How Often Should You Wash Your Beard

Shampooing and conditioning your beard are like the MVPs of beard grooming. Regular washing isn’t just about keeping your beard full and soft; it’s also about dodging issues like clogged pores, funky smells, beard itch, and those pesky ingrown hairs.

Taking care of your beard is the first step and that means washing it. Beard shampoo clears out food bits and dead skin cells that can make your beard feel itchy and dry. Beards can be cozy hideouts for bacteria and fungus, so giving it a good scrub-down is crucial. 

So, we’ve whipped up a handy guide on how to give your beard the spa treatment it deserves. You’ll get the lowdown on washing your beard, making it feel like silk, and all those burning questions in between.


  • Beard Wash
  • Beard Softener (or Conditioner)
  • Beard Oil
  • Lukewarm Water
  • Towel


Beard wash and conditioner are like a dream team, specially made for your beard and the skin it calls home. They’ll keep the good oils your beard needs while giving it a squeaky clean that’ll banish odors and grime.

Your everyday shampoo and conditioner might be a bit too hardcore for your face skin. The skin on your head’s pretty thick and loaded with oil-producing follicles. But your beard’s skin? It’s a bit more delicate. Using a gentler shampoo helps keep your beard’s natural oils intact and keeps it feeling healthy.

Diving into your regular shampoo and conditioner stash for your beard can spell disaster. They tend to strip away too much of your natural oils, leaving your beard feeling like straw. And trust me, your hair roots won’t be thanking you either. Weak roots can mean split ends and patchy spots galore. Stick with beard-specific products to keep your beard looking slick, shiny, and less like a tumbleweed.


Step 1 – You need to wet with lukewarm water, a nice massage with your fingers will get all the dirt out.

Step 2 – Squeeze out a small blob of beard shampoo into your palm. Rub your hands together and go to town, making sure to get the skin and roots of your beard rather than just the hairs. While you’re at it, don’t be shy to get in there with your fingertips, giving your beard a good scrub to clear out the gunk and dead skin cells. And hey, don’t forget your sideburns and ‘stache.

Step 3 – Rinse out your beard, using the same finger-massage technique. Make sure to get every last bit of product out of there.

Step 4 – Time for some beard softener action. If you’re using this without the shampoo, it’s called co-washing. Use roughly the same amount as you did with the shampoo. Rub it between your hands and lather up your beard, focusing more on the hairs this time around. Depending on how your beard feels, you can leave it on for a bit longer or rinse it out sooner. 

Step 5 – Grab a towel and dab your beard dry gently until it’s just damp. And if you’re wondering how to dry your beard like a boss, we’ve got you covered.

Step 6 – Time to moisturize that bad boy with some beard oil. Even with a top-notch beard shampoo, washing can zap away some of your beard’s natural oils. Our beard oils are like liquid gold for your beard, designed to hydrate, nourish, and soften those hairs up. Its best to add the oil when your beard is still damp since it will absorb better.


Often no more than 2-3 times a week. Washing too often can strip away those natural oils your beard loves so much, leaving it and your skin feeling as dry as the Sahara.

But hold up! Our beard wash is made to be gentle enough for everyday use for you super active folks out there. If you’re sweating it out at the gym or getting down and dirty outdoors every day, then yeah, daily washing might be your jam. Just remember to follow up with some beard softener to keep the over-washing damage at bay and bring back that silky smoothness.


For the days when you’re not sudsing up your beard, there are still plenty of ways to show it some love. Just because you’re not washing doesn’t mean you can’t give your beard a little TLC every day. Mixing things up keeps your beard happy, your skin in check, and adds a bit of excitement to your routine.

Here’s a sample washing routine to get you started:

Wash + Condition: The classic combo, using beard wash and softener together.

Just Washing: Skipping the softener and sticking to beard wash. Most folks won’t need to do this every day, as it can dry out your beard and skin.

Co-washing: Giving your beard a wash with just the softener. Since most softeners have some cleansing power, this is like a gentle scrub without the shampoo. But watch out! Over-conditioning or not rinsing well enough can leave your beard looking a bit flat.

Rinsing: No products needed here—just some good old H2O. You can still give your beard a bit of a massage while you’re at it to clear out any leftover grime.


Softening your beard isn’t just about avoiding irritation and saying goodbye to the itch. It also makes grooming a breeze. But how do you achieve that velvety smoothness? 

Beard Wash: A good clean is the first step to a softer beard. Our hydrating cleanser zaps away dirt and grime while replenishing those natural oils your beard craves. Plus, clean hair means your beard products can do their job properly, keeping your beard looking its absolute best.

Beard Softener: The perfect follow-up to your wash. Softeners give your beard a silky