Behind every great beard is great skin… and maybe a few croissant crumbs if you haven’t given it a good wash. If you’ve been thinking about adding a beard wash to your routine, you’ve likely wondered why you should be using a beard wash and how to incorporate it into your weekly beard care routine correctly. So how often should you be washing your beard? The answer isn’t a simple one and changes depending on a variety of factors such as skin type, beard length, hair type and lifestyle factors such as level of activity and diet. However, there are some general guidelines you should follow when using a beard wash (beard shampoo) to ensure you’re giving your beard the best possible chance to continue growing in a healthy way.

Your skin type and beard wash

Depending on your skin type, you can adjust your beard washing routine to get the best results. The general rule of thumb is to wash your beard with a beard wash 1-3 times a week. If you have dry skin, you would want to be more cautious washing only 1-2 times a week. If you have oily or combination skin, you may want to wash more along the lines of 3 times a week. It’s important to try out a routine and see what works best for you.

Your hair type and beard wash

If your beard type tends to be along the lines of coarse and thick, you’re more likely to have a drier beard. For this reason we would recommend you wash your beard less to avoid further dehydration. If you have thin beard hair, you’ll notice it may sit along the lines of oily to combination, and can afford to be washed more often. As always, adjust your routine to see what works best for you.

Lifestyle and environmental factors that influence beard washing

Depending on where you live, the climate plays a large role in the quality of your beard and the type of care it requires. A dry climate is going to lead to moisture being drawn out of the skin and beard, so you want to allow the natural production of sebum to balance out the impact from environmental factors. You could stick to washing your beard 1-2 days a week and always follow up with a beard conditioner. In a wet or humid climate, you’ll experience the opposite. Although it’s great to not have a dry, brittle beard, in this particular environment you’ll notice the beard needs to be washed more often due to dirt, debris and excess oil production. By using a beard wash more often, you’ll keep inflammation, ingrown hairs and acne at bay. Lastly is lifestyle factors, such as exercise, workplace and nutritional intake. If you’re training a lot or working in a job that requires more physical activity, you’ll need to use beard wash more often as opposed to someone with a more sedentary lifestyle. The same goes with nutritional choices and hydration. A healthy diet and sufficient water intake will maintain the overall health of the skin and beard, meaning a more balanced approach to beard care. Now that we’ve covered the basic guidelines, let’s take a look at why you should be using beard wash, how often you should use beard wash, how to use a beard wash and beard conditioner, switching to a co-wash and what ingredients to look for and avoid in a beard wash and beard conditioner.


A beard wash is specifically designed to cleanse the beard and skin thoroughly without stripping it of its natural oils or drying it out. As a consumer it can be extremely confusing to tell the difference between beard wash (beard shampoo) and regular shampoo. You may be thinking any shampoo will do, however most regular shampoos contain strong surfactants/detergents and unnecessary chemicals which are too strong for the beard. This can cause the hair to become brittle, increase beard dandruff and strip the skin of its natural oils which isn’t great when trying to enhance healthy beard growth. A good beard wash should be as close to natural as possible, and include a range of beneficial ingredients that give back to the hair and skin in the form of vitamins and extracts that target specific beard and skin issues.


You should be using a natural beard wash specially made for beard hair to ensure you’re not stripping it of its natural oils, and to avoid damaging the hair leaving it brittle and dry. Typical shampoos contain a range of harsh detergents/surfactants and other cleaning agents which are too strong for the beard. It’s also great to use a beard wash which doesn’t contain parabens, phthalates, PEG’s, sulphates, silcions, DEA, TEA, mineral oils and synthetic fragrance since you’ll likely be breathing it in as it sits under your nose. Our beard wash contains none of the mentioned ingredients and leaves your beard feeling soft, clean and smelling great.

What’s the difference between beard hair and the hair on your head?

You’ve likely noticed the different texture and colour of beard hair compared to that on your head. Why is this the case? Firstly, the colour of your beard hair is decided by two types of pigment — eumelanin which colours the hair black or brown, and pheomelanin which colours the beard hair red or blonde. You may even find that you have different colours in your beard which is completely normal as most people have pheomelanin naturally which can generally be masked by black and brown hues. As for texture, beard hair is known to be androgenic. This is because beard hair is grown during puberty due to a change in hormones known as androgens.


