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How to maintain a salt and pepper beard?

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The salt and pepper beard requires some maintenance. Here in my article all my tips for properly maintaining your salt and pepper beard.

Having a salt and pepper beard is the fact of many men, especially as soon as one begins to advance in age. Either from the thirties generally, the first white beard hairs appear. Ah the arrival of the first white hair in the beard , a moment that can be traumatic, the hair that means that a cohort of white hairs will soon land in the beard and announces the arrival of the salt and pepper beard. So the white hairs in the beard, it's either we like them or we hate them. This is also the reason why many men do not let their beards grow and keep a short beard , such as a 3-day beard. This helps to hide the white hairs. But many men on the contrary let their beard grow like the hipster beard , and thus sport a salt and pepper beard.

Here are my tips for maintaining your salt and pepper beard.

How does the salt and pepper beard appear?


If you start to get a salt and pepper beard, don't panic, it's a completely natural effect. Unless your beard suddenly turns white, like Édouard Philippe, in which case, you will have to analyze your state of stress and make an appointment with your doctor. The sudden depigmentation is indeed not the natural cycle of melanin, responsible for the color of the hair. It stems more from a state of anxiety.

Salt-and-pepper beards happen because melanin, which is responsible for the color of your body hair and hair, tends to decline sharply as you age. And this process is very variable from one man to another. Thus, in some men, the pepper and salt beard will arrive in the twenties, while in others, it will arrive in their forties.

Which pepper and salt beard to wear?

If you have a salt and pepper beard, know that you can have any style of beard. Indeed, you can have a short beard as well as a mid-length beard such as a 10-day beard or a hipster beard. In fact, this color has no impact on the beard style.

Of course, the longer you wear your salt and pepper beard, the more visible the gray hairs will be. So it's a matter of taste.


Is the salt and pepper beard trendy?

This is one of the main questions men ask themselves as soon as their beards start to take on a salt-and-pepper color. Moreover, it is often the case that if the beard becomes salt and pepper then the hair also begins to take on this color. It's linked to aging, unfortunately we don't keep our original color for long.

What is interesting with a pepper and salt beard is that it is a beard color that is in vogue. Indeed, as with salt and pepper hair, the salt and pepper beard gives a certain charisma to the men who wear it. Moreover, it should be noted that more and more women prefer men with salt-and-pepper hair or beards. This indeed gives a certain assurance, the sign that the man has a certain experience.

So if you have a salt-and-pepper beard, you can completely live with it. You should not try to dye your beard salt and pepper. Already because it is difficult to find dyes that are truly natural. But in addition, as the pepper and salt beard grows, you will have to do your beard dye very regularly. In addition to being an economic cost, it can quickly become a constraint.

How to maintain a salt and pepper beard?


Maintaining a salt and pepper beard requires special attention because you have two types of hair: hair from your youth and white hair! A white coat that will be thicker.

Wash your beard salt and pepper

Of course, as with any beard, you will have to wash your beard salt and pepper. This is unavoidable, it remains a nest for bacteria, microbes, toxins, pollution, food-related crumbs, fat, etc. In short, it needs to be washed regularly, especially if you have it long. To wash your salt and pepper beard, I recommend:

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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.

Either products that are perfectly suited to not dry out your salt and pepper beard hair while you wash them.

Moisturize your beard salt and pepper

Just as washing it is important, you should also moisturize your salt and pepper beard. To do this, nothing could be simpler, you can use a beard oil . Castor oil for the beard is an excellent product.

It is all the more important to moisturize a salt and pepper beard when the white hair is harder and thicker. It will therefore be necessary to soften it as much as possible to have as much as possible a soft beard . Likewise, by moisturizing your beard, you will prevent the appearance of beard dandruff .

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100% Natural Ingredients - Enriched with Castor Oil - Moisturizes and Promotes Beard Growth - Cedar Citrus

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Beard oil based on sunflower and avocado oils which allow a respectful conditioning of your hair. Cedar scents with citrus notes.

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Specially formulated to hydrate, soften and condition the beard. Does not leave a greasy or sticky feeling. With aloe vera, camelina oil and green tea

Style your salt and pepper beard

If you have a salt-and-pepper beard, you're definitely going to have to style your beard more than before. Indeed, the white hair being thicker, it will tend to come out of the beard, and thus stand out from the beard hairs which have kept their color. I advise you to use a beard brush or a beard comb to tame the hairs.

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The bristles gently massage the face and prevent dry and itchy skin. Strong bristles evenly distribute sebum from root to tip

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The boar bristles allow the brushes to have the ideal stiffness to glide perfectly through the thickest beards. Boar bristle is known to soften and distribute oil.

