Congratulations! You’ve been growing out your beard for two months now and have reached the all-important beard stage known as the 2 month beard.
When you reach this beard-growing benchmark, there are changes that you should make in your routine to make sure you are taking the best care of your beard.
What Is a 2 Month Beard?
The 2 month beard is a stage in beard growing. The 2 month mark is where you don’t see the patches on your cheeks, and your jawline should be fully grown-in. Many people may think that 2 months is the optimum point in the growth journey, but that isn’t true.
Most people aim to reach the three or four-month mark because these months are when you can begin shaping and sculpting. However, the 2 month mark is crucial in cultivating a clean and healthy beard so it can grow into the beard of your dreams.
Now that you’re out of the awkward first month of growing a beard, you can enjoy your facial hair more and start to care for it in new ways.
You can finally start trimming the beard in certain places and incorporate beard products into your daily or weekly routine. Consider this your complete guide to caring for your 2 month beard so that your 3 month beard is as perfect as possible.
In this article, we will walk you through the following topics related to your 2 month beard:
- Washing your beard
- Trimming your beard
- Products to use
- Tools to use
Plus, we’ll address some frequently asked questions that come up when you’re working on your 2 month beard. Keep reading to learn all about maintaining your 2 month beard and making it as well-shaped and comfortable as you can.
Products for the 2 Month Beard
Now that you know how to care for your 2 month beard, let’s talk about what products you may want to use on it. A 2 month beard is still in the early stages of beard growth, but that doesn’t mean products can’t be beneficial.
Beard oil is a fantastic product, as it cares for not only your facial hair but your facial skin as well. If you struggle with dry skin, an itchy beard, or beard dandruff, using beard oil is a great option to reduce or eliminate these problems.
Beard oil will moisturize your facial hair for a softer beard. If you find your beard is very rough and scratchy to the touch, you may want to incorporate beard oil into your routine to make your beard more comfortable.
Some people don’t like to use beard oil until they have a few inches of beard growth, but we recommend using it around the 2 month mark once your awkward growing stage is over.
Beard wax is typically very thick and provides maximum hold and shape for your beard. Usually, people start to use beard wax around the 4-month beard benchmark, as this is when the beard is about two inches long.
At this length, it may need some wax to structure it and create the shape you want. But at the 2 month mark, it may be a bit too much for just one inch of facial hair.
Beard balm is like the halfway point between wax and butter. It has a firmer hold than the butter, so it can sculpt and shape, but won’t have the same amount of hold as the wax. Balms can be all-natural but some use chemicals.
If you want an organic balm, you’ll have to do a little hunting, but it shouldn’t be too hard to find.
We recommend the balm for the 2 month beard because you get the firmness but not the super thick texture, which is ideal for an inch or so of hair. If your hair grows fast, or maybe you’re already at the 5-week mark, it’s wise to go ahead and invest in a beard balm.
Beard butter is usually made of all-natural products and has a very light hold on your beard. The butter is a great choice for the 2 month beard because it can stimulate growth and won’t feel too thick or uncomfortable on your beard.
If you prefer to use organic products because of sensitive skin, we recommend exploring different recommendations for the best beard butters.
Many people see beard shampoo as an unnecessary product. But you wouldn’t use body wash to shampoo your hair, so don’t use hair shampoo on your beard. Facial hair has a different texture from the hair on your head, so you must treat it with products designed for it.
Beard conditioner is one of the best products you can use at this stage of growth. Apply this product after you wash your beard, and it will moisturize each follicle so you won’t have a rough or scratchy beard.
Conditioner is also one of the best ways to combat beard dandruff, as it will also moisturize the skin underneath your beard, which can become dry over time
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Washing the 2 Month Beard
Washing your 2 month beard isn’t a complicated process. Because the beard is still rather short, it isn’t entirely necessary to use beard-specific products when washing your beard. However, it is never a bad idea to use products designed for facial hair.
After all, the texture of your facial hair is a different texture than your head hair or body hair and you should treat it differently. Even if you don’t realize it, dust, debris, and dead skin build up in your beard.
No one wants a dirty beard, so make sure to clean it every so often. Below are the steps to the optimal way to wash your 2 month beard.
- Thoroughly wet your beard with warm water, massaging any dirt or dead skin out. Rinse your beard.
- Moving your fingertips in a circulation motion, gently massage a small amount of beard shampoo into your beard until it is nice and soapy.
