As you might already know, your beard is not just a close companion but also quite a reminder. Whether you had a bagel and cheese for breakfast, or simply took the train to work, your beard will make sure you won’t easily forget about it. This is why, along with obvious hygienic reasons, is why washing your beard is such an essential part of your beard maintenance. Washing your beard properly also keeps your pores clean and clear, which promotes hair growth. Here are some things you to know, if you want to do it right.
No matter how long your beard is, it shouldn’t be fuzzy or scruffy. And for a good looking and shiny beard, you need good beard oil. Beard oil is not just a trend, as men used oil to nourish their beards since ancient history. But how does it affect your beard? Here is a list of the benefits:
HydrationHydration is the basic need of both your skin and hair. Without hydration they will get dry and look dull. Drinking water is a great start to hydrate your skin and hair from within. However, a hot or a cold weather also dry and damage your beard and facial skin. Beard oil hydrates and protects them from the outside conditions, ensuring your beard looks healthy and shiny.
SofteningBeard hair, like all body hair, has a much coarser texture and is thicker than the hair on your sculp. These coarse hairs can lead to irritating itching, especially at the early stages of growing beard. Another problem is the uncomfortable feeling your partner might have, if your beard is prickly. Beard oil is the ultimate conditioning agent for your beard. It softens the hair and skin and since it stays on your beard, it enables a long lasting effect.
StylingBeard oil helps to tame your beard and keep it under control. It doesn’t style or shape it like beard cream, but softens and make your beard easier to brush and handle.
Flake freeBeard dandruff, which is the flaking of the skin, is quite common. Dry or cold weather, tension and yeast that live in the skin are the main reasons for that uncomfortable phenomenon. Beard oil nourishes both beard and skin with hydration and calms itching skin, therefore helps to get rid of the flakes and keep the beard healthy.
SmellYour beard can be quite smelly after eating, exercising, smoking, taking a train – basically living. Beard oil is a life changer in that sense. It comes in various scents and ensures you smell great at all times and situations.
Brushing your beard might sound unnecessary, or just too much of a hustle. But if you don’t want to look too shabby, you’ll realize sooner than later, that combing is an essential part of your grooming routine. WHY?
- Using a comb or brush on a daily basis eliminates tangles and knots
- Combing your beard removes loose hair and stimulates follicles, which encourages healthier beard growth
- The comb helps applying oil or cream to the entire beard
- During the winter, combing your beard is especially important to calm stray hairs and keep you from looking too scruffy
- Wide teeth Comb – For longer beards, to help clearing out those tangles and knots, without tearing lots of hair
- Fine teeth Comb – For fine hair beards, to help shape and maintain facial hair
- Small standard comb- For mustaches and shorter fine hair beards
- Natural hair bristle brush – a fine brush, cut in different lengths, to reach every level of your beard. Some men find brushing a much more pleasant experience
When to Comb?
- Don’t comb straight after showering. Combing a wet beard can cause serious hair loss and breakage
- Don’t comb your beard after using a dryer. It can cause hair loss because the heat weakens the hair roots
- The ideal time to comb your beard is when you apply beard oil or beard balm. It’s easier to comb your beard with a moisturizer, since it insures all the hairs will be covered and nourished, and your hands will stay clean
- Take your time and brush your beard slowly and gently. That way you’ll be able to untangle knots with minimum hair loss and tear
- Brush your beard with the grain. Start from the tips and slowly go higher towards your face. If you don’t like your natural growth, comb it from side to center, so your beard will adjust its growth to your desired direction