One of the major things that stops people from growing the beard they want is beard itch. It’s a stage that we have all went through when growing a beard. The beard itch mostly happens in the early stages of growing facial hair. There are a few reasons why it happens.
Beard oil will help soothe itchiness and irritation but make sure you use a decent one. Check reviews and aim for one that is natural. There are a lot of cheap versions on supermarket shelves that will NOT do the job. These are often full of chemicals to preserve shelf life. Recently we have lots of people convert to Braw Beard products from shop bought stuff and instantly noticed a difference. We use natural ingredients in our beard oil which are chosen for their moisturising benefits.
“Braw Beard absolutely smash every other beard care out of the market, Braw Beard is hands down the best beard care!” – Ben E.
How do Braw Beard oils soothe an itchy beard?
Our main ingredient is hempseed oil which we chose for it’s nutritional benefits & topical benefits when it is used to moisturise the skin and hair. It also adds a protective layer to the skin, helps prevent rashes and provides relief for acne.
Hempseed oil also helps to enhance the growth of hair in a number of ways. Among these is through the omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, which are necessary in stimulating growth. Hair is made of keratin, of which up to 90% is a protein. Hempseed oil is able to provide this protein during growth as a basic element of the hair.
We also use Jojoba oil which is an oil extracted from the seeds of the jojoba plant. It is rich in vitamins and minerals too. This oil is mostly used as a moisturiser which is great for the scalp to reduce dandruff, itchiness and irritation.
Also added is Vitamin E. The antioxidants in vitamin E oil have been known to repair damaged hair follicles and hair shafts. It is a deep moisturiser for your hair and skin which reduces dry skin and irritation. Vitamin E oil has been known to protect your hair from the elements too.
The fragrances in Braw Beard oils are built from essential oils (extracted from plants). We don’t use synthetic (man made fragrances) in our beard oils. See THIS ARTICLE to see the benefits of every Braw Beard oil.
As you can see from the ingredients listed, we chose them to combat the dreaded beard itch.
Beard itch causes
An itchy beard can develop for many reasons but following are the most common ones.
When new beard hair starts to break through the skin, it may feel inflamed causing and itchy beard.
Ingrown hairs can cause some serious discomfort. to read more about ingrown beard hair, check THIS ARTICLE
Dry skin can lead to irritation and dandruff, Braw Beard oil will help moisturise the skin underneath the beard when applied. Also, make sure you are drinking enough water, proper hydration is important.
Stress and anxiety can result in your pulling at your facial hair which may lead to hair loss. This tension on the roots can cause irritation which makes your beard feel itchy.
Dandruff (beardruff) is dry skin sitting on the skin that begins to flake away. This can make your beard feel itchy too. Keep it moisturised.
My current routine to avoid beard itch
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 has helped give you some tips to consider when dealing with an itchy beard. Don’t shave.