You have often been told "You sting!" and despite your efforts, you still cannot soften your beard. Rest assured, having a beard that stings is not a fatality. Simple daily gestures will help you to regain a soft and neat beard. Gentlemen, follow the guide!
Why do you have a dry and rough beard?
The phenomenon of the stinging beard does not affect all men. If it depends on the quality of the hair, the dry and rough beard can also be explained by poor beard maintenance:
- A bad mowing (or no mowing at all)
- A bad shave
- Non-use of cosmetic products
- The use of cosmetic products but not adapted
- Poor hydration
- Poor nutrition
Some beards sting and are rougher than others. For example, a newborn beard or a 3-day old beard will certainly sting more than a long beard. The reason for this is simply that the shorter your beard is, the harder the hair is ...
The beard ritual to soften and smoothen the beard
Your beard stings your girlfriend and she experiences it as torture from the moment she wakes up? Wondering how to soften your beard and stop scratching your companion? The key is most often found in the use of natural cosmetic products..
Indeed, ingredients straight from nature are very effective in softening your beard. Discover the stages of the ritual, each of which has its own importance and acts in synergy.
1/ Wash your beard with a beard shampoo
Washing your beard is the essential first step if you want to soften your rough beard. Unfortunately, it is a step too often neglected. And yet, this simple gesture allows you to cleanse it and eliminate all the elements that have become lodged in it during the day: dust, pollution, food residues?
Indeed, unlike your hair, your beard comes into contact with food very often since it is located close to the mouth. It also captures any impurities that may be on your hands. Germs are therefore very numerous in your beard.
It is also one of the most exposed parts of your body. This means that your beard hair is the first to receive all these impurities! That's why having a soft beard means cleaning it every day.
To clean it, choose a organic beard shampoo or a shaving soap made of natural ingredients in order to respect the epidermis. It is important to avoid at all costs the use of a hair shampoo that could attack the skin under the hair, which could irritate and dry out your beard. Indeed, if your facial skin is in poor health, it can have an impact on your beard. It will look dull, dry and rough.
À At what time of day should I shampoo my beard organically?
On the practical side, the simplest is to make your beard shampoo in the shower. To wash it thoroughly, use your fingertips in circular motions. This gesture is essential in order to make the product penetrate well. Thanks to this movement, you also activate the blood microcirculation: your hair is therefore more likely to be soft and resistant!
A little extra for real Sybarites: in addition to the beard shampoo, you can use an exfoliating soap up to twice a week. This treatment will gently cleanse the pores of the skin. This deep cleansing allows the skin to have a better sebum regulation.
2/ Dry your beard well
We don't say it enough, but it's best to use a hair dryer to dry your beard after washing. Indeed, this subject is very controversial. But it's the same principle as for hair: the longer it's wet, the more the fibre continues to swell, damaging its scales. This makes the forks appear much faster.
Therefore, letting your beard dry naturally could damage it more than the hair dryer. À Provided it is used properly and the heat is properly adjusted. Because heat, when it is too high, can be a factor in dehydration of the hair. The safest combo for you is to use your hair dryer with a blow dryer brush. The only drawback is that it requires a helping hand!
3/ Use an organic beard oil to moisturize it
Hydration is the key: a beard that is poorly hydrated will be dull and rough. Aesthetically speaking, let's not talk about it. Your beard will look like a badly trimmed bush! That's why regular use of a organic beard oil makes all the difference.
As sebum is produced naturally in our body but in limited quantities, beard oil complements the action of sebum to deeply nourish skin and hair. In addition to moisturizing and providing the essential elements for a healthy coat, it also helps to soften your beard.
To prevent dry skin and poorly moisturized beard hairs, you should apply beard oil with natural ingredients daily (and especially not to chemicals, which further damage your beard!). Good to know: beard oil also prepares you for shaving!
4/ Brush your beard well
Next, here's an essential step to soften your beard: brushing with beard oil. There are two options: brush or comb. By brushing or combing your beard with a few drops of organic beard oil, your hair will be softened, nourished and your skin deeply moisturized.
The brush allows you to pull the hair out and spread it out, thus avoiding the frizz effect. To soften it as much as possible, we recommend using a boar bristle beard brush ! This will allow you to exfoliate small dead skin that tends to clog pores.
