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April 08, 2021 3 min read

Beards have become quite fashionable in recent years, which is why more and more people have been growing their beards out. Because of this, many first-time beard growers have unknowingly been making mistakes that actually damage their beards. Luckily, these mistakes are all easily correctable. 

To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of common mistakes that you are making that damages your beard:

Not Washing Your Beard

This has to be said: wash your beard! Remember that your beard accumulates a lot of dirt and dust throughout the day as you work or even stay home. This is why you’ll want to wash it thoroughly. You’ll want to give your beard as much attention as the hair on top of your head. Failing to wash your beard properly can cause itching and acne, and it can also dry the hair out and cause it to be brittle. This can more or less ruin the entire look of your beard, as poor hygiene can really take a toll on your beard!

Using Regular Hair Products and Soap

While washing your beard is important, it is unwise to wash your beard with the same soap or hair products that you use on the rest of your body. This is because these products are way too harsh for your beard and will end up drying it out. A dry beard means brittle hair and dry skin, which can cause a lot of itching and skin irritation. 

Instead of the soap and products you usually use, you must be using beard care products. These products are specifically made for your beard hair and the skin beneath it to give you a deep cleanse without damaging your skin or your beard hair!

Washing It Too Much

You have to understand that your beard and the skin on your face are more sensitive than the other areas of your body. This means that washing your beard too much will also damage it. To add to this, your beard has naturally occurring oils that protect it from the elements and helps with keeping your beard healthy. Overwashing your beard gets rid of these oils and can leave your beard hair looking disheveled and unhealthy. 

Try thoroughly washing your beard twice a week. This should wash away the dirt and grime without getting rid of the oils that help keep your beard healthy.

Using Beard Oil Incorrectly

Let’s say you’re already using the right beard products. While beard oil is essential to keep your beard nice and healthy, it’s important that you use these products the right way. Now, one common mistake that people make when it comes to oil is to apply it directly to their beard. 

What you’re actually supposed to do is to rub the oil in until it reaches the skin underneath your beard. This moisturizes the skin under your beard, which keeps it from flaking. To add to this, using the oil correctly will also give your facial hair a nice and shiny look. If you’re looking for a nice oil, our The Unshaved Replenishing Beard Oil is one of thebest beard oils out on the market today!


We hope this article helps you improve your overall beard health through proper hygiene and care. We assure you that you’ll see results almost immediately after correcting the simple mistakes mentioned above. Just remember to be consistent when it comes to taking care of your beard, and you should have no issues moving forward!

The Unshaved offers the bestbeard products that help promote beard health and better follicle growth. Browse our website to find a product that works for you!

Matthew Rotter
Matthew Rotter

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