Viking Beard: How To Shape and Maintain A Long Beard

Growing a beard
Sander van de BaardmanBy Sander - The Beardmen
Updated on 12 Aug 2023

What Is A Viking Beard?

A viking beard is originally from Scandinavia. This beard style was popular among the Northmen (vikings) from the 8th and 11th centuries. They sport it to protect themselves from the cold and also to appear intimidating to the enemy. 

A viking beard is long and is called a beard with braids as well. Sometimes beard beads or beard rings are used, but this varies from person to person. 

Does A Viking Beard Suit You?

This is difficult to assess. Most men look very different with a long beard compared to their younger years. What I can say is that a Viking beard is a lot of work. For example, you have to comb it daily, wash it and trim the tips every now and then. If you don’t touch up a viking beard on time, it will soon look messy. 

How To Grow A Viking Beard

Growing a viking beard takes time, but the tips below will get you there.

  1. Don’t shave or trim: seems obvious. If you want to grow a long beard, don’t trim it. Although this seems simple, it is difficult in practice. At times when your beard looks out of place, you might  tend to shave it off. 
  1. Comb out knots: The longer your beard gets, the more important it is to comb it daily. When combing, avoid knots. The longer these knots remain, the more stubborn they get.
  1. Trimming: to maintain a viking beard you definitely need a good beard trimmer suitable for longer beards. It is important to trim your beard at some point to shape it. If you don’t, it will soon look unkempt. 
  1. Proper care: If you have a long beard, it is important to wash it regularly with a good beard shampoo or conditioner. A good beard oil will give your beard a nice shine. Is your beard growth a bit slow? Then read more about stimulating beard growth.
  1. Beads or rings? With a viking beard, it is customary to add beads or rings. This is completely up to you!

Conclusion: Try Something Different- Grow A Viking Beard

Growing a viking beard is cool and the epitome of masculinity. But you won’t get one just like that. It takes time, patience and a dose of perseverance. It can take months to years to get a full beard. But he who does not dare does not win. After all, you must have tried everything once in life and growing a viking bird is worth it!