Whether you have a full beard or just a stubble, knowing how to trim and maintain your facial hair is essential to looking your best. If you're like me, you probably don't want to spend hours in front of the mirror combing out stray hairs only to find that they grow back way too fast. But I also don't want my beard to look scraggly and unkempt either! So what's an average joe like me supposed to do?
Using a very specialised type of shampoo on your beard
Beard shampoos are a whole different beast than regular shampoo. They're designed to clean and condition your beard, which means they'll likely contain ingredients that are good for your skin. Most of them will have some type of moisturiser or oil in them, too.
A lot of people ask whether they can use their regular shampoo on their beards; however, this is not recommended because it can dry out the hair in your beard and leave it looking untidy or even scraggly. If you want to keep your facial hair clean and healthy-looking all day long, using a specialised product like Beard Shampoo is key!
Beard hair is way different from head hair.
Beard hair is way different from head hair. It's usually coarser and thicker than head hair, and it has a different texture. Beard hair is usually darker than head hair, so if you're going for the full beard look, you might want to consider this when choosing your shampoo.
Although you can use any shampoo on your beard, there are some shampoos that are made specifically for beards—and they're formulated with ingredients that will help your beard look healthy and shiny while also giving it the right amount of volume. Some other types of shampoos won't give your beard the same results because they don't contain those special ingredients that make them good for beards specifically!
What's the difference between regular and beard shampoos?
Beard shampoo is designed to clean and condition the hair on your face, while regular shampoo is formulated to clean the hair on your head. Beard shampoos are made with different ingredients than regular shampoos, so they can be used on both the beard and scalp.
Beard shampoo comes in a variety of scents, but it's important not to use any product that contains harsh chemicals or artificial fragrances.
Don't wash your beard every day.
Don't wash your beard every day.
Don't wash your facial hair every other day.
Don't shampoo it every week, or even once a month.
And if you're going to go even further back, don't do this at all: Don't use shampoo on your beard at all!
Combs versus brushes for beards.
If you’re growing out a beard, it’s important to maintain its health and ensure that it doesn’t become too long. If you have a shorter beard, however, then there is no need to comb or brush regularly because the hair will be short enough not to cause any issues.
Here are some of the best options for combs and brushes:
Combs: Combs work best for longer hair, as they will untangle knots without causing damage. They can be used on both wet or dry hair but should only be used on dry hair if you are going for a certain style. The teeth on combs also help detangle when brushing through your beard after washing it off with shampoo (more on that later).
Conditioning your beard.
As a general rule, you should only use shampoo on your beard once every 2-3 days. If you have particularly dry skin or need to get rid of dandruff, then you can try using it more frequently—but still only once each day.
Remember that conditioner is designed to soften and moisturise the hair in your head, not the follicles on your face! Using too much conditioner can be damaging for a beard because it will weigh down and flatten out any curls or other natural texture that it has. Do not apply conditioner directly onto the skin under where you’re shaving; instead, put some into your hands first before lightly patting it onto areas of concern such as patches where hair grows slower than others do (e.g., soul patches).
The best beard oils.
As you can see, there's a lot to consider when it comes to choosing the right beard oil. The best oils will be made from all-natural ingredients and will be lightweight, so they won't leave your beard feeling greasy or weighed down. They'll have a pleasant scent, be easy to apply, and ideally give you some added moisturisation and nutrients that your skin needs.
So how do you know which ones are worth buying? We've got some suggestions for the best beard oils on the market—and none of them were included in our list above because they didn't meet those criteria!
There are all kinds of ways to take care of your beard
If you’re wondering how to take care of your beard, there are all kinds of ways to do it, and it’s easier than you might think.
Beard oil: This is the most common way people treat their facial hair. It moisturises the skin underneath your beard and softens the hair itself.
Beard balm: A more concentrated version of beard oil, it has all the same benefits as oils while also acting as a styling agent for your facial hair.
Beard wash: If you have a very thick or coarse beard that's prone to getting dirty easily (like if it gets wet from rain), then this could be ideal for you—but if not, skip this step! You can just use regular soap on those days when things get messy.
Brush/comb combo: Combing through wet or dry hair helps distribute natural oils from root-to-tip evenly throughout its length; however brushing after showering will remove excess water from your face which prevents irritation caused by contact with other objects such as clothing or towels used during washing procedures - especially important when dealing with sensitive skin types like those suffering from dermatitis flares caused by scratches caused by improper maintenance techniques like using soaps containing chemicals that may cause reactions similar reactions in some cases leading up until inflammation occurs over time causing further complications down line ultimately leading up until serious medical attention needs intervention immediately before symptoms worsen further into another severe problem requiring immediate surgery."
Now that we've covered the basics, it's time to get started on your own beard. If you're looking for some ideas on where to start with styling and maintenance, check out our articles on beards as well as our guide on how to make your beard smell good.