Dont get us wrong, we love beards. But thats not to say you should be hiding behind an unkept mess. Make your beard work for you by keeping it trim and tight to help accentuate your natural features. Regardless of the length, you should always avoid the dreaded neck beard, and as Jonathan points out, a good rule of thumb is to place two fingers above your Adams apple to figure out where your beard line should be and shave everything below. If you do have a lengthier beard, we recommend using a beard oil daily to hydrate and style.
Steer Clear of Sulfates
When it comes to washing your mane, theres no set rule for how often you should be shampooing. However, Jonathan does point out that when youre buying shampoos, one thing that you want to avoid is sulfates. While they do help cleanse dirt and grime from hair, they usually can be too harsh and ultimately dry hair follicles out. Next time you step into the shower reach for one like Hanz de Fuko Natural Shampoo for a gentler, sulfate-free clean.
We can all do with a little added texture to our hairstyles, and as Jonathan explains, the easiest way to do this is by asking your barber to add some to the top of your hair the next time you sit down for a cut. Another way is to use a pomade, like Baxter of California Cream Pomade, to add some separation and volume. Start by rubbing between hands to evenly distribute and, Jonathan adds, the rule when you put on grooming cream is always start in the back and work forward to evenly distribute the product.
Be sure to check out season 2 of Queer Eye for even more grooming tips and tricks.