3 week old beard: secrets for a perfect cut

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You have let your beard grow for a few days, past the first week then the second... Your hair is starting to look interesting!
The 3 weeks beard is a migratory stage until 1 month beard. It's not usually a style you hear much about, but it's worth a look.

So what exactly is a 3 week beard? Let's explore together the specifics and tips to master this coveted beard length!

What is a 3 week old beard?

A 3-week beard is, as the name suggests, a beard that has grown for three weeks without shaving or trimming. This hair length is considered to be a good balance between a incipient beard and a fuller beard.

It offers a neat and manly look, while being relatively easy to maintain. It's the perfect style for those who want a fashionable look without too much effort.

What does a 3 week old beard look like?

Like all beard lengths and hair growth, the three-week beard has its own characteristics:

  • Length: After growing for 21 days, the beard is usually between 7 and 9 millimeters long.
  • Coverage: Relatively uniform, covering most of the face without being too thick or too sparse.
  • Texture: At this stage of growth, the beard has a soft, slightly rough texture, which makes it pleasant to the touch.

How long is a 3 week old beard?

The length of a 3-week-old beard generally varies between 7 and 9 millimeters, which is equivalent to about 0.7 to 0.9 centimeters. In short, you are getting closer to per centimetre of beard ! It is therefore considered as a rather short beard.

Please note: The density and speed of beard growth depends largely on individual factors such as genetics, age and hormonal balance, and can therefore vary from one person to another.

How to trim a 3 week old beard?

To trim and style your hair after those few weeks of growth, here are some tips:

  1. Preparation: Start with wash your hair and dry your beard. Use a specific shampoo for beards and dry it gently with a towel.
    A clean, dry beard is easier to trim!
  2. Brushing: Brush your beard with a boar bristle brush to detangle the hairs and point them in the same direction.
    This will make trimming easier and provide a uniform result.
  3. Choice of mower: Select a beard trimmer. For easier mowing, consider using a short beard trimmer. Adjust the shoe to the desired length, usually between 7 and 9 millimeters.
  4. Trimming: Trim your beard following the direction of hair growth. Trim each area several times to achieve an even length. Don't forget to trim the areas under the chin and around the neck.
  5. Outline: Remove the trimmer shoe and define the contours of your beard. Trim the hair on your cheeks and neck in a clean line for a neat look! You can also use a precision mower, a Blank shaving trimmer or a razor for more precise contours.
  6. Moustache: Move on to the mustache, using clippers if you want to keep it or a razor to remove it.
  7. Scissors: Use of scissors for cutting hair unruly and finalize the details. Scissors give you precise control over the shape of your beard.
  8. Hydration: Finish by applying a after shave oil or a balm to nourish and moisturize your beard and the skin underneath.

Tip: I recommend trimming your 3-week-old beard regularly to maintain its length and neat appearance.

3 weeks beard growth progress

Beard growth varies from person to person depending on factors such as genetics, age and hormonal balance. However, here's a general overview of how a 3-week-old beard grows:

  • Week 1 : During the first week, the hairs start to grow and form a incipient beardalso known as 3-day beard. At this stage, the length of the beard is usually less than 3 millimeters.
  • Week 2 : During the second week, the beard continues to grow and can reach a length of about 5 to 7 millimeters.
  • Week 3: At the end of the third week, the beard reaches the length of 3 weeks, with a length of 7 to 9 millimeters.

3 week beard maintenance

For maintain your hair properly to this length of beard:

  • Brushing: Brush your beard regularly with a boar bristle brush to detangle the hair and point in the same direction.
  • Washing: Wash your hair with a dedicated beard shampoo. This helps to eliminate impurities, bad odors and avoid irritation.
  • Hydration: Use of oil or balm to nourish and moisturize the hair and skin underneath.

