Grooming

What's causing my beard dandruff, and how can I stop it?

By Alex

Something we’ve discussed time and time again over the last couple of years is the beard trend, it might have started a couple of years back but it looks like it’s here to stay. If you’ve managed to grow the perfect beard you might be having some other issues such a beard dandruff. Toady, we’re giving you a few beard tips and the best way to stop your beard dandruff.

What is beard dandruff?

Beard dandruff is an issue that many people with beards will experience. As the name suggests, it is dandruff but found in your beard – rather than on your head. You might think that growing a beard is a great shortcut, meaning you can skip steps such as exfoliation and moisturising, all whilst looking good. But, if you’ve experienced beard dandruff, you’ll know a beard isn’t a grooming shortcut.

What causes beard dandruff?

There are a number of different causes of beard dandruff including stress, cold weather, shampoo residue and residue left from other grooming products, a lack of grooming and water temperature.

Sometimes it can be difficult to work out what the cause of your beard dandruff is because your beard might look thick, shiny and nicely groomed to the naked eye, but if we look a little deeper you might notice the skin is neglected and can become dry and flaky.

This dry and flaky skin soon makes its way from your skin and gets caught in your facial hair, and then you have it, the dreaded beard dandruff. Data on Google trends highlights the worldwide increase in searches for ‘bead dandruff’ and related searches and people want answers on how to stop this annoying issue.

How to stop beard dandruff?

Unfortunately having a bead isn’t a low-maintenance thing and it will take some work. However, just following a few simple grooming steps you can ensure you’ll be dandruff free!

Step 1: Use a beard brush to exfoliate the skin below your facial hair before your shower. The brush will bring dandruff to the surface (not a good look) but you’ll find it easier to get rid of in the shower from here.

Step 2: Cleanse, it is recommended by many grooming gods to use a lactic acid cleanser (not as scary as it sounds). The lactic acid is gentle enough not to harm your skin, however, it works to naturally dissolve dead skin. This will get to work and exfoliate any dry and flaky skin left after you brush.

Step 3: Moisturise, applying a moisturiser can be quite difficult as it can be hard to get to the skin through your beard, using a beard oil is much easier and more effective. Oil will nourish the hair and hydrate the skin which can prevent future flaking.

And that’s it, as easy as 1,2,3. Follow these steps and you’ll be dandruff free. For some, beard dandruff isn’t an issue because they’re struggling to grow a beard – if this is the case for you take a look at our beard transplant treatments or contact us today to see how we might be able to help.

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