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How to maintain a gray beard?

The gray beard is a beard that requires some care. Here is in this article all our tips for properly maintaining your gray beard.

Having a gray beard is going to happen to almost all men, it's a fact, you can't escape it. Or if so, you can thank your genes! And as soon as you see the first white beard hairs appear in your beard, you will have the impression that they will then multiply. But do not panic, the gray beard is more and more appreciated as a sign of maturity.

I will only deal here with the natural gray beard. If you want to make a beard dye in gray color, that's another topic.

Here's everything you need to know about gray beards.

Why do we have gray beards?


If you notice that you are starting to have a gray beard, you will have to take it out on melanin! Melanin is the pigment responsible for the color of your body hair and hair. And you should know that the older you get, the less your cells will produce this pigment. Your hair and your hair will thus become poor in melanin and therefore lose their natural pigment. Well as we age, the cells are more slowly regenerated and produce less and less of this pigment. Your beard hair will turn gray or even white. You start to see this effect on average in your thirties, with the appearance of gray hairs gradually appearing in your beard, or the appearance of a few gray hairs. This is how you will initially have a salt and pepper beard , before having a gray beard, or even a white beard.


How to maintain a gray beard?


Even if you have a gray beard, you are going to have to maintain it on a daily basis like any beard style. This will go through cleaning your gray beard properly and taking care of it with products suitable for beard hair.

Wash your gray beard

The first thing you need to do to maintain your gray beard is to wash it regularly. You should know that the dots of the beard get dirty very easily, for several reasons:


  • when you run your hand through the beard you deposit bacteria there,

  • if you live in the city, pollution seeps into your gray beard,

  • and of course, if you eat fat, if you sweat with sport or heat, etc.


To wash your gray beard, you can 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 gray beard

As with any beard style, you are going to need to moisturize your gray beard daily. And to do this, there is nothing better than a beard oil . You can either apply a beard oil which is a mixture of several vegetable oils. It will also be better because you will have more benefits for the hairs of the beard. You can also use castor oil for the beard which is an excellent oil for strengthening the hair.

Moisturizing your gray beard is important because it will allow you to have a soft beard . A well hydrated hair is a hair that will indeed be as soft as possible. And it will be pleasant for you when you pass your hands on it. A hydrated beard is also perfectly hydrated skin, so you will avoid the appearance of beard dandruff .

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100% d'Ingrédients d’Origine Naturelle - Enrichie en huile de ricin - Hydrate et Favorise la pousse de la barbe - Cèdre Agrumes

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Huile à barbe à base d'huiles de tournesol et d'avocat qui permettent un conditionnement respectueux de vos poils. Parfums de cèdre avec notes d'agrumes.

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Spécialement formulée pour hydrater, adoucir et revitaliser la barbe. Ne laisse pas de sensation grasse ni collante. A base d'aloé vera, huile de caméline et thé vert

Style your gray beard

The problem with a gray beard is that your beard hair will not be disciplined. They will go all over the place, because the gray hairs are harder, less flexible, and more difficult to comb. It is for this reason that it is all the more important to hydrate his gray beard. To properly style your beard , you will need to use a beard brush or a beard comb .

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Les poils massent doucement le visage et préviennent la peau sèche et les démangeaisons. Les poils résistants distribuent uniformément le sébum des racines aux pointes

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Les poils de sanglier permettent aux brosses d'avoir la rigidité idéale pour se glisser parfaitement dans les barbes les plus épaisses. Le poil de sanglier est connu pour adoucir et répartir l'huile.

The beard balm for your gray beard

In addition to a beard brush to style the beard, it will be better to use a beard balm , especially if you have a long beard. The balm will allow you to have a perfectly groomed beard in the style you want to give it. What is a beard balm: It's kind of like a hair wax for your beard. You apply a hazelnut on your beard and put, with your fingers, the hairs of your gray beard in the desired direction. 


Beard balms also have the advantage of bringing hydration to your gray beard: the majority of balms contain vegetable butters, such as shea butter, known for their moisturizing and nourishing properties.

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Ce baume à barbe a un degré de fixation léger à medium, il hydrate et protège les poils de la barbe et la rend éclatante de santé pour un coiffage facilité.

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Formule à base de plantes comme le beurre de karité, le beurre de cacao et l'huile d'argan rend la barbe douce, soyeuse et brillante.

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Ingrédients 100% naturels à base de Cire d’abeille, d'huile d’amande, de beurre de cacao, d'huile de citron vert et d'huile de Genévrier de Virginie.

Scrub your gray beard


As you scrub your facial skin, or your body, such as your back, it is advisable to scrub your beard from time to time. It is a little known treatment and yet offers many benefits to your gray beard and your skin under the beard:


  • by the action of the grains of the scrub, this will accelerate blood circulation, which will have an impact on your hair follicle and therefore on the quality of your hair. It will be stronger, softer.

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

It is advisable to do a beard scrub once a week or even 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 gray beard


Another important treatment, especially if you have dry skin, is a beard mask . This will deeply hydrate your beard hair but also the skin under the gray beard. You will no longer have an itchy beard , an itchy beard , and you will no longer have itching.

To make a beard mask, you have two options:

  • either use your beard oil,

  • either use a vegetable oil that you have in your kitchen: olive oil, sunflower oil, etc. Preferably organic.

To make your beard mask:

  • apply a generous amount of beard oil or vegetable oil to your slightly damp gray beard,

  • put a hot towel on your beard: the heat will open the scales of the beard hair, and allow the oil to penetrate deeply

  • 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 gray beard:

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