A common question that men ask when growing a beard is how to make it soft. If your beard feels rough to the touch and quickly begins to itch as it grows then this means you need to take action. Thankfully, getting the ideal soft beard isn’t difficult, especially when you know the tips and tricks involved in nourishing and caring for your beard in the right way.
First, let’s talk about some of the reasons why your beard might be rough to the touch.
Why does my beard feel rough?
You’ve started to grow out your beard and are patiently waiting for it to grow to your desired length. However, you’re quickly finding that your skin is becoming itchy underneath and you aren’t quite sure how the men of today manage to get through this itchy stage! Don’t be tempted to get out that razor however, as there are easier ways to almost eliminate the discomfort in the growing stage.
Your beard may feel rough and the skin underneath irritated due to not having the proper skin and beard care routine. Improper washing of your beard and lack of moisture can create the unwanted itch, as well as create that unpleasant wiry effect.
Creating a soft beard.
To ensure you never go without a soft, tame beard, you should keep the following tips in mind and make a few essential changes to your beard care routine and lifestyle:
Stick to a cleaning routine.
Just like the hair on your head, your beard needs the same care and attention if it is to look its best. Give your beard a good shampoo and condition two or three times per week - this will make sure any dirt, germs, or bacteria don’t linger on your skin or beard hairs and become a health hazard!
Dehydration can cause dry skin and, you guessed it, a dry beard. Dry beards are rough and unpleasant, so keeping hydrated and drinking more water will help you well on your way to a softer beard. Without the right amount of water, your beard can appear dull and wiry, lacking that healthy shine.
Stick to a healthy diet.
The healthier your diet is, the healthier your beard. There are some foods that will promote halthy beard growth, such as eggs, nuts, salmon, and those foods rich in biotin. A healthy diet combined with the right daily water intake can make a visible difference to your beard.
It’s not only important to moisturise your skin underneath your beard - you should also ensure your beard hairs are moisturised too! Using a beard balm can be a Godsend for your beard and is also a great way to style your beard hairs to keep them in place however you wish.
Trim when you need to.
If you’re taking all the necessary steps to keep your beard soft, such as cleaning, hydrating, and conditioning, then you may need to give those ends a quick trim. Choose a good set of clean, sharp beard scissors or a quality electric beard trimmer. It’s important the tool you use isn’t blunt, as this can cause split ends in your beard, which in turn, make it feel rough to the touch.
Choose quality products.
Surprisingly, it can be quite easy to choose the wrong beard care products. Spending some time researching higher quality products with proven results can give your beard a new lease of life. At The English Shaving Company, we have a range of beard care products to ensure you get the best experience. Browse our range of razors, beard balms, and soaps to name a few, that will really get your beard looking its best.
Make your beard soft with minimum effort.
Use the tips above to create a soft beard that causes zero irritation, and also looks the best it ever has. If you have any questions about our products, or would like some further recommendations, get in touch with us today. We’ll point you in the right direction to find the best products for you.