Right, so you’re now rocking a swanky new beard. Perhaps you’re a first timer, we’re looking at you – lockdown beard growers! Or maybe you’re a beard connoisseur, looking to brush up on some all-important tache washing hot tips.
The thing is – beards are in again. Now, we don’t want to bore you with some in-depth analysis of why a society in crisis grows beards. No – we’ll leave that to others to surmise. Instead, we’ll look at what history might teach us about the mighty beard comeback.
First of all, the history of beards is most certainly patchy. We now all appreciate a big, rustic rugged Viking beard. But did you know that as a result of the Viking invasion of Britain, from circa 793 to 1066 AD, Englishmen decided to protest by going clean-shaven as a reaction to their bearded invaders?
History teaches us that beard trends come and go. What hasn’t changed though is the need to wash your beard. So, whether you’re a beard novice or a pro, read on as we’ll explain why your man-mane needs washing, how often you should wash a beard as well as what techniques work best for your style.
Why Should You Give your Beard a Wash?
If you think growing a beard is a sign of sloth-like inertia, think again. There’s nothing ‘lazy’ about beard-growing, in fact, it takes time, dedication and razor-sharp artistry. But with the right tools and techniques, looking after your beard should be a breeze!
Keeping your beard clean is not merely an aesthetic pursuit – although we will all agree that a well-groomed and cleaned tache can certainly spruce up appearances! Crucially, washing your beard can also help keep our skin clear by removing dust, dirt and other stubborn matter that might accumulate on a day-to-day basis.
How Often to Wash a Beard
In order to keep our beards in tip-top condition, we should wash them regularly. Regular hair shampoos or body washes can contain ingredients that are too harsh for our face and beard. Using products specifically designed with your beard in mind will ensure it stays healthy looking and well-maintained.
If you have a beard, it may be beneficial to swap your regular face wash for a combined face and beard wash like King C. Gillette’s Beard & Face Wash. Use it daily to keep your beard clean, healthy and moisturised.