answer to this question is yes, then you’re not a caveman, and you care about your appearance.

For just a few dollars a month, you can have the products you need to take care of your beard and mustache.

There are many videos online to teach you how to style facial hair.

The best part is that it grows back, so even if you screw up, you can minimize the damage and try again later.

When you get it right, it’s that feeling of satisfaction. You glance in the mirror and think, “Damn, I look good.”

The Benefits of a Well – Groomed Beard

The benefits of a well-groomed beard include feeling better about yourself, getting compliments from others, and being less likely to get hassled at work.

Unfortunately, there are still a lot of rules and prejudice about beards, especially in the workplace.

A trimmed, neatly styled beard is likely to keep you out of trouble.

Your partner’s mom will complain less, and the dad will respect you more.

And your boss could consider you for promotion faster than the other guy.

In the end, take good care of your beard, and your beard will take good care of you.