How to Grow and Maintain the Perfect Friendly Mutton Chops Beard
To grow a friendly mutton chops beard, you’ll need to have a mustache that connects to the sideburns, which is the main difference between this style and the traditional mutton chops beard. Here’s what you’ll need to do to achieve this style.
1. Grow out your facial hair.
If you’re starting from a clean-shaven face, start by growing all your facial hair out to at least half an inch. If you have a hard time growing consistent facial hair or if you struggle with dry skin, use a beard oil that contains natural vitamins and essential oils to moisturize your skin and hair. This will promote healthy hair growth and prevent patchy or dry facial hair.
2. Shave the areas around your chin, neck, and cheeks.
When you have a good amount of growth, shave away the hair around your below your cheeks, using a shaping tool to get clean lines around your cheeks. Then remove the stubble below your neck. Finally, shave your chin, leaving only the sideburns and mustache. Be sure to use a safety razor and shave lube to prevent knicks, cuts, and razor burn.
3. Make sure your mustache touches the sideburns.
The key to differentiating this look from the traditional mutton chops is to keep a mustache that touches your sideburns. You can trim your mustache if it’s too long around your lips, but make sure the sides blend into the sideburns.
4. Brush and style it as it grows.
If you’re planning to grow your facial hair out beyond half an inch or so, be sure to brush your beard daily. You can also use trimming scissors to remove stray hairs and finish up with beard butter for soft, smooth facial hair.
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