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Why You Need A Beard Shampoo in Your Routine

Why You Need A Beard Shampoo in Your Routine
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Do you struggle with beard dandruff? Constantly battling an itchy beard? You might be washing your beard with the wrong products.

Many men tend to group the beard and hair care routine together, but did you know that your beard has different needs? That’s where beard shampoo comes in.

But what is beard shampoo, and what makes it different to normal hair shampoo? Check out our complete guide to beard shampoo, teaching you how often you should be washing your beard for that soft, well-groomed appearance that every bearded guy is after.

What is Beard Shampoo?

Beard shampoo provides a similar service to normal hair shampoo, but is specifically designed with facial hair and skin in mind.

Not only does it help keep your beard clean and flake free , but beard shampoo helps target the skin underneath too.

Using head hair shampoo or standard soap on your beard can leave facial hair looking and feeling dry and frizzy, while also irritating the skin underneath.

Beard Shampoo vs. Regular Shampoo – What's the Difference?

It’s no secret that your beard hair looks and feels different to the hair on your head.

Facial hair is known as androgenic hair and its growth is caused by the male hormones. It’s coarser and often thicker than your head hair, so requires a different care routine.

While all shampoos are designed to clean, beard shampoo is specifically formulated to moisturise, soften, and scent your beard, without drying out the skin underneath.

Benefits of Beard Shampoo

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So, what does beard shampoo do exactly? Discover the benefits of washing your beard regularly:

1. Moisturises Beard Follicles and the Skin Beneath

The body naturally produces an oil called sebum which keeps skin feeling hydrated while also forming a protective barrier against external stressors. Both hair and skin need this sebum to look and feel healthy.

As beard hairs are thicker than those found on the scalp, the skin underneath requires additional moisture. Regular soaps and shampoos can actually strip facial skin of moisture, which is why it’s important to include a dedicated beard shampoo in your routine.

The best beard washes only contain mild detergents that keep the level of sebum in your beard well balanced. The King C. Gillette Beard and Face Wash is formulated with argan oil, avocado oil and coconut water to help moisturise skin and keep follicles healthy.

2. Beard Shampoo Softens and Smooths Facial Hair

As mentioned, due to male hormones like testosterone and DHT, beards have a coarser consistency than head hair. Unfortunately, facial hair being thicker can leave your beard looking untidy, feeling prickly and can even cause beard rash if left unwashed and untreated.

Beard shampoo is specially formulated to soften and smooth facial hair for a neater, healthier-looking beard.

3. Beard Shampoo Neutralises Odours

Did you know that odour occurs when bacteria get trapped in your body hair? Well, the beard is no exception to this.

Secretion of natural oils and build-up of external pollutants and even food can make the beard a perfect area for bacterial growth.

Using beard shampoo regularly during your daily face wash routine is a must to help prevent the build-up of bacteria and keep your beard smelling great.

4. Beard Shampoo Removes Beard Flakes

Struggling with major beard itch? Beard shampoo is designed to cleanse the beard and its skin underneath, helping to remove dead skin cells and beard flakes which could be causing irritation.

Read more about how to deal with beard dandruff in our previous post:

The Best Beard Shampoo

When selecting a beard shampoo, there are several factors to look out for. The best beard shampoo should be:

  • Mild and gentle to avoid drying out your skin
  • Enriched with nutrients
  • Formulated with scents that are fragrant without being overwhelming

We recommend using King C. Gillette Beard and Face Wash. Formulated with mild cleansers and soothing argan and coconut oil, it’s designed to feel gentle against the skin and is scented with menthol for a cool and refreshing masculine scent.

How to Use Beard Shampoo

Here’s the best method for achieving a clean, healthy-looking beard using King C. Gillette’s Beard and Face Wash.

  1. Apply 2-3 pumps to the palm of your hand and work it into a lather
  2. Gently massage into your beard using circular motions
  3. Rinse thoroughly using warm water
  4. Towel dry and treat with beard oil or beard balm to lock in the moisture and further smooth your beard’s appearance

We recommend washing your facial hair with beard shampoo at least 2-3 times a week to keep it looking and feeling fresh.

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