Is Your Beard Rubbing Your Lover the Wrong Way?

You look sexy AF with a beard.
You’re so manly, it’s like you don’t even know how many panties you’re dropping.

But sometimes a full face of beardruff gets in the way of your primitive and dadly duties. Sometime it rubs against your kids or partner’s face… (or lady bits) and they get a bit of a stubble rash or bristle burn. Not a great feeling.
Things like extreme weather, hot showers, and your skin’s pH levels (how oily or dry it is) are all factors that contribute to a beard’s roughness. 
The key is to keep your cheard hydrated, both with natural oils from the skin and supplements like beard oil and balms.
Here are some tips and products that will help you keep your beard ready for nuzzling and whisker tickles, so your partner doesn’t chop it off in your sleep.



You can’t deliver all the healthy nutrients to your hair and skin if you don’t first have a clean canvas. This would be like trying to moisturize your face before cleansing it: You would just be coating cream over top all the grease and grime. So, before you apply any oils and balms, you need to first wash the beard with a gentle cleanser. Even if you didn’t follow the cleanse with a nourishing oil (though we highly suggest you do it), this process gets rids of the toxins and excess oil that prevent your hair from growing healthily and from absorbing the sebum (oil) produced by the skin. It’s also doubly important to scrub: It promotes softness and clears the way for a hydrating agent. 

Nelson’s Picks: Urban Beard Shampoo Bar and/or Tame the Beast Beard, Hair & Body Wash


Oil It Up!

Beard oil isn’t a gimmick: It consists of essential oils that absorb quickly into the skin and hair, nourishing cells and restoring everything to a healthy, vibrant beastly state. This softens existing scruff and promotes healthy, conditioned growth from the hair follicle. So, skip the moisturizer on the beard region of your face. A morning application — a couple drops post shower and cleanse—should have the biggest impact of any of these tips. 

Nelson’s Pick: Rocky Mountain Barber Company


Tame The Beast

Oils aren’t the only nourishing product available. They penetrate deepest—getting to more cells than just those on the surface. But a beard balm conditions hair superficially and handles one other crucial task: styling. Take a pea-sized amount of the product, rub it in your palms, then brush your hands gently over your beard. This minimizes pesky strays, and keeps the prickly pests from scratching any tiny humans’ faces. Instead, it keeps everything lying flat, while nurturing it with skin-friendly ingredients like shea butter, beeswax, and essential oils. 

Nelson’s Pick: Urban Beard Butter


1000 Strokes a Night

Unless you have a daughter of your own, you may not understand why women and girls need to brush their hair. It’s more than just taming method for unruly hair: Brushing evenly distributes the skin’s natural oils throughout the entire strand of hair. It’s hard for the ends of the hair to get the same kind of natural conditioning that the shaft receives, and brushing ensures that the oil is evenly spread. (This prevents split ends, which you know as a symptom of dry, brittle hair.) The same logic goes for your beard, though it’s significantly easier to brush. Just get a simple boar-bristle brush and run it through your whiskers before bed, after cleansing.

Nelson’s Pick: Zeus 100% Boar Bristle Beard Brush with Handle


Ladies, Give Your Man the Hot Oil Treatment!

Nothing dries out your hair and skin like the dreary months of fall and winter. Wind, cold, and indoor forced-air heating all do a number on skin. Dandruff acts up, your face gets flaky, and, oh, your poor beard! If you’ve got a big, bushy beard, then you need to crank your conditioning to the highest notch—but just once a week for 20 minutes. It’s called a hot oil treatment, and if you haven’t heard of it, you’re missing out!

Wash and dry the beard, then apply a few drops of oil. Since your beard is so big, you might want to comb the oil through the whiskers. (Use a comb, not a brush.) Then, soak a towel in hot water and wrap your face with it for a few minutes. Once the towel cool, run it under hot water again, ring it out and reapply it to your beard. (Don’t use scalding hot water, but also don’t settle for lukewarm water.) This hot towel opens the pores and softens the bristles, allowing for easier, more direct absorption of the oil. Once the second towel has cooled, rinse your face with cold water. This will close the pores and remove any excess oil. After everything dries, you can apply a typical coat of beard oil. Et voila—it’s like a facial, except for your manly beard. This will keep the hair soft, though and strong enough that you only need to do this once a week and less often in the spring and summer. What the fuck is a Oil Treatment? Click HERE!

Nelson’s Pick: DIY Beard Oil Treatment orrr Tame The Beast beard oil treatment!


Want to make your own DIY Beard Oil? Click HERE!