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10 Reasons Why the Skin Under Your Beard Hurts: Stop Beard Itch & Pain

Jun 13th 2018

10 Reasons Why the Skin Under Your Beard Hurts: Stop Beard Itch & Pain

The Best Products for Beard Itch and Pain

Featuring a 10 top list of reasons why your beard hurts

Beard itch is a bitch. And beard pain is a pain in the butt.

In order to fight it, we need to understand it.

Beard itch and pain has a few causes but the main one is dry skin. We will go over many other reasons why later in the post as well.

Over-drying is hard to combat when you aren't sure what causes it.

Most shampoos are too harsh as they contain surfactants which is what cleanses. The problem is that these cleansing chemicals are too strong and cause irritation and strip away your natural follicle oil drying out your hair and skin.

Another major problem is synthetic fragrance oil. They are chemically derived and have no business being near hair or skin. They should be used in candles.

They smell nice but can irritate most people's skin making them think they have an allergy. In reality it's just common over-scented chemicals. Luckily we do not use any of these ingredients. Our scents are only from high quality all natural essential oils that have actual benefits for hair and skin. We utilize these to come up with formulated products for specific issues.

Our scents are all natural and our shampoos do not contain harmful ingredients that will dry you out.

You can't go wrong with any of our kits if you are experiencing beard itch or beard pain. My most recommended kit is our Beard Grooming Repair Kit and our shampoo and conditioner bundle listed below.

Our popular Grooming Repair Kit contains our shampoo and conditioner plus our repair oil and balm. These formulated beard grooming products contain exactly what you need to stop that beard itch and pain from returning. It will also keep it at bay and provide nearly instant relief to the area.

We use an all natural formula with tea tree that is known to wipe out dandruff, redness, irritation and flaking. Our shampoo bundle utilizes the power of tea tree along with a blend of high quality peppermint oils that soothe and help fix your beard and dry skin.

Products to help

Beard Shampoo

One thing you need to know. You can be using the best oils, balms or lotions but if you are using the wrong shampoo then those products won’t be helping you as much as they could be.

You need to start your beard routine correctly with the right cleanser.

A common cause of beard pain and itchiness is a build-up of oil and debris. This build-up occurs for a few different reasons. If you’re using a regular hair shampoo in your beard, over time you will have a build-up of not only oil and debris but silicones that are commonly used in regular shampoos. In order to properly cleanse your face of this build-up without stripping it of its natural protective oils, you need a good beard shampoo.

Our organic cooling beard shampoo scrubs away beard build-up, dirt, oil and other impurities, leaving your beard feeling clean and fresh. The key with our shampoo is that is not made with the aforementioned harsh chemical cleansers that will strip away your natural oils. You want these oils and we want you to keep your natural oils too.

Not only that but we formulated our beard shampoo to stop dry skin and beard itch from coming back. We don’t mess around.

Beard Conditioner

After using beard shampoo, it’s important to follow up with a beard conditioner to keep your beard soft and moisturized.

Our hydrating beard conditioner acts as a beard softener and beard moisturizer. It tames your frizzy beard while preventing beard split ends.

After showering, apply an all-natural beard oil to your beard. It’s important to choose a high quality beard oil that doesn’t contain any artificial fragrances or fillers.

Moisturizing your beard daily with beard oil will not only keep it healthy and encourage it to grow, but it will also keep it soft and free of itch.

Repair Oil

The best solution for dry beard itch and pain is our repair oil. Our beard and hair oils use a blend of high quality carrier oils like almond oil, jojoba oil, castor oil and others to reach the best consistency.

Light yet efficient. Conditioning but not greasy-feeling. This oil is amazing.

Our repair oil is formulated to stop the beard itch at the source. It soothes redness and irritation while hydrating your skin with the proper oil blend.

Kent Beard Comb

Using a high quality beard comb is the best way to distribute beard oil evenly throughout your beard.

Unlike wooden beard combs, the Kent folding beard comb has handmade saw-cut teeth. The surface of the comb's teeth is flat which causes the comb to glide smoothly through your beard without pulling or tearing your facial hair.