Keeps the beard clean

Imagine this, you’ve just gone out to lunch with friends and my god that taco was delicious, but what about when you arrive home and go in to give your significant other a kiss. Your beard bristles hold onto a lot of things, including food particles. Regularly using a beard wash and beard conditioner keeps it smelling and feeling clean, and your partner happy.

Reduces beard dandruff

The dreaded beard dandruff. Get rid of beard dandruff using a beard wash and follow up with a beard conditioner. Our beard wash contains Pomegranate Enzyme which is a natural anti-dandruff extract, while our beard conditioner contains Watermelon Seed Oil, Shea Butter and Guar Gum for a truly soft and moisturised beard.

Eliminates beard itch

Good beard washing and grooming processes ensure you’re removing any dirt and bacteria from the hair and skin, and eliminating the chance of dry skin which causes beard itch. Follow up each beard wash with beard oil in order to get rid of beard itch.

Promotes healthier growing conditions

Regular beard care using beard wash, beard conditioner, beard oil and beard balm means you’re giving your beard the best possible chance to grow. The house is only as strong as the foundations they sit on, so keep that skin and those follicles primed and ready to grow.

Maintains beard hair strength

You’ll notice when growing a beard that it can easily fall out. There are a few reasons why this happens such as being too rough when drying, not following a decent beard care and grooming routine, diet and other lifestyle factors. Using a beard wash and beard conditioner regularly along with beard oil and beard balm, will ensure you’re keeping the hair strong and healthy, while minimising split ends. Our beard wash contains Pro-Vitamin B5 (Panthenol) which is known to protect and strengthen the beard hair. Naturally, over time hairs will fall out as they weaken, allowing fresh regrowth to take its place. Survival of the fittest.


For the most part, using a beard wash is very straightforward. However, there are some simple tips and guidelines you should follow to make sure you’re getting the most out of your grooming routine and improving beard growth.

Wet the beard with lukewarm water

Whether you wish to wash your beard in the shower or in the basin, the first step is to wet the beard thoroughly with lukewarm water. We know how enjoyable a steaming hot shower is, but you want to ensure you’re not stripping away the natural oils and drying the skin out.

Apply beard wash to beard

Apply half to one pump of beard wash into your hand, depending on your beard type and also how concentrated the product you use is. Then apply to the beard from the chin area.

Gently massage into beard to create lather

Now that you’ve got the wash in the beard, very gently massage it from the chin area with your fingertips focusing on an upwards motion. Work the lather into the skin and then outwards through the beard hair. Do this for a good 30 seconds while you think about what’s for lunch, allowing the active ingredients to work their magic.

Rinse beard wash thoroughly

Thoroughly rinse the beard wash out of your beard with lukewarm water, ensuring there is nothing left.

Apply beard conditioner

If you suffer from having a dry and itchy beard, along with sensitive or dry skin, following up with a beard conditioner is essential to maintain moisture levels in the skin. Apply one to two pumps of beard conditioner, gently massaging from the chin up and allowing it to sit for a minute or two to fully soak into the hair and skin.

Rinse beard conditioner thoroughly

Thoroughly rinse the beard conditioner out of your beard with lukewarm water, ensuring there is nothing left.

Pat dry the beard until dry

Now that you’ve washed your beard, it’s imperative that you pat dry it completely with a towel. Yes, we said pat and not roughly scourer. Be gentle to avoid ripping out or damaging the beard hair. This is to ensure none of the hard water minerals are left on your skin. When water is left to dry on the skin naturally, it pulls moisture away from the skin leaving the barrier dry, irritated and flaky.

Apply beard oil

Using beard wash and beard conditioner is only one part of a proper beard care and grooming routine. Applying a natural beard oil post beard wash is a great way to rehydrate the beard and skin, improving moisture levels, beard softness, reducing beard dandruff and beard itch. Our Australian made beard oils are 100% natural containing jojoba beard oil, argan beard oil and sweet almond beard oil bases. These ingredients are lightweight, fast absorbing and non-greasy making it ideal for thirsty beards.


