Beard Braiding: What Makes This So Popular to Do?

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If you’re a bearded guy who follows trends in facial hair on social media and beard blogs, you’ve likely come across beard braiding by now.  Now, a lot of guys may have thought initially that this was going to be a short-lived trend that was more gimmicky than fashionable, but it looks like it’s not going anywhere.  In fact, we’re fans of the look ourselves, and think that guys with longer beards should at least consider the idea of going for a braided look from time to time.

Today, we’ll be talking about why beard braiding has become so popular.  Maybe by the end of this article, you’ll feel inspired to try it out yourself.

Easier Maintenance

For starters, braiding your beard may make it a lot easier to maintain.  When your beard is braided, you don’t have to worry about knots and tangles.  Additionally, it’s been suggested that a braided beard is less prone to damage as the ends aren’t as exposed, and are therefore less vulnerable.

Creative Expression

Of course, rocking a braided beard is a great way to show off your creative side.  There are so many different braiding patterns up there that you can get creative with, which means that you can choose a different look each day with minimal effort, as braiding is a relatively easy practice.  That’s why we suggest looking up what other guys are doing for some inspiration.

Changing Things Up

A lot of guys who have long beards toy with the fact of shaving it all off, because they’re hungry for a change.  However, if you’ve put a lot of time and effort into growing it out, you don’t want to give it all up because you’re bored with your look.  Braiding your beard is a fabulous alternative to shaving as it lets you maintain the same length and shape while trying out a new but temporarily look.

A New Creative Bearded Trend

If you want to change up your look, show off your creative side or simply enjoy a simpler way to maintain a long beard, we suggest that you give braiding a try.  While this look was once relatively unheard of, it’s now becoming more and more commonplace, which means that you can feel comfortable trying it out with limited shock value.

Don’t be afraid to get innovative with different braiding styles and find a look that’s compatible with your unique facial hair type.