Dry skin is not the only issue that causes beard itch and pain but it is the main one. Read up on further issues and how to help stop them as well.

Now here’s the list!

10 Reasons Why the Skin Under Your Beard Hurts

1. Oil and Debris Build-Up in Your Beard

A common reason why your beard may be painful is because you have a build-up of oil and debris, giving you sore beard hair. This build-up will remain on your skin and facial hair if not properly cleaned, causing itchiness and even the feeling of having a “hard beard”. So how can you effectively remove a build-up of oil and debris from your beard?

Use a clarifying beard shampoo on your beard instead of using regular hair shampoos, body washes, or soaps. Why? Because the hair on your face is much more delicate than the hair on your head so using harsh body washes, regular hair shampoos, or soaps will strip your beard of its natural protective oils, leaving it dry and vulnerable to breakage and beard split ends.

Our clarifying beard shampoo is formulated to remove build-up and encourage exfoliation thanks to tea tree oil. Follow up with hydrating beard conditioner.

2. Neglecting to Trim Your Beard

How to stop beard itch.

Trimming your beard is a must if you want to keep it looking nice and clean, but did you know it’s also important to trim your beard when you are trying to grow it? Trimming shapes your beard as it grows, which helps you avoid common issues like beard patchiness in your cheeks.

3. Using Hot Water While Washing Your Beard

While having a hot shower may be tempting, it’s never good for your skin or hair. Hot water dries your skin out and causes irritation and flakiness which leads to beard dandruff. It’s okay to use warm water but if it’s turning your skin red or you can’t hold your face under it, then it’s too hot.

4. Using a High-Heat Hair Dryer To Dry Your Beard

High-heat hair dryers, flat irons, and curling irons shouldn’t be used on your beard because the heat could easily cause your facial hair to break. When it comes to your skin and hair, always play it safe and use lukewarm or cool water to protect from irritation.

5. Not Using Beard Oil in Your Beard

Using beard oil is vital for your beard because it both softens the hair and adds vitamins and nutrients to your beard. If you are drying your beard and skin out in the shower (most likely due to over-cleansing or using a harsh shampoo) and not using any sort of conditioning oil afterwards, then you are letting your dryness build up more and more causing irritation, flakes and dandruff.

6. Not Using a Quality Beard Comb

When it comes to growing your beard, it pays to invest in a high quality beard comb, like Kent brand. Why? Because your facial hair is much more delicate than the hair on your head and a cheaply made wooden beard comb will splinter and break your facial hair.

The best way to moisturize your beard is to apply an all-natural beard oil and then distribute it throughout your beard by combing it with a Kent beard comb.

7. Beard Dandruff

Beard dandruff

Beard dandruff is a condition that occurs when you have dry, flaky skin and can be caused by seborrheic dermatitis (irritated, oily skin), oil and debris build-up in your beard, and irritation of the skin.

8. Beard Itch From Growing A New Beard

The first stage of growing a beard can be one of the itchiest stages for many men. When first growing stubble, your face will likely be itchy due to the new hair growth. This is normal and can be relieved by using beard shampoo regularly to keep your beard and face clear of build-up. After shampooing your beard, apply an all-natural beard oil to keep it soft.

Resist the urge to scratch your beard during this stage because excessive scratching will irritate your skin and possibly lead to ingrown beard hairs and beard dandruff.

9. Seasonal Dryness

If you already have dry skin, seasonal dryness can make your beard feel even drier and coarser than usual. Exposure to cold, wintry air and overheated rooms is a common cause of itchy skin.

10. Ingrown Facial Hairs

A common cause of beard pain, especially when you first start growing a beard, ingrown hairs can be a real nuisance. Gently remove ingrown hairs with a tweezer and keep the area clean.


This is a lot of information but as long as you take away a few key points of beard itch and pain then you are set. Use a natural shampoo like ours so you won’t overdry your skin and hair. Use our repair oil and balm for daily use and use a quality comb like our Kent folding comb.

Pick up one of our beard repairing products to stop that beard itch once and for all.

Beard itch is real but it doesn’t have to be your reality.

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