Dry skin underneath your beard can lead to beard dandruff (beardruff as it's known in the scene) dropping onto your t-shirt. You may not notice until you see yourself in a mirror.
It can be a confidence killer, especially if you are like me and wear black t-shirts all the time. It looks like you have developed a glittery halo around your facial hair.
Before I made the 1st bottle of Braw Beard oil in 2012, I had beard dandruff. Beard care wasn't really a thing back then and I had no beard products.
But as I learned about natural oils, their moisturising properties and how to use them properly, Braw Beard oils was born. I've never had beard dandruff issues since and I wear black daily still.
What is beard dandruff?
Dandruff is a condition that is common which causes the skin to flake. This is usually a result of issues combined such as dry skin, bacteria on the skin and the weather. If affects most people but some researchers also think male hormones play a role. The flakes of skin fall into your hair and then onto your clothing which can be a little embarrassing.
How to avoid it.
Below are some tips I've used myself to keep beard dandruff at bay.
Make sure you are drinking enough water throughout the day.
Keep your skin moisturised.
Using a natural beard oil will help keep your skin under the beard moisturised. This will prevent dry skin from forming and flaking.
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Use a beard specific shampoo.
There are lots of shampoos on the market now but very few do a good job of keeping your beard soft and moisturised. Braw Beard Wash has added aloe vera to help moisturise the skin under your facial hair as much as possible.
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We've found customers have the best results when they wash with Braw Beard Wash
every 2-3 days.
Brush with a decent beard brush
The Braw Beard brush is designed with tackling beard dandruff in mind. The thousands of medium strength brittles exfoliates the skin when brushing from root to tip. When brushing after applying beard oil, this will help draw away any loose flakes from your face. The bristle profile is curved to glide comfortably across your cheeks and jaw too. Using a brush can help keep the pores clear to ensure they have the best opportunity to grow from.
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After washing your beard
Ensure that your beard is completely dry when you are finished washing it. If you leave moisturise and potentially shampoo residue in there, this may cause irritation too.
My morning routine to avoid dandruff
This works for me but may not work for you. Everyone is different. I get asked what my morning routine is often, hopefully this may help you too.
First off, I drink a glass of water to rehydrate after sleeping.
Then I use Braw Beard Wash in a cool shower. (I use Braw Beard Wash every 2 days and wash with water only the other days).
After my shower, I gently towel dry my beard. I say gently because rubbing too hard with a towel can damage the hair and roots.
Once that's dry, I apply Braw Beard oil.
Then comb my beard to detangle any snags from sleeping and washing.
Next, I apply some Braw Beard butter which is a great moisturiser, but also does the job of holding wispy hairs in place to maintain shape.
Finally, I use the Braw Beard Brush to evenly distribute the products through my facial. This also exfoliates my skin at the same time, further reducing dandruff.
I hope this helps you deal with dandruff issues in your beard.
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