How to Clean Your Beard
Your beard is just like any other part of your body – it needs to be cleaned and cared for. But what’s the best way to do that? What products do you need? Today we’ll briefly discuss how to clean your beard.
Your beard doesn’t just include the hair on your face, but also the skin underneath. It’s important to care for both. If the facial skin is neglected, it can become dry and flaky. No one wants to have unsightly flakes of skin scattered throughout their beard, so be sure to take care of your skin so you look and feel your best.
You can use bar soap or shampoo/body wash to clean both the skin and hair of your beard. Be sure to look for products that have natural oils and conditioners, rather than harsh chemicals that are found in most commercial bars. We’re a bit biased, but we can’t get enough of our A.J. Murray’s bar soaps. They’re a result of years of testing and tweaking a handcrafted formula designed to clean without stripping the skin’s natural oils. From head to toe, they work great.
Here’s some quick and easy steps to clean your beard:
- If your beard is long, you may want to brush through it with a comb to remove tangles and loosen and/or remove any existing flakes.
- Next, wet the beard down to the skin and lather a small amount of soap or shampoo into the beard, working it through the hair and down to the skin. Move the lather through the hair in circular motions, making sure to use your fingers to brush against the skin, loosening any dead skin cells.
- Rinse well with warm water until all soap residue has been removed.
- Some guys opt to use conditioner on the beard to detangle, but our testing panel found this step wasn’t necessary. If you decide to use a conditioner, apply a small amount all the way to the roots before rinsing well with warm water.
- Gently squeeze the beard with a clean towel to absorb excess water.
- Use a comb if desired to detangle and ‘fluff’ the beard. Fingers work as well.
Voila! You’ve now got a fresh, clean and flake-free beard. To keep it nourished, protected from the elements and to tame frizz, add a few drops of Beard Oil and you’re good to go!