As stated above, using a beard conditioner restores the hair and skin by providing moisture and protection post beard wash. Many bearded men have shifted their beard grooming routines to focus mainly on beard conditioner more often than using a beard wash. Some men have completely ditched the beard wash and stick with a beard conditioner as it works best for them. This is known as co-washing.


Co-washing is short for a conditioner only method. The intention of co-washing is to solely wash the hair and beard with conditioner and ditch shampoo completely, but is intended for those with long and wavy hair due to this type being dry and brittle. A co-wash method doesn’t work for every person, however bearded men can take away some simple processes to incorporate it into their beard washing routine. No matter how you incorporate beard conditioner into your routine, following a co-wash system may be the best way to keep your beard looking and feeling its best, while stopping dryness.


You can use a beard conditioner up to 5 days, especially if you have very dry skin and thick beard hair. If you have oily skin, you may want to cut back to 3 days a week. See what works for you, but we advise giving your beard and skin a break a couple days a week and avoiding daily washing.


With so many products on the market, it can be very confusing. However, there are a variety of great products out there made specifically for beards and using great ingredients. You want to ensure your beard wash uses mild surfactants such as cocamidopropyl betaine (derived from coconut oil) and a beard conditioner that doesn’t include any silicones which forms a thin, waterproof layer around the hair which eventually leads to build up and weakening of the hair. Look for beard conditioners that contain natural ingredients that restore and protect the hair, skin and follicles. We hope that the above information has helped you decide the best way to use a beard wash, while considering a variety of external factors which play their part. Now that you know, why not shop our range of Australian made beard wash and beard conditioners!

“Ah, sorry boys. I’m washing my beard that night. I’ll have to give it a miss”

Not everything is for everyone. Except for beards of course. And that’s why washing your beard is more important than this poker night Davo is planning. You know it probably won’t go ahead anyway but there’s only a certain amount of times you can agree to the plans before they eventually manifest. They think it’s weird that you have a beard wash schedule and routine. They think it’s normal that women have similar routines with their hair. They’re stuck in the 20th century. Just like head hair, you should try to only wash it 2-3 times per week. Any more than this and you could be causing unwanted dryness, dehydrated, coarse beard hairs and itchy skin. When we don’t wash our head hair, it gets oily – we all know this. What some people don’t know, is that this oil our hair produces is called Sebum, “an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands”, and it’s our body’s natural way of moisturising the scalp and hair. The same applies to the face. When we grow a beard, the facial hair pulls the sebum from the skin to help keep itself hydrated. However, your facial follicles only have a finite supply of sebum. So, as your beard gets longer and this supply gets drained, your skin is going to get dry and flakey.

Cue the dreaded beardruff.

Shampooing your beard 2-3 times a week will help you to remove dirt and debris, but your beard needs that sebum. So, if you’re washing it every day, you could well be depriving your beard of nourishment and contributing to the problem.

Is head shampoo okay to use on my beard?

“Cool, so I’ll just splatter some hair shampoo on my face each time I wash my hair?” No. No, you won’t. You said it yourself. “Hair shampoo”. Shampoos contain detergent. Detergent strips the sebum from your (very good looking) face, leaving it, and your beard, vulnerable and relying solely on whatever your shampoo has to offer. Hair shampoos are advertised to literally ‘remove oil from your hair’. That beard oil you’ve been religiously applying doesn’t stand a chance against this harsh beard enemy. You could have the finest shampoo in the world – containing unicorn saliva and the tears of Zeus himself, but deep down your face is craving that godly elixir – sebum.

“What should I use, then?”

There are many specialised beard products out there to help you – including beard shampoo. Beard shampoo teams up with your beautiful face to keep your beard clean while helping lock in colour and moisture. Use a natural beard shampoo free of detergents like sodium laureth sulphate, and check the label for ingredients like jojoba and argan oil. Jojoba is nature’s closest thing to sebum so a beard shampoo containing jojoba will help to offset any potential dryness you might incur from washing out sebum.

Ok, but should I wash my beard everyday?

