How to shape facial hair – if you think that growing facial hair like beard and moustache is so yesterday, you are wrong then. Indeed, sleek and clean face becomes one of the options right now. But it doesn’t mean the beardy one is out of date. As the evidence, there are now many men and even public figure who decide to let their facial hair grow up. Of course, let it grow doesn’t mean let it become messy as well. There are so many ideas of beard and moustache styles that you can try. I is even you prefer those which are short or quite long. Sure, which one you like the most should be that to be applied. So, how to shape it? In general, shape a kind of facial hair is quite similar. The difference is only placed on the finishing. Here are then some steps of the basic facial hair shaping.
Deciding the Shape
Sure, the first thing to do is deciding what kind of facial hair style you want to apply. There are some ideas which are quite popular nowadays, including pointed beard and Ducktail beard. in general, those styles are remaining the beard on your chin. It depends on your taste then whether you want to let your cheek clean or not. Besides, it is based on your wants as well whether you want the beard will be connected to your hair or not. Even if growing moustache now is often avoided particularly by young men, many celebrities are still looking cool with that. So, if you are interested in it, why not?back to menu ↑
Using Foam and Oil
Foam is one of the things mostly used when you want to shave your beard. However, it is actually specially functioned when you want to remove all your facial hair without any remaining. Sure, it is due to the fact that the foam can lessen the painful feeling when the trim scratches your skin. However, for the parts in which there will still be the hair, it is better to use oil. Oil is basically good to make your hair straight and even sleek. Therefore, the process of shaving and cutting tends to be much easier. Besides, the result is considered better. So, which is better then, using oil or foam? For shaping the facial hair, you can prepare
both, particularly the oil. You may use oil by smearing it toward the parts of your face where you want it to be still hairy. Well, you can shave and shape the beard and moustache at first. After that, you can use the foam for finishing; just smear the foam towards the parts which need to be clean without any hair at all. You should be very careful here so that you will not trim the hairy parts.
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Comb is very advantageous for shaving and shaping time. Before starting to trim, the beard should be combed at first and make sure they are already parallels without any curls. Meanwhile, comb is also important during the shaving. For the neater result, you should better attach your comb on the skin or parts which are being shaved. Then, you can just use the trim for shaving. The way of attaching the comb must be in line with the desired length to give a kind of even final cutting.
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Making an Outline
Outline is basically a sketch of how your facial hair will be shaped later. It is so easy to make as you can directly see your face from the mirror. Of course, making an outline here doesn’t mean that you need to draw on your face or something. Actually, you only need to follow the angle and shape of your own face. For this matter, the outline of facial hair can be different from one person to another. The best way to start trimming is actually from the upper parts of cheek and to the chin. However, it becomes a problem if you cannot control it well. Therefore, for some styles like pointed beard, it is better to start trimming from the chin. You can go up slowly so that the hair of your cheeks can be thinner or even removed at all. If you don’t want to have any moustache, it is much easier. You can focus on the area above your mouth at first and then go up to clean the beard.back to menu ↑
Using the Right Trimmer
Many kinds of trimmer are sold outside. Again, it actually depends on your taste which brand you love the most. However, a man should complete his collection of trimmer. It means the trimmers you have should be various starting from the narrow to the wide. Sure, it makes the shaving process tends to be easier. Meanwhile, it is good as well if you like changing the style of your facial hair. In general, whatever he type of beard you want to apply, it should be started from a small cut using the additional trimmer commonly available before using the main one. If you want the beard is spreading normally and you only want to make it shorter, you may use the additional trimmer starting from the edge of your hair and then move away to your chin. You can next repeat the process by using the main trimmer. Meanwhile, for pointed beard, the movement is in contrast. Again, you can use the additional trimmer first before repeating the process with the main one.back to menu ↑
After your beard and other facial hair become shaved just like the outline, it is then the time for finishing. Finishing here refers to the activity of cleaning parts around your shaped facial hair. It can be around your cheek and even neck. Of course, it is really needed so that your appearance in general looks clean and not messy. This cleaning up should be very careful so that it will not mess up the beard you already shape before. You can use foam for the better result anyway. So, do you have any other ideas regarding how to shape facial hair.