"The most rewarding aspect of having such hair is the smiles it brings to the faces of strangers around me. The beard is not my identity, it is just a part of who I am at this moment in time. If you want to grow a beard DO NOTHING, let it grow and be proud of it." Beard grooming styles.
"Someone with a patchy beard will always have a patchy bead. A moustache is often a good option for someone with patches. Give it a go, you will be surprised what new hairs will surface with time."
"Beard upkeep consists of methodically brushing at least twice a day upon waking and before bed, rinsing the beard thoroughly with water every time I shower but only shampooing with all natural castile soap such as Dr. Bronner's about twice a month.
"Excessive shampooing strips all the natural oils from the beard and can result in dry skin and courser hair. I also apply lavender and rosemary oil daily.
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"As for trimming, that’,s a matter of personal preference based on your growing goals –, trim as you'd like."
"To tame the moustache, use RIDES moustache wax handmade in Portland, Oregon (a product I make myself). I recommend carrying the wax in your pocket to keep it soft and malleable.
"Using the back of your thumbnail, scrape a small amount of wax from the tin in a circular motion, rub the wax between your thumb and forefinger until it disappears on your fingers and apply to your moustache, beard, stray eyebrow hairs, wherever desired."
‘,‘,Beardruff’, is a real thing, often more apparent in the first few months of beard growth. Everyone’,s skin varies. It takes time for the natural oils of your face to adjust to the new environment.
"Avoid excessive washing with body soaps and shampoo, just use water and when you do use soap, all natural castile has worked well for me. If the flaking gets really bad use a high quality face lotion or a couple of drops of Lavender and Tea Tree oil to sooth the skin.
"Itchiness often comes hand and hand with beardruff. Avoid scratching your face if possible, pat your face with an open hand if it becomes unbearable and avoid using your fingernails. Itchiness and beardruff will subside in time. Be patient and stay hydrated."
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The next world championships are in Austria, October, 2015. Rowley hopes to defend his title alongside his father. He is yet to decide on his beard style.