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How to wash a dirty beard?

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Dirty beards are a problem that affects all bearded men, regardless of beard length. Here are my tips for properly washing a dirty beard.

It's a fact, the beard is not a part of the face that stays clean all the time. The hair is a veritable nest for microbes and other dirt that comes to garnish it daily. The reasons are many, because we go outside and have the dust that gets stuck there. Or because we spend our time putting our hands, not necessarily clean, in our beards.

Here are all my tips for properly washing a dirty beard.


Why do we have dirty beards?

Before knowing how to properly wash a dirty beard, it is already important to know why a beard can become dirty ! Because after all, it is our face and how can it be dirty ?

A dirty beard caused by bacteria

First of all, you should know that the beard is a real nest of bacteria. An English study has shown that there were as many bacteria in a beard as on the toilet bowl. Yes, that on a toilet bowl ! That is to say ! And even a beard would be dirtier than a dog's hair ! Oops, good OK, you have to know what dog we're talking about, if it's an apartment dog or a hunting dog. And there is also a great diversity of bacteria present on the hairs of the beard.

A dirty beard because of your lifestyle

Dirty beard can also happen depending on your lifestyle, and that you won't be able to do much unless you make big changes in your life :

  • if you live in town, especially in a big city, nanoparticles of pollution can soak into your beard

  • if you smoke, be aware that cigarette smoke (and I'm not talking about the pipe !) can also make your beard dirty. Not to mention that cigarette smoke can also make your beard red.


A dirty beard because of your diet


This is not a myth ! Bearded men, of course those with long beards, like hipster beards , have traces of food in their beards. Yes yes ! And the food traces are of two types, fat and crumbs :

  • the fat is usually present near the lips, especially after eating a very fatty dish. There are some tips for eating cleanly with a beard.

  • the crumbs can indeed become encrusted and make our beards dirty. Don't tell me this isn't happening to you !! Even when you don't have a beard there are always crumbs that fall to the ground, so when you have a beard.

A dirty beard due to beard dandruff

With beard dandruff we go a bit out of the definition of a dirty beard, because in itself, beard dandruff is not dirty. But, for some people, having beard dandruff is a sign that you are not taking care of yourself.

A dirty beard from sweating

A dirty beard can also happen if you do a lot of physical activity and are used to sweating a lot from your face. Inevitably, the sweat will soak into the hairs of the beard, which will need to be washed.

The same is true if you expose yourself to the sun all day.

How to clean a dirty beard ?

To clean a dirty beard, there are not several solutions ! We will have to apply a new beard care routine.

Use dirty beard shampoo

If you have a long beard, it is highly recommended to use a beard shampoo to wash your dirty beard. It is the most effective and most comfortable way for your beard's hair. Do not indeed use a shampoo for hair : the scalp is not similar to your skin under the beard.

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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.

If you don't want to use a beard shampoo, you can take a beard soap to clean your dirty beard. Beard soaps are usually fortified with a vegetable oil to moisturize your dirty beard.

Depending on the length of your dirty beard, you can use beard shampoo up to 3 times a week. This is not to be done every day so as not to damage and dehydrate the hair of your beard.

Style your dirty beard

In particular, to remove the crumbs from your dirty beard, you can also style your beard. It is also recommended to style your beard every day to avoid knots in the beard and promote blood microcirculation which will make your beard hair more beautiful, shinier. To properly groom your dirty beard, it is advisable to use a beard brush for long beards.

Scrub your dirty beard


I was talking about beard dandruff earlier in the article, which gives the feeling of having a dirty beard, one of the ways to avoid it will be to perform a beard scrub . This type of scrub will allow:

  • to remove the dead cells present on the skin under the beard. And thus to prevent them from wandering in the beard.

  • to remove any excess sebum present at the root of your beard hair.

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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.

Hydrate your dirty beard


Finally, after all the care indicated above to no longer have a dirty beard and, on the contrary, to have a beautiful beard, remember to moisturize the hairs of your beard but also the skin under your beard. This will not only deeply moisturize the hair but also give it a beautiful natural shine.

You now have all my tips for properly washing a dirty beard.

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