As a man, your beard means everything to you. You brush it, comb it, shape it, and make sure that a hair isn’t out of place. An ever-so occasional face rub reminds you that this is the one thing (along with many other things in life) that requires time and patience for maximum growth. One thing that can stunt your progress is a dry, bristle-textured beard. I know it’s something we tend to forget, but there’s skin up under your beard that can get dry at any moment. Here are five products you must avoid to prevent your beard from becoming dry.
Fellas, we know that it’s easy to just grab that bar of soap, lather up, then wash your beard. But you’re actually doing more harm than good. Soaps are made of certain ingredients that can dry your beard out, which is why beard oils were introduced in the 1930s. Our Fresh Heritage Beard Oil is an all-natural product that consists of ingredients such as Organic Coconut Oil and Organic Sweet Almond Oil, which can both moisturize your beard and skin simultaneously.
Believe it or not, some of your favorite products have chemicals in them that strip all the moisture and shine from your beard. You don’t want to use a product that’s going to render your beard dry, so try to avoid products that have the following chemicals in them: Isopropyl Alcohol, Chlorine, Mineral Oil, and Fragrances. All of our Fresh Heritage products are Organic, so you don’t have to worry about any sneaky chemicals in our ingredients.
Overuse Of Brushes And Combs
Picks, brushes, and combs are the essentials for any man who has a beard, but there’s a limit to how much you should use each item. For picks and combs, a good rule of thumb is 3-5 a day. Any amount over that threshold of time can damage your beard. For brushes, 1-3 a week is fine. Also, as mentioned in one of our previous Fresh Heritage stories, use less hot water on your beard, and don’t rub your beard with a towel. Dab dry it until it’s dry.
Okay…. we know those greys can be a hassle, but you’re doing yourself a disservice when you dye your beard with certain products. Beard dyes are loaded with chemicals that alter not only the color of your beard but the texture itself. Chemicals such as ammonia hydrogen peroxide and p-phenylenediamine work together to dye your hair a specific color. But the more you dye your hair, the more brittle it becomes, and your hair follicles end up losing their strength over time. Opt for an all-natural beard dye that doesn’t have so many harsh ingredients in it.
Lack of Maintenance
Sometimes, your beard is dry due to a lack of maintenance. Remember, like a plant in the grass, your hair is constantly shedding and growing, which means you need to provide a little TLC to it each week. Make sure your brushing and combing it, washing it, and moisturizing it with our Fresh Heritage products. If you take care of your beard, it will take care of you.
At Fresh Heritage, we offer vegan, cruelty-free products for men of color with beards. Our natural and organic beard oils are carefully crafted with ingredients used in the grooming traditions of our African Ancestors. Purchase your Fresh Heritage products today!