Carlos is here to tell us the 10 most common ways to destroy your beard.
#1. Washing with regular shampoo, conditioner, and soap
This is probably the single most common mistake around. Normal shampoos and conditioners designed for the hair on your head have more intense detergents than beard washes and softener. Continued use of these cleansers can lead to excessive drying of your beard. This ultimately makes your beard brittle and uncomfortable.
#2. Not using enough beard oil
There's no such thing as using too much beard oil. Our oils are designed to be an excellent moisturizer for your beard and skin. Use it like you stole it.
#3. Blow drying your hair incorrectly
The blow dryer is an excellent, under-utilized styling tool. However, if you use it incorrectly it can cause more harm than good.
#4. Using a hair straightener
Imagine using high heat with the blow dryer. Now multiply that 10X. This is why using a straightener on your beard is a heavily debated topic
#5. Picking at your beard
We all do it. In fact we touch our beards an average of 7,000 times per day. Try to break any nervous habits that involve twisting or picking at your beard.
#6. Never trimming your beard
Your beard hair is at it's healthiest in the earliest stages of growth. It's downhill from there. Trimming your beard regularly maintains a healthy growth pattern and keeps those stubborn split ends tamed and controlled.
#7. Using the wrong tools
We get what we pay for. Using cheap, over the counter grooming tools can and will cause long term damage to your beard. Invest in the important things in life like your beard, and you'll see results immediately.
#8. Shaving or trimming too much off the neckline
Please, PLEASE don't try to outline your jaw line with your beard. It doesn't look good. Let your beard grow down to about two fingers above your adams apple. This will give your beard a thicker appearance, and you won't look like such a newb to the bearded world.
#9. Not combing it enough
Get yourself a beard comb and use that sucker. Keeping your beard combed and untangled will keep it healthy looking, and soft to the touch.
#10. Not washing enough or washing too much
The amount of washing you do totally depends on the lifestyle you live. If possible, keep the washing down to a minimum, but don't stop completely. Use beard softener regularly to keep you beard soft and squeaky clean.