My beard hurts and feels tender, why? Believe it or not, this is quite common and there are numerous reasons for it.
I’ve been there myself, before I started the Braw Beard brand. My facial hair would feel tender and sometime be painful at the roots, I was so tempted to shave it off, but I didn’t.
It was only after I started taking care of my facial hair that the pain disappeared totally.
I’ll explain below some causes for painful facial hair and how to resolve them.
My beard hurts! Why?
1. A dry and brittle beard. I hear & see it alot at shows, guys saying to me they wouldn’t use beard care products because it’s not manly or that they use engine oil, yep that may sound cool, but it certainly doesn’t look cool when their chin is producing more flakes than winter. You see, dry skin and dandruff will cause itchiness and irritation on the skin and at the hair root, this leads to pain and discomfort….and a glittery looking black t-shirt.
2. Wear and tear. If your chin is subject to impact or adverse weather conditions like our athletes, the hair follicles may be under strain from the hair being pulled/pushed in an unnatural direction. This usually takes a few days to settle, however, keeping hydrated and moisturising along with brushing the hair gently will help.
3. De-hydration. Are you drinking enough water? Drank too much alcohol? If the hair roots are not moisturised enough, they will become dry and painful.
4. Shampoo residue. If your shampoo hasn’t been rinsed off thoroughly, residue may be left on the skin which will irritate the roots, causing dryness and dandruff. Be sure to use an all natural shampoo.
If your beard hurts, consider the steps above. The majority of the time, the hair and roots are dry and need moisturised. Apply a natural beard oil daily and brush regularly to keep the skin flake free.
I hope this article is helpful for you. Feel free to share with someone who may find it useful.