Did Gandalf’s beard from The Lord of the Rings trilogy influence the current trend in facial hair for men? Not to mention Gimli and the gaggle of dwarves in The Hobbit trilogy?
“Not the beard!” ~ Gimli on the stairs of Khazad-dûm
Beardoholic.com takes a look at what it would take to upkeep a really big and long beard like Gandalf’s! Weta Workshop likely has a thing or two to say about that!
We might never know if all of the facial hair seen in Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth Saga has had an effect on pop culture trends in facial hair, but their is no denying that Gandalf beard is truly an impressive one!
So what does it take to maintain such big beard? Well one thing we would not recommend, is letting a peach fuzz elf get hold of those braided locks to save you from a fall into the fires of Khazad-dûm.
Beardoholic has some recommendations for those of you brave enough to let your beard grow!
Really Long Beard Styles and Big Beards
We liked either long beard styles in this color because he rocks big beards really well. Big beardscan be hard to upkeep. Below are the tools needed and a step-by-step guide as to how to upkeep a Gandalf-like beard.
Patience: Let It Grow
If you’ve ever tried growing your hair out to achieve that magnificent man bun, you know there’s an awkward growth stage. You vacillate between cutting it off and letting it grow on the daily.
The first thing you have to do if you want to have a beard length like Gandalf’s is to have patience. You must let it grow, bro.
There will be awkward periods and times of itch if your face isn’t used to that type of hair growth.
In fact, the itch can drive you insane. Endure the itch, and you’ll see that Gandalf-like beard in just months. To help with the itch, we recommend using beard oil.
Go HERE to read more about the upkeep on Gandalf’s beard!