Good job. This is both a brilliant and very important question, so well done for asking it. Can you wash your beard everyday? Technically, yes. Don’t let anyone tell you what to do, you beautiful bearded king. Should you wash your beard everyday? Probably not. What we will stress is that just because beard shampoo is not as harsh as hair shampoo, you can’t go washing your beard every time you’re stood admiring it in the mirror. You should still stick to 2-3 times per week. Maybe you could use the same schedule as your hair care routine. Maybe you could schedule a specific beard washing routine to counter Davo’s pish poker and quiz nights. The choice is yours.

However, whether you do wash your beard everyday depends on 3 key points:

1. Your climate – if you live in a humid climate, you may find yourself needing to wash your beard more often. 2. Your career – if you’re around dust an dirt often, it’s a good idea to up the rate at which you wash your beard. 3. Your lifestyle – if you’re hitting the gym every day, definitely don’t skip the beard wash in your post-workout shower. If you’re washing your beard more often, it’s twice as important that you use a beard shampoo over regular shampoo, and absolutely crucial that you find one that natural and packed with soothing ingredients that are kind to your hair and the skin beneath it.

How often should I condition my beard?

Whilst beard shampoos are wash-out products that strip away dirt and can be harsh on skin, beard conditioners are leave-in products that repair, nourish and strengthen your beard hair and the skin underneath. As a result, the rules on their use are much less strict. For beard conditioners like beard oil, we recommend one application in the morning with a boar-bristle beard brush, and one application in the evening. If you notice irritation, reduce the quantity or frequency of application.

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Table of Contents

  • Why You Should Wash Your Beard
  • How to Know When to Wash Your Beard
  • How to Wash Your Beard
  • How to Choose the Right Beard Care Product
  • Final Thoughts

Though almost everyone knows that you need to wash your face at least once a day, for some, there’s a slightly different question to consider—how often should you wash your beard? Generally, you’ll want to wash your beard between one and three times a week. The frequency will depend mainly on the texture of your beard hair and your skin type, among other factors. You’ll need at least a premium quality beard wash, though there are a few products you can use to improve your beard’s appearance. Here’s what you need to know to keep your beard healthy. Your beard can cover a significant portion of your face. Because the hair may make it difficult for cleansers to reach your skin, your beard may contain dirt, dandruff, and bits of your sandwich you had for lunch (sorry, not sorry). That kind of buildup needs to be removed on occasion. Even having minor stubble can make regular face wash less likely to reach all the way to the surface. So, you may end up with dry, oily, or irritated skin under your beard that can be uncomfortable. Washing your beard properly is similar to washing your hair regularly. It means that your skin and hair are healthier and easier to groom overall.

How to Know When to Wash Your Beard

Every beard is different, but the factors that affect how often you’ll need to wash it remain largely the same:

  • Skin type. Your skin naturally produces oils that keep it from drying out. Some people produce less oil, leaving them with dry, flaky skin. Others produce too much, meaning they’re prone to oily skin and hair, as well as breakouts. Some people have a combination of the two conditions across their skin. Generally, the oilier your skin is, the more often you should clean it.
  • Beard hair texture. As with the rest of the hair on your head, your beard hair has a particular texture that affects how well it holds debris and product. Thin beards will usually require a bit more cleaning than thick beards because they show more oil. Curlier beards will frizz out if washed too often, so they may only need washing once a week.
  • Where you live. The climate of your home has an impact on your beard as well, oddly enough. Dry or particularly cold climates may not encourage much oil production, so you won’t need to wash as often, while wet, humid climates can mean a buildup of bacteria and pore-clogging.

You’ll also want to consider how active you are, as activity leads to sweat leads to clogged pores, and the products you’re using on your skin and hair. More on that later.

How to Wash Your Beard

Okay, so you’ve determined how often you need to clean your beard. How exactly do you go about doing it? Here’s a quick guide:

  • Rinse it through. Rinse the entire beard with water (warm or cold is fine, depending on your skin type). Make sure you get all the way down to the skin.
  • Cleanse the beard. Using a dedicated beard wash, work a small amount of the cleanser through the entire beard. Again, be sure to get all the way down to the skin. Rinse thoroughly when you’re done.
  • Condition. Work a small amount of conditioner through your beard and let it absorb for a minute or two. Rinse thoroughly.
  • Dry and done. Dry your beard completely and brush it through.

