We agree, men with beards look dapper and are quintessentially specimens of how men are supposed to look, but if their beards start curling up, things can get rough for them.
Not only do beards that are all curled up and unruly look untidy, but they also make us look like cavemen, no matter how well-styled and groomed we keep them. There's also the fact that most of our friends with great, straight beards have some really, shall we say, tasteless and banal names for them.
Heck, even people without beards or, in fact, who can't even grow one chime in and make fun of it. This has to be stopped.
Luckily, there are a number of easy ways to deal with this conundrum.
Here are a few quick and easy remedies that you can try out to straighten your beard out. After all, why would anyone bring a piece of hot metal anywhere near their glorious and precious beard?1. A Good Oil Holds The Key
We can't even begin to tell you how important a good oil is for your beard. The thing is, you don't even need to get beard oils or any specialised oils for straightening your beard. Just apply some olive oil or coconut oil to make your beard generally softer, and less brittle. Regularly oiling your beard, anyway, goes a long way to make it more healthy. This makes it way easier to straighten out.2. Brush Your Beard Regularly
One reason that our beards get all unruly, curly and tangled up, is not brushing them regularly. Combing your beard also works, however, do keep in mind that if you do not a wide-toothed brush, chances are your beard hair may break. Brushing your hair regularly, especially once you have dried them using a blow dryer always works.3. Use A Blowdryer
In order for quicker and better results, you will need some heat applied to your beard. Now, most of us are a little apprehensive when it comes to using beard straighteners, so we suggest using a blow dryer. Also, keep a distance between your beard and the dryer, while using it at the lowest heating setting.4. Always Wipe Your Beard In A Downward Motion
Unless you have just come out of the shower or have just washed your face, you won't always find a blowdryer for your beard. Inevitably you will have to wipe your beard to dry it, right after a meal, for example. Just ensure that you wipe your beard in a downward motion, or better yet, tap it dry. The hair follicles usually are always directed downwards, making our lives much easier.5. Use A Beard Shampoo & Conditioner Regularly
Finally, here comes the most important thing of all this. A dirty and grimy beard is almost impossible to straighten. Heck, no styling method will ever work unless you have a clean beard.
Use a good beard shampoo, something that suits your skin and does not dry your beard out. And don't forget to follow it up with an equally good conditioner. A good conditioner will keep your beard soft throughout the day, all the while keeping it well-nourished.