Should you let your beard dry naturally?

When it comes to beard care, there's no shortage of options. From balms and oils to brushes and trimmers, there are countless ways to take care of your facial hair. However, the one question that plagues all bearded men—bearded or not—is whether or not they should let their beard dry naturally after washing it. And while that might seem like a simple yes-or-no decision, the answer depends on what kind of drying method works best for you and your facial hair type.

Wash your beard with mild soap and water.

To really understand the answer to this question, you first have to know what falls into which category. A beard is a collection of hair that grows on your face (or head) and stubble refers to short, fine hair. So what do you do? If you want to keep things simple and easy, then we recommend just using a reliable beard trimmer or shaver to get rid of any stragglers before bedtime. But if you'd rather let nature take its course — meaning that if the hairs are long enough for them not be classified as stubble but still too short for a real beard — then there are some ways that can help keep your facial fur looking fresh.

We recommend washing with mild soap and water when needed because most soap can dry out facial hair and cause irritation without proper care during washing (if needed). A soft bristled brush works best when brushing out natural curls so they stand up straight instead of curling inwardly toward each other; this prevents tangling while making sure the hairs don't remain flat against one another like two pieces stuck together side-by-side at an angle where both sides were flat against each other before brushing."

Toweling off your beard

Toweling off is the fastest way to dry your beard and get out of the bathroom without spending any time on it. However, if you want to style your beard or work towards a particular look, towel drying will make it difficult for you to achieve that look. Towel drying can also be rough on your skin, so if you have sensitive skin this may not be an option for you.

Air drying your beard

Air-drying is the best way to go, and here's why:

  • It's the most natural way of drying your beard. Your hair will dry naturally in the air, just like it would outside or on a windy day. This helps prevent dandruff, skin irritation and infection (a common problem for beards).

  • You'll have an easier time styling your beard after washing it with an oil-based product that can help keep your facial hair conditioned.

Blow-drying your beard

If you have the time (and don't mind a bit of a lopsided look), blow-drying is another popular option. You can control how much heat is being applied and use attachments like diffusers to prevent frizz. It's also helpful if you want to use heat protectant or styling products on your beard like a round brush, which will give it some volume and shape.

You'll probably want to choose the method that best suits your needs. If you're on a tight schedule and don't have time for drying, then toweling off is your best bet. But if you have more time and don't mind spending a few extra minutes on your grooming regimen, air drying can be beneficial in the long run. Finally, blow drying should only be used with extreme caution since it can damage hair follicles and cause split ends over time.

That being said...


You can dry your beard naturally with a towel or air drying, but we would recommend against this method because it can lead to damage. The best way to keep your beard healthy is by using products that condition and moisturise it while also keeping it clean.