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Itchy Beard: Tips for Beating that Pesky Starter Itch

Itchy Beard: Tips for Beating that Pesky Starter Itch

After much deliberation and contemplation, you've decided to grow a beard. Congratulations, and welcome to the family! We here at The Beard Club couldn't be more proud of you. We know all sorts of wonderful whisker adventures await you in the future. 

But while you can look forward to plenty of amazing beard tales with which to regale your family and friends, it’s important to prepare yourself for what might be the greatest challenge a new beard-wearer must overcome. Yes, we're here to warn you of a dreadful speed bump that lurks along the road to facial hair glory. Get ready to face the dreaded starter beard itch.

Man scratching his beard

What is starter beard itch?

No matter how big and burly you may be, beard itch is something that any kind of man may have to overcome. It’s usually a problem in the earliest days of starting up your beard growth. As you first begin to cultivate your whiskers, the small, coarse hairs that make up your beard will start to rub up against your skin. This will happen over and over again, all throughout the day and into the night—then again the next day. 

The more hair begins to grow in on your face, the more frequently you’ll find yourself feeling that itchy sensation. A few days into your whisker journey, you may find it hard to keep from scratching away furiously. The itch is real, and so is the struggle to put up with it.

How can you fight it?

You're a week or two into your beard, and you've been dying to know how you can overcome starter beard itch. We know how you feel because we’ve been there, too. Luckily for you, we have more than enough advice to soothe your irritated face—and the product to go with it. Stick to these tricks and tools and you'll be feeling better before you know it.

Man leaning forward to the hands washing his beard

Keeping it clean

The best place to start is by tackling the simplest solution: Handle your itch by making sure you keep your face and beard clean. As first steps go, it doesn’t get much easier. A routine of keeping your beard nicely scrubbed is the most basic step in staving off beard discomfort. 
All it takes is a bit of water and shampoo during your normal shower schedule… and as it happens, we make some of the best beard shampoo around. Beard Shampoo is an all-natural way to freshen up your beard while showering! Not only does it moisturize your whiskers, it works wonders for the skin underneath as well.

Man in shower washing his hair with shampoo

A fresh follow-up 

After you're done washing your beard, you’ll want to follow up with a little product. Our Beard Cream and Beard Oil are a perfect one-two punch to clobber starter beard itch and make sure it remains a distant memory. Beard Cream keeps your skin nourished, and it’s specifically formulated to beat back beard itch. Beard Club Oil also works wonders as a deterrent to a scratchy face. At the same time, it prevents whiskers from tangling up while combating beard dandruff build-up. We use natural vitamins and oils in both products, which go an extra step in preventing itch. You’ll find it a refreshing contrast to the harsh chemicals many other products use—they can lead to irritation and discomfort.

Bearded man in white shirt showing muscles


So, you've washed your beard and freshened up by applying our creams and oils. Now what? 

Well, for starters, make it a routine. As long as you keep up these good habits, you should have no problem triumphing over starter beard itch. But staying itch-free doesn’t just mean a good morning scrub—there are ways to fight irritation throughout the day. 

The simplest solution? Keep a beard comb on hand while you’re out and about. Sometimes all it takes is a few strokes through the beard to do away with the irritants that build up as you go about your routine. Just like the rest of your body, your beard can accumulate grime and dirt throughout the day. You can't always hop in the show shower when your beard is feeling not-so-fresh, but a quick comb-through can be a handy fix, and it only takes a few seconds. 

Seems simple enough, doesn't it? That's because it is! We know you've got this. Don't let starter beard itch get the best of you when it’s so easy to fight back. You may think you’re manly enough to tough it out, but why waste the energy when such simple solutions are available?

Now that you have the knowledge to beat the itch, it’s time to put it to good use. Get growing, and share your newfound wisdom with other hopeful beard-wearers-to-be!