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Beard Looking A Little TOO Much Like Pubes? Read This NOW

Many men struggle to grow out their beard for several reasons.

Some don’t like growing their beard past a stubble since it quickly becomes too itchy.

Others stop growing their beard altogether because it gets a bit too patchy.

However, there are another set of men who stop growing their beard, and that’s because it looks perhaps a little too familiar to the hair downstairs (yes, I’m talking about pubes).

Whether you joined the 21st century and do a little lite hedging around your junk or you go full bush, many men who grow out their beard for the first time may stop because their beard looks like pubes

But here’s the deal:

That doesn’t HAVE to be the case.

In today’s article I wanted to take a quick second to talk about a few things:

  1. Why your beard and pubes are more similar than you think
  2. How to make your beard NOT look like your pubes
  3. How to maintain a beard to NEVER look like your pubes ever again

…and a few other bonus tips and tricks that are guaranteed to make your beard look Instagram worthy.

So, let’s get into the details:

why does beard look like pubes

Your Beard Looks Like Pubes For Two Reasons – Style & Conditioning (Or Lack Thereof)

Look guys:

When you cut right through it, our bodies have transformed through time to take on certain characteristics.

One of those characteristics that I want to talk about today is of course your beard, pubes, and the common trait they share – they are both androgenic hair.

Androgenic hair is simply another way to say they are classified as body hair.  Unlike the hair you may find on the top of your head (vellus hair) that is finer and lighter, androgenic hair is going to be much more thicker and generally coarser.

The purpose of this body hair some believe was as an extra sensory mechanism to detect wind or vibrations coupled with the ability to add a light coat for warmth.

However, when compared to women, men grow more androgenic hair due to increased testosterone.

But regardless of the reason why men have thicker body hair, the common trait remains, whether it’s your beard, pubes, armpit, chest, or anywhere else on your body, androgenic hair may look the same throughout.

Due to the similar appearance, men with thinner or patchy beards may shave it off completely because it looks just a tad TOO much like their pubes.

Here’s the KEY point though:

While your pubes and beard may look identical, there are things you CAN do in order to make your beard look less…pubey (for lack of a better term).

Most notably, in order to make your beard look great, you will need to both style and condition it regularly.

Let’s talk about the conditioning aspect first:

maintaining your beard regularly

Your Beard And Pubes Probably Look The Same Because You Aren’t Using This Product

I am going to ask you two questions, and please don’t email me the response…

First:

When was the last time you conditioned your pubes?

Chances are, that after you shower in the morning, you probably don’t slop on any sort of conditioning agent like a lotion or carrier oil as you step out of the shower onto your junk…

…and that’s completely fine!

Second question:

When was the last time you conditioned your beard?

Never?

Read on…now:

As we said earlier, your pubes and beard are simply androgenic hair, and therefore carry many of the same traits of how they appear and grow.

But check this out:

As you grow a beard, you MUST condition it, for several reasons:

As your beard gets longer, it will begin to not only look worse (akin to pubes), but will also start to feel uncomfortable as well.

Many men who grow their beards for a couple of months will often experience a mild form of beard itch.

When left untreated, a beard itch will worsen into beard flakes (simply your skin flaking from your face due to irritation and regular itching).

Not only is beard itch terribly uncomfortable, but running your hands through your beard while you itch incessantly will make your beard look unkempt and very similar to your pubes.

Not good…

So, first thing’s first, order yourself a beard conditioning agent so your beard doesn’t feel nearly as brittle or dry as your pubes.

Also, it will completely hydrate your skin so you don’t get any beard flakes as well.

But that’s not all!

maintaining a beard

Styling Your Beard With The RIGHT Tool Will Make All The Difference

Just applying a beard conditioner like beard oil or balm won’t make a lick of difference beyond making your beard feel soft, comfortable, and smell great.

The most important aspect of making your beard look like pubes distant relative is to properly style it as well.

So, in any beardsman’s repertoire you have two tools to choose from:

Beard combs and beard brushes.

Beard combs are great for styling, especially if you have a longer looking beard (more than a couple of inches).

If this sounds like you, then you will want to get a comb designed specifically for your beard, like this one from Kent.

Here’s why you can’t use your trusty drug store comb:

Those combs are stamped out of huge sheets of plastic.

They often have jagged edges on the teeth of the comb that can shred your beard to bits.

The Kent comb on the other hand is saw cut and hand polished.  This means no snags and ultimately a happier beard (and you).

But comb aside, I am willing to bet that as you sit here reading this article, you might have a beard that is only a couple of months old at best (i.e. less than several inches in length).

If this is the case, a beard brush is DEFINITELY going to be your tool of choice.

Unlike a paddle brush that the Mrs. might use, beard brush fibers are made from boars hair (a natural animal fiber).

They not only help to deliver the beard conditioner along the length of your beard, but will also work to compliment your beard perfectly with each brush.

But it gets better for you men out there suffering from a pube-looking beard:

Beard brushes WILL help to get your beard growing in a uniform direction.

JACKPOT!

Yes, you read that right, when you brush your beard regularly, you can actually train your beard to grow in the same direction.

Therefore, if you have a crazy beard that reminds you of the hair downstairs, you will want to go with this tool.

With regular (i.e. a few weeks) worth of use, you should see a beard that doesn’t have follicles that grow in a curl and will be worthy of being in an Instagram selfie (whether forced or otherwise).

To make things easier in your beard journey, give this affordable beard brush a shot.  Not only will it work wonders to straighten out your beard, but will work for you no matter the length.

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Got Yourself A LONG Beard But Can’t Get It Straight?

While even the best beard brushes can work wonders to make your beard look amazing, some men like to take it too the extremes…

…and for those guys, they like to rely on this:

A flat-iron.

While many men only know of a flat iron from their wife or girlfriend, these are a secret weapon that many seasoned beardsmen love to rely on.

They deliver great (i.e. straight) results in an incredibly short time period.

If you decide to go this route, there are a couple things you need to keep in mind:

First:

Don’t go with a traditional flat iron that your wife or girlfriend uses.  Chances are, that the heat pads will be much too big making it really hard for you to get any control.

Instead, go with an iron like this one.

It’s travel size design makes it perfect for beards.  Plus, the small design will be perfect for getting around your jawline easily.

Secondly:

Don’t overdo it.

Flat irons are notoriously bad if used for too long.  So, when going over your beard, you don’t want to go crazy with it and dry out your beard.

Doing so will make your beard look worse than it was before!

This Isn’t A One Time Thing, You NEED To Keep At It

Look:

I get that maintaining your beard every morning can be a chore for some.

Unfortunately though, when it comes to your beard looking a good you must keep at it.

An unkempt beard is a sloppy beard.

An unkempt beard will look like a pube beard.

You MUST keep conditioning and brushing your beard on a daily basis, otherwise your hair will go back to its natural state – which clearly isn’t the place you want to be!

So, we hope this article has helped out men to have a better looking beard.  If you have any questions about beard care in general, be sure to check out our in-depth guide on how to grow a beard.

Over there we go over all the ins-and-outs of proper beard care.

Shawn Burns | @toolsofmen

Hi, I’m Shawn! A beard and shave enthusiast! I am an aspiring writer that wants to give guys great tips on how to pick up better grooming habits! From beard oil to using a double edge safety razor (yes I do get rid of my beard every now and again), I wanted to create this site where readers can get great information about men’s grooming.

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