Accessories for the maintenance of a 21-day beard

  • Trimmer : Essential for trimming your beard to the desired length and maintaining a neat appearance.
  • Razor: Used to define the contours of your beard, especially on the cheeks and neck.
  • Scissors : Useful for cutting unruly hair and do the finishing touches for a perfect look.
  • Comb and brush: To detangle and style hair in the same direction to look great all day (and even night!).

Tips for a beautiful 3 week old beard

Here are some tips for maintaining and beautifying your beard:

  • Patience: Let your beard grow for three weeks (about 21 days) without trimming or shaving it to the desired length (about 0.8mm).
  • Care : Use treatments to nourish and moisturize your beard and the skin underneath, while helping to tame stubborn hair.
  • Trimming: Trim your beard regularly with clippers or scissors to maintain the desired length.
  • Outline: Define the contours of your beard (cheeks and neck) with a razor or clippers for a cleaner, more polished look.
  • Style: Experiment with different beard looks according to your face shape to find what best suits your style.

How to grow a 3 week beard?

To grow your 3-week-old beard faster and get the best results, follow these tips and use the right accessories and care:

Tips to stimulate beard growth:

  • Eat healthy thanks to a diet that promotes hair growthrich in vitamins and minerals.
  • Hydrate regularly so that your hairs keep their elasticity and their natural shape.
  • Play sports to stimulate blood circulation and promote hair growth.
  • Get enough rest because sleep is essential for cell regeneration and beard growth.
  • Relax and avoid stress because it can slow down the growth of the beard.

Accessories and care to stimulate beard growth:

Common problems with 3-week-old beards

Here are some common problems you might encounter with a 3-week-old beard, as well as solutions to remedy them:

  • Itching is frequent, especially at the beginning of the growth.
    To relieve them, use a beard oil or balm that will moisturize the skin and soothe the irritation. Using a beard shampoo can help reduce irritation.
  • Dandruff can occur due to dry skin or product build-up. To prevent and treat them, gently exfoliate the skin under the beard and then cleanse with a shampoo. Then apply an oil to keep the skin moisturized.
  • Unruly or unmanageable hair: To tame stubborn hair, brush daily and use a wax or the styling gel.
  • Sparse areas: To improve beard density, follow our tips for growing your hair. Be patient and give your beard time to grow and become dense.
  • Ingrown hairs can cause irritation and redness. Exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin cells and promote healthy hair growth. If an ingrown hair develops, use clean, disinfected tweezers to gently remove the hair. Disinfect well afterwards. If the problem occurs frequently, I recommend that you consult a dermatologist or take a trip to your barber.

Products and care for your 21-day beard

Here are some essential treatments for a 3 week old beard:

  • Shampoo : A specific beard shampoo gently cleanses the hair and skin without removing the natural oils.
  • Oil: Beard oil moisturizes and nourishes the hair and skin, preventing dryness and itching. It is also useful for softening the hair and making it easier to style.
  • Balm: Beard balm nourishes hair and skin while providing a light hold to help style and tame stubborn hair.

The 3 weeks beard: a step not to be neglected!

The 3 weeks beard remains an important step in the the evolution of the beard ! Generally, it is only a point of passage between the 14-day beard and the one of 30 days. However, many men have and maintain this style, which is halfway between a sparse beard and a dense beard.

With the tips and details in this article, you'll be able to grow and wear a healthy, well-groomed beard proudly! And don't forget: patience is required to achieve a dense and uniform beard.

Ready to take your beard to the next level? Be sure to check out our next article in the "Beard Evolution" series, where we explore the specifics and maintenance tips for the one month beard then the two-month one !


Why trim a 3-week beard?

Trimming a 3-week beard gives a manly, neat look and is easier to maintain than longer beards. It enhances facial features and suits many face shapes and styles.

Article written by Brandon

Amateur and passionate about beards since his first hairs (on his face), he is for the intimate and bearded Internet lovers the BarbierDuWeb. Advises and helps men for a healthy beard, through blog articles where you will find tests, his feelings but also comparisons and buying guides.

Sincerely yours, Brandon from BarbierDuWeb.

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