Let’s face it, whether you will admit it or not, growing an EPIC beard takes a little bit of work...
However, as men, it's not in our DNA to go to the spa or waste a lot of time getting ready. But if there is one thing I think we’d all agree on, it’s that we take pride in our beards and they are well worth a little effort.
And since it’s our job to make it as-easy-as-possible for you to look and feel your best, we put together this simple 3-step guide just for you.
All you have to do is follow along, it's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3...
3 Steps To A Softer, Healthier Beard (EPIC Beard)
1. Wash The Beard
...time to get soapyyyy!
This isn’t rocket science...
Just as you wash your hair in the shower, take a minute to wash your beard.
We recommend using beard wash which is developed specifically for your beard. However, if you don't have a quality beard wash, your shampoo will work just don't over do it and be sure to use some extra oil!
Avoid using anything too harsh like bar soap or body wash which will leave your face, and beard extremely dry leading to dry and damaged hair follicles.
As for how often, it depends on how dirty you get. If you work indoors you may not need to scrub it clean every day. In fact, a couple times a week can be sufficient.
If you work outside and it’s keeping your face protected from the elements..you may need to consider more regularly washes. So use your judgment here.
Related: Learn more about Beard Wash
2. Condition The Beard
I'll take some oil with a side of butter, please!
Beard oil is the foundation of a healthy beard and you should be applying it every day!
As soon as I get out of the shower, I towel dry my beard and immediately apply my Beard Oil. It is crucial for you to apply daily to keep your skin and beard moisturized and healthy, especially if you are not using beard wash.
As your beard grows longer, your body's production of natural oil (sebum) is not enough to moisturize the longer hairs and skin. This leads to dandruff or (beardruff), itchy and irritated skin and split ends.
All of these can be avoided with daily application of a quality Beard Oil.
When you apply the oil, first go under your beard and apply to your skin, then use the extra to coat the beard itself. We posted a video here to show you first hand.
As for how much to use? Depends on the size of your beard.
A little goes a long way so start small. Also, keep in mind the climate in which you live. If you live in a dry climate you might need more than if you are in a humid environment.
Related: Learn More About Our Beard Oil
I also recommend using a Beard Butter! Beard butter is the perfect combination of oil and balm and is the best way (in my opinion) to condition and moisturize your beard! Plus, it will give you a medium hold that allows you to style/shape your beard to perfect!
Plus, it will give you a medium hold that allows you to style/shape your beard to perfect!
My morning beard routine is simple and only takes about 90 seconds!
First I wash it, then I towel dry and apply my oil. After my oil, I apply my beard butter! It's washed, hydrated and ready to be styled!
Only one step left...
Related: Learn More About Our Beard Butter
3. Comb The Beard
Wood Comb + Boars Hair Brush = AMAZING Beard!
After you apply the oil and butter, it's time to bust out your wooden beard comb and style your beard to perfection!
A good beard comb is critical. I highly recommend a wood comb with wide teeth to avoid static and snagging.
First start by going under your beard and combing everything out, away from your face.
I know…opposite of what you were probably imagining. But what this does is it allows the hairs to really separate and it adds fullness to your beard.
Who doesn’t like a little fuller beard? Once it’s fully combed out and up (when it’s sticking out like crazy) then comb it straight down into place and style it how you like.
This will give you a fuller look, lead to fewer tangles, and help you style it just the way you like!
The combination of Beard wash, oil, and butter is absolutely going to give you the EPIC beard you are looking for!
Top it off with a great, high-quality wood comb and you'll have everything you need!
By following the above steps, in just a few minutes a day, you will significantly improve the health, look, and feel of your beard. The next step from here is to really consider what beard style is best for your face shape.
Our team is always here to answer any specific questions you have.
Live Bearded Brother!