If there’s one trend that’s really growing on us this year, it’s beard braiding. Many guys love growing out their beards but wish to style it in a way that stands out from the crowd. Braiding is relatively easy, and there are so many different types of braiding styles that a guy can truly get creative.
Today, we’ll be talking about how to properly braid your beard so that it looks great and lasts.
Step #1: First, comb your beard thoroughly. If your facial hair is tangled, your braids will look sloppy and uneven.
Step #2: Now, apply your beard oil as you do normally each day. A beard that’s properly moisturized will allow for smoother-looking braids, which is what we want.
Step #3: Next, apply a beard balm evenly throughout your beard. The right amount depends on the length and thickness level of your beard. We want the beard balm to help the braid hold, but we don’t want so much product that the beard ends up looking greasy.
Step #4: Now, the braiding process can begin. There are so many different ways to braid your beard that you’ll probably want to do some research beforehand. Find a look that appeals to you and use it as your inspiration. If you have particularly thick facial hair, you may want to use some clear elastics at the end of each braid to keep it in place.
Final Step: Now that your beard is braided, you’ll want to make sure that those braids stay in place. Resist the temptation to touch your newly braided beard, as this could cause the braids to come undone and develop a frizzy appearance. You can decide if you wish to keep the braids overnight or take them out at the end of the day.
If you’re interested in braiding your beard, follow this guide for the best results. As you can see, it’s not nearly as difficult as it sounds. Don’t forget to use the right products, like the ones that are available at LA Roots.