Washing Your Beard? Here’s My Best Practices

New to this whole beard game? Heard about the importance of washing your beard, but unsure of the best way of going about it?

Don’t worry – you’re in the right place as I have the exact science of washing your beard down to a tee.

It all starts with a good night’s sleep. To those who don’t already do this, I encourage you to try and sleep on your back. It’s been scientifically proven that doing this leads to deeper and more restorative sleep. You’ll wake up feeling more fresh in the morning, and will wake up fewer times at night if you’re a light sleeper.

Not only this, but if you have a large beard, sleeping on your back helps maintain it’s shape throughout the wee hours.

Alternatively, if you sleep on your side, and you’re prone to tossing and turning, your beard is naturally going to get roughed up a little bit, making it harder to tame in the morning. So please heed my words and give this a go!

morning beard in the shower

Once you’re up and about, the first step is hopping into the shower. You’ll want to rinse your beard through, then start by applying a wash. This beard wash is my personal favourite. I’ve been using it for years now and I really like the scent.

Add a couple of drops of the wash to the palm of your hands. Rub your hands together to make a lather that covers your whole hand including fingers. Then, starting using your hand to work the wash through your beard. You’ll want to do this for a minute or so.

After that, don’t go ahead and rinse out the wash straight away! It’s best to leave it in a for a minute or two. I tend to use this time to use a different shower product like body gel. After 2 minutes have elapsed, rinse out the wash thoroughly. The warmer the water the better.

There you have it folks. My ultimate guide to using beard wash. I hope you’ve gleaned some useful information from it. Onwards and upwards!