Have you been struggling with an itchy beard? This article is for you.

If you missed the previous article on remedies for beard itch, go back and read it here: The Dreaded Beard Itch.

Now, let’s talk about what can cause your beard to itch.

  1. Dry Skin

Pimples and dead skin which occur from lack of moisture will cause your beard to itch. Give your beard and the skin underneath it the moisture and hydration it needs by using your beard oil and/or beard balm daily.
Don’t forget to use your beard brush after the application of your balm or oil. This helps spread the product into the skin and gives your beard a healthy glow.
2. Ingrowns
You can avoid this ingrown hair by shaving less or visiting a professional for a proper shave/trim. Follow this link to book your appointment at Mandevu Grooming House.
These are the red, itchy bumps that show up when your hair is growing. This is especially prominent for men that shave and trim often.
Your beard wash, oil, and balm will also keep this at bay and will soothe any discomfort.
Check out this previous article for more information on ingrown hair - Mandevu's Guide to Ingrown Hair
3. Infections
The beard can harbor many infections such as a staph infection, dermatitis, or even lice.
This can sound alarming but not to worry, all you need is good hygiene to avoid this. Showering 1 – 2 times a day is crucial, remember to incorporate your beard care routine here as explained below.
4. Beardruff
This is beard dandruff which is also a hygiene issue. This comes about from remnants of food in your beard and a lack of good hygiene.
You will know you have the druff when your beard is itchy and you have flaky particles dropping off when you scratch just as they would on your head.
Luckily for the bearded fam, all these issues can all be solved the same way, which is by sticking to a simple beard care routine:
  • Shampoo once or twice a week

  • Exfoliate once a week (use a hot towel over or steam your beard)

  • Apply beard oil and or beard balm daily

  • Brush and comb your beard for the best results

Now that you know what causes the beard itch and how to fix it, your itchy days should be behind you.
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Words: Ciku Kimani
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