5 Great Tips to Relieving Beard Itch
You’ve made the smart decision to grow out your beard. Growing a beard is an excellent idea but where most men fall off is during the beard itch phase. This unavoidable stage of beard growth luckily is only temporary.
We’ve put together several tips to help you survive beard itch and make the rest of your beard journey more pleasant. Don’t become the next guy who ended up shaving because he couldn’t make it through the itch.
The Root of Beard Itch
Beard itch can be caused by different things. Causes such as cleanliness, grooming, and your overall health can play a factor. Other external factors can also play a role such as dry skin and weather conditions.
If one thing is certain it’s that most men experience beard itch. The severity can vary but we all get it in one form or the other.
Our 5 Tips to Combat Beard Itch
Here are our tips to help you combat beard itch and get back to enjoying your beard journey.
Keep it Clean – This may sound obvious but it makes a lot of sense. Throughout the day your hair becomes oily and dirty and so does your beard. Wash your beard using a good anti-itch beard shampoo and conditioner.
Not to Hot – We all love hot showers but they’re not so great for our beards. To eliminate additional itch wash your beard in lukewarm to cool feeling water. Hot water will dry out your skin and damage your facial hair. A good rule of thumb is to begin the shower hot enough to produce steam but when you wash your beard tone it down a bit.
Cold Rinse – After jumping out of the shower rinse your face with cold water (not freezing cold). Make sure to thoroughly remove any excess soap and the cold water will close your pores. Clogged pores are often the culprit that leads to dandruff, irritation, and of course beard itch.
Beard Oil – Keep your beard hydrated with beard oil. I personally have found beard oil to be my holy grail at stopping beard itch. It’ll help keep your beard soft and manageable. Check out Iron John’s Hand Crafted Beard Oil. Apply your beard oil after getting out of the shower and cold rinsing. It’s also recommended to use a little before going to bed and if you’re in harsh weather you want to reapply sometime mid-day.
Comb It – Grab yourself a beard comb or brush and use it. It’ll help spread beard oil in all the much-needed places and get it deeper so it reaches your skin. Not to mention it’ll give your skin a little scratch to relieve some itch. It also helps keep your beard uniform and looking nice. Coming also removes loose hair, dead skin cells, and gives the skin a light scratch.
Hopefully we’ve talked you into tackling your beard itch. Beard itch can be a tough thing to overcome for some guys and some of us fall victim to shaving it off. Then we get the idea to grow a beard again and start over from ground zero. Instead really give it your all and make it through the itch.