Prevent and Treat Beard Dandruff
I think you'll agree with me when I say that dandruff of any kind sucks.
But beard dandruff? That really sucks.
Well, it turns out there are some simple steps you can take to both prevent and treat beard dandruff.
And in this post, we're going to show how you can keep dandruff far away from your beard.
Dry Skin Under Your Beard
Deborrheic dermatitis, otherwise known as dandruff, can infect your face and beard as well as the hair on your head.
But unlike your scalp, your face and beard are sensitive skin and should only be cleaned with a gentle beard shampoo aka beard wash 1-3 times per week and never with dandruff shampoos like head and shoulders. Anti-dandruff shampoos are way too harsh to use on sensitive skin, especially every day.
A gentle beard shampoo for sensitive skin like Beard and Company’sclarifying beard shampoo exfoliates the skin and hair follicles due to the presence of tea tree oil which is a natural exfoliate. It can be used when you wash your face in the shower and followed with a moisturizing beard conditioner
Any beard brush or beard comb that you use in your beard should be chosen carefully because cheap brushes and combs may contain splinters and small particles which cause your beard hair to split and break.
Over-washing your beard leads to dryness
It is important to keep your beard and scalp clean of dirt and debris. To dothis, use a gentle, all-natural clarifying beard shampoo containing tea tree1-3 times per week as needed.
You know that squeaky noise that you sometimes hearafter washing your beard? That's the sound of yourbeard being stripped of its natural, protectiveoils. If your beard has been stripped of its natural oils, it is very susceptible to dry skin, dandruff, and breakage. The best way to prevent your beard from becoming overly dry is to wash your beard only when it's dirty.
Follow up with a hydrating beard conditioner after shampooing your beard to lock in moisture.
Why tea tree?
Because tea tree is not only anti-inflammatory, but it is also has major antibacterial properties as well.
If your beard is long, you may want to gently pat your beard with a towel to remove excess water. Using a hair dryer on the hot setting or letting your beard air dry could further aggravate dry skin.
Treat the Dry, Flaky Skin Under Your Beard with A Formulated Beard Oil
Now that you've shampooed and conditioned your beard, we recommend using an all-natural beard oil to seal in moisture and keep theskin underneath from becoming too dry.
Dispense a dropper's amount of a repairing beard oil into your hands and distribute throughout your beard.
Now you'll want to gently comb through your beard to be sure the beard oiln has been spread evenly. We strongly recommend Kent beard and mustache combs because, unlike many facial haircombs on the market today, Kent's plastic combs don't contain any microscopic cracks or tears to break your hair.
Keep your beard clean and properly moisturized. Ifyou don't, you may end up with dry, flaky skin and even beard split ends.
Dry Skin Under Your Beard
Learn more about beard dandruff by reading What's Better for Dry Beards, Beard Oil or Coconut Oil?