How to Grow and Maintain the Perfect Faded Beard Shape
Follow the steps below to grow a stylish faded beard that will impress everyone around.
1. Grow Your Beard To A Decent Length
To start, you need to grow a good medium beard size to work with. That means letting your facial hair grow at least one to two inches so that you have enough to work with. If you have trouble growing hair or your beard is patchy, pick up a bottle of beard serum designed to help you grow a luscious beard, especially in those patchy areas.
2. Trim Your Front Hair To The Right Size
Next, trim down the hair around your chin and lips. This is the part that needs to be the thickest for the fade to go into, so you want to get this size right first. You can leave it one or two inches or more if you like. Remember that if you trim too much here, you won’t have anything to work with to get the desired faded look. Beard clippers work great for keeping an even trim at the length you want without cutting off too much.
3. Cut A Fade From Your Hair Into Your Beard
Now comes the tricky part, and you will improve over time. You need to trim down your hair into a fade going from your beard up into your sideburns. The best way to do this is with a comb and beard clippers. You shave off the unwanted hair as you pass the comb through your beard. The comb sets the length of how much you trim.
Start closest to the chin hairs that you left long, and slowly trim back your hair little by little as you move down the jawline and into the sideburns. Don’t go too fast because if you cut too much off, you may ruin the fade and end up with something else.
4. Shave And Style Those Lines
Once you have the fade exactly how you’d like it, you can begin cleaning up your lines. Use a beard shaping tool to shave around the contours of your face, or create straight lines with the tool if you’d like. Make sure you use quality shave lube to give you the best shaving experience so that you don’t end up with bumps on your skin.
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