While some men are still struggling out there trying to grow a beard, others are having a hard time since the beard extends to the neck. Beards are majorly attributed to the genetic composition of each individual. While some genes allow for growth of neckbeards, others give men just enough strands on the face.
While shaving or grooming the beard, special attention ought to be accorded to the neck area. If neckbeards are shaved the wrong way, the result could be disastrous since irritation would follow afterward. One of the challenges of shaving the neckbeard is the afterward development of ingrown hairs. However, you can avoid all these problems by making sure that everything is put in place while shaving as explained below.
Things to Be Taken Care While Shaving Neckbeard
Getting Started With Shaving
For most of us, shaving the beard is not the hardest part of the job. The problem comes in when we are getting started. Before you start shaving, make sure you have these items on your shaving table;
- Shaving cream
- Shampoo and conditioner
- A razor or trimmer
Once you have all these items, you should now plan on how to start the shave. Some of the ricks include finding out the direction you need to follow when shaving neck beard. As for this, you should shave towards the direction your hair grows and not against the grain.
How to Shave the Neck Beard
The other problem is choosing where to start. This is a very important step since you have to define where the neckbeard starts and ends. For this, you should look straight in the mirror and find that imaginary line where your jaw and neck meets; that gives you the exact point where your neckbeard starts. If you look in the mirror, you will realize that most of the visible neck hairs are those below Adam’s apple. For this reason, you should place one of your fingers on it and shave all the hairs that are visible below Adam’s apple. After ensuring that you are clean-shaven, you can now move to other parts such as under your chin. This is a personal preference area since it is not visible to many people not unless they are keen enough.
Unfortunately, finding the grain of your neck hairs is not as simple as it looks since these hairs grow in strange and different directions. Shaving against the grain causes ingrown hairs and it is therefore important that you map out all your hair patterns and then shave them in sections. Each section of the neck should be tacked differently to ensure that you get the best possible shave with no complications.
Steps on Shaving
- Cover your shoulders with a towel and apply shaving cream on your neck
- Use cold water with a razor, and remember to find the imaginary line between the jaw and the neck. Always shave towards your neck and make sure that you follow the grain of your hair as much as possible.
- After the shave, ensure that you clean the area with warm water. It will also ensure that all the ingrown hairs are removed. It also reduces irritation on the skin. Apply an aftershave product on your neck to ensure minimum irritation and zero possibility of infections. Finally, use a shampoo and conditioner to ensure that the hair that grows back soft and clean
Final masculinity depends on how you want to finish your edges. If you are looking for a masculinity look, then you should consider getting a sharp angle once you get done with trimming. This is contrary to those who wish to have a more subtle look since all they ought to do is to round off their edges making the face to have an apparent depth. Shaving the neckbeard is a crucial procedure in grooming and it should be tackled with care. Considering that the area is sensitive, steps should be taken to ensure a final clean look. It includes collecting the necessary products and equipment, looking for the neckline, and also shaving it according to hair growth patterns and along the grain. Lastly, wash with warm water, shampoo and conditioner to ensure no irritation or ingrown hairs.