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Quit Yer Itchin

Why does your beard itch?  Because you’re not washing or conditioning it right!

Let’s break this down…

For most men it’s their multitasking in the shower that starts the ball rolling down the wrong path.  We all know some guy (maybe it’s you!) who uses a bar of soap on every inch of his body— which, frankly, is a great ecological move, but NOT so great for your beard (not to mention the hair on your head).

So, why shouldn't you use bar soap or commercial body wash all over?  While Natural Bar Soap is a great choice for washing your skin on your body, it has a higher PH than hair care products, and hair follicles (like your beard) require a lower PH level to keep them from breaking and looking rough.  Using products with too-high PH, over time, will contribute to split ends, frizzy beard hairs, a more coarse texture and the dreaded dandruff beard— “beardruff” which creates that itchy feeling and flakes.  News Flash - you may think you have a "coarse" beard, but you actually just have a poorly-cared-for beard.



How do you fix it?  By changing your routine, and sticking to it.  You spent all this time growing an amazing beard— why blow it all on bad beard maintenance?  You wouldn't buy a Maserati and then fill it with cheap 87 octane, would you?  Same goes for that majestic mane you've grown.

The very first thing you have to do is STOP USING SOAP ON YOUR BEARD.  Grab yourself a bottle of Beard Wash, which is specifically formulated with a lower PH level, and our proprietary blends of fragrance and essential oils, to NOT strip your follicles or your face.

You can do it in the shower, or do it at the sink, but take a dime-sized amount of Beard Wash, and work it into your beard, paying attention to rub gently up and down every shaft with your fingers.  Then rinse well, and pat dry with a clean towel.  Try not to towel dry too vigorously, no matter what product you use, as that can cause your beard to rough up more or experience beard breakage faster.

Follow up with a Beard Oil, or if your face is experiencing a really dry spell— use our conditioning Beard Butters.  Beard Oils will offer a lighter, higher penetrating conditioning and shine, whereas the Beard Butters will offer more hold and a deeper conditioning.

Most men notice major improvement in their facial dryness and beard condition within a week of regular use.  The rest see positive changes by the 2nd week of regular use (defined as washing at least every other day).

Take care of your facial follicles, and you will have the best looking, best smelling beard on the block, without all the itch and flakes that soap can cause.

Stay Beardiful, Friend.

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