Keeping and maintaining a beard is often challenging for African American men; largely because of the thicker texture and stronger curls. However, as style trends evolve, keeping a beard has been all the rage among African American men.

Whether you’re going to a formal event or chilling with you pals, beards exude manliness and make you the center of the attention—when maintained right. To make sure that you’re always on top of your beard game, here are five of our favorite beard trends that will make sure you’re always ready for action.

5 O’clock Shadow

This is one of the most popular beard trends in the world. Applicable across cultures, the 5 o’clock shadow is the most subtle look in the facial hair look-book. More suitable for more informal occasions like a date night, or a night out with friends, this look has an effortless charm and a casual flair.

If you’re going to be sporting a 5 o’clock shadow, pair the look with smart-casual clothes; for example, a black round-neck vest with gray or blue jeans.

Full Ducktail

The full ducktail is the manly equivalent of a messy bun. Thick, messy and ruggedly charming, this is a beard that needs a little more maintenance on your part. It can quickly start looking untidy and unkempt if you don’t groom it for a few days. It’s best to have it shaped and groomed by an expert at a salon.

This look will get you through formal dinners and black-tie events.


The Goatee

The goatee suits an adventurer’s spirit. If you want to sport a beard but don’t have the energy to commit to regular maintenance, trimming, and trips to the salon, this style will suit you best.

Also perfect for traveling, this beard style doesn’t require a lot of time, or even tools to keep up with.

At Ancient Hair Secrets, we want to make your dream of having a full bear come true. This is why our premium quality beard products are created with 100% natural and organic ingredients that not only keep your beard nourished and healthy, but also make it fuller, grow faster, and become more manageable.

Our complete beard kit contains beard growth shampoo, super beard growth oil, and beard balm that’s especially suited to the African American hair.

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