In today’s lesson, you’re going to learn how to keep your beard soft even when it’s feeling a little pricklier than normal.
So let’s just jump right into it.
How To Keep Your Beard Soft The Right Way
You essentially need a daily beard care regimen that includes the following:
- Wash your beard 3-4 times weeks
- Pat dry with towel after shower
- Consider blow drying your beard on a low heat
- Apply beard oil to your beard (morning and night before bed)
- Brush the beard gently with a good comb to free any tangles
Let’s Cover All Of The Advice Above
First, let’s discuss washing your beard.
You should wash your beard. However, you need to be careful what you’re washing your beard with.
Do not wash your beard with normal shampoo as it will strip your beard of much-needed oils. You can wash your beard with a beard shampoo or you can use a gentle face cleanser like this that helps replenish the good oils that your beard needs.
Do not wash your beard every single day. You want to wash it just a few times a week with about 4 being the most you’ll need. If you wash your beard daily it will strip all of the good oils away and dry your beard out, make it brittle and will take away the softness.
Next, let’s cover Towel Drying.
To properly towel dry you’ll simply want to pat the hair dry with the towel and gently pat the beard between the towel with both hands.
You do not want to rub, pull or be rough with your beard as it can damage the hair.
Optionally, you can blow dry your hair on a gentle heat. You need to be careful to not over dry it as that can cause beard dandruff, dry skin, brittle hair or split ends if it’s excessive.
Once the beard is dry it’s time to brush the beard. Gently brush your beard with a good wooden beard comb like this Artius Man beard comb. These brushes are handmade and designed to be gentle on your beard. If you have a thick beard use a wide tooth comb. If your beard is thin use the fine toothed comb. You will be able to keep your beard soft with this but there is one more simple technique that will make that beard even softer and it’s by conditioning the beard and skin beneath. Read on….
You can and should apply beard oil. Use a beard oil that contains Baobab Seed Oil like this one as that will really help protect your beard against elements and add extra softness. Beard oil helps condition the skin under the beard as well as the beard itself. This added conditioning will help the beard stay stronger, grow better and feel much softer. This will really help relieve that itchiness which can sometimes occur. Using beard oil helps protect against Beard Dandruff as well. This is an irritating issue that is exactly like what can happen to your scalp as well.
You can also apply the beard oil while or before you brush as well. Some men prefer to brush their beard first and then apply the oil while oils prefer to apply the beard oil and then brush.
Doing all of the above will help you keep your beard soft daily. The above method will also help reduce beard dandruff, keep the beard healthy and make it look better than ever.