What is the "Bandholz" beard, you ask? It's a style made famous by Eric Bandholz, the owner of Beardbrand (hence the name!). It's big, it's bushy, and it's glorious.
Why are we featuring this beard style for the November of Beards? To us, this style shows a full-bodied embracing of the beard lifestyle and it deserves all the respect.
To grow the Bandholz beard, you need a lot of patience, since amassing such an epic display of masculinity can take months. You'll also need to take care of your beard on the regular.
With a beard this long, combing becomes a necessity. Longer beard hairs can grow out in every direction, either leaving you looking sloppy or patchy. Neither one is a good look on any man. Something as simple as remembering to comb your beard every so often can work wonders. Not only does it get all your glorious hairs pointing in the same direction, it also makes sure there's nothing stuck in your beard (yuck!), and helps distribute your natural oils along all your beard hairs.
We hope this goes without saying, but please also wash your beard. Like any hair on your body, your beard gets dirty and needs to be cleaned. Just like you wouldn't skip shampooing the hair on the top of your head, you can't skip washing your beard.
In addition to combing and washing your beard, you'll want to supplement your face's natural oils with a high quality beard oil. This helps to avoid annoying issues like dandruff and split ends, and can help alleviate any dry skin you get under your beard. As an added benefit, it will make your beard look fuller and shinier.
Finally, no beauty tip would be complete without a reminder to take care of your health. Your hair and skin are a reflection of your health, so making sure you're getting enough exercise, drinking plenty of water, and eating a nutritious diet are important keys to help your beard look your best.
Until next time, take care of yourselves.