How to Grow and Maintain the Perfect Amish Beard Shape
Growing an Amish beard is a commitment. If you’re going to do it, you have to be in it for the long haul.
1. Grow, grow, grow.
Ultimately, you’re going to need to grow out your beard over a period of years. Typically, an Amish man stops cutting his beard when he gets married, as a symbol of commitment. (Amish men do not wear wedding rings.) For newlyweds who want to jumpstart their beard growth, try a growth supplement containing Biotin, which promotes hair growth.
2. Ditch the mustache.
If you struggle to grow a mustache, you’re in luck; this beard style requires you to not have a mustache. If you do grow a mustache, shave it daily using a razor and shave lube.
3. Trim clean lines above your jawline.
This beard starts right at or above the jawline, so everything above that should be clean-shaven. You can use a razor or your trimmer with no guard. Use a shaping tool to ensure clean lines.
4. Be patient.
As the beard grows, you may go through an awkward growth stage, but try to leave it alone and continue to let your beard hair grow. If the sides of your beard tend to get a bit unruly, you can use a beard brush and beard butter to brush the sides down and keep them tame. As the hair grows, you may want to use a beard straightener, too.
Here are some of our favorite product recommendations to help you get the perfect Amish beard: