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What are Beard Styles You Can Wear After Transplantation?

Many people can have trouble growing facial hair or end up losing hair from their beards. almost 13% of men in Britain have reported they are unable to grow a beard and that it left them feeling unsatisfied and less masculine.

With a beard transplant, however, you can recover your lost hair or start new facial hair growth in order to achieve the perfect beard. But how should you style it once it starts growing out? Here we will discuss the care you should take for your beard following a transplant and the styles you can explore.


  1. When Can You Try Beard Styles After a Transplant?
  2. Beard Styles Depending on Your Face Shape
  3. How to Maintain Your Beard Style
  4. Conclusion

When Can You Try Beard Styles After a Transplant?

Following a beard transplant, you will need to wait for your newly grafted hairs to heal and grow before you can experiment with beard styles. Of course, the designs you can achieve will also depend on the consultation you have had with your surgeon in drawing your new facial hairline, whether that’s a full beard, moustache, goatee or another style.

In terms of recovery following the procedure, you will need to wait at least five days before you are able to touch the grafts or get the area wet. After this, you should be able to clean the area with soap and water. If you’re feeling any irritation or pain, your surgeon will have prescribed medication to help alleviate this. Strenuous activities should be avoided in order to prevent the creation of sweat in the first two weeks.

Aftercare recovery

At the end of the first week the crusts should have fallen away and after the 10th day you will be able to shave with care. The transplanted hairs will fall out after 2-3 weeks due to shock loss, but this is an expected part of the recovery process. As your hairs go dormant, they will prepare themselves to grow back stronger in the weeks to come.

Then similarly to a hair transplant you should see your full results following a year if you continue to let it grow out. While your beard hair is growing, though, you’ll be able to try out different styles due to the faster hair cycle of facial hair.

Beard Styles Depending on Your Face Shape

Once your facial hair has started to grow, you can begin experimenting with beard styles. While you’ll be able to try out many looks, some beard styles for men are better suited to certain face shapes than others.

Square face: Goatee styles

For those with a defined jawline and sharp facial contours, you should opt for a chiselled look that won’t create further define your dimensions. The goatee style for men with an upper lip moustache will complement your cheek lines. The fullness of these styles draws attention away from the sharpness of the jawline and works to soften the angles while rounding off the chin area.

Round face: Pointed styles

Round faces are typified by the soft angle to the jawline and the similar distance of the length of your face to the width of your cheekbones. Pointed beards provide more definition and angles to your face. Examples include the Van Dyke beard and an anchor beard, which provide sharpness with more hair on the chin.

Oval face shape: Full styles

Here, your face will be longer than the distance between your cheekbones while remaining rounded. This shape provides the ideal facial features for experimenting with the most beard styles. It works with most kinds of facial hair because no style should look too angular or round. A stubble beard provides the lowest maintenance option for oval faces by just trimming your beard every few days. There’s also the Viking beard for a long beard style which can appear very impressive.

Rectangle face: Chinstrap styles

As a rectangular face appears longer, give the appearance of a wider shape with full width facial hair. This will round out your face. So instead of an anchor beard, which is pointy, choose a slightly longer chinstrap, hipster, or ducktail beard. This will soften your jawline and smooth out the harder lines that can be seen in a rectangular face.

Before and after image of patient following beard transplant, showing off beard style

How to Maintain Your Beard Style

In order to keep your beard looking fresh once you’ve settled on a style, there are a few grooming tips you should pay attention to.


To maintain healthy beard growth, it's important that your body is getting all the right vitamins. Vitamin A helps in the production of sebum oil, which helps to lock in moisture, while vitamin D and K aid in the production and maintenance of testosterone. Vitamin E has antioxidant properties and can positively influence hormone production. 

Regular washing

Ensuring your beard is clean is essential to maintaining its health. Washing regularly aids in removing dead skin, dust particles and debris. The hair and skin is different to that on your head, so dedicated products for facial hair are necessary for proper care. Use a beard shampoo once or twice a week to keep it clean without drying it out too much.

Using a beard serum

To promote growth and maintain the health of your facial hair, you should also use a beard serum. Dr. Balwi’s Beard Serum has been specifically developed to encourage strong and thick growth following your transplant. The skin is nourished while preventing itching, and the serum is free from harmful silicones and parabens. The serum can be used from the second week to meet the specific needs of your facial hair following a beard transplant. 

Post op picture of beard transplant


Knowing how to best style your beard can enhance your natural face shape and help you look and feel more confident. Like many of our patients who had a beard transplant, you can grow your facial hair to experiment with different styles and enjoy looking at your beard every day.

Are you suffering from facial hair loss or having difficulty with beard hair growth? Contact one of our experts today to find out more about getting a beard transplant, so you can wear your facial hair with pride.