It’s week three and it’s time to start grooming your beard! Before you grab your razor remember that there is a right way and a wrong way of cleaning up your beard. Typically at this stage, guys will shave all the hair below their jaw bone and around their neck. This is incorrect if you want to grow a full beard. The reason being is that as the hair grows it will start to protrude horizontally which will in turn make your face look chubby.
So what is the proper way of cleaning up your beard? Well you are going to need two things; a razor and patience. I usually will start by shaving the very bottom of my beard first. This way I can gauge how much hair I am taking off while making sure my beard is equal on both sides. Once I get closer to the top of the neck, I start to make a “V” shape with the point an inch above my Adam’s apple.
Very slowly I will start trimming down and shaping the “V” into more of an elongated “U” until it covers the area below my jaw line and under my chin. Also make sure there aren’t any straggler hairs that you missed while shaving.
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Lastly, in terms of frequency, I would say shave the neck portion of your beard every three days. This will keep your beard looking clean and tame while visually making each hair look thicker.