Why Beard Shampoo Really Works

Beard shampoos might seem like an unnecessary product that you don’t really need. You can just use soap or normal hair shampoo on your beard, right? Actually, no! Using the wrong type of product on your facial fuzz can leave it dry and bristly and can even end up annoying the skin beneath.

Men’s beard treatments need to be designed exactly for that very purpose because the hair and the skin on the face are very different from other parts of your body. Good beard care means good beard products.

Beard Hair is Different from Head Hair

The hair on your head is called androgenic hair and directly influenced by your hormones, which is why women don’t tend to have beards. It’s this biological difference that makes the hair on your face thicker and coarser than the hair on your head.

Bearded man close up

So, this means that you can’t treat them both the same. Our Bulldog Beard Shampoo and Conditioner is designed specifically for facial hair, meaning it doesn’t strip away your natural oils. Using regular shampoo can also leave beard hair feeling waxy and all sorts of not-very-nice, so we’re not being biased when we say it’s time to stock up a good beard wash and conditioner.

What Does Beard Shampoo Do?

Your beard needs as much moisture as possible to remain looking full and healthy. If you use a regular shampoo, which strips away your natural oils, you may end up with breakage, or at the very least a frizzy, unkempt look. Beard shampoo and conditioner will keep in the oils you need, while also cleaning off the odours and other much that can build up in your beard throughout the day.

Smiling bearded man

When it comes to your beard-washing schedule, you don’t need to do it every single day as this might be a bit counter-intuitive. Every beard is different, however, so you can adapt your beard washing timetable to your lifestyle, beard size & thickness, washing whenever it’s necessary.

What Happens if You Don’t Wash Your Beard?

There are a couple of things that can crop up if you don’t give your beard the necessary once-over with a proper shampoo at least semi-regularly. Beardruff, which as the name suggests is beard dandruff, can be caused by not giving your beard and the skin beneath it the proper care and hydration it needs. We all know there are shampoos we can turn to if we get dandruff on our scalp, so is the same true of beard shampoo?

Happy smiling man

The answer is that although everyone is different, you can minimise the risk of beardruff by giving your beard the moisture it needs, without stripping it of the natural stuff that nourishes it in the first place. That’s why we recommend using beard shampoo!

The second thing that could happen is beard odour. Unwashed hair of any kind can build up with smells that are absorbed from the air around you. City lovers might notice the smell of pollutants or smog, whereas restaurant or bar workers might see themselves taking home the day’s specials in smell form. Keeping your beard clean is the best way to stop the stink.

How Else Can You Help Your Beard?

It all depends on your lifestyle, but we recommend looking into a few different products in order to give yourself the best-looking beard. Beard oils and beard balms also offer a range of great benefits for the hirsute gent.

Bulldog Beard Shampoo and Conditioner

Bulldog’s beard care products contain aloe vera, green tea, and camelina oil which all help to provide fast-absorbing moisture that conditions the hair and hydrates the skin, minimising itching and maximising awesomeness.