If you have a beard, are growing out your beard or considering growing a beard, now is the time to consider including a beard wash or beard shampoo into your beard care routine. Unlike the hair on your head, beard hair is more susceptible to damage and requires a more gentle approach to cleansing therefore requiring more selective ingredients. If you’re wondering why men should use a beard wash, we’re happy to clear this up for you.

Beards require more moisture in order to look and feel their best, so using a regular shampoo packed full of harsh detergents is going to lead to a dry and dull looking beard. Including a natural beard wash in your beard care routine will ensure gentle cleansing is achieved without stripping the beard and skin of its natural oils. 

Beard wash also helps remove dirt, bacteria and other environmental toxins out of the beard which collect during the day. Regularly washing your beard will ensure you’re eliminating build up. The end result is a soft and clean beard and skin that hasn’t lost a lot of moisture. We recently wrote an article on how often you should wash your beard which will help ensure you’re including beard wash and beard conditioner in your routine without overdoing it. Too much of a good thing isn’t healthy either!

PRO-TIP: Always apply beard oil or beard balm to your beard post-shower to lock in the moisture and help get rid of beard itch and reduce beard dandruff

Is beard wash necessary?

Including a beard wash into your beard care routine is a great way to clear excess oil build up, remove dirt and ensure the beard is clean and healthy. If you have oily skin, using a beard wash every 1-2 days will help control excess oil build up. If you have dry skin, we recommend using a beard wash every 3-4 days, following up with a beard conditioner and beard oil to maintain hydrated skin.

Now that you know why you should use beard wash and beard conditioner in your beard care routine and how it helps promote healthier beard growth, why not shop our range of Australian made beard wash and beard conditioners!