Once you have decided to grow a beard you'll need to work hard maintaining it to ensure it looks great every day. Here we will take a look at some great ways to manage your beard. The first thing you should do after growing a beard is invest in one of the top rated beard trimmers. Trimming your beard regularly is important as it prevents split ends and keeps the beard looking neat and an even length. Scissors are also ideal for trimming the beard from time to time, and are ideal if you need to work on a small area. They're also great for if you need to re-shape the beard slightly. You might also like to look at some beard products such as washes and lotion. You should wash the beard a few times a week – perhaps every second or third day depending how dirty it gets. You can pat it dry gently afterwards – don't rub too hard with the towel as this can damage the hairs and spoil your flawless look. You can also use oil or lotion every day after showering to keep the hair hydrated. Alternatively, there's beard softener which is similar to conditioner used in the hair – leave it on for a few minutes whilst you shower then rinse it out thoroughly. If your beard is fairly long, it's a good idea to use a specially designed brush or comb to keep it from becoming tangled. Combing the beard also helps spread any products you are using evenly throughout, as well as removing any dirt or dead skin cells. You can use a brush to encourage the hairs to grow in the right direction too. Brushing is ideal for spreading the natural oils through your facial hair, although if it's done too often it can damage the hairs.