We needed to put together a short list of do’s and don’ts for healthy beard growth and maintenance.
Don’t: Don’t wait for a full beard to brush it.
Do: Brush your facial hair in the direction you want them to grow to train your hair follicles.
Don’t: Use the same products you use on your head on your beard.
Do:Use a light cleansing conditioner on your beard and follow up after a shower with a natural beard oil.
Don’t: Neglect the skin underneath your beard.
Do: Avoid using products that contain dyes, artificial fragrances, and lanolin.
Don’t: Pick at ingrown hairs.
Do: Exfoliate your beard with cleansers that contain salicylic acid or fruit acids to prevent your pores from getting clogged and causing ingrown hairs.
Don’t: Avoid trimming your beard.
Do: Visit your barber weekly or invest in beard trimming scissors to avoid split ends and unmanageable facial hair.
Don’t: Give up on growing a beard because your beard isn’t growing in the way you want it to.
Do: Be patient and give your beard time to grow. As it grows in you will begin to see the natural shape of your beard and decide with a licensed barber the best beard style for you.