Steve Fausneaucht ( aka “Faus”) stopped by Live Bearded HQ to walk you guys through his award-winning beard care routine.
With eighteen (18!!) first-place, three 2nd place, and three 3rd place beard competitions under his belt, this is the guy you want to listen to when it comes to taking care of and maintaining your beard.
The first step is to wash your beard with an all-natural beard wash. Make sure you are not using your wife or girlfriend's shampoo! Other non-natural shampoos are loaded with chemicals that will dry out and damage your beard. This is KEY to maintaining a healthy beard. Typically you would do this in the shower but, it can be done in the sink as well.
After you have washed your beard with an all-natural beard wash you are going to want to follow that up with an all-natural beard conditioner. Throw the conditioner in your beard directly after your wash and let it sit in your beard for the remainder of the shower and rinse before getting out.
Next Steve shows you how to blow dry your beard. Make sure you set your blow-dryer to low heat and low speed. Start from the bottom, use the blow dryer in conjunction with your brush to help direct the flow. If you are going for a more "sizable beard" look, like Steve, you are going to want to use your brush to create tension while blow-drying. If any intentions or imperfections pop up that you may not like, just use your brush to create more tension followed closely with the blow-dryer.
After you are done drying your beard from the bottom, the next step is to start hitting it with the blow dryer from the top down.
Pro Tip: Do not hold the blow dryer right on top of your beard. Hold it a little ways away. This will help you maintain the "body" of your beard. Holing it too close will matte your beard down.
The next step in this award-winning process is to grab your beard oil. The oil's purpose is to hydrate your skin. A common misconception is that beard oil is for your beard. It is not! Beard oil helps replenish your skin's natural oil.
Beard growth draws out the natural oil (Sebum oil ) that your skin produces and has a tendency to leave you with dry, flaky skin. Beard oil is designed to replenish and hydrate your skin.
Pour 8-10 drops in the palm of your hand. If you have a monster beard like Steve, his pro tip is to use a pick, "like a paintbrush" to get it past the beard and, directly on to the skin. If you have a smaller beard you can move the oil to your fingertips and massage it directly onto your skin.
After the oil comes the beard butter! Our all-natural, shea butter-based beard butter...a little goes a long way. Scoop about a nickel to a quarter-sized dollop and rub that into your hands.
Next, apply this directly to your beard. Working the butter into your beard from top to bottom. The butter will help deeply condition your beard and keep it soft. An added benefit is, our butter has a medium hold which allows you to style and shape your beard the way you like it!
Lastly, Steve likes to use the "cold" setting ( no heat ) to finish up his routine. To "fine-tune" your masterpiece you are going to want your blow dryer and a Live Bearded boars hair brush. Use the boar's hairbrush, followed closely with your blow-dryer. This allows you to tame the "fly-always" and put them in their place, "fine-tuning" your masterpiece!
Although "5" steps may seem like a lot, this process really only needs to take a few minutes. Once you go through it a few times it'll feel as natural as applying deodorant to your pits followed by brushing your pearly whites.
If you ever have any questions...do not hesitate to reach out, firstname.lastname@example.org We are here to answer any questions or concerns that you may have!
Thank you for your support and as always...Live Bearded.