How Often Should You Wash Your Beard?

March 21, 2022 3 min read

How Often Should You Wash Your Beard?

How Often Should You Wash Your Beard?

So, how often should you wash your beard? Don't worry, you wouldn’t be the first guy to ask this question. 

Over and under washing your beard can lead to all sorts of complications, so many guys are left wondering - what’s the golden number?

How often should you wash your beard? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this post, we’ve covered everything you need to know about using beard wash. Check it out! 


What Is Beard Wash?

First things first, what is beard wash exactly?

Beard wash is essentially just a shampoo, but for your beard. These products are specifically designed to clean any impurities from facial hair. 

Traditional shampoos are too harsh to be used on a beard, as they will strip away the natural oils and will leave the whiskers dry, scratchy, and brittle. Beard washes are much more gentle on these natural oils, helping to leave your beard soft, supple, and clean. 

man stroking his beard


How Often Should You Wash Your Beard?

So, how often should you wash your beard?

For the best results, you should be washing your beard about 2 to 3 times per week. If your beard is regularly exposed to dirt and grime, you might need to wash your whiskers a bit more.

Washing your beard regularly will help to flush out any toxins lingering in your facial hair, without the side effects of over-washing. 

Washing your beard too much can lead to dryness and brittle hair since it strips the beard of natural oils. Though by washing your beard 2 to 3 times per week, you can enjoy all the benefits of beard wash, without these side effects. 


How To Wash Your Beard 

Now that we've covered the basics, let’s dive into the good stuff. Learn how to wash your beard with our simple 5-step guide below. 

 

1. Wet Your Facial Hair

When it comes to using a beard wash, the first thing you’ll need to do is wet your whiskers - sounds simple enough, right?  

Similar to if you were washing your hair, use your fingers to tassel your beard to evenly soak it. This step will help you to create a much richer lather, making it easier to wash your beard properly. 

 

2. Apply The Beard Wash 

Now that your facial hair is prepared and primed, it’s time to apply your beard wash.

The exact amount of beard wash you’re using will depend on the length and thickness of your beard. If your facial hair is short, you’ll only need a quarter-sized amount of beard wash is a good starting point. If you feel like it, you can add more beard wash as you go. 

man with a beard

 

3. Gently Massage 

After applying the beard wash to your palm, you can use your hands to gently massage the formula into your whiskers. 

Gently massage the beard wash through your facial hair, cleansing the hairs and the skin beneath. Make sure you reach your cheeks, neck, chin, and moustache - leave no stone unturned. 

 

4. Rinse It Out 

Once you’ve cleansed your beard, you can now rinse the formula out. 

All you need to do is use the same motions you used when applying the wash - massaging your cheeks, chin, neck, and moustache hairs to effectively rinse your beard. 

Be thorough, as any trapped soap could dry out your skin. 

 

5. Pat-Dry Your Beard 

Now that your beard is squeaky clean, reach for your towel and gently dry it. 

Though rather than frantically rubbing your beard dry, try using a lighter touch - it’ll go a long way. Pat-drying your beard will prevent frizziness, split-ends, and breakages.

If you’re rocking a very long beard, try using a hairdryer on a light, cool setting. 

man stroking his beard


The Best Beard Wash For Men 

Are you on the hunt for a premium beard wash? Below, we’ve listed our favourite beard washes for guys to get their hands on now. Take a look!

 

  • Beer’d Shampoo | Captain Fawcett

First up, we have this award-winning Beer'd Shampoo by Captain Fawcett - a gentle blend designed that’ll wash away any grime in your whiskers and leave behind an enticing scent. 

The rich formula contains an assortment of ingredients to nurture your beard, including malt, hops, and brewers yeast. 

All you need to do is wet your whiskers and create a rich lather before rinsing thoroughly. Your beard will be left looking squeaky clean and smelling great. 

CAPTAIN FAWCETT BEER'D SHAMPOO 250ML


  • Eucalyptus & Rosemary Beard Wash | Proraso 

 

For a lighter, refreshing scent, we’d suggest trying this Eucalyptus & Rosemary Beard Wash by Proraso

This gentle beard wash is designed to keep even the longest of beards clean and looking great - with a refreshing scent of menthol and eucalyptus to accompany.

PRORASO EUCALYPTUS & ROSEMARY BEARD WASH 200ML

Head to the online store and browse our beard wash range now!

 

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