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THE BEST WAY TO WASH YOUR BEARD

THE BEST WAY TO WASH YOUR BEARD Life is good. Your beard is growing in great, and your boss is being unusually cool. As you stroll through the office in route to recharge your coffee; it hits you…a combination of stale beer, that steak you ate on Saturday, and a splash of old perfume. What.The.Hell. It’s Tuesday, but your beard smells like the weekend. As a well-groomed gentleman, this is clearly not okay. We receive a lot of questions about beard care and maintenance. One of the most popular questions relates to cleaning the beard. What is the best beard shampoo? Is there a great natural beard wash? How do I properly wash my beard?
BEARD WASHING BASICS
Washing your beard is easy, but if not done properly, it will dry your beard out and make it more abrasive. Wash your face every day, but not your beard. As men, we have naturally oily skin. To keep things clear and healthy, you should wash your face twice a day. Once in the morning and once before bed. Your beard is a different story. …

THE SECRET LIFE OF YOUR GROWING BEARD

We’ve written about beard growth rates before, and you may remember that, on average, your beard grows half an inch per month. It's an average because your beard – and all of your other hair – has a defined, four-phase growth cycle, and during several of these phases, your beard isn’t actually growing. The hair follicles are dormant. Okay, we may have exaggerated a little...your entire beard isn’t growing or dormant at the same time. The majority of your hair follicles are on a similar timeline, but not all. Some will be growing while others take time off. So let’s get to it: Here are the secrets of your growing beard.
THE FOUR PHASES OF BEARD GROWTH
1. Anagen – The growth phase During this stage, the hair forms and grows. The duration of anagen varies by hair type. For the hair on the top of your head, this growth phase can last for years. For your beard, this can range from two to four months...or longer depending on genetics.
2. Catagen – The regressive phase Once anagen is complete,…