by Cody Wiley
If you have a beard you’ve probably noticed that without maintenance it gets a little untidy (the longer the beard, the more noticeable it becomes.) Hopefully you’ve read some of our fantastic articles on grooming your beard (everything from washing to brushing and everything in between) but something we haven’t addressed yet is how to get your grooming in when you’re running a little late, and this is something I’m pretty familiar with.
I work a night shift job and the shifts are 12 hours, leaving half of the day to get in sleeping, bathing, eating, and relaxing. I also love to sleep, and because of that most days I work I don’t end up leaving myself much time to make sure my beard is looking proper. But I don’t want a bird’s nest of tangled, bunched up hairs, I don’t want my skin to feel dry or dirty, so I have developed a pretty nice routine that allows me to get my beard presentable in only about 5 minutes.
I groom my beard every day, whether I’m going to work, out with friends, or sitting at home for a relaxing day in, and I hope you do too. I prefer to not feel rushed when I’m taking care of my beard, but when I don’t have a choice I’m glad to know I can get my beard looking presentable in about 5 minutes. Like anything it takes practice to be able to do something consistently, but remember to be gentle during the combing step, and it shouldn’t be too hard to master.
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