Beard inevitably grows in a different direction – upward and downward. It looks good if it is in the same direction. Meanwhile, when it grows upward in one side and downward on another side, it seems awkward. So, why beard grows upward in one direction?
Beard grows upwards in one direction mainly because of the direction of beard follicle. Another possible reason is due to sleeping on one side. Your beard might also grow out not down is also because of genetics.
Without further ado, let’s discuss it in detail.
Reasons Behind Beard Growing Upward
The direction of Beard follicle
The direction of beard follicles determines the pattern of your beard. In moustache and chin, your beard grows downward while in the neck, your beard grows upward. It might also grow in a spiral in the neck that is called cowlick.
It grows in any direction, but the problem arises when it grows upward in just one direction like this.
It looks really awkward.
Sleeping on one side
If you are sleeping only on one side, it might also grow your beard in an upward direction. But for this to happen, you regularly need to sleep on just one side.
However, don’t expect your beard to grow in an upward direction just by sleeping on the side for just days or two.
Your beard grows upward is because while sleeping, your beard face upwards. And sleeping regularly on that one side, beard follicle changes its direction resulting it to grow upward.
Genetics can also grow your beard in an upward direction. For it to confirm, you can look at your father’s beard.
Here you know, why your beard grows in different directions.
Now, let’s check how you can fix it!
How to change the direction of your facial hair grows?
Train your beard
You can train your beard to grow it in the direction you like. However, it is not a permanent solution, but it works like a charm until you wash it.
For example, if your beard is growing in an upward direction and you want to turn it down – you can make it happen by training it.
For training your beard, you will need
Firstly, you will need to apply beard balm and will need to comb it in the direction you prefer. By doing it regularly, your beard grows in the direction you combed it.
Grow it long – the weight will pull down the hair.
If you have a stubble beard, it will be clearly visible in the direction in which your beard grows. It is kind of impossible to train your stubble beard and turn it downward.
Meanwhile, you can make it possible by growing your beard a bit longer. Doing so, the weight of your hair will pull down the upward hair and make it look appealing.
Additionally, by applying beard balm and combing it with a beard comb, it will totally turn toward your upward hair.
Don’t wash your beard every day
I suggest you not to wash your beard every day because it will stripe natural oil away from your beard, resulting it to make your beard wiry.
While your beard is growing upward, the wiry beard will additionally motivate the growth in an upward direction. For it to demotivate, you will need to soften it.
And it will soften only when you wash your beard in an alternate day.
Trim it after a certain length
It would be best if you also trim your beard after gaining its certain length. While trimming, you will need to glide your razor from the upward to the downward direction.
I recommend trimming because it provides you with a charming look.
The main reason your beard grows in a different direction is because of the direction of your hair follicle. If the direction of your hair follicle is upward, it grows upward whereas if the direction your follicle is in a downward direction, it grows downwards.
Whatsoever the direction of your hair follicle is, if you want to fix it, you need to grow your beard a bit longer. By doing so, the weight of your hair pulls down the hair. Additionally, by applying beard balm and combing it with a beard brush, it provides the seemingly new look to your beard.