Whether you’re in the process of growing out your first beard or have been working on/maintaining one for some time now, there’s one common issue you may find yourself running into at some point or another – a brittle, itchy beard.

Many folks find their beards getting itchy while they’re in the process of growing them out, which can certainly be rather discouraging to first timers. What’s worse, some people find their beards itching and causing discomfort long into their beard’s life, leaving certain beard wearers frustrated and almost tempted to shave their beards right off!

Unless you’ve talked to other beard owners or have conducted research on your own, it can be easy to feel like there’s no practical solution in sight.

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Luckily, fixing one’s brittle, itchy and/or uncomfortable beard is actually quite an easy ordeal. Depending on the cause of the discomfort beneath your beard, there are a variety of ways to go about reducing said discomfort. And, generally speaking, they’ll work wonders while carrying a very small economic cost.

In the below article, we’ll take a look at the major causes of beard discomfort, as well as their respective solutions. As you’ll come to find, with the right precautions, growing a comfortable beard is so easy you’ll be wondering why you didn’t start sooner.

Why Is My Facial Hair So Uncomfortable?

First thing’s first, you’ll need to figure out just why it is your beard is causing you discomfort. Do you have a dry and brittle beard or is it just beginning to grow in? Both of these can cause some degree of discomfort. Often, the problem lies within the moisture content of your beard (or lack thereof). It can be easy to give up and assume you’re doomed to dealing with dry facial hair, though this is far from the truth.

Let’s take a look at the major causes of beard discomfort and how to tackle them accordingly in the easiest, most cost-efficient means possible.

How Long Has Your Beard Been Growing?

Let’s assume for a moment that your beard is a relatively new addition to your life (if not, feel free to skip down a few paragraphs to the next subtitle). When a beard just begins growing in, the hair that comprises it isn’t all that long. As such, some of the hair may actually form what could almost be describe as a semicircle.

When this happens, the hair leaves the follicle, extends out, loops around and comes right back to your face, possibly pricking you in the process. Of course, it’s easy to see why this might not be the most comfortable situation. If this is your first attempt at growing a beard, you may be surprised to find that the issue simply lies in the short length of each and every hair on your face. As such, the problem may be solved simply by just waiting it out.

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Generally speaking, some amount of itchiness or discomfort is to be expected for the first couple weeks into growing your beard. For some men, the discomfort may even last up to a month, though this is much less common. If your beard has been in the works for under two weeks, rest assured knowing that the problem will likely resolve itself.

But what about after this time limit has passed? What if, after all that waiting, you still just can’t seem to shake the discomfort? If this sounds like you, we’ve got just the solution you’re looking for outlined below.

Do You Have a Dry and Brittle Beard?

Your beard has been growing out for at least two weeks and it keeps itching and may even make your face feel a little sore. Does this sound like you? If so, your facial discomfort can be fixed easily by applying the right products to your beard. Not only are said products typically low in cost, they’re extremely easy to use and carry with them little in the way of a learning curve.

If you’ve ever styled or applied products to your (head) hair, you likely already have all the experience needed to fix your dry and brittle beard. Luckily, there are multiple options at your disposal when it comes to beard products, let’s look at the two most recommended options.

Beard Oil

oil4-300x300As its name would suggest, beard oil is an oil which may be applied to one’s beard to give it an extra boost in moisture content as necessary, acting as a beard softener. The main advantage of beard oil is that it tends to be relatively passive when it comes to actually styling your beard. As such, if you’ve already achieved the style you’re after and don’t want to mess around with it, beard oil can be applied while leaving your beard’s current style intact.
Beard Balm

If, on the other hand, you haven’t achieved the style you want, beard balm may be more cost efficient. Like beard oil, specialized balms will give you the moisture you need – there’s no question about that. Unlike beard oil; however, beard balm will simultaneously allow you to style your beard. You can almost think of it like a hair wax in terms of how it simultaneously achieves these two much-needed effects.
A Final Word of Warning

If you plan on using either of the two above products, it’s important to think about the future of your beard’s health. Much like hair products made for your head, there are some beard products which might work wonders, though may actually damage your beard in the long run, leaving your beard even worse off than it started. Because nobody wants to put work into their beard just to be forced to get a clean shave later on down the road, it’s important to choose your balm and/or oil accordingly.

Always look at any given product’s ingredients and use Google search to your advantage. Are these ingredients harmful in the long run? If so, you might be better off shopping around some more. If possible, going with a trusted brand such as Grizzly Adam can ensure you needn’t worry about long-term facial hair damage.

Lastly, try keeping an eye out for products with the following characteristics:

– They come from a trusted brand

– They work with your ideal beard style

– Their ingredient list doesn’t feature anything which might be damaging

Were so confident in our products Grizzly Adam offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee so what have you got to lose? You can buy today with confidence your getting great products at a great price and your beard will be well cared for!