Have you ever bore the brunt of being called a ‘baby face’, just because long beards are not the ones for you? Well, growing a long beard does not only take a lot of patience and maintenance, but it also requires the look and personality for you to pull it off.
However, if you have neither of those things, doesn’t mean you have to carry a long face every time. You can always grow a short stubble. But the question is, do you know how to grow a short stubble? A stubble does not require as much maintenance and effort as a long beard requires.
Moreover, a short stubble can successfully give you a debonair and scruffy look. You will not have to be worried again about being called a baby-face. If you are successfully able to maintain and get the knack on how to grow a short stubble, you will be able to highlight your jawline, enhance the sharpness of your face and achieve a more masculine and mature appearance.
What is a stubble?
A short stubble is like the middle point between a clean shave and a short beard. It is the perfect solution for the lazy couch potatoes out there, who can achieve a stylish look without more effort. A short stubble can take only a few weeks to grow. If you want to grow a short stubble, you can allow the hair to grow only enough so that they are visible, not more than that.
No matter how easy-peasy this sounds, if you do not do it the right way, your face might seem as if you didn’t shave it at all. It can turn real messy, real quick if you do not pay sufficient attention in styling your stubble.
People with a properly-maintained stubble have an upper-hand over those who have a short beard as they look neater and cleaner than the later ones.
Similar to long and medium-length beards, a short stubble is not for everybody. If your face type suits a short or medium-length beard, a stubble would certainly look odd. However, this deduction can only be made if you try. Until and unless you do not give the preferred types of beard a shot, you will never be able to know which type of beard suits your face the most.
Another point to be kept in mind while growing a stubble is your beard growth. If you have patchy beard growth, then you need to keep in mind other beard styles as well which can be combined with this one. For instance, for patchy beard growth, you can mix a goatee with short stubble.
Once when you have finally started growing your stubble, ask your near and dear ones, whether it suits you or not. If it’s foes, you will receive compliments for it, and if not, perhaps you can try your hand at other options as well.
How to grow a short stubble:
As mentioned earlier, your beard growth largely depends upon your genetics and several other environmental conditions. Therefore, the rate and the volume of beard growth cannot be altered to a certain extent.
With that said, the growth of your stubble can also be negatively affected by stress, a bad diet, and any injury in your body. So, if you want to grow a short stubble in a short time, you need to pay attention to the kind of lifestyle you are living.
Apart from these, you can also take certain supplements such as biotin, zinc, vitamin B, and magnesium which can stimulate your beard growth. Now, beard growth is largely affected by your testosterone levels. To increase the rate of hair growth, you can get a boost in testosterone levels as well.
One way to boost your testosterone levels is to work out as much as you can. Another way to do so will be to shift completely towards a healthy lifestyle. For instance eating more red meat, spinach, nuts, avocados, olives, broccoli, and olive oil can help you stimulate your beard growth.
How to maintain a short stubble?
Although stubble seems very easy and effortless, it requires a few of your efforts and time to get the rugged and debonair look. You will need to groom it, trim it and shape it regularly. Perhaps you can create a schedule for trimming.
However, you need to keep one thing in mind that you cannot trim your stubble every day as it might not be that visible then. Therefore, grooming it for two to four days will give you the desired look. When it comes to a short stubble, the key here is to not make it too short so that it goes invisible and also not too long which is technically a long beard.
Now, before you begin trimming your stubble, you need to exfoliate the skin with a quality face wash or facial scrub. Once you are done with that, you can apply shaving oil on your face and allow it to stay there for 30 seconds. This step helps in softening your facial hair which makes it easier for you to trim them.
While trimming, make sure you use a light-hand and you start by trimming the whiskers. Avoid creating sharp edges or cuts. The key here is to naturally give a ‘no-beard beard look’. After doing that, you can clean shave other areas such as cheeks and lower neck.
After finishing the entire process, you can use some aftershave or moisturizer to calm down your skin and avoid any ensuing irritation.
How can you style your short stubble?
Unlike medium-length or long beards, stubble does not require extreme maintenance such as shampooing or conditioning. You can just naturally allow it to grow, with a little bit of grooming here and there which is to be done at regular intervals.
You can simply use a facial cleanser to clean your face every day. To prevent dryness and itchiness of your skin which generally happens when you want to grow a short stubble, you can use a moisturizer and beard oil.