“Okay,” you tell yourself, “I’ll use beard shampoo… but beard conditioner? Is it really necessary?”
The answer, of course, is yes! Just like the hair on your head, your facial hair requires some extra care if you want it to look better than a dirty Brillo pad.
All beard-care products have a role to play in regular beard upkeep, but conditioner is one of the most important for a few reasons...
1. Soften up!
Once your beard gets long enough, people will inevitably want to touch it. We’ve all been there.
It can be flattering, if maybe a bit annoying sometimes.
But without the proper care, beard hair can become extremely coarse, making it, well, not so fun to touch.
This is especially true when it comes to romance.
A well-conditioned beard can mean the difference between a smooth, pillowy kiss and one that feels like coarse-grain sandpaper.
So do yourself and everyone else a favor—soften up!
2. Ditch the itch
What causes the dreaded beard itch?
In reality, a lot of it has to do with the coarseness of your hair. A smoother, softer beard simply scratches the surface of your skin under the beard less, causing less sensitive skin, less irritation and ultimately less itching.
Once your beard itching stops, your hands will be free to stop scratching and working, playing, or just sippin’ on a cold one.
3. Stop beardruff at its source
While the previous two reasons for using conditioner are important, this one is critical.
There are few things more uncomfortable and less attractive than flaky, peeling skin in your beard.
Excessive dandruff tends to give people the impression that you don’t have good hygiene in general, which can hurt your chances at everything from jobs to relationships—well, just about any other time you come in contact with another person!
Conditioner, because of its moisturizing properties, is an important part of your personal front-line defense against dandruff.
But before we get into treatment, let’s review the main causes of beardruff.
What exactly causes beardruff?
Dandruff in the beard can be caused by a number of different factors.
One of the most common of these is simple dryness of the skin.
The natural moisture content of your skin can vary with time, but experiences the most dryness in the winter, when humidity is low.
Dryness can also be caused by washing your beard excessively (or with super hot water), which strips hair, hair follicles, and skin of their natural oils.
Treating your skin too roughly in this way can cause a buildup of dead skin cells that contributes to beardruff.
But washing too infrequently can have the same effect. Skin that is left untended for too long can develop a fungus that contributes to dandruff.
What makes a good conditioner?
Low quality products can actually irritate the skin (this condition is known as “contact dermatitis”), causing dandruff to stick around—or even get worse.
If you’ve got a serious case of the flakes, using a cheap conditioner from the dollar store designed for hair would be a bit like putting a band aid on a bullet wound.
Beard hair is different from the hair on your head, so naturally, what you condition your beard with should be different too.
A product specifically designed to soften and moisturize your beard is a great place to start for anyone suffering from beardruff.
One made from all natural, high quality products like Wild Willies Progro Beard Soft? Even better!
Other grooming products for beardruff
Beard conditioner can be a lifesaver when it comes to dandruff, but there are a lot of other important products you will need if you want healthy beard growth and healthy skin.
Here are a couple of the most important ones:
1. Beard brush
Brushing your beard regularly not only helps you look dapper, but it also clears away excess dead skin cells in and under your beard, reducing flaking.
A good time to brush your beard for dandruff removal is just before taking a shower, so that you can immediately wash away all the dead skin you’ve just removed from under your beard.
2. Beard oil
Replacing natural oils in your beard that may have been stripped away is another great tactic for combating dandruff.
Beard oil, like conditioner, keeps your beard soft and hydrated, preventing skin irritation and giving it a healthy sheen.
You’re not in this alone!
The fight against dandruff isn’t one that is easily won without help.
Don’t despair! Wild Willies has got your back.
We specialize in beardruff-fighting products like conditioner, beard balm, beard oil, brushes, and more, all at a reasonable price.
Order today from our shop today, and let us help you get rid of your beardruff practically over night!