If you’re growing a beard or already have a full-grown beard, this guide is for you. Developing healthy habits for taking care of your beard is of utmost importance if you plan to keep it around for a while. Beard maintenance has a lot to do with good skin care, and what better than doing it naturally with the help of essential oils? We’ve put together a short, detailed guide to help you take great care of your facial fuzz.
Wash your beard regularly
You didn’t expect your beard to require this much maintenance, but it’s a great idea to wash it at least 1-2 times a week with a gentle beard shampoo. You can use the same shampoo you use to wash your hair. If your beard is shorter, you can use a gentle soap and water. Only use conditioner if your beard is very long.
Use beard oil religiously
A lot of men end up with dry, crusty and itchy beards and skin because they don’t use beard oil. Beard oil is designed to enrich facial hair while keeping your skin moisturized. There are various beard oils on the market, but we recommend natural, essential oil-based beard oil. Way of Will’s 25 Beard Oil is made using a blend of Black Pepper, Black Spruce and Bergamot essential oils that work together to energize, strengthen, and calm the nervous system. This oil is has a base of Jojoba, Grapeseed and Camellia oils that moisturize, hydrate and improve skin vitality. You can add 5-6 drops of the oil to your palm and apply evenly across your beard and skin.
Brush and comb it evenly
After applying beard oil, it is recommended that you comb through it to evenly distribute the natural oils and keep your beard tangle-free.
Trim or shave when needed
Not all beards can be perfect all the time, so know when to shave or trim. This is an essential step to a well-groomed beard because it also allows you to shape your beard however you’d like and find the right beard shape that fits your face. To avoid irritation before shaving or trimming, try a natural pre shave oil and natural after shave splash for a cool finish.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle
Make sure to drink enough water, exercise and keep stress on the low. If you don’t have good genes, your facial hair can thin and fall out, so make sure to stay on top of your health.
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