5 tips against irritated and itchy beards

Written by: Simon Bang


Time to read 2 min

There are several good reasons why you should grow a beard. It keeps you warm in the winter; it protects the skin from the sun and can even reduce the risks of bacterial infections. But most importantly, a well-groomed beard has shown to make men feel more masculine, confident and attractive.

However, growing a beard is not always as easy as it may sound. In fact, lots of men struggle with irritated and itchy beards. Luckily though, there are ways to prevent this condition.

To prevent irritated and itchy beards, it's important to understand what the root cause of this condition is.

The main cause of irritated and itchy beards is that the beard is so thick, that the skin underneath can’t breathe and therefore gets very dry. Dry skin will eventually get itchy and irritated if not properly treated. So, when you experience an irritated and itchy beard, it is actually most likely the skin underneath your beard that bother you and causes the problem.

1. Use a beard oil daily

One of the most effective ways of preventing irritated and itchy beards is to use a beard oil every day. Depending on the degree of irritation, you might want to use it two times per day.


Using a beard oil as first thing in the morning and just before you go to bed, will ensure that your beard and skin stays hydrated.


As a side benefit, a high-quality beard oil will also leave your beard fuller, thicker and glossier.

2. Use a real beard shampoo

Your beard and the hair on top of your head is not the same. Facial hair contains thicker hair cuticles and has a wirier texture than the hair on your head. Therefore, the need for care is also different.


Using a regular shampoo for your beard is not recommendable, as it will strip away the natural oils on your skin that keeps your beard hydrated. Without these oils, your beard will become dry and irritated.


Instead, a real beard wash will keep in the oils you need, while also cleaning your beard from odours, bacteria, dirt and other things that your beard gets exposed to during the day.

3. Remember to comb your beard

Combing your beard is not only important to make it look better. It also helps prevent ingrown hair as well as removing dead hair and skin. Combing will also help beard oil and balm through to your hair and onto your skin.

4. Be consistent

A handsome, well-groomed and healthy beard is a journey and doesn't happen overnight. It requires a good grooming-routine and most importantly; consistency.


The Beard Care Kit from Copenhagen Grooming contains everything you need in your daily grooming routine to keep your beard looking fresh and healthy - as well avoid an itchy beard. The kit contains a beard wash (The 8 AM Splash), our beard oil (The Beard Hero), a keychain comb and a styling balm (The Cruise Control) to help you style and control your beard.

5. Take care of yourself

Last but not least, make sure to take good care of yourself. A healthy diet will make sure that your body is in balance and keep the hair follicles nourished. And don't forget to get enough rest. Being stressed or depleted of sleep will definitely affect your beard negatively.


That's all! Follow the steps above and you'll get rid of the irritated and itchy beard in no time ✌️

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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