If you're struggling with split ends in your beard hair, understanding what causes these to occur is the first step to prevention. When your beard grows past the stubble stage, your body and skin may not produce enough Sebum Oil that is required to grow healthy beard hair, which can lead to dry and brittle hair. This dryness can cause the hair to split into two strands at the end. Without the proper care, these split ends can worsen, leading to hair breakage or loss.
Tip 1 - Hydrate with Beard Oil / Beard Balm
Incorporate beard oil and beard balm into your daily routine to keep your hair and skin hydrated. Look for products with natural and cold pressed carrier oils like Jojoba, Sweet Almond, and Vitamin E, for balms and butters look for nourishing butters that contain Shea & Cocoa. These ingredients mimic the natural oils of your skin, providing essential hydration and condition to help prevent split ends from occurring. You can check out our specially formulated Beard Oil, Beard Balm and Beard Butter which will contribute greatly to optimal beard health.
Tip 2 - Regular Trimming with the Right Tools
Trimming your facial hair is crucial for healthy beard growth. Use proper Beard Trimming Scissors to snip off the ends where the hair splits. This will prevent the split from traveling up the hair shaft. Regular trimming maintains your beard's shape and health, especially if you prefer not to visit a barber frequently. We prefer scissors over electric trimmers as the cut is not as clean with trimmers, which can worsen the problem.
Tip 3 - Choose a Gentle Beard Wash
Avoid regular hair shampoos as they can strip your beard of its natural oils. It's simple shampoo is for head hair and beard wash is for beard hair. Opt for a gentle, natural Beard Wash that cleans while preserving natural moisture and oil in the skin and hair. This helps maintain the beard's natural balance, reducing the chance of split ends occuring.
Tip 4 - Avoid Plucking Your Beard
It's tempting to play with your beard, but plucking can damage the hair. Instead, focus on training your beard hair direction. If you find yourself pulling at your beard, try replacing this habit with more beneficial grooming practices like brushing or combing with a beard brush or comb.
Tip 5 - Regular Brushing and Combing
Brushing and combing not only tame your beard and the direction and shape that it will grow but it also encourages healthy growth. They distribute oils evenly throughout the hair strands and skin underneath to keep both nourished. Our preference is grooming tools made from wood, steel, or bone as they are less prone to creating static and frizzy hair. If your in the market for a decent brush or comb you can check out our range of Lejonjon brushes and combs.
Maintaining a healthy beard is easier and less cumbersome when using the right combination of products and grooming habits. By following our tips, you can prevent split ends occurring and keep your beard looking its best. Remember, a well-cared-for beard is a happy beard!
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