As for the comb, it allows you to quickly untangle your beard. Either one will allow you to distribute the care you offer to your beard: beard oil or balm.
5/ Discipline your beard with an organic beard balm
For men with stubborn beards, the organic beard balm is ideal. This cosmetic product is none other than a beard oil to which wax is added to solidify and fix the hairs. The beard balm has many advantages: it softens, nourishes, densifies and structures your hair.
Ideally, beard oil should be combined with a beard balm, as the oil nourishes the bulb more deeply and ensures healthy hair growth. The balm, on the other hand, allows you to control your hair for a beard that looks good all day long!
And for men in a hurry organic beard serum combines the benefits of both a beard balm and a beard oil. It structures your beard, nourishes your hair and skin. The many organic oils in this serum even stimulate your hair growth.
6/ Dare to use a beard straightener
If this trick may seem surprising, it is nevertheless effective for bearded people who really have trouble having a beautiful soft and silky beard. If you have resistant and unruly hairs, it is possible to soften your beard with a beard straightener.
The straightening iron is a great weapon to prevent frizz. However, some people will be more comfortable with the idea of smoothing it with the hair dryer and a blow dryer brush. Smoothing irons are best for men with long, full beards, curly or frizzy.
There are nowadays suitable mini straighteners, but the straightening iron is still a device to be taken with tweezers. Indeed, it remains aggressive for the hairs. To use it without damaging your beard, it is advisable to :
- Have a sufficient length so as not to burn your facial skin.
- Do not use it on a wet or damp beard.
- Protect your hair with a heat protection spray.
Do not use it systematically
To avoid burning your hairs with the straightening iron, you can also apply a dab of beard oil to protect them from the heat.
7/ Pay attention to your diet
A nice soft beard also goes through the contents of your plate. Indeed, certain foods are likely to improve the quality of your health and therefore of your hair. A good diet excludes saturated fats, and promotes an intake of sulphur, zinc, protein and B vitamins. Here is a non-exhaustive list of foods to be preferred for a soft and healthy beard:
Salmon contains methionine and cystine, which is an essential contribution to the synthesis of keratin, the protein that makes up 95% of the hair. Its Omega-3 fatty acid content allows the beard hair to grow well. Tuna, herring, sardines, trout or mackerel are also good alternatives to salmon.
Rich in complete proteins and micronutrients, such as biotin, eggs are a key food for a beautiful beard. Indeed, deficiencies in biotin lead to poor hair quality and hair loss. In addition, eggs are rich in sulphur, an essential element to weld proteins.
Lenses contain the five elements for healthy hair: zinc, protein, sulphur, iron and B vitamins. The zinc in the lenses facilitates the secretion of testosterone. This makes the beard hair stronger.
The greediest among you will be happy. Indeed, chocolate contains iron. Very often, a lack of iron causes hair to become thinner and fall out. Cocoa can therefore provide an essential dose of iron to your body and give you a beautiful, healthy beard. But be careful not to overdo it!
In general, cereals contain vitamin B, which is necessary for healthy hair. Vitamin B supports hair growth and strengthens hair by stimulating blood circulation in the roots. It is rather easy to eat: corn, rice, couscous, muesli or wheat contain it!
Walnuts possess essential minerals (selenium) for healthy hair. Two nuts a day are enough to provide you with the necessary amount and enjoy its benefits. At best, choose natural and, if possible, organic nuts. Make sure that the skin of the nuts is always present because it is in the skin that the most selenium is found.
Strong source of vitamin A, cod liver oil is ideal for strengthening your beard hair and softening it. If you're not a fan of this food, which is understandable, vitamin A is also found in fresh cream, butter, parmesan... We'll grant you, it's immediately more attractive!
8/ Avoid smoking as much as possible
As you know, smoking is very bad for your health. But cigarettes are also harmful to your beard hair. Smoking can damage the hair follicles. Smoking also slows down hair growth. Every day, harmful particles and ashes get lodged in your beard. And you don't hear about the smell that remains embedded in your hair all day long!
9/ Always have a towel on hand
Crumbs, drops of soup, sauce... Your beard, especially if it is long, can become a real tote bag. That's why it's important to have a towel handy and to select dishes that will leave as little residue as possible in your beard hair.
This avoids awkward moments during a date or a business meal. And of course, the less dust and food residue in your beard, the healthier, softer and silkier it will be.