The beard balm for your salt and pepper beard

I also advise you to use a beard balm , which will act like a hair wax, to give the hair the direction you want and keep it that way all day. In addition, the interest of the beard balm is that it will allow you to hydrate your salt and pepper beard, thus ensuring a certain quality of hair.

Finally, and this is an important point, the beard balm will perfume your beard with salt and pepper, which will be pleasant for all the people who kiss you.

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This beard balm has a light to medium hold, it moisturizes and protects the hairs of the beard and makes it radiantly healthy for easy styling.

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Plant-based formula like shea butter, cocoa butter and argan oil makes the beard soft, silky and shiny.

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100% natural ingredients based on Beeswax, Almond Oil, Cocoa Butter, Lime Oil and Juniper Oil.

Scrub your beard salt and pepper


To finish this part of the care to do on a salt and pepper beard, do not hesitate to exfoliate your beard once a week. This will thoroughly cleanse your beard hair and your skin under the beard. All dead skin cells and excess sebum will be removed, which will prevent the appearance of beard dandruff .

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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 salt and pepper mask on your beard


Few men know it, but the beard mask is an essential treatment to do on your salt and pepper beard, about once a week. The beard mask will have the action of deeply moisturizing the hair of your beard, but also the skin under the beard. This will prevent your skin from becoming dry and eventually causing beard dandruff.

Also, because your hair follicle, in the dermis, will be well hydrated, your beard hair will be stronger, sturdier and grow in better quality.

How to have a salt and pepper beard?

If you are not one of the men who want to hide his salt and pepper beard but on the contrary, you are proud, you really want to highlight it, here are my tips for having a magnificent salt and pepper beard.

First of all, you will have to make sure that your salt and pepper colored hair is as beautiful as possible. And to do this, it will be necessary to take care of the hair follicle which is under the skin. Beard hair takes root in this hair follicle. It must therefore be as healthy as possible, as fit as possible so that it produces a very beautiful coat. And by beautiful coat, we mean a strong, robust and very shiny coat. Because if the hair has its characteristics, then it is your pepper and salt beard as a whole that will have this look. And which will certainly make you want to have a long beard.

For your hair follicle to be in top shape, you will have to activate it, boost it. How ? With two means:

  • on the one hand by brushing your beard every day, even morning and evening. The bristles of the brush will indeed have an impact on blood circulation , essential to the good health of the hair follicle. It's kind of his fuel. If the blood circulation is not good, then the hair follicle will not be healthy, and therefore the beard hair. When you go to brush your salt and pepper beard, the bristles of the brush will directly affect blood circulation. Do not hesitate to spend long seconds brushing your beard every day, it can also be a good moment of relaxation.

  • another solution is to hydrate the hair follicle, which is also essential for the good health of the hair follicle. Moisturize, moisturize, salt and pepper your beard every day with a good beard oil and make a mask every week. You can also apply castor oil to your beard, which is known to have beneficial effects on beard hair growth.

If you want to go further to have a nice salt and pepper beard, then you can apply a dermaroller to your beard 3 to 4 times a week. The dermaroller will act a bit like a beard brush but more intensely, because the needles will penetrate the skin and therefore directly activate blood circulation. Take care to clean and even disinfect your dermaroller before and after each use.

If you have holes in your salt and pepper beard, these actions will have a beneficial effect. The holes can indeed be linked to hair follicles that are not healthy, a little sleepy. The fact of waking them up will make the hair grow and therefore fill in these holes.

How to hide a salt and pepper beard?

So far, I've talked about salt and pepper beard care tips. This therefore implies that you accept your beard, that you are not embarrassed by its color. But in practice, this is not the case for everyone. Indeed, many bearded men who have this type of beard are embarrassed by it, and rather try to hide it. How ? Several solutions are available to them:


  • the most radical is to shave the beard completely, to have no hair around the beard.

  • otherwise the tendency is to mow the beard very short, so as to have only a budding beard or even a 3-day beard . This makes the gray hair less visible.

  • finally, some will try to hide the salt and pepper beard by making a dye. This can be done in several ways: as with the hair, there are indeed beard dyes that work on the same principle as a hair dye. Otherwise, there are more easily accessible solutions, such as ALTR London's beard and eyebrow tinting mascara .

Before you do that, remember that for many people, the salt and pepper beard is a seductive asset because it is considered very sexy! So think twice before taking action and shaving your beard.

To summarize on the pepper and salt beard

You now have all my tips for taking care of your salt and pepper beard:

  • accept your salt and pepper beard.

  • take good care of your beard by washing it regularly and especially by moisturizing it to make it softer.

  • it is important to style your salt and pepper beard, especially with a beard balm, because the white hairs tend to come out of the beard.

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