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When it comes to growing a beard there are a few things to remember to help keep your beard looking great. One of these is to take good care of your neckline. In my opinion there is nothing worse than a poorly kept neckline, It can ruin the whole look of your beard.
Beards have a reputation of being scruffy and the last thing you want is to fall into that category. There are a couple things to keep in mind when it comes down to how to shave a beard neckline?
When to start shaving your neckline?
This one is completely up to you. When doing your research (its what brought you here) you will probably find quite a few mixed opinions on this. The most common one I have heard is to wait until you hit the 6-week mark, personally I feel this is to long.
I like to introduce a nice clean-shaven neckline after a couple of weeks of growing or when you your beard starts looking more than just stubble.
The reason I do this is, to me it looks so much neater and people will notice this. When I see someone with a clean neckline I automatically think that they are putting a little effort into there appearance and looking after their beard, it also indicates to me that they are purposely growing a beard and not just letting there beard grow because they are lazy and cant be bothered shaving.
Where to shave your neckline?
This is very important question, if you shave your neckline to high it can ruin the look of your beard. Don’t get me wrong if you are going for a chin strap you will have to have it sitting just below your chin. I would also say if you are going for designer stubble you can get away with having a slightly higher neckline.
It can be a little daunting when it comes to introducing your neckline for the first time. Follow my advice and you should have nothing to fear or worry about.
To me the perfect level for your neckline is a finger width above your Adams apple. To find this hold you chin up level so you can see your Adams apple but not to high that your chin is pointing up. Take your
index finger and hold it just above your Adams apple. this is where you will shave your neckline, just above your finger.
When following this method you will not go wrong or go to high. If you find that your neckline is a little to low I would possibly go two fingers above the Adams apple but no further.
I always start from the center and work my way back to my ears, one side at a time. When doing this try to keep your neckline straight and square, do not follow your chin line as you will end up taking your neckline way to high.
Don’t worry if the first time you shave your neckline that one side is slightly higher than the other, just leave it until the next time you come to do your neckline and sort it out then. The reason I say this is, there is a high possability you will end up trying to even up both sides of your neckline to much and before you know it you are up to your chin and your neckline is gone and you don’t want that.
How often to shave your neckline?
This one depends on your genetics. For me I have to shave my neckline every couple of days as I have really thick
dark stubble that comes in really quickly, I also suffer quite badly with shaving rash on that part of my neck, so the longer I can get away without shaving it the better. In an ideal world I would shave it every day.
When it comes to how often to shave your neckline, go with what is comfortable for you, just don’t leave it too long, that’s when you could make mistakes, as your neckline could start to blend into your beard. When you have a longer beard this might not be an issue as there will be a considerable difference in the length of hair.
Do you need to stop shaving your neckline?
This all depends on what style of beard you are going for. When are going for a longer style of beard then you will comes to a point that you no longer need to shave your neckline.
Personally I stop shaving my neckline when I get to the point that I have to lift up my beard to shave it. When I get to this point I just leave the hair it to grow in. It can also help to give your beard a fuller, thicker look as it gets longer.
You can do it
Hopefully this post has given you some help on how to shave your neckline and given you a bit more confidence in doing so. It is like with everything in life the more you do something the easier it becomes. Don’t be afraid if you make a mistake, end of the day it is only hair and it will grow back.
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