1. Wash Your Beard
I know what you're thinking - I already wash my beard....next! Not so fast! Are you using face wash? Shampoo? Body Wash? These are all big no-nos when growing a great beard.
Just like your face or body, your beard needs love too. You cannot use just any regular shampoo or bar soap. Not only will this dry your skin out, strip it of its natural oils but it also dries out your beard. What you need is a special beard wash formulated to cleanse the beard without stripping it of it's natural oils. This is why we created Rugged Roots Foaming Beard Wash.
Massage your Beard Wash into your beard for about 1 minute. This feels oh so good. This will help wash away any residue or smell that may have accumulated during the day. You will need to wash your beard a min of 2-3 days a week. Rugged Roots Beard Wash is safe to use daily if needed or desired. Depending on your skin and hair type, you be the judge.
2. Gently Dry Your Beard
After washing, gently dry your beard. You don't want it to be too rough, as this could damage the hair. Pat dry and get the majority of the water out of your beard. If it's a little damp, that is okay.
3. Next - Rugged Roots Beard Oil
This may be the most important piece for a truly healthy rugged beard. You will want to use this daily, preferably after a shower or wash. Beard oil will help alleviate the itchiness, dry skin, beard-druff( beard dandruff), and split ends.
But first - What is Beard Oil ?Does it work? Is it necessary? Let's dive in to help give you some insight.
Beard Oil, what the heck is it? You may have asked yourself if it is something you should be using or why in the world would I want to put oil in my beard? Those are great questions and I had those same thoughts. So I decided to jump in and see what this whole beard care world was all about. It was confusing at first. Who has the best oil or scent? Should I be worried about what is in it? Will it work for me? Let's take a walk and cover these concerns.
Beard Oil: It's exactly what it sounds like. Oil for your beard. Your skin and beard produce natural oils already. Those get stripped away throughout the day through nature's elements and when you wash your beard. This is where the oil comes in. Our Beard Oil works to help maintain hydration, moisturize, and nourish your beard with the right combination of natural oils. The key is to get under your beard to the skin. This will help alleviate itch, beard dandruff (beard-druff), dry hair, and split ends. Yes, your beard can get split ends. After using Rugged Roots Beard Oil, your beard will become way more manageable. To top it off, you will have a phenomenal smelling beard for you and your loved ones. Your course hair will become softer, smell incredible, and much easier to style. This will help you become more confident (and kissable) while maintaining your ruggedness.
The health and conditioning properties of a premium Beard Oil are ridiculously underrated. Once you start you won't be able to stop. You can use it 1-3 times daily. Your beard will become softer, more fragrant, better looking, and much easier to style.
4. Beard Balm
Beard Balm is designed to condition and moisturize your beard while providing a stronger hold. Balms have shea butter and beeswax which will help style and shape your beard. Balms help lock in the moisture, soften and protect your beard from free radicals. You will look and feel amazing and have a nice manly shine while still looking rugged.
This is the one-two punch for an amazing looking beard. Beard balm is a great moisturizer and conditioner for your beard. While both the oil and balm are great options it will come down to preference. Our Balm will give you a little more of hold so if you're into styling your beard, you get better results when shaping your ruggedness. You will get the best results when using the Balm and Oil together.
5. Comb and Brush
Once you have applied oil and balm you will want to comb or brush it to help evenly distribute the goodness. Combing in an up and down fashion will help provide a fuller more manageable beard. You will now be able to style and shape depending on the beard length. Rugged Roots offers a Comb/Brush Combo Kit so you get the best of both worlds. You get a double-sided sandalwood comb with a narrow and wide tooth side. This comes in a nice carry pouch and tin, great for traveling. Combs come in handy once your beard reaches 3" in length. Plus it's a bit easier to carry at all times compared to the brush.
Both are essential for an amazing beard. The brush will help tame those unruly hairs but is harsher on your beard than the comb. You should only use the brush once a day but can use the comb 3-5 times. Brushing will help give your beard a fuller, plush looking beard. Again, a good idea to have both.