Relentless itching is one of the major reasons why most men don’t grow that lavish beard. During the first weeks of growing a beard it starts to itch severely, to a point you can almost swear not to grow a beard again.
Although the itching is temporary, most men won’t make it to that full beard stage.
Here are some techniques to help stop that beard itch and grow that luxurious beard.
STEP 1 : Cleaning and Conditioning Your Beard
During the first few weeks of growing a beard is when the most discomfort of itching is experienced. This is because the new sharp hairs scrubbing against the skin surface cause irritation.
Another factor is the shedding of dead skin cells from the face. These flakes of skin are no help either as the newly grown beard catches them and, if not purged properly, will cause further irritation and itching.
Instead of using regular hair shampoo on your beard, we recommend the use of the Abe & Jar Sailors Blend Beard Shampoo and Conditioner to reduce flaking of the skin. Sailors blend beard shampoo is designed to remove the dead cells and soothe the skin. Just like you maintain your head hair your beard needs conditioning to provide a soft, downy feel.
Regular scalp hair conditioner and shampoos contain harsh chemicals for the face which irritate the sensitive skin underneath.
Make sure to rinse thoroughly. Sailors Blend Beard Shampoo, like most quality beard shampoos, is designed to remove the dead cells and soothe the skin. The soft hairs will not scrape the follicles and irritate your skin.
STEP 2 : Repairing Your Beard
If you have passed the first stage of starting to grow your beard and the itching continues, you most likely have damage to the facial hair, either from heat styling or the use of harsh soaps. If the hair is harmed this damage will spread from the tip to the root, causing the growth to slow down and creating discomfort.
At this stage a quality beard oil or beard balm such as one of the many offered by Abe & Jar can assist in repairing hair follicles. Applying beard balm or beard oil has been known to provide moisture to the strand, which will allow healing and help stop the itchiness.
Make sure to always wash your beard and while doing so ensure it is rinsed thoroughly. Hydrate your beard daily with one of the Abe & Jar premium beard oilor beard balms. Not only will this keep your beard hydrated and moisturized, it will also add a great manly smell and shine.
YOUR LAST RESORT
Once you’ve gone through all the different options known to stop that beard itch, but the irritation and stubborn scratching is persistent, we suggest you look into using T-Gel Stubborn Itch Control rather than shaving that already grown beard. T-Gel is a product made mainly from coal tar that will allow you to overcome the itching at the early stages, so let your beard grow and enjoy it.
Always remember that moisturizing is key, especially for easing that beard itch, so it is important to regularly apply beard oils or balms to your face, especially to those facial hairs in the morning and at night before you go to sleep.
Be aware that this itching is not permanent and will eventually fade.
By rinsing and washing while always moisturizing, you tend to repair the beard. This will stop the beard itch and allow you to show off that Lavish Manly Thick Beard!
Choosing your Beard Oil
Abe & Jar offers a range of four (4) 100% Natural, 100% Organic special formula beard oils which come in different fragrances, packaged in a vintage-inspired bottle, which are guaranteed to leave you refreshed and not weighed down or greasy, without the irritation.
The Abe & Jar fragrances are masculine and yet very light and subtle, not overpowering and pungent.