How to maintain sideburns and facial hair

Even for men who enjoy wet shaving, there may still come a time when you wish to grow some facial hair to keep up with a certain hairstyle and look. This type of facial hair can be used to frame the face and it can be achieved by thinking about what you want before you get round to shaving.

Many men prefer to grow sideburns of varying lengths whether they decide to grow a full beard or not. When guys who usually maintain a clean shaven appearance wish to keep their sideburns, there are a few things which are certainly worth bearing in mind in order to keep the facial hair soft and clean.

The following maintenance procedures should help you to cultivate great looking sideburns which will not upset your wet shaving routine.

man with sideburns
Keep your sideburns under control. Photo by Nathan Rupert

Firstly, you should regularly use a face wash to ensure that the area surrounding the sideburns is always kept nice and clean. The facial hair can also be cleaned when you have a shower as massaging shampoo into the sideburns for a short while can soften the hair in preparation for trimming.

To trim your sideburns you need to prepare the razor as you would normally, by running it under a hot tap for a few minutes.

You can then start work on the areas to the side and immediately below the sideburns. At this point it is important to ensure the sideburns are the same length. This can be done through careful shaving in front of a mirror.

When trimming your sideburns you need to hold the razor vertically and in a position adjacent to your face before moving in a downwards motion from top to bottom.

When you have finished the procedure you should use a moisturiser to protect your skin and keep you looking healthy.

When it comes to men’s grooming there are all sorts of shapes and sizes of sideburns you could adapt to your facial shape to get the right look for you. By maintaining your sideburns regularly you can start to make it part of your wet shaving routine.

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