Beard Grooming 101: How To Wash Your Beard
There are guys would wash their beards with whatever they are using to shampoo their hair. Some also use their facial cleansers to remove grease or any residues from their beard and the skin beneath it. Case in point, there are men who would wash their beards using anything bubbly that are trickling down their faces and this shouldn’t be the case. Beards have special grooming needs that possibly no shampoo or facial cleansers could answer. Continue reading his post to learn more about basic beard washing.
What You’ll Need?
- Beard Shampoo
- Beard Conditioner
- Towel / Hair Dryer with a cold air button
- The very first step in keeping your beard clean is to wash it through and through. We recommend that you wash your beard with a product specially formulated for the purpose of washing facial hairs. Using shampoos as beard wash can dry out, not only your skin, but also your facial hair which can turn wiry and stiff. In addition, shampoos have strong scents which can be too heady and cloying.
- Next, wet your beard thoroughly. Place a dollop or two of your chosen beard shampoo and work it in from the skin, roots of the beard and down to the tips in order to remove all the accumulated dust, oil, crumb, dead skin cells and dirt around that area.
- It’s important that you wash your beard thoroughly after washing it to remove any residue that it may have left behind. Beard wash residues that sticks on your beard and skin may cause irritations like dandruff and itchiness. It will be helpful to tilt your head in several angles to ensure that water will run through them all.
- Use a specially formulated beard conditioner to keep your facial hair manageable and soft to touch. Condition your beard at least twice a week for best results.
- Pat your beard dry with a towel. If you need to dry it faster, you can use a blow dryer as long as it has a cold air button to protect your skin and beard from drying.