You're looking for the ultimate beard style to complete your look, but you're looking for something that isn't too fancy and still stands out.
Grow a Viking beard!
The Viking beard is one of the symbols most associated with them.
How to have and trim a beard in Viking style?
To do this, you will have to go through 4 steps:
Then, you will be able to buy different accessories or clothes to be a Viking until the end!
1. Grow your beard to a suitable length
The basis of any haircut, whether for hair or beard, is the material! Without hair, you won't be able to trim your beard like the Vikings of old...
To grow your beard quickly, you'll need to get serious about it:
Maintain impeccable hygiene because hair needs to be healthy and the roots need to be clean. Your beard is prone to bacteria and this is nothing new. This can lead to dandruff and dead skin that will slow down your growth.
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2. Choose your Viking style
You will have to choose the style of Viking beard you want: rather Ragnar Lodbrok or "Garibaldi" style? With or without a mustache?
To give you an idea of the different styles, here are the most common:
The big long viking beard
This is the most popular Viking beard style. It is a full, luxurious beard that can be worn with or without a mustache.
The Viking beard as a goatee
This is a variation of the Viking beard that involves wearing a goatee with or without a mustache. People who have worn the viking beard.
Ragnar is the father of many Viking chiefs and has been portrayed as a dashing and feared Viking. He wore a long epic Viking beard. It was even his signature!
Bjorn, Ragnar's son wore a short viking beardwithout a moustache. He was a very famous Viking king and his look was immortalized in the successful series Vikings on the History Channel!
Brother of Ragnar Lothbrok and Jarl of the Normans, the Viking warlord also wore a long fleece at the age of 58.
Here are examples and models of Viking haircuts:
3. Trim your beard
Third step and not the least... Trim your hair! For this, you have two choices: the old-fashioned way, with Viking blades, bigger than your forearm, or by using tools that I would call modern:
These beard accessories will allow you to trim your Viking beard but also to maintain it daily! This avoid having a beard that grows anyhow.
Then, back to work for trim your Viking beard :
- Start by brushing and combing your beard to detangle it and make it clearer.
- Grab your clippers and tackle the big stuff: the excess and overgrown hairs
- With the beard scissors and the razor, you will be able to do the finishing touches on the cheeks and neck, while cutting the stubborn hairs that will break (or not) your style.
- To finish, a good little beard shampoo, dry it with a small hair dryerPut a brush on it, see the straightener if you want a clean result : you are (almost) a real Viking !
To keep a beautiful Viking beard, you will then have to take care of it with different beard products.
4. Maintain your Viking beard with the right products and care
Like hair and body, beards need to be pampered. And even if the Viking style looks very virile, you don't have to feel like a Viking at heart and forget to take care of your hair and skin.
To do this, we will use different products and care:
I talk about it a lot on the blogThe beard oils are an excellent care, everything is there:
- moisturizing action
- a nourishing treatment
- protective effects
- they can even help grow a beard !
For the viking style beard, I clearly advise castor oilIt will act as a moisturizer and a nourishing care for your hair that just needs to be satiated by the nutrients it provides.
You could also use argan oilIf you want a protective barrier against external aggressions, which will strengthen your beard.
Long hair means good care! This is as true as for hair.
To keep your beard clean and free of bacteria, nothing beats a shampoo.
But be careful not to use conventional hair shampoos: they are far too aggressive for your beard.
Beard balms are a real treat for your hair and skin. They provide hydration and a protective screen, particularly useful against the cold or on days when you are exposed to the sun. In short, the balm will be perfect for dry beards.
Clips are useful for holding back some of the stubborn parts of the beard. No more worries about spikes or a beard that won't form properly!
5. Accessories to be a true Viking at heart!
You've probably seen it on TV about Vikings: they also wear jewelry or ornaments that represent different things.
Do the same with our selection of Viking beard jewelry:
Rings and beads
The Vikings loved add beads to their beardThis is usually done to group the hairs on the tip (usually V-shaped).
As for the beads, the rings come to group the hairs and come to decorate the famous beard of the brave Vikings! Very fashionable, you can also get a wolf ringwhich is perfect for your Nordic look!
6. The haircut: not to be neglectedAnother very distinctive point of the Vikings is their haircut! We will find some like the sidecut (shaved on the side) with :
- long hair tied back
- a tight braid,
- in an Iroquois crest
- shaved head (and yes, it's a cut :D)
7. Clothes to look like a Viking until the end...
A basic accessory for the modern day Viking, the beanie has been timeless for a few years now. Sometimes, it can give the soul of a big-hearted Viking as the big bad who returns from Valhalla and listens to hard metal.
Looking like a Viking: a question of style or fashion?
I think it's much more a question of style than a simple fashion. The brave Viking of modern times is not only a simple passage but it is almost a way of life.
Through this complete guide to having a beautiful Viking beard, you have learned how to have one through various steps:
- Hair growth
- The beard style
- Trim your Viking beard
- Maintain it with care
- Accessories: beads, rings...
- The Viking haircut
- Viking style clothing
In short, you've got everything you need to grow a Nordic barb in good shape! It's up to you 😉
Do you still have questions about the famous viking beard?
I'm coming, no stress!
Traditionally, Vikings did not wear a mustache with their Viking beard. Some Vikings even shaved the hair on their upper lip to enhance their appearance!
All you need is patience and the right products! Use good beard oils or balms while you wait for your Viking beard
The best haircut for Vikings is still long, tied-back hair or a shaved head. In between, you'll have the tight braid or the Iroquois crest!