Washing your beard forms a necessary part of the overall maintenance procedure. Go through this article and get tips on how to wash a beard.

How To Wash A Beard

Fashions come and fashions go, but some things never change. A beard is one amongst them. While the style of keeping beards might alter, with full beard being replaced with French beard or even goatee, keeping them will always remain in vogue. In case you are one of those who love to sport a beard on their face, it is necessary to know that cleaning it on a regular basis forms an important part of the maintenance procedure. In order to help you out, we have provided information on how to wash a beard, in the lines below.
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Washing Your Beard
Supplies Needed
  • Beard Shampoo
  • Beard Conditioner
  • Comb
  • Water
  • Towel
  • First of all, you need to buy a shampoo that has been specifically made for the purpose of washing beards. Such shampoos have a mild and pleasing fragrance. As far as possible, try to avoid using a normal hair shampoo for your beard. It is most likely to leave a bad taste in your mouth and making the procedure of washing beard a cursory one.
  • After you have managed to get hold of a beard shampoo, it is the time to wet you beard thoroughly. Now, put a dollop of shampoo on your palm and rub both the palms slightly. Work the shampoo in the beard, making sure to get rid of the dirt and dust accumulated therein. If case your beard is new, you will need to give it a more thorough scrubbing.
  • Now is the time to give your beard a scrupulous rinse, to make sure that you get rid of the shampoo completely. In case your beard is long and thick as well, you will need to hold your head at different angles, while rinsing. This will make sure that the water runs through every part of the beard and your face does not end up with dry soap.
  • Once you have washed the beard thoroughly, it is the time to squeeze it with your hands and remove the excess water. Next, you need to apply conditioner on your beard. Put a dollop of conditioner on your palm and rub both the palms slightly. Now, work it through the beard. Leave the conditioner for 1-2 minutes and then rinse off with water.
  • With the help of a towel, dab your beard and soak the water. While the beard is still wet, move a comb through it. Apart from helping untangle the hair in your beard, it will also work out any soap or conditioner left in. You need to move the comb close to your face, in an outward motion. However, make sure that you do not use it too forcefully or you might end up irritating the skin beneath the beard.
Some Tips
  • For cleaning your beard, always make use of the shampoo and conditioner made specifically for the purpose.
  • You should use a conditioner on your beard at least once a week. Increase the frequency if your beard is too rough and dry.

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