How long do you spend on your daily beard care routine? Are you rushing through the process in order to get to work on time? Or, are you really taking your time and enjoying each step of the regimen as a form of self-care? If there’s one thing that we get asked a lot, it’s how often a man should spend taking care of his facial hair each day.
How Long Should It Take to Maintain Your Beard Each Day?
Well, it depends. Every guy’s beard is unique, with some longer than others, some thicker than others and some being more naturally dry than others. This means that each guy requires different amounts of time and effort when it comes to his daily routine. Longer, thicker and drier beards naturally take a bit more time because they have more surface area and more nourishment.
Some Bearded Quick Tips
Instead of wondering how long your beard care routine should take overall, use this guide below to have a general idea of how long each step should take. Give or take based on the length, thickness and needs of your beard.
Quick Tip #1: Washing Your Beard
Most men don’t need to wash their beard every day. You should wash your beard whenever it feels dirty and oily, which for most men is twice a week. It should take about one minute to thoroughly massage the beard wash into your beard, and another 30 seconds to rinse it, give or take.
Quick Tip #2: Applying Beard Oil
The key to applying beard oil is massaging it in long enough for the formula to almost completely absorb into the hair and face. For most men, this takes about 60 seconds.
Quick Tip #3: Applying Beard Balm
Not every guy applies beard balm, but if you’re looking for a secondary boost of moisture, you should. Like beard oil, beard balm should take about a minute to massage into the facial hair.
Quick Tip #4: Brushing or Combing Your Beard
For most men, the last step is combing or brushing. This is where the timing can vary in a number of ways. There’s no exact length of time it should take, because it all depends on length, thickness and the way in which your beard naturally tangles.
Every Man’s Beard is Different, and Has Its Own Unique Needs
Therefore, there’s no exact length of time that’s suitable for every man to spend maintaining his beard each day.