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How To Get Perfect Stubble

Updated on December 14, 2016

Start with a clean slate

Before you jump the gun and immediately start growing out that hair on your face, you must start anew so that your hair follicles can grow out evenly and healthily. Therefore in my experience I recommend you pick up that razor and shave before you start your stubble growth. Just like an artist would have a fresh canvas to start their paintings, you should have a fresh clean face in order to let your follicles frolic. Enjoy this experience because you're on the first step to achieving masculinity personified!

Using a high quality razor and shave cream is best to avoid shaving rash and in grown hairs later on
Using a high quality razor and shave cream is best to avoid shaving rash and in grown hairs later on | Source

Skincare is Key

What most guys can quite easily overlook whilst growing out facial hair is ignoring the health of their skin which could result in ingrown hairs and shaving rash if you suffer with sensitive skin which can be still seen underneath your grown out whiskers resulting from hot to not. Fast.

What I recommend is moisturizing, drinking plenty of water and washing your face everyday to get the maximum healthy skin you deserve whilst your facial hair grows out.

Brands I reccomend

Any of these men's skincare brands are brilliant for maintaining healthy complexion and well worth the money!
Any of these men's skincare brands are brilliant for maintaining healthy complexion and well worth the money! | Source

Choosing the right length for you

Depending on your preference and face shape, you may want to have a short stubble look, Similar to a Five O'clock shadow which can be a 5-7 day growth depending on your follicle growth rate. Or perhaps you prefer the more rugged type of stubble which is typically the 10 day growth or longer and is considered by many "The sweet spot" of facial hair which many celebrities, actors and musicians rock nowadays to show a rougher side to their appearance.

Go for whatever length suits you and what you feel most comfortable with
Go for whatever length suits you and what you feel most comfortable with | Source

Be prepared to maintain it

Now you are at that stage where your facial hair has grown to the length you desire and now is the time to keep it that way! If you haven't already, Purchase yourself a quality facial hair grooming tool. Set the length of your choice on your trimmer and make sure you cover every whisker to keep it at the desired length you want

Stubble length ideas

Stubble Length Category
Measurements (mm)
Five O'clock Shadow
1.5 mm
Short Stubble
4 mm
Medium Stubble
7 mm
Long stubble
18 mm
This table shows the ideas of stubble lengths which are most suitable if you are unsure
The main brands I recommend would be either Remington, Phillips or Panasonic.
The main brands I recommend would be either Remington, Phillips or Panasonic. | Source

Define the edges?

You may want to consider defining those edges of your stubble to go for a more contoured look especially if you want to have the look of having a more prominent jawline and strong cheekbones. The way to do this is to take the guard off of your clipper and beginning to trim off the hair below the Adams apple up to the soft part of your jaw and to then trim your cheeks if your cheek-line is too high up your face. After that you shave both your trimmed neckline and cheek-line to achieve more definition to your face.

Your alternative to be to not define the edges and go for a more scruffy yet groomed look which can suit you if you have the right face for it.

Here is a diagram of where to define the edges
Here is a diagram of where to define the edges | Source

Enjoy your new found facial hair!

Now you have grown out, groomed and properly maintained your new facial hair, you can now go out and rock it with pride. Have fun!

Me Rocking my natural short stubble while in Cyprus on holiday!
Me Rocking my natural short stubble while in Cyprus on holiday!

© 2016 Joseph Mathews

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      Beirdo Beard Company 8 months ago from Royersford, PA

      Don't forget the beard oil and beard balm to keep the beard hair healthy, as well as healthy skin under the beard.