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Techniques to Soften a Beard

Techniques to Soften a Beard 

It all started with ‘No Shave November’ and since then, the beard has become one of the sexiest and flaunting trends for men these days. From French to spiky, duck-tail, circled or a full-grown beard; all these types only appeal to others if trimmed regularly and handled with care. Much like the hair on your head that gets damaged if not taken care of; your beard may also get itchy and prickly with split ends. But as a myth, keeping a beard isn’t a high-maintenance job either. It only requires some of your time, love, and our handy techniques below to make your beard soft and keep it in shape.

Washing your beard

Yes, you wash your face many times in the day which does include your beard but specifically washing and cleaning your beard in a proper manner will give you a lot better results.


The technique that leads to a softer beard is a shampoo. Any shampoo that you use on your scalp and hair can be used on your beard. It is recommended to shampoo your beard twice a day but once may be workable to start off. Simply take some water in a jug and add some shampoo in it. Apply this diluted shampoo with a brush or with your hands in a circular motion and wash it off with cold water.


The next step after the shampoo is conditioning your beard. Since hair on the beard is rough and thick as compared to the ones on the scalp, we recommend you buy a beard conditioner which contains vitamin E, an essential softening ingredient. After shampoo, take some conditioner in your hand and massage deeply into the beard, leave it in for a few seconds, and rinse thoroughly with water.

Beard Oil

Yes, you heard that right, beard oil is one of the most effective techniques to soften your beard and is instantly evident, too. Beard oil is generally made of carriers and essential oils with some fragrance. If you have sensitive skin, avoid oil with artificial scents and use 100% natural ones.

Adding beard oil to your daily routine will show you results from the first day. If you have an itchy skin, using beard oil will not only soften your beard hair but also the skin underneath, reduce dryness, and help remove dandruff as well. Using beard oil also keeps your beard and skin hydrated throughout the day, especially in hot, humid weather, making it much more manageable than before.

Beard oil must not be used on a dirty or wet beard. The ideal time to use beard oil is right after the shower, after drying your face and beard. Take 2-3 drops of oil, rub it in your hand, and massage on to your beard, from the root to the tip.

Beard Balm

Right after shampoo and conditioner, you can also use some high-quality beard balm with Shea-butter to moisturize your skin and keep your beard soft and shiny. A beard balm with oil and butter simulates hair growth and thickness. Additionally, beard balm with beeswax keeps your beard in shape throughout the day.

If you don’t want to spend too much on beard balm, you can make on at home as well. You can find recipes for beard balm and beard oil online if you take the time to search for them.

Comb and brush your beard

This may seem like an additional investment but it’s worth a buy for those who have different growth patterns and find it difficult to tame their beard. Depending on your need, you can either use a beard brush or comb. If you want to increase beard growth and improve its growth direction, you should use a beard comb a few times a day. Avoid using ordinary hair comb for this purpose and buy a wooden beard comb with even teeth.

A beard brush with boar bristles will help soften the hair and remove dirt that makes the beard rough.

Schedule trimming

Your beard will need frequent trimming and shaping or else the hair will form split ends and become rough. Make sure you have washed and dried your beard before trimming.


Above are some techniques that will make your beard attractive and soft to touch. However, you can't miss out on the importance of food for beard health. Apart from following these tips on a regular basis, eat foods that contain omega-3 for a healthier beard.





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