- Rinse the shampoo out of your beard using the same circular motion. Massaging your face and beard in this way will improve blood circulation and stimulate growth.
- Once you wash away the shampoo, massage in some beard conditioner and let it moisturize the hair for a few minutes.
- Rinse the conditioner out and pat your beard dry with a soft towel. Don’t dry your beard too roughly, or it may deter growth.
You can wash your beard in the shower or just in the sink. You don’t need to perform these steps on your beard daily, but we recommend doing it at least once a week to eliminate grime and keep it healthy and soft.
Trimming the 2 Month Beard
While the 1-month beard usually doesn’t require any trimming or shaping, now that you’ve entered the 2 month beard arena, you can start thinking about trimming and cleaning up your beard.
There are three components of your 2 month beard that may require some upkeep. You can also let your beard grow out wildly if you aren’t ready to start trimming and styling just yet. Below are the three aspects of a 2 month beard that you can trim and clean up.
Our first tip is to be careful around your mustache. If you take off too much, you’ll have an odd-looking beard that will take some time to grow out again.
Using a pair of beard scissors, we recommend you gingerly clean up any flyaway whiskers on your mustache. If you don’t see flyaways, you can skip this step in the trimming process.
The Cheek Line
When cleaning up your cheek line you should be careful not to trim it too low. The hairs on the upper part of your cheeks are often the last hairs to come in, and trimming them may result in uneven growth down the road. However, evening out your cheek lines will give your beard a thicker and bulkier appearance.
Cleaning up your neckline is one of the best ways to make your beard look cleaner and styled. You should trim your neckline well below your jawline.
Some people confuse their jawline with their neckline, so please don’t do this! Your jawline is where your mandible bone ends and curves down into your neck. You should trim your neckline 4-5 inches below your jawline.
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Tools for the 2 Month Beard
Let’s discuss what tools you may need to care for a 2 month beard. Even if you don’t need a specific tool just yet, you may need it for your 3-month or 4-month beard.
Wooden beard combs are mostly for detangling knots in longer beards. Unless you have very fast-growing facial hair, you likely won’t need a beard comb at this stage of growth.
Some people like to use beard combs instead of brushes because they can be gentler on your skin. If you have very sensitive facial skin, it is acceptable to do so.
Beard brushes are excellent for taming and maintaining shorter beards. If you don’t already own one, the 2 month beard mark is a good time to invest in one. Not only will the brush help you style your growing beard.
But it will also encourage sebum oil production and blood circulation around your facial hair. Increasing the circulation and oil production will result in a faster-growing beard so you can have a thick, luscious beard in no time!
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have more questions about caring for your 2 month beard, you probably aren’t alone. Below are some commonly asked questions by people at that 2 month benchmark with their facial hair. Read these questions and answers for more information on your 2 month beard.
How fast does facial hair grow?
Racial hair typically grows roughly half of an inch every 30 days. So your 2 month beard should be about one inch in length. But some people’s facial hair will grow faster than others, so not everyone will see the same results after 30 days.
Why does my beard feel oily?
If your beard feels oily, don’t worry! This oil texture is just a natural part of the growing process. As the hair grows, your sebaceous glands produce more sebum oil to moisturize your hair.
Can I sculpt a 2 month beard?
Usually, the answer to this is no. Unless your hair grows very fast, it likely isn’t long enough to start sculpting and shaping it yet. The 3-month beard is typically when people start shaping and sculpting.
Doing so too early could result in a misshapen or uneven sculpt. For now, stick to the mustache and clean up your beard lines, but leave the bulk of your beard alone.
Will shaving my beard help it grow faster?
No, it won’t. This idea is a myth, so don’t negate your progress just because you think it will result in more rapid growth. So be patient as you go through the various stages.
What if my 2 month beard is still patchy?
If you reach the 2 month mark and still have patches on your cheeks, you may just have slow-growing facial hair. This is normal, but it does mean you’ll have to wait longer to see the full, luscious beard you want. Massage the patchy areas often to increase blood flow and stimulate growth.
So, What Is a 2 Month Beard?
A 2 month beard is the beginning stage of a full-fledged beard. Once you reach this benchmark, you shouldn’t see awkward patches or uneven areas.
Consider your 2 month beard as the end of your facial hair probationary period. Now you can officially say that you have a beard, and it will only get better from here!