You can take a few optional steps, such as working with oil, moisturizer, or wax after washing. They’re styling tools and can help you make your beard look better but aren’t strictly necessary. If you’re planning to trim your beard, you should do this after washing it before putting on any conditioner. This will help keep your trimming tool clean and unclogged.

How to Choose the Right Beard Care Product

The reason you’ll want to work with beard-specific products is that your beard hair and your head hair are completely different. Your head hair is slightly more alkaline and resilient than your beard hair, meaning using general hair care products can severely damage your beard, drying it out, causing breakage or even patchy beard growth. The beard care products you’re likely to need on a regular basis are:

  • Washes. Found in a bar or a liquid, a good beard wash is as natural as possible, pH balanced, antibacterial, and, if possible, moisturizing. Look for ingredients like shea butter, tea tree, peppermint and rosemary.
  • Oils. Beard oil is essentially a moisturizer for your beard that keeps it from frizzing or breaking. Avocado and vitamin E are excellent choices, and many brands will use a blend of the two.
  • Balms and Waxes. These styling products use gentle, skin-safe wax and oil to hold flyaway beard hairs in place. Try not to use anything too heavy or heavily scented, as this can create unpleasant buildup and leave your beard looking and feeling waxy.
  • Trimmers. Regular hair scissors work well for maintaining beard shape. For trimming close to the skin, a fine hand razor or electric trimmer can be more helpful.
  • Brushes and combs. Depending on the size and length of your beard, you may wish to get a beard brush or comb to keep it in line. These are usually smaller than hairbrushes and combs to maneuver around your jawline more easily.

Final Thoughts

Finding a set of products and routines that work for you may take some trial and error. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things to find your ideal care setup. You may even consider asking your stylist for suggestions the next time you go in for a regular haircut or trim. They’ll have expert opinions that can set you on the right path. Your beard is something to wear proudly on your face. That means washing it regularly, using the right products, and developing a routine that keeps it healthy. Take pride in your beard, and take care of it. Keeping your beard clean is a top priority, but did you know you don’t need to wash your beard every time you shower? To promote a healthy beard, you should only be washing it 2-3 times per week. There are exceptions to that rule. If you have dry skin, you may want to cut it back to 1-2 times per week. If you have oily skin, you can increase it to 3-4 times per week. The frequency that you wash your beard depends on various lifestyle, genetic and environmental factors.

Table of Contents

  • How often should you wash your beard?
  • What product should I use to wash my beard?
  • How often should I wash my beard if I live in a dry climate?
  • How often should I wash my beard if I live in a wet climate?
  • What type of water is best for washing a beard?
  • How often should I wash my itchy beard?
  • How often should I wash my beard if I have beard dandruff?
  • Should I wash my beard every day if I work out?
  • Should I use beard oil every time I wash my beard?
  • How often should I wash my beard if I have oily skin?
  • Should I wash my beard more often?

How often should you wash your beard?

The rule of thumb is 2-3 times per week. Obviously, that may not be ideal for everyone in every situation. Cut it back to once or twice a week if you have dry skin. If your skin is oily, wash it up to four times per week. Facial hair type matters, too- if you have a thick beard, you may need to wash it more often than someone with a thin beard. And, of course, how active you are and what the weather is like will affect how often you need to cleanse your facial hair. In general, aim for at least 2-3 times a week unless your circumstances dictate otherwise! Washing your beard regularly is essential for keeping it healthy and looking great. It’s also necessary for promoting good hygiene. But how often should you actually clean it? That depends on a lot of different factors: Here are some factors that will affect how often you should wash your beard:

  • Climate
  • Weather
  • Skin Type
  • Stress
  • Diet
  • Products
  • Water Source

What product should I use to wash my beard?

