Should You Brush Your Beard?
We love it when beardsmen reach out to us. One of the questions we have been receiving a lot lately is: How often should you brush your beard? Well, you asked so we are answering!
Yes, it is important to brush your hair at least once or twice a day. One of the biggest mistakes people make when they first start out: They don't treat their beard the same way as their head hair.
Can You Brush And Comb A Beard Too Much?
Yes, you can brush your beard too often. Excessive beard brushing can cause split-ends or frizz and eventually lead to more harm than good. To avoid these unpleasant outcomes, you should only brush your beard one to two times per day.
While many may be able get away with less, how can you make the right decision? Continue reading to learn more.
How Often Should You Brush Your Beard?
While we emphasize the importance of beard brushing, it is important to remember that not too much can cause unwanted problems. If you overbrush your beard, it can lead to split ends and in some cases a horrible looking beard.
Benefits of Brushing Your Beard
Contrary to popular belief, brushing your hair does not increase facial hair growth. This is not supported by any evidence and does not result in a fuller, more attractive face. You can use a quality oil to moisturize and condition your facial hair. It can also stimulate the scalp while you brush it.
Promote Blood Flow/Beard Growth
Some beard brushes are more harmful than others. You might not realize how important it is to choose the right bristle.
It is important to choose a high-quality brush over a low-quality one that may cause hair damage.
Brushing your beard regularly can increase blood flow, which in turn can lead to beard growth. The bristles stimulate blood circulation by rubbing the skin. This is the area where hair follicles rest naturally. Blood flows faster, which means that oxygen and other nutrients are delivered to hair follicles, giving them the tools they need for strong, new hair strands. The idea is to increase blood flow and ensure that your hair follicles work full-time to replenish any lost hairs.
This is important for men with longer beards, as we lose many hairs every day. Although you won't suddenly be able grow a huge beard if your face is clean, it is essential for maintaining your beard once you have a large amount of facial hair. This is also something many men neglect.
It even distributes oils and products
Brushing your beard regularly with a brush or combing helps distribute your face's natural oils evenly throughout your beard, keeping it healthy and shiny.
Brushing your beard can also help spread beard oil and other products evenly. Your beard will look healthier and stronger, as well as looking and smelling better.
It Trains the Beard
Your hair will grow down if you brush your beard. This gives your face a more polished appearance and makes it easier to maintain and groom.
You won't need to use as much product to keep your beard in place. A quick brush here and there is enough.
It Reduces Itchiness
Brushing can reduce the itching associated with growing your beard. It exfoliates the skin underneath. This will remove any flaky skin or unsightly beard hairs.
Exfoliation refers to the process of removing dry or dead skin cells from the face. This can help reduce the appearance of pores and keep your skin from drying out.
Also, this helps to open up your pores and follicles, which allows for the growth of new beard hairs as needed. When you exfoliate your skin underneath your beard regularly it reduces dandruff. This will prevent white dust from falling off your face every time you scratch an itching spot. Beardruff is gone!
Which Beard Brush Do You Need?
Boar and badger hair brushes are two of the most popular options for brushing. A wire beard brush is another option, with straight bristles and wide bristles. It is used for styling and maintenance. It's up to the user to decide which brush they use.
Boar bristle beard brushes
Any brush is better than none at all, but the best beard brush uses boar hairs. Boar hair bristles make the best beard brushes. They can preserve the oil your skin naturally produces and distribute it easily throughout your facial hair.
Boar bristles are great for beard hair because they are very similar in texture and consistency. They glide easily through beard hair, requiring little tugging or pulling. These bristles are both soft and strong, so they can easily separate tangles without irritating your skin or drying it out.
Nylon bristles brushes can cause static and eventually - frizz. They are also not as gentle as beard hair and can cause a worse result.
Overbrushing and overcombing can be more problematic with synthetic tools. However, brushing at least once a week and combing at most two to three times per day is a good rule.
How often you should brush and comb your beard
Each man is unique, so there's no single right answer. These are the guidelines, but they don't always apply to everyone. There are many factors that influence how often a man should be able to brush his hair.
Let's talk about these factors.
You will need to groom your beard more often if you have a longer or complex one. A quick brushing with a natural bristled toothbrush during styling will keep your beard tidy and prevent stray hairs sticking. It may need to be retouched throughout the day due to its complexity or length.
The texture of your hair plays an important role in how often you need to brush it to make it look and feel great. Straight beards tend to be shorter and more difficult to manage. This is especially true if you are out and about in the windy days.
If you try to brush them out too often, these finer beard hairs can also break. To reduce breakage, they should be gently combed with detangling products.
Instead of brushing your hair throughout the day, use a strong pomade to apply to your beard when it is damp. To keep your hairs in place, brush it through!
Your beard's health is also affected by the weather.
Apply an anti-frizz or beard oil to your face and comb it gently. This will ensure that your hair looks great, even in harsh weather.
Your beard's age should also affect how often you brush. Brushing your new beard can cause irritation if it's just begun. It could cause the dreaded "Beard Itch", which can damage the growth of the hairs.
It's best not to brush your beard if it is still developing. After the hairs have softened and gone through the growth phase, it's time to start brushing your beard.