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BEARD CARE TIPS: SHAMPOOING & CONDITIONING

Man looking in the mirror to care for his beard

So you’ve put in the time to grow a glorious beard and you want to keep it feeling strong and looking healthy. We’ve got you covered! This guide will help you learn how to take care of your beard, and will give you tips and tricks for any beard problems that might come along with your new facial hair - like beard dandruff. (Yes, beard dandruff is a thing.)

Why you should shampoo your beard

If you’ve had your beard for more than a few weeks, you’ve probably noticed how it can trap scents and food. While you may have loved yesterday’s lunch, you don’t necessarily want to smell it every time you move your head, or see crumbs for the next three days.

So yes, you should definitely be washing your beard. And you don’t need some special, leather chair-scented wash to do it: shampoo works great. However, your beard can get dry and brittle if you don’t give it enough nourishment, so always be sure to add a conditioner to your routine whether or not you’re using it on your hair.

How to take care of your beard

  1. Twice a week, wash your beard with a gentle shampoo. If you have oily skin, you can increase this to your comfort level – but you don’t need to wash your beard as often as you wash your hair because the skin around your jaw and lip usually doesn’t produce as much oil as your scalp does.

  2. Every time you shampoo your beard, follow with a conditioner. Rub the conditioner all over your beard and let it sit for at least three minutes before washing it out. The conditioner will add nourishment and shine to your beard, helping it look full and healthy instead of brittle and dry.

  3. Rinse your beard with warm, not hot, water, then let it air dry or gently towel it off. If you have a beard oil or leave-in conditioner, now’s the time to use it.

Beards and beard dandruff

Yes, it’s true, your beard can have dandruff. But put that razor down, you don’t need to shave it off. Keeping flakes away on your facial hair is all down to the right grooming routine – and that doesn’t mean choosing a specialist beard shampoo.

In a similar way our shampoos fight dandruff on your head, they’ll fight dandruff on your beard (called sebhorreic dermatitis when on your face!). Just don’t forget to follow with one of our conditioners to keep your beard clean, nourished, and flake-free!