Good’ay, chaps. Hope we find you in good spirits this Thursday afternoon.
Today we’re going to touch on the subject of the importance of using a good beard shampoo VS regular shampoo.
We often get emails from new customers asking how to help prevent beardruff, itchiness and dry skin under the beard. And whilst it is common knowledge and we also advise to use a good quality beard oil, people often forget that the first step of great beard care takes place in the shower.
So, what’s the difference between hair and beard shampoos? Well, my friend… Take a look at the ingredients on the back of your off-the-shelf shampoo bottle. I’d bet there’s a fair few chemicals in there that you’re unfamiliar with, let alone unsure how to pronounce them. Case in point; sulphates. Sodium Laurel Sulphate (SLS) is a synthetic detergent found in many shampoos, and in most washing up liquids. Many of these chemicals are responsible for stripping your hair and skin of its natural oils. And whilst you may want oil-free head hair, the hair on your face and the skin on your face is a whole different kettle of fish entirely. So, you can see where we’re going with this…
Using these types of shampoos on the beard can lead to not only your beard being left dry, course and unmanageable, but will inevitably lead to weakened roots and a higher chance of developing unnecessary split ends.
By using recognised beard shampoos such as The Miller’s beard shampoo, you will greatly reduce the risk of this happening as they are specifically designed to work with instead of against the natural oils produced by your skin and hair.
With every single ingredient chosen for their benefits in our solid shampoo, you’ll find components such as cocoa butter, shea butter, jojoba oil, olive oil and coconut oil to name but a few. With the aim of the game to cleanse the beard, it will also leave it feeling silky and hydrated and smelling delicious. Think we’ve hit the nail on the head.
So how often should you wash your beard? It will vary from beard to beard. Oilier beards may choose to use their beard shampoo 4-5 times per week. Work may play a big decision maker, for example; those of you that work outside doing manual labour, you may choose to wash your beard every other day. Or for those keyboard warriors out there, maybe twice a week. You’ll find what works best for you over time.
Don’t forget, once you’ve washed your facial furniture, be sure to apply your favourite scent Old Joll’s beard oil on a damp, towel dry beard. Alternatively, opt for Creampot Tom’s beard balm if you’re looking for a little extra hold.