There are a variety of brands that make beard-specific products. The best beard wash will contain all-natural ingredients, so make sure to check the label before buying. The skin under your beard is not the same as the skin on your scalp. Your best option is using specific products like beard wash, beard shampoo, and beard conditioner. Hair shampoo, face wash, body wash, and bar soap can irritate your skin and dry out your facial hair. They also strip natural oils from your beard and skin, which causes conditions like beard itch and beardruff. Head hair and beard hair are very different so using a product designed for your head is not ideal. Your body produces natural oils for your skin and facial hair that can be stripped when using harsh cleaning products. How often should you wash your beard

How often should I wash my beard if I live in a dry climate?

If you live in a dry climate, you will want to wash your beard less often. 2-3 times per week should be sufficient. Washing your beard too often can dry out your hair and skin. Combining that with dry weather will only worsen things and lead to beard itch and beard dandruff. If you need to wash your beard more often, you will want to make sure you use all-natural beard oil to prevent your hair and skin from drying out.

How often should I wash my beard if I live in a wet climate?

If you live in a wet climate, you can wash your beard more often than in a dry environment. The weather will affect how oily your skin is, allowing you to increase your frequency. Washing your beard 3-4 times per week is ideal in a wet or humid climate. If you have issues with a dry beard, you should cut back your beard washing frequency to 2-3 times per week or start using beard care products and apply beard oil 1-2 times per day.

What type of water is best for washing a beard?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best water type for washing a beard will vary depending on individual needs and preferences. However, some general tips on finding the best water type for washing a beard include experimenting with different kinds of water. Once you find one that works well for you, adjust how often you wash your beard based on how your skin and beard respond. how often should you wash your beard

How often should I wash my itchy beard?

Beard itch can be a huge problem for guys. The most common cause of beard itch is dry skin and split ends. Washing too often or with harsh cleaning products can cause the dreaded itch. If you have an itchy beard, you should wash it less often and be sure to use beard wash. 1-2 times per week may be necessary to keep the itchiness under control. If you need to wash it more often, all-natural beard oil will help soothe the itch and moisturize your skin and beard hair to alleviate your symptoms.

How often should I wash my beard if I have beard dandruff?

You should cut back on washing your beard daily if you have beardruff. The most common cause of beardruff is your skin and facial hair being too dry. Washing your beard too often or with harsh products strips hair and skin of its natural oils that keep it moisturized. If you have beardruff, you should change to a beard-specific wash and conditioner. This will give you a better chance of fighting beard dandruff than typical face wash or shampoo. It is also suggested to use all-natural beard oil for moisturizing your beard and skin. Beard oils and beard conditioners will replace the oils that washing removes.

Should I wash my beard every day if I work out?

If you work out and your skin is dry, you may only want to wash your beard once a week. If your skin is oily, you may want to wash it up to three times per week. If you shower after your workout, rinse your beard with lukewarm water and run your fingers through to rinse out the salt and sweat. If you notice your skin and beard hairs drying out, you should use beard oil or beard balm to keep it moisturized in between washes.

Should I use beard oil every time I wash my beard?

There is a lot of debate on this subject. Some people say that you should use beard oil every time you wash your beard, while others say that it’s only necessary every other time. The truth is, it depends on how dry your beard is. If you have dry skin, you may want to use beard oil every time you wash it. If your skin is oily, you may only need to use it every other time. Beard oil is a great way to boost beard growth and keep your beard looking healthy. It’s also essential for keeping the skin underneath your beard moisturized.

How often should I wash my beard if I have oily skin?

The skin beneath your beard produces a natural oil called sebum. If your skin has excess oil, you may need to wash less than you think. If your skin is exceptionally oily, you may want to wash it 3 or 4 times per week. Oily skin is actually a good thing for men with beards. You may not realize it, but without your body producing those natural oils, your beard and skin would dry out. This leads to beard dandruff and an itchy beard.

Should I wash my beard more often?

The frequency that you wash your beard depends on various lifestyle, genetic and environmental factors. When washing your beard, the most crucial factor is what you are cleaning it with. Check out what Wild Willies has for you below.

