The term Viking strikes fear and angst into many who hear it, however, for many is cultivates an image of strength, power and adventuring prowess which they admire and dream to follow.

If you are one of the latter group, a man with some fearless self-courage and warrior like attitude, you may wish to proudly display this in your daily life. The Viking beard offers the most striking display of your masculinity.

The Viking beard leaves all who pass you in no doubt that they have just encountered a strong man whose vision will not be easily swayed and whom you should cross at your peril. And of course there can be no greater sense of pride for a man than growing such an emphatic beard.

Growing such a powerfully symbolic work of art on your face, as you might expect takes time, a lot of cultivation and above all patience, but through your endurance of the itching, questioning of others and moments of self-doubt, you can endure to become a truly high-esteemed beard holder.

Diet and proper skin care, this means getting the correct vitamins and moisturizing the skin well and often are the key building blocks to growing a successful beard and these should not be neglected. Iron and protein rich foods such as spinach and fish are essential. Time to hunt and gather!

A well washed and conditioned beard is essential, so don’t scrimp on the quality shampoo and conditioner, much the same as your head hair. Also, regular application of a high end beard oil is essential to keeping that beard looking rich and growing smoothly.

Regular trimming is also key to finally achieving that Nordic explorer look. Make sure you purchase a quality beard trimmer. For maximum effectiveness, try to ensure the beard is fully dries upon trimming and always move from the top down to keep the symmetry of the Viking as best you can.

Choosing the correct beard oil is also essential when crafting this majestic beast. A good quality oil can work wonders on keeping your beard hydrating and also the skin underneath. It also allows the beard to retain its natural shape, all the while smelling great.

Beard oil application should be determined based on the stage of your beard. Within the first month, only a few daily drops would be necessary rising to as much as 10 drops during the period following 6 months of growth.

Work the oil between you palms and go deep from the inside outward to ensure maximum effectiveness and keep your facial friend looking great. Humidity may also necessitate less application based on your location and climate.

Overall, the Viking beard is a labor of love, which may bring you pressure, baffled looks and the occasional itchy day from time to time, but with patience and endurance you can build a spectacular, ferocious beard which many will see in wonder and awe as it grows fully.

Anthony Gallagher

Anthony Gallagher

Based in Seoul, South Korea, Anthony is a freelance writer and self-professed hair enthusiast. He attends like clock work for a bi-weekly haircut and complimentary ear waxing at his local one woman barber shop.
Anthony Gallagher