Are you a bearded daddy in need of a hug?
It is a problem of many bearded men. Contact with the beard is indeed quite unpleasant for children.
You may also experience this annoyance when your beard stings and itches. There are simple and natural ways to soften the beard.
It is enough to maintain it regularly so that it is disciplined and keeps its flexibility. Maintaining is more than cleaning or trimming it.
Your hairs need to be nourished and hydrated. This is why it is necessary from time to time to apply care. It will beautify you, and you will find that everyone will want to hug your soft beard.
Why does the beard itch?
Genetics may be the primary culprit. The texture, thickness, and color of facial hair depend on your genes.
If in your family the beard is usually rough, then this explains yours. In addition, the maintenance of your hairs also influences their quality.
If abused, they can become dry and rough. For example, the use of the product for the hair can have harmful effects on a beard.
Be careful, and the three-day-old beard is the most affected by the itching problem. The shorter the coat, the harder it is to soften.
To get rid of the inconvenience, you need to have the proper techniques for maintaining the beard.
Use a mild shampoo to wash it off.
As with the hair, the beard needs to be washed regularly. It helps to purify and soften it. There are mild shampoos designed especially for beards.
They remove impurities and keep the hairs healthy. They are softer than those dedicated to hair. To effectively ensure its softening action, the beard shampoo must contain moisturizing ingredients.
Natural and organic components are recommended. The chemical ingredients in the classic product can attack the skin and hair on your face.
You can get natural beard shampoo in the market or make your own. Moreover, it is more.
Here is a homemade shampoo recipe to soften and maintain your beard daily. It is a shampoo made from natural ingredients that are pretty simple to make.
It softens, foams, cleans, perfumes, and also stimulates the growth of your hair.
The list of ingredients:
- Natural liquid soap: 50ml
- Castor oil: 20 ml
- Sweet almond oil: 10 ml
- Distilled water: 8 ml
- Ylang-ylang essential oil: 15 drops
- Vanilla essential oil: 10 drops
- Mix the castor and sweet almond vegetable oils in the liquid soap.
- Add distilled water and mix well.
- Then add the essential oils of ylang-ylang and vanilla.
- Mix again to dilute the essential oils.
- Pour everything into its final container.
How to use :
You have to have the right gestures when washing to avoid attacking the beard. When you apply your shampoo, remember to massage the skin and hair gently.
It allows the ingredients to work in-depth to achieve softer hair. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. To dry the beard, pat instead of wiping. You can use this natural shampoo once a week.
Zoom on the ingredients:
Natural liquid soaps are helpful for the foaming texture and provide more natural supplements in the shampoo.
Castor oil: it is a treatment for the whole body: hair, body hair, skin, nails. It has nourishing, toning, protective, fortifying, and stimulating properties of blood circulation. It is especially famous for promoting hair growth.
Sweet almond oil: it is softening, nourishing, fortifying, soothing, refreshing, revitalizing, and hydrating. It can repair brittle hairs. It is rich in vitamin A and E.
Distilled water: it acts as a barrier to maintaining the hydration of the skin and hair.
Ylang-ylang essential oil: it shines, softens, slows down hair loss, stimulates growth, purifies, and protects hair.
Vanilla essential oil: it has soothing, nourishing, detangling, moisturizing, smoothing, and softening properties.
Use beard oil to hydrate and nourish it.
The drier your beard, the stiffer and more unruly it becomes. Shampoo indeed contains care, but they are insufficient. You have to go further to maintain well and get a soft beard.
The application of beard oil is essential to strengthen, soften, nourish and especially moisturize the hairs. It provides it with the vitamins and nutrients necessary for its health and softness.
As with the shampoo, a good massage allows the oil components to penetrate each root and hair.
After the oil treatment, no more tingling and itching. In addition, the hairs are easier to comb and arrange.
Many brands offer it on the market. The most popular beard oils at the moment are:
- Oil softening Camden Barbershop is made based on almond oil, argan, cedarwood, and lime.
- Bivouak’s organic beard oil is made with castor oil, argan, sesame, and essential oils.
- Man’s beard oil contains argan, sweet almond, black cumin, castor, and jojoba oil.
- OBH beard oil is made with argan oil, sesame seed, macadamia, and grape seed.
However, the choice of oil requires care. The ideal is to choose an oil that is dry to the touch (which does not leave greasy on the hairs), moisturizing, and nourishing.
And your choice should preferably be on the safest and most effective: natural oils. If you have any doubts, you can make it yourself with the natural ingredients of your choice.
A well-brushed beard: a softer beard
A beard also needs brushing. It helps to soften, soften and discipline the beard. A brushstroke also helps remove itchy dead skin, stimulate circulation, and balance sebum.
To be effective, you need a specific brush capable of making the hairs softer, groomed, and silky. Once again, the choice of naturalness is to be favored.
As on the hair, the plastic brush attacks the hairs. The most used on beards is the wooden brush with boar bristles. It respects, softens while styling the beard.
Trim regularly to soften the beard
It is mainly the capricious, often stiff, hairs that sting the most. To differentiate them, comb outwards and then inwards. Notice that there are hairs that do not follow the movement
. These are the ones to be cut. By removing them, you are sure to have a softer beard. To trim a long beard, use sharp, pointed scissors. The tensioner is reserved for people who have short beards.