Beard Troubleshooting

Beard Troubleshooting

By: Beau Vuillemot • Oct 13, 2022

Whether you’re new to the whole beard trend or have been rocking an epic mane since you started seeing your first wispy hairs, we can all agree that growing your facial hair has its fair share of ups and downs. From keeping your style looking sharp to preventing or remedying beard flakes, it can feel like there are just as many problems with having a beard as perks. Rest assured that the beard issues you’re experiencing have been felt by other men, and thanks to their experience can quickly be resolved. Read on, and thank us by passing these tips on to your beard-challenged friends.


BEARD ITCH

A dry beard is one of the most common causes of beard itch. It can also lead to a buildup of bacteria, fungus, yeast, or mites, leading to skin irritation. The best way to fix this is immediately after your shower. Apply a light oil like jojoba or sweet almond on your beard. Leave it for 5-10 minutes before rinsing it with cool water. 


BEARD FLAKES 

Beard flakes are a common problem for bearded men. They’re small, white flakes that fall from your face when you brush or comb your beard. It’s like having your own snow year-round…but who needs that? It’s not always easy to know what causes beard flakes, but the root of the issue is lack of hydration in the vast majority of cases. If it’s a hydration problem, drink plenty of water daily, try an electrolyte drink (but watch out for the sugar). We highly suggest you also grab a bottle of beard oil so you can directly nourish your facial hair and also moisturize the skin beneath your beard.


PATCHY BEARD 

If you find yourself with open patches without hair in your beard, it could be due to a couple of things. One is that the hair on your face comes in at different lengths, which can cause some spots to grow faster than others. Another reason may be that the hair on your face was shaved off unevenly during a trim session, leaving bare spots in the areas where you shaved too closely. One thing to do is use a beard roller and beard serum from our beard growth kit on the patchy areas. Before you know it, your facial hair will be evened out. 

 

INGROWN HAIR 

If you're prone to ingrown hairs, the best thing you can do is shave with the grain instead of against it. Be sure to use a clean, sharp blade for a close shave and keep your skin moist throughout the process. Our Double Edge Butterfly Razor is your best bet! But if you still have problems with ingrown hairs despite this, try exfoliating your beard area weekly and moisturizing after shaving. 


HARD TO STYLE 

Some beards are harder to style than others due to how they grow. Length, thickness, and weather are other factors you need to consider. Tame and style your facial hair with our beard balm now in four exotic scents in one pack. 

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