Beard care and maintenance is vital not only to a strong, healthy beard, but also to meet basic hygienic necessities. As your beard grows, it becomes quicker to act as a catcher for food crumbs or that coffee you drank too quickly this morning. It’s important to wash your beard, but if you don’t do it correctly, you could be doing more harm than good.
What to Use to Wash Your Beard
As tempting as it may be to just grab the store bought shampoo that you already have on hand, or make use of your body or face wash, this will ultimately set you back from achieving the full, glorious beard you’ve set your sights on. Body wash is made of stronger chemicals designed to disinfect, and more powerful scent agents, both of which can strip your beard of its natural, healthy oils and overdry the hair and the skin beneath. Store bought shampoo typically has a high chemical composition as well. Purchasing a 2-in-1 product like our Beard Wash which is organically designed to clean both your hair and your beard makes your life easier and takes up less counter space.
For the most convenient and beard specific clean, Beard Wash is your best bet. Our 100% natural, paraben and SLS free wash provides a gentle cleansing that protects the natural oils and additionally moisturizes your beard, leaving hair and face feeling refreshed, clean, and energized. Our wash is unique in that it not only protects these natural oils, but additionally works to replenish them as you wash. The all-natural oils that we include in this product keep your hair and skin protected and rejuvenated.
Once you clean and dry your beard, lock in that moisture with one of our enriching beard oils to give it an extra shine and fullness. The best follow-up to beard oil is beard balm, particularly for longer beards, as it provides quick and easy stylability and softens your beard, protecting you against itchiness.
How Often Should You Wash Your Beard?
Men have naturally oily skin. Testosterone makes men’s skin thicker and tougher than women’s skin, which is why it generates more oil. Dermatologists recommend washing your face twice a day to combat natural oils that clog pores along with keeping your skin clean of the natural contaminants you come across in your day to day life. But how often should you wash your beard? Definitely not twice a day.
Washing your beard too often can dry it out and encourage breakage. Your body produces its own natural oils that nourish your beard, and if you wash it every day, twice a day, you strip those oils away.
For best results and for most beard owners, wash your beard every other day. If you are particularly active or work an exceptionally dirty job, you may need to wash daily. For everyone else, every other day is sufficient to keep your beard clean and healthy.