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Whitebeard: everything you need to know

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The white beard is a phenomenon that makes men panic a little, because it is synonymous with aging. Moreover, the appearance of the first white beard hairs is a source of stress, as is the case as soon as the first white hairs appear. Many men try to pull them out by hand, or even hide them by going from a long beard , like a 10-day beard, to a short beard so it's less noticeable. Even some men decide to shave their beards completely, which is a shame. Moreover, some do it as soon as they start to have a salt-and-pepper beard and they can no longer assume that they are starting to have a gray beard , a preliminary step to a white beard.

It is necessary to assume his white beard, for several reasons:

  • on the one hand it gives you a personality, a style,

  • on the other hand, for many people it is a sign of maturity.

But of course, you have to accept it, which is not easy, it is specific to each individual.


I'm not going to deal with beard coloring here, making a white beard dye is another topic. I will only deal with the natural coloring of your beard in white.

Why do we have white beards?

White beard for natural reasons

The arrival of the white beard is a completely natural phenomenon in most cases, which concerns all men. It is linked to melanin, the natural pigment responsible for the color of our body hair and hair. The older you get, the less your cells produce melanin and therefore pigment. This is the reason why we all have, whatever our basic hair color (brown, chestnut, blond, red), white hair.

The first white hairs usually appear as soon as you approach your thirties.

The white beard and stress

Another factor that can cause the appearance of a white beard is stress. Stress has a radical effect on stem cells, responsible for the production of melanin. Concretely, stress will over-stimulate the stem cells, ultimately exhausting them and causing them to disappear. And if there are no more stem cells, then there is no more melanin and the white beard comes.


The white beard and genetics

Look at your ancestors and how their beards are doing! Because genetics can also come into play as to the responsibility for the appearance of a white beard. If your ancestors all have white beards, then expect to have this type of beard at some point in your life as well.


How to maintain a white beard?


Whether you have a white beard or a red beard , it's the same thing, you will have to maintain your beard on a daily basis. It is indeed because your beard is white that you should no longer pay attention to it.

wash your white beard

As you cleanse your face, you should wash your beard on a regular basis. So not necessarily on a daily basis, it is indeed very bad to wash your beard every day, it will damage the hair. You should generally wash your beard two to three times a week. Unless, of course, you've been working out and you've sweated it out, or you've gotten oil in your beard hair while eating.

To wash your white beard, it will be necessary to use a product suitable for beard hair. Forget hair shampoo or shower gel. You will have to use either


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Refreshing beard and face wash with coconut water, argan oil and avocado oil. Menthol leaves the skin feeling refreshed and pleasant.

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3-in-1 cleansing gel inspired by the know-how of barbers for cleaning your beard, your face and your hair in a single gesture.

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Specially formulated to cleanse the beard, soften it, refresh it and condition it. Helps eliminate the feeling of irritation by nourishing beard hair.

Hydrate your white beard

Because your white beard needs to be perfectly hydrated, you will need to apply beard oil daily. This is the essential care to do for your white beard, because the hair is thicker. You will thus have the feeling of having an itchy beard , an itchy beard , this will bother you on a daily basis. To do this, you will have to soften the beard by applying a beard oil in the morning or evening.

The other advantage of beard oil is to perfectly moisturize the skin under the beard and thus prevent the appearance of beard dandruff .

Style your white beard

This will especially appeal to men who have long white beards. Because beard hairs being thick, they will go in all directions, they will have to be disciplined. To do this, styling the beard on a daily basis will allow you to have the desired beard shape, and above all a perfectly groomed beard. To do this, you will need to use a beard brush or a beard comb .

The beard balm for your white beard

I was talking earlier about the need to discipline the hairs of your white beard. Styling alone may not be enough, and you will need to apply a treatment, such as hair wax. This care is the beard balm . They work in the same way as a hair wax, many balms indeed contain beeswax which has a styling power.

A scrub on your white beard


Once a week, I advise you to do a beard scrub . It's a care little done by bearded men, and yet it's an essential care to do for the good of your hair. And especially for the quality of your white beard! This treatment will allow:


  • to accelerate blood circulation, which will do good to your hair follicle from which your beard hair takes root.

  • the beard scrub will remove the dead cells from your skin under the white beard and thus prevent the appearance of beard dandruff.

Don't scrub your beard every day, it's best to scrub once a week or twice a week if you have oily skin.

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A sumptuous combination for this exceptional exfoliation with liquid crystals and precious oils which provides a gentle double exfoliating action.

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Exfoliating treatment for beard and face. This paste deeply cleanses the beard and face by eliminating impurities and dead cells.

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This alpine goat's milk soap developed in collaboration with a soap factory in Ariège was made with apricot kernels ground into very fine particles.

Make a mask on your white beard


Last care you can do to have a beautiful white beard is a beard mask . The mask will indeed deeply hydrate your beard hair and the skin under the beard.

To make a mask, you can:

  • either use your beard oil,

  • either take a vegetable oil that you have in your kitchen: olive oil, sunflower oil, etc. any vegetable oil is fine.

Here are the steps to make your beard mask:

  • put a large amount of beard oil or vegetable oil on your white beard, with the hair slightly wet. Don't skimp on quantity!

  • apply a hot towel on your white beard: the heat of the towel will open the scales of the hairs. The oil will thus penetrate deep into the hair to hydrate it as much as possible. 

  • leave on for 10 to 20 minutes

  • then rinse with a shampoo.

Regardless of the length of your beard, you can do a beard mask once a week.

You now have all the information to take care of your white beard.

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