Guide To Creating a Daily Beard Care Routine
Over the years, we often develop little habitual routines that eventually fade out into the background, whether it's brushing our teeth, washing up, or getting ready for the day. Things we've been doing since our childhood have become commonplace and standard. But then, something new hitches a ride on your face one day. Suddenly you're now rethinking the way you eat, how you wash your face, and most importantly ― how to tame this new beast.
If you want your newly grown beard to be both healthy and clean, you need to learn how to develop a smart daily beard care routine.
Essentials for Beard Care
One of the standards of any care routine starts with your beard oil. Think of it as the base of your beard and an extension of the oils your face naturally produces. There are a few things your beard oil will do for you:
- Creates a softer and smoother beard
- Soothes dry skin
- Minimizes beard itch and beard dandruff
- Looks shiny but not greasy
- Repairs damaged beard hair
If you've ever applied hair gel, then you'll find the process similar; just this time, it's on your face. Pour a small amount on your palm, taking careful deliberation not to let the whole bottle overflow.
A few drops will do for a light beard; a quick, steady stream into the palms will work for a large beard. Spread it evenly on both palms and between your fingers. Apply evenly throughout the beard and massage it into your face. You can also utilize a beard brush to really make sure the beard oil penetrates the entire facial hair follicle, root to tip.
If you have a longer beard, using a beard balm alongside beard oil is a great combo for healthy beard maintenance. Beard balm, also known as beard butter, is more viscous than beard oil and is usually made of a combination of butter and essential oils for beard growth, like coconut oil and shea butter. Compared to beard oils, the thicker consistency of beard butter coats the hair follicle and takes longer to be absorbed, almost acting like a leave-in beard conditioner. This extended release prevents your beard from losing its softness throughout the day, and its moisturizing properties minimize dead skin cells, leaving you with less beard dandruff and an overall healthy beard. Not to mention, beard balm also acts as a shaping agent, taming flyaways and getting your beard styles right where you need them to be.
Daily Beard Care Routine
This simple process of applying your beard oil will start your day off on the right track. As you continue to grow and develop your beard, you'll learn what works best for it. A full range of beard products will help revitalize, stylize and get you on your way. These are some guidelines and steps you can use to get started.
- Wash your beard. We recommend using a specifically-formulated beard wash for this.
- Apply your beard oils after drying your hair.
- Comb out your tangles. We recommend using a tool like our Beard Comb for this.
- Apply an ultra-nourishing styling and shaping product like our Beard Balms to ace your look.
- Keep a wooden comb on hand in the office or when you're out on the town.
- Intermediately apply oil throughout the day.
Prepare or shower before bed to avoid beard bedhead.
You're saving a hell of a lot more time now that you're not shaving. Spreading beard oil through your beard takes only a few seconds. Styling your beard only takes a couple of minutes, and upkeep throughout the day can be fun. Not to mention you'll also be adding a great new scent to your repertoire.
Here are a few things you won't have to worry about anymore:
- Throwing hazardous chemicals and shaving cream on your face.
- Accidentally cutting your face and putting paper towels on the cuts.
- Daily waste of time setting up, preparing, and cleaning your shaving mess in the sink.
- Wasted money on razors, shaving creams, and unnatural lotions or fragrances.
Shift Your Mind Brother
With patience, your beard continues to grow to the ground. There is no need to rush. Anyone can destroy, but creation is a different beast. Our habitual conviction forced us to shave and slammer away at our faces for years. We didn't care for them as we do now. Think about the words we associate with the daily grind of shaving. Cut. Razor. Reduce. Lessen. Uproot. Shave. Mandatory. It is an act of destruction.
On the other hand, we have: Cultivate. Grow. Natural. Sprout. Emerge. The natural order of things draws us closer to realizing our bearded potential.
Your growth and subsequent beard routine you develop will one day become a part of your natural and harmonious life. Research suggests that it takes 21 days to form a habit. That's only three weeks of beard growth. The sooner you start, the sooner your beard will thank you for it.
At The Beard Club, we've got you covered with all your beard care products, offering beard wash, oils for beard growth, balms, beard brushes, beard trimmers, mustache wax, and more. What’s even better? You can shop individual products or indulge in any of our Beard Grooming Kits to elevate your daily routine.