First and foremost, you have to take care of the skin on your face before focusing on the hair on top. Too few guys thoroughly wash their beards and neglect to make sure that the skin beneath their facial hair is properly moisturized.
Facial hair is produced by special glands called hair follicles, which require proper nutrition and moisture to work effectively. Your skin directly affects the strength of your hair follicles and strands that they produce. Skin that’s too dry or unhealthy will have difficulty circulating blood or nutrients to beard hair resulting in thinner, weaker strands that fall apart easily or don’t stand up under pressure.
However, caring for the skin and cleaning your beard isn’t that difficult. Avoid chemical-rich and fragrance packed soap because it will dry out the skin beneath your facial hair and use a dedicated beard shampoo. Beard Shampoo has components that aren’t as irritating to the skin or damaging to hair strands… plus they look and smell awesome.
After you wash, use beard oil or moisturizer to make sure that your skin doesn’t dry out over the course of the day like Bossman’s Jelly Beard Oil
. It’s specifically designed to stop your hair and face from drying out over time, even when trapped beneath thicker beard hairs. That is why it is 2x thicker than your average beard oil.
If your face is very dry, you might also want to combine this with a dedicated facial skin moisturizer applied generously at night.