You’ve decided to take the plunge, and now you have a full-grown beard. It doesn’t make sense to neglect your beard unless you like the raggedy look, so you want to properly maintain it. This can be done in a variety of ways, such as using a beard trimmer to trim your beard to your desired length. But if you want to have a beard that is even more stylish, you want to do something a little bit different.
Many people are beginning to fade their beard.
This allows for a much more stylish look, and will require a little bit more attention on your part. You may not be a barber, but it is still rather simple to fade your beard properly. We’re going to be discussing exactly how you can fade your beard today.
Start With Sweeping
The side of your hair should be shorter than your beard’s volume. If this is the case, you want to grab the longest clipper you have on your beard shaver (or regular hair trimmer), start at the top of the beard, and push it into your hair.
Your hair must be less thick than your beard for this to work properly.
You don’t want to mess up the side of your hair by using a clip that’s too short. By using a sweeping out word motion away from your face, you’ll start to determine the usefulness of the clip.
Start with a long guard and eventually move your way down to a shorter clip. You don’t want to do something that you can’t fix – like cut the side of your hair too short by accident.
Adjust the Settings
Once you’re confident that the trimmer clip you have chosen is not too short for your current hair length, you’ll be able to adjust the settings to essentially fade your beard. A fade occurs when the beard moves naturally into your hair.
A good way is to start with the largest clip and work your way down.
So, at the top of your sideburns you’ll be pushing the largest clip into your hair (the side of it) and you shouldn’t lose any hair along the way. Slowly start to fade it so that your beard moves naturally into the side of your hair in a fading motion.
You may need to do this with several different clip lengths, and you will need to keep adjusting the clips to find the perfect length for you.
Fading your beard takes a lot of practice, and you will need the perfect beard trimmer to do the job. Many barbers will also use a regular hair clipper, especially if the beard is thicker. The issue is that many beard trimmers do not have longer clips that will avoid cutting your beard to a very short length.
If you’re having trouble when trying to fade your beard, go to a barber and have them fade it for you. Watch the technique and learn exactly what clips the barber uses to mimic their fading techniques. This is truly a trial and error, and the best advice that we can give you is to not do something you cannot fix. This essentially means not using a very short clip that either ruins months of beard growth or your haircut.