4 mistakes you do, when growing a beard

Written by: Simon Bang

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Time to read 3 min

Growing a beard is fantastic! But along the way, various problems may occur. Anyone who has ever grown a beard will testify to this as everyone makes mistakes. Growing a well-groomed beard takes practice, knowledge and most importantly; patience.

In this guide, we will go through common mistakes lots of men do, when growing a beard and how to avoid them.

1. Not using a beard oil


The first mistake is actually a major one. Not using a beard oil is one of the main reasons why a lot of men stop the pursuit of growing a beard. The reason for this is that without regular use of a beard oil, the beard and the skin beneath it gets extremely dry. This results in itching and redness. In severe cases beard dandruff will occur which will cause dry skin flakes to drizzle from the beard when touched. When this happens, most men will see no other option then to trim the beard.

 

However, this condition is easily countered by using a high-quality beard oil, such as The Beard Hero from CPH Grooming. Using this beard oil 1-2 times per day, will keep the skin moist and prevent itching and beard dandruff. As a side benefit, the beard oil will also make the beard appear more healthy, lustrous and fresh.

2. Not trimming the beard along the way


Another common mistake when growing a beard is letting it grow without shaping or trimming it. Just because you’re growing a beard, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t trim it along the way. In fact, pruning your beard will make it grow faster and fuller. By trimming your beard regularly, you will create a healthy growth environment by removing split ends, cracked, fractured and ingrown hair.

 

Also, trimming your beard while growing it will also make your beard look a lot better, making you less likely to shave it off.

3. Washing your beard incorrectly


A beard needs to be washed, just like the hair on your head. However, washing it too frequently can actually do more harm than good.

 

Washing your beard everyday will cause dryness, and remove important natural oils and nutrients that your beard needs to grow and to stay healthy. On the other hand, not washing your beard enough will cause an accumulation of bacteria which is not only unhygienic but also limits the growth of the beard.

 

So, how often should you wash your beard? Well, that depends. If you have a job where you sweat a lot during the day, you need to wash your beard more often, than if you have an office job. A good rule of thumb is to wash your beard 3 times a week. This will be sufficient for most men.

4. Using the wrong beard wash


In addition to the above mistake, a lot of men also make the mistake of using head-hair shampoo on their beard. This is not optimal at all. The hair on your head and your beard is not the same type, thus needing different types of shampoo. Head-hair shampoo will remove nutrients and natural oils from your beard.


Instead, you should always use a designated beard wash or shampoo made specially for beards. For instance, The 8AM Splash from CPH Grooming will remove dirt and bacteria from your beard, while still keeping the important natural oils of the beard intact. This will leave your beard nice and soft and smelling as fresh as a lemon field.

Finish off with a beard oil

 

Once you’ve done trimming your beard, finish off with a beard oil for extra softness and hydration. Run the comb through the beard again to distribute the oil evenly on your beard. We recommend using The Beard Hero from CPH Grooming as this beard oil not only prevents dryness, but also leaves the beard fuller and thicker.

Image of Simon Bang, co-founder of Copenhagen Grooming.

Simon Bang, Co-Founder

Meet Simon, one of the co-founders of Copenhagen Grooming. His passion for men's grooming and expertise in communication have shaped the brand's ethos. Simon curates grooming solutions, writes content, and educates about the products.

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