How can I straighten my beard? Are there specific products or brushes that I need to use? Well, I know these are some of the questions that you keep asking yourself.
As a beard lover, I know the power of a well-straightened beard that is why this article is fundamental to me.
Straightened beards not only make you look good but also gives you a sense of self-confidence. Growing beard is much simple but maintaining it is slightly tricky.
Beard hair is different in men; some are lucky to have naturally straight beard hair; others have curly beards while there is another group who need a little grease to straighten beards.
If you have been wondering how you can straighten your beard, then this article will help you. We have 4 proven ways to help you turn your thick beard hair into a beautiful straight beard. Let’s get started!
- Method 1: Using Blow Dryer, Open Dryer Attachments, and a Fine-Toothed Comb
- Method 2: Using Beard Products Such as Beard oil, Creams, and Waxes
- Method 3: Using Straightening Iron (Recommended for Long Beard)
- Method 4: Using Sea Salt Spray to Straighten Your Beard
- Final Thoughts
Method 1: Using Blow Dryer, Open Dryer Attachments, and a Fine-Toothed Comb
A: (Prep) Items Needed in The Straightening Process
- A Blow Dryer (with Open Dryer Attachments)
A Blow Dryer is a vital tool when it comes to ensuring that all your beard hair goes in the same direction and is positioned downwards. It is an effective method for beard straightening and should be used on low heat to minimize damages.
You should also hold the blow dryer some distance away from your head. This tool is undoubtedly the best way to straighten a curly beard. If you have no idea how to use a blow dryer, I will cover everything you need to know.
- Beard Oil
What should you put in your beard before straightening it?
Well, the first thing you need to do is to apply your beard oil to help the hair relax. Besides, the beard oil provides moisture to the skin and coats the hair to protect them from the heat damage.
- The Fine-Toothed Comb is used together with a blow dryer to achieve straight beard hairs.
Side Note: Well, for some of you who only use beard products and achieve straight beard hairs, you do not have to use a blow dryer, but for those looking to achieve a more refined look, then this is a must-try.
B. The Process
Step 1: Take your blow dryer and fine comb and then carefully comb your beard.
Set the straightening attachment on medium heat at low speed and then separate your beard clusters by gently brushing them outwards. You can also use your fingers to disentangle the rough spots then continue brushing the strands until the straightener moves with less effort.
Step 2: Keep on straightening your beard using the attachment
After combing your hair for about three minutes, turn to and the open attachment for more heat flow. From the center of your face, put the dryer outward and pull all your fingers down, in the direction of airflow.
Step 3: Finally, comb your beard downwards using a fine-toothed comb to achieve maximum results.
Note: It is essential to always move outwards from the center of your face to avoid any damages. During this process, make sure that you run your fingers down the strands once in a while.
Method 2: Using Beard Products Such as Beard oil, Creams, and Waxes
We are all aware that beard products have considerable benefits in promoting hair growth and maintaining good health, but they also have a significant impact on how your hair lies down.
Before applying these products, you need to get your beard wet, either by showering or washing you are them thoroughly in the sink.
After drying with a clean towel, you can then apply the oil, cream, or waxes depending on the product you want to use.
I use beard butter, and the results are excellent. The beard butter relaxes your hair, and after brushing your beard with a bamboo brush, the beard hair will automatically straighten to give you a more appealing look.
Step 1: Wash your beard
Before using any beard product, it is important to first wash your beard with clean water and shampoo to get rid of oil and dirt. Keep the strands of the hair away from your face while washing it.
Step 2: Dry with a Clean Towel
Just like you did during shampooing, pat your beard dry and strike the hair downwards. Try as much as possible to separate the strands from each other so that they will remain straight.
Step 3: Apply beard oil.
As soon as the hair dries up, apply some beard oil so that styling can become manageable. You can later use a comb to make sure that the strands are in good shape.
Step 4: Apply beard pomade.
To maintain the beard’s straight appearance, apply a little pomade in small quantities then comb again. Continue repeating this process until you get satisfied with the results.
Method 3: Using Straightening Iron (Recommended for Long Beard)
The method is risky, and it is only recommended for people with very long beards.
It a reliable way, and the fantastic thing about it is that no chemicals are used.
When using a straightening iron, it is recommended that you comb your beard in sections to achieve even results. Get close to the root as possible and then carefully draw the iron across your hair.
It is easy to burn your hair or skin using the iron, and therefore you should be very conscientious. Applying beard oil after using the iron will automatically do magic!
Step 1: Lay the beard hair’s strands into the straightening iron and fluff them upwards towards the center of your face.
Step 2: Move the strands with the device. Repeat this process for the rest of your beard hair.
Step 3: Make sure that the results are durable.
Apply a small quantity of beard balm on your beard and then tame them downwards using a bristle. The beard palm ensures that your beard remains straight until the next routine.
Method 4: Using Sea Salt Spray to Straighten Your Beard
Sea salt spray is commonly applied on hair, but it can also be used in a beard when it is slightly wet.
Before using sea salt spray on your beard, ensure that it is made from high-quality ingredients like sea kelp. According to a study conducted in 2019, sea kelp not only improves your skin but also has anti-aging effects.
Step 1: After finding the most suitable sea spray, sprinkle a little on your beard hair.
Step 2: Using a comb, spread it uniformly throughout your beard.
Step 3: Comb your beard hair download until it becomes well straightened.
Whether your hair is curly or thick, it is vital to know that beard straightening is simple. As long as you follow the above methods, steps, and use the products, tools mentioned, the process becomes easier.
At the end of the day, it boils down to what look you prefer the most. I hope that you enjoyed the tutorials, and if you have any queries, do not forget to comment.