Daily Beard Care Routine
The first thing to know is that there is no ONE routine you should be following. Different strokes for different folks sort of thing. You will soon find a routine that works for you.
The key here is consistency. Get into a routine and stick with it. You’ll see the difference within a few short weeks.
Here is a routine that works for us, and will work for you too.
Start your day with a clean slate.
Use the Guay Guay beard soap/shampoo to clean your beard and face.
Stay away from soaps and facial cleansers, as those products can dry out facial hair (especially if they contain sulfates or alcohol).
Beard Oil or Balm? Or both?
Simply cleaning your beard, and daily wear and tear, results in the wicking away of sebum (oil) from your face by facial hair can lead to a brittle beard. Replenish natural oils with beard oil, which is designed to prevent dryness and itchiness by moisturizing both skin and beard.
Work it into your beard using your fingertips while using a comb or a brush to evenly distribute the oils.
Or use a Beard Balm if your beard is slightly longer.
Balms and oils are essentially the same thing, but since balms contain Beeswax and Shea Butter, they are better at helping style your beard. The more beeswax your balm contains the stronger the hold will be.
Personally, I prefer to use a balm in the morning because of its styling properties, and I’ll use a beard oil at night.
DURING THE DAY
Reapply the beard oil and/or balm as necessary
Beard balm tends to lose its hold after a few hours, and beard oil touch-ups help keep your hair and skin moisturized throughout the day.
Typically you can use less beard oil and balm during touch ups than the initial application.
Apply your beard oil and beard balm right out of the shower.
Right after a shower, your pores are more open and your skin will more readily absorb anything you put on it. So applying beard oil and/or beard balm will lock in hydration, creating an intense deep conditioning treatment that will keep working overnight as you sleep.