How To Braid A Beard? [Step By Step]

Have you ever seen men with braids on their beards? I guess you do.

You may think that this is a new trend or that it just become fashionable but, in fact braided long beards were a very important charasterictic of Vikings.

Actually, it is amazing to be able to grow such a long beard that gives you the chance to make braids with it. There are many men who aren’t able to grow thick and long facial hair.

So, if you have a thick, strong beard just regard yourself very lucky.

But, how to braid a beard? Is it easy?

In short, braiding a beard is a relatively easy process. First of all, you will need to wash and comb your beard. Also, you should apply some beard oil so that hairs don’t stick out. Then, you should split your beard on the chin into thirds. Start braiding it by putting the right part over the middle and then the left over the middle. Repeat. Finally, tie it off.

If you just wanted to take an idea of how it can be done, you took your answer but if you want more details and how to do it step by step, continue reading.

In this article, we will discuss the process in detail and then I will suggest some pretty awesome braided beard styles.

Let’s get into it!

What Is A Braided Beard?

Some of you, may not have seen or created a braided beard ever before so let’s see exactly what a braided beard really is.

A braided beard is just a beard with braids. Any kind of braids. It can be one, two or even 3 braids.

Depending on its style, braided beards also have different names.

Surprisingly, more and more men want to try this style and it has become more popular in the last few years.

You don’t have to be young or old to have a great looking beard. If your beard is longer than three to four inches, you are definitely able to become creative with it.

Braided beards open more space for creativity and styling. You will definitely stand out if you have a braided beard. Some of you love to stand out while others hate it.

If you belong to the first category, give it a try! You will be impressed by the results.

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But, how can we actually braid a beard ourselves? Is it possible?

How To Braid Your Beard Step By Step

In order to braid a beard, it is obvious that you need a long, thick beard so give it time to grow.

What things we need to grow and braid a beard?

Trimmer
Beard Oil
Thin Tooth Comb
Angular Mirror
Elastic Band

These are the necessary things you need to grow and braid a beard. You can use many more such as styling products, conditioners and many more but if you don’t wanna spend much money and this is your first time trying it, having these items will be just ok for you.

Now, let’s discuss the steps we need to take to braid a beard.

Wash your beard with water and shampoo. Dry it and then apply some beard oil to make it softer and easier to comb.
Next use a thin tooth comb to comb it and probably remove any tangles or curls that it may have. This step is critical if you wanna have a good quality braid.
Now, that we have a soft untangled long beard, it is time to divide our chin hairs into 3 distinct sections.
The next thing you will need to do is to cross the right(or left) section over the middle one. Then, take the left section and cross over the right one. I won’t try to make it more complex than it is. A simple braid is not that hard to be made. I will upload a video in a moment to make sure you understood the concept.
Now the left section will be on the right side, the middle section will also be on the right side and the right section will be on the left side.
Repeat the process as many times as you like depending on your beard’s length. Keep it tight. It is important.
After you finish this process, secure your braided beard with an elastic band and you are ready to go

This is the process and it does not need more than 3-5 minutes even if it is your first time doing it. However, as it applies to everything else, ”practice makes perfect”.

How To Maintain A Braided Beard?

To maintain a long, strong braided beard you have to take care of it in a daily basis. Washing your beard, applying the necessary beard products, combing it, eating the right way are only some of the things you should consider.

  • Washing your beard regularly is very important. Removing dead hairs and dust, opening hair follicles is very significant for a beard’s health.
  • Combing your beard also helps you remove dead hairs and lets your skin under your beard breathe. Under skin irritation is extremely common when you grow a long beard.
  • Apply beard oil and beard butter or wax. Using beard care products helps you brush your beard, make it more manageable and keep your under beard skin moisturized and healthy.
  • Eating the right foods also helps. Studies have shown that Vitamin E is beneficial to beard growth and maintenance. Also, eating healthy foods improves your health overall, obviously.

You don’t need to braid your beard every day. You can do it every 2-3 days after you wash it. But, it is a good idea not to leave your beard braided for extended periods of time such as 2-3 weeks.

The process of braiding it again is very easy and fast so please take the time to wash it, take care of it, and do it again.

Now, that we know how to create a braid on our beards and how to maintain it let’s see some wonderful beard styles.

Are you ready?

Best Braid Beard Styles

Ponytail Beard
Viking Beard
Multi Braided Viking
Tight Braid Beards
Low French Braided Beard

A ponytail beard is an amazing beard style for men with really long beards. You will need a rubber band for this beard style. Very impressive, easy, and simple.

Vikings had a lot of different beard styles. They really liked to ”play” and experiment with their beards. One of their best styles is this.

Multi braided Viking beards are very common. If you have a long, thick beard you will probably love this beard style. It is not for everyone but some of you will definitely fall in love with it.

Tight braids are more difficult to do and maintain but they look amazing undeniably. Of course, all of these beard styles are not common among men and you will definitely stand out whatever style you choose.

The final braided beard style that I recommend is the low French beard style. This style needs a really really long beard to be made and not all of you will be able to do it. However, it’s stunning.

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Final Words

Braided beards are unusual and will definitely make you look really special. A good looking long braided beard is something you will love and will make you more desirable to girls as well.

This style is not that hard to learn or to do.

It just needs a little bit of practice as anything in life. I hope that after reading this article and seeing the tutorial you will be able to accomplish it.

Maintaining the style and your strong beard is also very important if you wanna have it for the long run.

It is not tough to do it. You just need some beard products which are very affordable and also 10-15 minutes per day or every 2 days.

That’s not a big deal in my opinion, isn’t it?

Our today’s blog post comes to its end. I really hope you liked it and learned something valuable.

If you have any questions or you wanna share your thoughts with us, feel free to comment in the section below and we will be more than happy to answer.

Are you ready for a change this year?

Give the braids a try!

Until Next Time,

Stay Safe and…Let It Grow!

Tasos

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