Beard itching is an extremely common problem for first timers growing beards. Beard itching is also something that men who have rocked a beard for a while sometimes experience. A lot of men wonder, how do you get rid of an itchy beard, or even more, how do you prevent beard itching in the first place? If you’ve experienced beard itching you know that it does not feel good! If you let it, the itching will make you want to shave your beard off altogether. But don't jump to conclusions just yet. You don't have to suffer from an itchy beard for long.
What causes the itch?
There are a couple of reasons your beard is itchy. For starters, new beards can be especially itchy because your face just isn't used to having hair on it. The new hairs growing in may irritate your skin prompting you to want to scratch (sit tight though, this will go away as you will get used to facial hair). If you’ve had a beard for a while and are experiencing an itchy beard, you probably aren’t using the proper moisturizer for your face. Poorly conditioned beard hairs rub against your skin causing it to itch. Luckily there are a few things you can do to prevent beard itching for good.
KEEP IT CLEAN
It sounds simple, but we have to say it. The first step for an itch-free beard is to keep your beard clean. Your beard is a magnet for debris so it is vital to keep it clean. Avoid cleaning your beard with traditional shampoo or soap as it can dry your skin. Shampoo and soap strip the natural oils from your body. Turn to a cleanser specifically made for beards, or simply use a little warm water.
KEEP IT MOISTURIZED
Moisturizing your beard is a key way to prevent your beard from itching. Moisturizers hydrate the skin underneath your beard. Lucky for you, there is an entire industry created specifically for beard moisturizers. Have you tried beard oil? Beard oil is designed to hydrate your beard. Products like Fresh Heritage Beard Oil use all natural ingredients to help users maintain a healthy looking and feeling beard (it smells pretty good too). Don’t overdo the oil though, just a few drops every day should be sufficient enough to moisturize your beard and keep it itch-free.
If you’re growing your beard for the first time you want to avoid trimming it for at least 12 weeks to allow the hair to grow fully into its natural shape. Once you have the shape down, regularly trimming your beard will keep your beard looking neat and itch-free.
Not only does running a comb/brush through your beard feel good, it helps keep your beard from itching. Brush your beard before you wash it to loosen debris from your beard and after to detangle your beard and promote hair growth. We recommend investing in a boar’s hair brush. While it may be a little more expensive than others, the boar’s hairs naturally repair dry hair and add shine.
Don’t let a little beard itch prevent you from rocking your beard. Try these four easy steps to fight and prevent your beard from itching.
Have you experienced the itch? What have you done in the past to combat it? Comment below.