Whether you have a beard, mustache, goatee, or any other combo, regular soap and water aren’t enough to help your facial hair grow and stay healthy. If you’re looking to up your beard game or want better-looking whiskers, read these facial hair care tips every guy should know.
If you wouldn’t wash your hair with hand soap or body soap, you shouldn’t wash your facial hair with it either! Much like the hair on your head, your facial hair needs to be washed and conditioned. Throughout the day, you’re likely touching your beard and getting crumbs and other debris trapped in there. All that oil and dirt should be washed out at least two to three times a week. While you can use your shampoo to wash your beard, shampoos specifically designed for facial hair can promote the appearance of growth and combat sweat.
Comb Your Facial Hair Every Day
If you want to avoid knots and keep your facial hair looking neat and full, combing every day—with a facial hair comb—is a must. Beard combs have longer teeth designed to capture deep tangles. If you have a beard, goatee, or smaller portions of facial hair, the small design of a mustache comb will suit you better than a beard comb.
If you want to style your facial hair, you’ll need a beard brush or a mustache comb and beard balm. A balm is an alternative to styling gel that won’t turn white, flakey, and crusty as it dries. Use a beard brush instead of a beard comb, as beard brushes are meant to style the beard and distribute product, while beard combs are meant to detangle hair.
Keep Hair Moisturized and Conditioned
Again, like the hair on your head, your facial hair needs to be conditioned if you want it to look shiny and healthy. You’ll need beard oil to do this. You can use beard oil on any facial hair, not just your beard! All you have to do is apply a few drops to your hand and rub it evenly throughout your beard. You can use a beard brush to distribute the oil throughout your facial hair.
How often you apply facial oil depends on your skin type and the climate you live in. If your skin is naturally oily or you live in humid conditions, keep the beard oil application down to about two to three times a week. If you live in a dry area or have dry skin, you’re safe to apply beard oil every day. If you notice a build-up of oil in your beard, you can knock it back down to a few times a week.
With these facial hair care tips, you’re on your way to having stronger, healthier hair! If you’re looking to keep your facial hair styled and moisturized, Essential Wholesale & Labs sells moisturizing balms with ingredients like olive oil and kokum butter to lock in moisture.