Here at Live Bearded, we believe Beard Care should be easy, but we do acknowledge that knowing what products to use and how to use them can seem a bit overwhelming at first.
Beard oil? Beard Butter? Beard wash? Beard Conditioner?
Do I need them all? What's the benefit? How often should I use them?
These are all questions we've all asked ourselves at some point, and exactly why the team wanted to walk you through our recommended beard care routine and share with you what we do daily to look and feel our best.
Wash & Condition Your Beard
Keeping clean isn't something we should have to convince you to do, and when it comes to your beard the rules still apply.
Similar to the hair on your head, you need to wash your beard and then restore it afterwards with a conditioner for optimal beard growth and health.
The process is pretty self explanatory. Get your beard nice and rinsed with water first, then squeeze out a quarter sized amount of Beard Wash into your hand.
Our Beard Wash is all-natural and is water based so you'll get a great lather as you work it into your beard.
After you rinse the wash out thoroughly, squeeze out a quarter sized amount of Beard Conditioner and work it into your beard. We highly recommend leaving it in for 1-2 minutes to really soak in and help soften your beard
It's good to note that our Wash and Conditioner aren't just for your beard. This all-natural formula works just as great on your head hair and eliminates the need of a cluttered shower with multiple products taking up shelf space.
When it comes to wash frequency, it really depends on how dirty you get. If you work outside or sweat a lot from workouts etc., we recommend daily wash and conditioning.
Beard Wash is not your typical shampoo, bar soap, or body wash. The skin on your face is much more sensitive than your scalp and body which is why you want to use a product designed specifically for your face and beard.
It's gentle all-natural ingredients will clean your beard without stripping away excessive oils and causing damage that can be caused by other soaps so avoid them at all cost.
Moisturize Your Skin
Yes, you read that right. A great beard starts with healthy skin, and that's where the next step comes in.
A BIG misconception around beards is that Beard Oil is for your beard. And although this is partially true, it's not the intended use of this product.
Our all-natural Beard Oil is designed for the skin under your beard.
You see, as you grow your beard out it pulls the oil away from your face in attempt to keep your beard hairs healthy. The problem, is it'll leave your skin extremely dry and irritated if left alone, and your natural oil isn't enough to keep your beard healthy either.
Beard itch? It's because your skin is extremely dry.
Dab 5-7 drops of Beard Oil into your hands and then work under your beard and into the skin. Not only will the itch and irritation subside nearly immediately, but your skin will then be able to help your beard hairs grow stronger and healthier.
After you apply and work through, any excess can be rubbed onto your hands or arms, or through your head hair. It's a great moisturizer for your entire body and works great to keep tattoos healthy as well.
It's important to note that Beard Oil is a must for beards of all lengths because of the focus on skin health, and should be applied daily.
Soften and Style
The next step we recommend is Beard Butter. This stuff is what really put Live Bearded on the map as being one of the first beard butters to hit the market.
Guys absolutely love this product because it helps soften and condition your beard, tame flyaways, and makes you look great all day long.
Not to mention, it comes in 6 fantastic fragrances!
Scoop a dime sized amount of Beard Butter out and melt it down into your palms.
It's a shea butter based formula that will melt down quickly and apply smoothly to your beard hairs. It should be applied daily similarly to how you'd style your hair before walking out the door.
Don't Forget Your Mustache
Now this next step could be considered optional for some, but we (at least some of us here at Live Bearded), love pairing a good handlebar mustache with a beard.
If you want to grow your mustache out, you'll learn quickly that it's a lot of work, but also well worth it.
You'll need mustache wax near you at all times which is why we designed it in a convenient tube that easily slides into your pocket so you're always ready.
Like all of our products, our wax is all-natural and is designed to give you a light to medium hold.
If you're just starting your growing stages, we recommend using mustache wax early to train the hairs to grow out to give you your desired shape. Just like parting your hair in a new way, the hairs can be a bit unruly at first which is why wax is so important.
Apply your mustache wax from the middle first and work your way to the outside. As you get some length, use your finger and thumb to twist to get the hairs to flip up.
Combs & Brushes
You wouldn't put product in your hair without running a comb through it, and your beard is no different.
You'll want to choose your tool based on your beard length and thickness.
For shorter beards, you will find a Boars Hair Brush very useful to really move the hairs in the same direction and bring circulation to your skin which can help promote growth.
Short, medium, and long beards can also greatly benefit from both our Wood Beard Comb and our Large Acetate Beard Comb. The only beards these struggle with are very curly beards which is why we offer a wide-tooth Beard Pick.
If you ever have any questions deciding what is best for YOU, feel free to reach out anytime.
If all of this is new to you trust me when I say, it's much easier than you might think and we are here to help you along the way.
We truly hope you found this helpful and if we missed anything at all or if you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to contact us anytime.
Here at Live Bearded, our mission is to help Beardsmen look, feel, and be their best, and we are here to support you however we can.
And as always,
Live Bearded, Brother!