Get in Shape this New Year! Your beard & moustache we mean...
It’s that time of year again and 2018 is as good as history! We’ve all heard it. Most of us have tried it. It’s that ubiquitous yearly tradition of making a New Years Resolution. Some vow to get fit, others to save more money, maybe read more books, have better time management or to simply eat healthy.
A New Year's resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their life. Wikipedia
This New Year, our resolution is to give you everything you need to get in shape; or rather, to get your beard or moustache in shape! Maybe it’s perfecting a “shape” you’re familiar with, trying something totally new, or going for that certain style you’ve always wanted.
Over the course of the next year we will be breaking down each of the 16 recognized beard and moustache styles, as well as a in depth look at traditional shaving practices. A New Year's resolution is a great way to positively make a change in your life. Your facial hair defines your character and sets you apart from the crowd, and there is no better feeling personally than taking better care of yourself!
Religious origins. Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. The Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus, for whom the month of January is named. They also made promises to the gods to pay their debts and return any objects they had borrowed. These promises could be considered the forerunners of our New Year’s resolutions. If the Babylonians kept to their word, their (pagan) gods would bestow favor on them for the coming year. If not, they would fall out of the gods’ favor—a place no one wanted to be.
Did you know that 80% of New Year's resolutions fail by February, and less than 8% of New Year's Resolutions are maintained for the entire year, according to Business Insider?
Tips to Keep or Set a Resolution
Growing and shaping facial hair isn’t always easy and it takes patience and practice to achieve proper results. First you must ask yourself “What am I trying to accomplish?”, as the routine of growing out killer handlebars is different from the next gentleman looking to simply grow a fuller and healthier beard this year…
Start small, maybe you don’t trim your beard often enough or use a good wax to keep from chewing on the moustache hairs as they grow. Also, you don’t need a million beard care products to keep your facial hair healthy and looking great. Simply a good beard oil or balm in your morning arsenal will typically suffice for most beards and mustaches!
If you’re looking shape your beard, try using an all-natural Hair Pomade to keep it both styled and healthy this year! Mustache styling and shaping a is a whole different realm, so take a few minutes to read How to Use and Choose Moustache Wax on our blog to learn more if you're interested!
And here are a few extra fun tips to help you feel better about your overall health and appearance this coming year:
- Start Exercising - Yes you know you need to do it, and of course it’s easier to do anything else in the world. You don’t have to be a gym rat or early morning daily runner to stay a little healthier. Find a nice area to hike, walk, swim, shoot basketball or anything else in the world that sounds active and fun, once or twice a week to start, to get you off on the right track!
- Develop Better Time Management - Something as simple as training yourself to go to bed or wake up at the same time can do wonders for your overall health and well being! Maybe try getting to work 15 minutes early to knock out some boring afternoon task while still motivated and awake in the mornings.
- Save a Few More Dollars - No excuse here! We bet there is something menial in your life along the lines of a daily energy drink, donut, smoking, etc.. that you can work on cutting back or OUT of your life all together to help you both feel better about both your bank account and health!
- Read More - It doesn’t have to be long books or boring how-to’s. Everybody has at least one or two things they're interested in. If books aren’t your style, then grab magazines and read short articles on those topics or read online blogs and forums to help you sharpen your knowledge in those areas!
What is your New Years resolution going to be? Comment below with your thoughts!