Our beard grooming routine Monday to Sunday

Our beard grooming routine Monday to Sunday

A Day in the Life of a Beard: My Personal Beard Care Routine

Every beard has a story, and behind each one is a routine that keeps it looking its best. Today, I'm going to take you through my personal beard care routine, sharing my tips and techniques to maintain a healthy and well-groomed beard. If you want to skip directly to the weeklt routine scroll to the bottom of the page.

Step 1: Morning Shower and Beard Wash

The cornerstone of my routine begins in the shower each morning. The first step involves thoroughly wetting my beard with warm water. Some could argue that you need to use cold water to maintain optimal beard condition but in our opinion its so minimal it's almost irrelevant and generally unrealistic e.g. when did you last proactively have a cold shower? 

Once my beard is sufficiently wet, I apply my beard wash. I prefer to squirt it directly into my beard which is usually is around 5 pumps - I've found that this is the suitable amount to clean and nourish my beard without overdoing it. This is however entirely dependent on your beard length and overall dirtiness. I then work the wash into a slight lather, ensuring it reaches every part of my beard, from the roots to the tips. I leave this in whilst I shower and then wash it our after 2 - 3 minutes. 

Step 2: Drying My Beard

Post-showering, the next step is to gently dry my beard, a small amount of dampness is fine and is my personal preference. Excessive amounts of water left in the hair can dilute the beard oil in the next step. I then use a clean towel and gently pat my beard dry. Rubbing can lead to frizz which can easily be fixed with later steps, so if you want less work later gentle towel drying results in less work.

Step 3: Hydrating with Beard Oil

Once I'm dressed, it's time for some hydration. I use about five pumps of beard oil, either directly into my beard hair or into my palms. I then rub the oil through my entire beard, ensuring I get it right down to the skin level. This step is crucial, as it moisturizes the beard and the skin underneath, preventing dryness and promoting healthy growth. 

Step 4: Applying Beard Balm or Butter

After the oil, I apply a fingertip amount of beard balm or butter - just shy of the amount of toothpaste you'd use to brush your teeth. Some days I alternate between the balm and butter depending on my beard's needs that day e.g if i need more control or hold i'll use balm and if i'm going to mainly be indoors for the day I'll use the butter. Once I have the fingertip amount I rub and spread the product into my palms first to heat and break it down before applying.

I start working the balm or butter from the bottom of my beard, up around the sideburns, and back down again. This process ensures that the product is spread evenly throughout the beard.

Step 5: Brushing or Combing My Beard

Post-application of products, I grab a brush or comb. The technique I use is to work my beard hair outwards first, then back down again. This helps distribute the oil and balm or butter evenly, while also giving my beard the desired shape. You can read more about our brushing technique on our blog post How to brush your beard properly 

Step 6: Trimming My Beard

Twice a week, I do a basic trim up this involves the lip line above my lip, stray flyaway hairs and shaving my neck and cheek lines. You can read more about how to do this on our blog post How to trim, cut and tidy up your beardThis helps me maintain a neat and tidy look during the week without it getting out of hand and scruffy. 

This routine works perfectly for me and has helped maintain my beard in top condition. The best advice I can give is to understand your beard and its needs, and tweak your routine accordingly. Remember, every beard is unique, and so should be its care. Happy grooming!

Below is my weekly beard routine, this should be a solid standard and ensure your beard is itch free, dandruff free and well maintained. Feel free to screenshot/copy/print/photo and keep on your phone or in you bathroom for a reference guide. We have all the products you require to follow this grooming routine on our products pages so if you need some decent beard kit go check out our range. 

Step  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
MORNING Wash
Oil
Balm Brush

Oil
Balm
Brush

Wash
Oil
Balm Brush
Oil
Balm
Brush
Wash
Oil
Balm Brush
Oil
Balm
Brush
Oil
Balm
Brush
EVENING Oil 
Butter
Trim
Oil 
Butter
Oil 
Butter
Oil 
Butter
Trim
Oil 
Butter
Oil 
Butter
Oil 
Butter


That's all from us for now! Hopefully you found it helpful and insightful!

Have a great day!

Regards, 

Jon
Lejonjon Founder

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