Best Beard Grooming Practices
Beards are back and better than ever! Now that more men are wearing beards, the difference between men is how healthy their beards look and feel. Healthy beards are defined by their cleanliness, shine, density, and softness. It takes regular maintenance to achieve these characteristics. Here are four best beard grooming practices to help achieve a healthy beard:
- Shampoo your beard daily with a sulfate-free shampoo such as SCurl® Beard Wash. Sulfate-free formula gently removes residue from your hair and & skin that could cause irritation. Shampooing daily is necessary due to the amount of dirt that accumulates during a given day.
- Condition your beard with a daily application of a hydrating agent that includes natural ingredients such as shea butter and essential oils that will also add a shine. SCurl® Beard Balm and Beard Oil are products that I personally use. They are formulated to help contribute to the growth, shine & manageability of my beard.
- Comb your beard thoroughly to ensure it doesn’t look tangled and disorderly. Wooden combs work best for beards vs. plastic combs. The pores in plastic combs grab hair, pulls beard hair out by the root, or breaks beard hair off. If your comb is full of hair after combing it, it might be time for you to switch to a wooden comb.
- Trim your beard on a monthly basis to help it grow stronger. A healthy beard doesn’t have split ends. Split ends cause hairs to break off easily when you comb through. To keep your beard healthy and robust, trim your dead or split ends to grow stronger and longer. I like to use the Andis Slimline Pro Li trimmer to cut the wild ends of my beard with a freehand technique. As one of the best beard grooming tools, this trimmer is light, cordless, and powerful enough to trim and dry shave under my neck to define the shape of my beard.