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February 19, 2024
Beard

The Ultimate Guide to a Dapper Beard

The Ultimate Guide to a Dapper Beard

1. The Clean Sweep:


Washing your beard is like caring for a bonsai tree - it's an art. Aim for 2-3 washes a week with a beard-specific shampoo. Remember, using regular hair shampoo on your beard is like using dish soap on a tuxedo. After the wash, pamper your beard with a softener - because no one likes to cuddle a cactus.


Grooming Tip: Even on non-wash days, a quick rinse can kickstart your beard styling, turning the dreaded 'bed beard' into a manageable mane.

2. The Drying Duel:


Post-wash, your beard is vulnerable, like a wet kitten. Gently pat it dry with a towel, avoiding a vigorous rub as if you're trying to start a fire. For the more adventurous, a blow dryer on a cool setting can double as a styling tool, but remember to keep it moving - direct heat is the arch-nemesis of beard health.


Grooming Tip: Think of your blow dryer as a gentle breeze, not a hurricane.


3. Soften the Bristles:


Address prickliness and 'beardruff' by keeping your beard hydrated. If your beard could talk, it would ask for hydration – so listen to it. 


Grooming Tip: Beard oil is like a love potion for your beard. Apply it when the beard is towel-damp for maximum effect.


4. The Oil Odyssey:


Beard oil isn't just a grooming product; it's a rite of passage. Start with a few drops and increase as your beard grows. It's like feeding a pet: enough to satisfy, not enough to make it sluggish.


Grooming Tip: Less is more. Begin with a modest amount and increase gradually.


5. The Art of Brushing:


Using a beard brush or comb isn't just about untangling; it's about redistributing wealth - the wealth of natural oils, that is. Brushing adds volume and sheen, turning your beard from a wild forest into a manicured garden.


Grooming Tip: Brush when damp, not soaking wet, to avoid breakage and to style like a pro.


6. Tackling the Grey Frontier:


As your beard journey evolves, you might encounter some distinguished grey strands, adding a touch of wisdom to your look. But if you're aiming for a more uniform color or fancy a salt-and-pepper style, here's where you can wield the magic of Cleverman beard dye. Customized to your unique beard profile, this dye is your ally in either fully covering those greys or strategically blending them for that charismatic salt-and-pepper charm.


Grooming Tip: Whether you're looking for complete coverage or just a touch-up, Cleverman's beard dye offers flexibility. You control the narrative of your beard's color story. Use it to cover all greys or apply it sparingly for a natural, seasoned look.



With this six-step guide, you’re not just grooming a beard; you’re curating an experience. From cleaning to coloring, each step is an integral part of crafting your beard's character. Embrace each grey hair as a badge of honor and use our custom hair dye kits for men to give your beard a unique story. Remember, a well-groomed beard is a reflection of the man who wears it – make sure yours tells the right tale.

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Jorge Buccio
Celebrity hairstylist Jorge Buccio is Cleverman‘s Senior Colorist. He has over 20 years of experience in Hollywood, including celebrities Salma Hayek and Matthew McConaughey, and has worked with industry giants such as Schwarzkopf Professional and Revlon Professional. His avant-garde approach further aligns with Cleverman‘s commitment to style and personal taste.
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