So, you’ve finally grown a beard – congratulations! The chances are you did it for one of the following reasons: you no longer wish to look like a 12-year old; you’ve heard it will make you look more intelligent; everyone else seems to have one and you’re tired of missing out. Whatever the reason, the last three months were likely agonising – especially as you waited for the itchy, patchy stage to pass – so make sure you enjoy your new fuzzy friend.
But with great beard, comes great responsibility, and there are a few things you should know. In particular, the nemesis that is BEARD DANDRUFF.
Beard dandruff is a very real threat. It can affect any bearded veteran at any time and is one of those irritating issues that will stalk you like prey – pouncing from nowhere to hamper your everyday activities. Thankfully, banishing it is pretty simple if you take the time to implement a few extra practices into your daily grooming routine.
Although your beard may be a natural SPF, you’ve now the problem of creating a substantial beard barrier to your existing skin care routine.
Invest in a beard brush
The best investment you’ll make as a bearded gentleman is a high-quality beard brush. While exfoliating will help to lift dirt, grime and trapped dandruff from the skin underneath your beard, a brush is the only way to remove it from your hairs effectively. Remove as much dandruff as possible now to save face in future.
Shower, shampoo, and condition
Any self-standing man should do this any way. That being said we’ve met a couple of bearded brethren through the years who simply neglect this important step. When showering, don’t forget to wash your beard out with a shampoo and/or conditioner. The Bluebeards Revenge Shampoo and Conditioner are perfect for the job: the keratin protein in our products protects damaged and stressed hairs, which helps to reduce the effects of dandruff. Did we mention they smell incredible too?!
Moisturise with a beard oil
Generally speaking, beard hair is coarser than the hair on the top of your head. The coarseness of this hair can often cause irritation, which in turn results in more dandruff. Beard oils helps to soften the hair, infuse it with essential oils, and moisturise the hair and face for a healthier, shinier finish. Add to that a fragrance that will leave your jawline smelling alluring all day long and you’re on to a winner.
And there you have it – it’s hardly rocket science, but a necessary course of action to protect your fuzzy investment.
Next on the agenda, let’s get that beard shaped up properly: