Maintaining a healthy beard is not an easy task and can at times feel like an uphill battle. It takes more than good products to keep your facial hair in tip top shape. Here are five simple steps you can implement to improve your beard health.
1. Wash Your Beard Regularly
Your beard is exposed to a lot during the day. Food spillages, sweat, and oil build up can lead to poor hygiene. Make washing your beard a daily priority. Not all beard washes or shampoos are suitable for daily use. Many contain Sulphates which will strip your beard of its natural oils. Our Hemp Beard wash is Sulphate free and made from naturally derived ingredients. This ensures your natural oils are retained whilst gently cleansing your beard.
2. Stay Hydrated
A lot of men are torn between using a beard balm or beard oil to keep their beard hydrated.
Beard balms are generally responsible for conditioning your beard, whereas oils add nutrients and moisture. It boils down to your beard type and individual circumstances. Some beards tend to be more voluminous than others which means you may need need a thick beard oil which will be absorbed through the day. If you have less facial hair you may need an oil with a lighter consistency. In both cases, balms should be used in conjunction with the oils to seal in moisture.
Another factor to consider when picking your method of hydrating your beard is your lifestyle. If you spend most of your time indoors, then your beard won’t need as much hydration as someone spending a lot of time outside.
Spending time outside exposes your beard to outdoor factors that reduce its moisture content. If this is your lifestyle then you will need to use both an oil and balm to properly maintain your beard.
Lastly, limit your alcohol intake as it can lead to dehydration. Instead, drink lots of water to keep your skin and beard in tip top condition.
3. Trim It
Use a pair of scissors to trim split ends. This will keep your beard neat and encourage new hair growth.
Better still, visit your local barber if you’re not as versed in the dynamics of beard trimming.
4. Use The Right Products
It would make no difference to follow all of the steps above to then use products that will diminish your beard health. It is vitally important that you ensure the products you are using contain natural ingredients. Here are a few key things you need to look out for when deciding what products to use.
- The ingredients – Just like the food you put in your body, you need to be aware of what exactly you are feeding your beard. Check out our ingredient glossary for more information.
- Your beard type – Beard hair varies in texture, color, and growth rate. Shopping for the right products becomes easier when you figure out where you lie.
- Ratings and reviews – Positive reviews are a key indicator of how good a product is. The more positive reviews the better.
When you decide on your ideal beard products, be consistent, and use them religiously.
5. Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle
The general appearance of your beard is attributed to your lifestyle. Put yourself on a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. Exercise regularly to keep your body in the best condition possible.
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