If you have patchy or thin facial hair, you should consider getting a beard transplant. Recovery time is minimal, and you can expect to see results within two to three months. Once your new beard comes in, try these four style tips to achieve your desired look:
1. Always be patient
After a beard transplant, you'll probably be excited to grow out your new facial hair and style it. However, you may have to wait a little longer before you have enough length to work with. You may have to wait up to a month or more before your beard is ready for styling. Be patient and don't give up hope!
2. Use gentle hair conditioner
Beard transplants typically use hair follicles taken from the back of the scalp, as these most closely resemble beard hair – but they aren't a perfect match. Natural facial hair tends to be slightly more coarse than the hair on your head. Use a gentle beard conditioner to soften your facial hair and make it easier to style.
3. Invest in a beard brush
A beard brush made from boar's hair is a great tool for styling your facial hair. According to the blog Beard Care, boar's hair is effective because it evenly distributes oils along the length of the hair – that includes cosmetic beard oil or your body's natural sebum.
Whenever you brush or comb your beard, try to follow its natural grain. Click here to learn more about beard growth patterns.
4. Complement your face shape
The style of your beard should be informed by the shape of your face. Just because a particular style looks great on one man, doesn't mean it will work for everyone. For example, an oval face shape lends itself to a horseshoe beard and mustache combination, while a round face shape is better suited for a goatee, according to Men's Fitness magazine.
Taking inspiration from celebrities is an easy way to determine which styles are right for you. Find a celebrity with a face shape similar to your own and search for images of him with facial hair. You can use that as a jumping off point for your own style.
Dr. Marotta is a dual board certified facial plastic surgeon. He is committed to delivering the best experience possible to his clients. Schedule a consultation today to see how Dr. Marotta and his team can help you decide if a beard transplant is right for you.