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5 steps to a healthier beard

5 steps to a healthier beard

We all know by now that the road to a head of healthy hair is a solid maintenance routine to keep it looking and feeling good. However, when it comes to facial hair, it can be too easy to slip into a routine (or lack thereof) where it is left to its own devices. 

Beards used to be reserved for pioneers and pirates, making this approach wholeheartedly acceptable. But these days, anyone and everyone can have a beard.  Whether it's your barista, plumber, lawyer or UberEats driver - the facial fuzz is an accepted part of society. But not everyone has been passed on knowledge to keep their beard healthy and strong.

So read on brothers, take note and pass our advice on to your fellow beardsmen.  The more educating we can do the better!  


First things first, establish a maintenance routine. Just like the hair on your head, your beard needs some TLC to look and feel its best. 

Don't worry; it doesn't have to be a major time-suck. Just an extra minute or two in your morning routine can make a world of difference. From drying your beard properly after a shower to regular washing, trimming, and using the right products, it'll become second nature before you know it.

Beard wash vs regular Shampoo

Speaking of products, let's talk about beard wash. 

Repeat after me: "I will not use just any shampoo on my beard." Seriously, don't do it. 

Most shampoo will strip your beard of its natural oils, leaving it dry and brittle. Opt for a quality beard wash instead, and unless you're out chopping wood all day, you probably only need to wash it once a week.

Need a recommendation? We’ve got you! Our very own Beard Wash has been designed specifically for the hair on your face. It is a clean, natural and non-toxic product that protects the skin and hydrates the hair. Oh and did we mention that it was a 2023 Beard Awards winner?? 

Trim and Tidy

Now, let's address trimming. Beards can be a bit unruly and grow unevenly, so regular trims are essential. 

Don't wait until your beard resembles a tumbleweed to do something about it. A little snip here and there with some sharp scissors can work wonders. And don't forget to comb it daily to keep it looking full and fabulous.

Of course if tending to your own beard with a pair of scissors sounds like a daunting project, the great news is there are barbers who know their way around a face of fuzz and will get your beard looking and feeling ship-shape before you know it.

Check out our list of user recommended Barbershop Recommendations to find an awesome barber near you!

Beard Oil 

Ah, beard oil. There's a right and a wrong way to use it. 

Less is more, folks! 

A few drops massaged into your beard and skin will do the trick. And remember, beard oil isn't just for softening your beard; it also keeps your skin healthy and hydrated, especially important during the winter months.

We have a huge range of Beard Oil to choose from on our online shop. We also have sample sizes of our BEARDED. Beard Oil range if you’re inclined to try a couple of scents and get a feel for beard oil before committing to a full size. If you're wanting a bit of a hod, then a Beard Balm might be your go to.

Hands off!

Last but not least, hands off the beard! 

Resist the urge to pick at it and pull the stray hairs - you'll only end up with a patchy, dirty beard. Hands carry all sorts of bacteria, and touching your beard can cause irritation and infections. So, once you've finished your grooming routine, admire your handiwork from a distance - no picking allowed.

And there you have it, fellow beardsmen. Follow these tips, and you'll be well on your way to a healthier, happier beard.


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