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PROGRO Beard Shampoo $ 14.97 WHY BEARD WASH IS A MUST Your beard is not as clean as you think! Beards trap dirt and grease, it’s impossible for them not to. So they need extra attention to remain clean. But just using any old regular shampoo… Read More man washing beard in bathroom If you’re a daily shower sort of Kingsman, you know the urge to wash your beard while you’re in there is strong, especially when you already shower with Kingsmen body wash for men. You’ve probably wondered how often you should be washing your beard hairs. The problem is, daily beard washes may not be the best thing for your whiskers. You could actually be doing more harm than good. Today, we want to talk to you about how often you should wash your beard and what can happen if you wash it too much or too little or even with the wrong product. Stick around and learn more about washing your beard and your beard care routine might just become significantly easier. Man grooming patchy beard

Why should I wash my beard?

Your magnificent mane is like a giant filter on your face, catching every dust particle, dirt, and debris that’s in your path. It collects allergens, food crumbs, and bugs, absorbs oil and dirt in the air and all those fragrant Kingsmen beard care products will build up over time. All of these things together can cause a great many unwanted problems for you and your beard if left unchecked. A dirty beard is going to smell, even if you try to cover it up with our coveted Holy Grail beard oil. You’ll get the great scent of oud with notes of sweat and dirt underneath. If you want our popular scents to truly shine, you need a clean beard to work with. You’ll also find a dirty beard repels people and can be a turn-off for your partner. Your skin can become irritated and build-up around the follicle can slow growth causing your beard to appear patchy and unhealthy. There is no other way to look at it, Kingsman, your beard needs a proper wash developed to get rid of the crud it collected throughout the day so you can smell and feel great. Self care for men It’s important to choose a beard wash and avoid the common mistake of using bar soap, shower gel, or hair shampoo to wash your whiskers. Your facial hair and skin are very different from the skin and hair on your head.

Washing Your Beard: Shampoo vs. Beard Wash

Shampoo for your dome is stronger and more stripping which can dry your mane out, leaving it crusty, itchy, and irritated. We recommend using shampoo specifically designed for washing beards and facial hair. A beard wash is designed specifically for your facial hair, won’t strip its natural oils, and will leave it touchably clean and smelling great. A small amount in the hand, maybe a dime-sized amount, should be enough for the average-sized beard. You’ll know you’re using enough if it works into a rich, beautiful lather. Work the lather into your beard so it reaches the skin and once you’ve massaged it through your whole beard, rinse the suds thoroughly and follow up with a beard conditioner.

How often should you wash your beard?

Mens grooming routine Finding the answer to the, «how often should you wash your beard?» depends on a few different factors. We recommend, as a starting point, to stick to washing your beard a few times per week. Between 3-4 washes should be enough for the average Kingsman. However, there are exceptions to how often you should wash your facial hair.

Times when you should wash your beard daily:

If you work in an exceptionally dirty environment and your beard comes home showing it, you want to wash that out. All that gunk, dust, and dirt in your beard is going to be worse for your whiskers in the long run than frequent washes. You’re working out every day and you end up in a significant sweat, you’ll want to wash that away, too. Additionally, you’ll want to wash your beard daily if,

  • your beard and face are extremely oily,
  • you’re allergic to allergens in the air that collects in your beard
  • if you’re in a line of work that sees you near people who may be contagious, wash your beard more often.

Tips for Washing Your Beard Daily

If you’re one of those Kingsmen who needs to wash his beard daily, just make sure you’re replacing all the moisture you’re washing away. Use your beard oil every day and as your beard feels dry. Use a beard conditioner right after washing. Give your whiskers a deep-conditioning treatment with overnight beard butter wear and finally, ensure you’re choosing beard care products with moisturizing, healing ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil and more. Beard care products

What can happen if I wash my beard too often?

  • Dry skin
  • Dandruff
  • Itchy skin
  • Brittle hair
  • Patchy beard

Washing your beard too often can result in extremely dry skin which can, in turn, result in dandruff and itchy skin. Your beard hair will feel wiry and brittle and your beard might even stop growing evenly as dead skin collects around the follicles and slows growth.

Our Final Advice on How Often Should You Wash Your Beard

In short, Kingsmen, if you don’t need to wash every day, don’t do it! (But do wash your beard with beard shampoo!) Your beard needs time to rebuild its moisture levels and stay healthy and strong. We want to know how often you wash your beard. Let us know in the comments and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more about beard care!

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