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Beards have never been so popular but today, the fashionable trend has given rise to a new problem – beard dandruff.

But don’t worry – it’s easy to tackle dandruff in your beard with the right beard care routine and a shampoo that works on dandruff.

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Step 1

Wet your beard – just like you do with your hair, start off with a wet beard.

This helps to soften the hair and loosen any dirt and grease in your beard.

Step 2

Apply an anti-dandruff shampoo. That’s right – the same shampoo you’d use on your head, like Head & Shoulders.

There’s no need for a special beard dandruff shampoo here because beard dandruff is caused by the same thing as dandruff in your hair.

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Lather the shampoo into your beard before rinsing off. The lather containing skincare ingredients penetrates through your beard to your skin to protect & moisturize it.

Step 3

Condition your hair and face - if your beard is more wiry, adding a conditioner can help soften the beard hair. Head & Shoulders anti-dandruff conditioners are a great choice, since they condition both the beard and face.

By choosing a Head & Shoulders conditioner you’ll not only be moisturizing your whiskers, you’ll be tackling the flakes too.

Step 4

Dry off your beard – it’s best to do this with a cool blow dry or towel dry rather than using a hot hair dryer, since this can dry out your skin and hair.

It’s helpful too to pat your beard dry to get rid of as much water as you can beforehand.

Step 5

Moisturise and style as normal - many people choose a beard oil or balm to add softness, shine, and style to their beard.

Oils work to lubricate the hairs and add shine- and they won’t interfere with the dandruff-fighting protection of Head & Shoulders.

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