If you are serious about healthy beard growth then you need to own a beard conditioner!
Washing your beard is important and black men with afro textured beards should try to make sure they shampoo their beard at least twice a week to cleanse it and prevent product build up. Product build up leads to problems like ingrown hairs, skin irritation and beard breakages.
What often gets overlooked is the importance of conditioning your beard with a natural beard conditioner that has been made for Black men and that can really nourish afro textured beards in the way they need to be. Ideally you should be deep conditioning it twice a week with a washout conditioner.
The reason conditioners are so essential to afro beards is because it locks in much needed moisture, nourishes the follicles and repairs/prevents damage. Because of the curly/coily nature of Black men’s beards, ours is particularly prone to dryness and breakage. This means it’s especially important to do as much as you can to keep it hydrated.
There are many conditioners on the market, depending on your needs. The key points to keep in mind are that:
1. Beard conditioners restore damaged hair strands.
Regular and consistent use can repair damaged beards and provide protection from future damage. One of the number one causes of damage in Afro textured hair and beard is dryness.
2. They lock in much needed moisture
Afro beards get dry easily and often have trouble holding onto moisture which leads to split ends. Conditioners are great against this as they form a coating around the hair strand which locks in moisture for longer.
3. They add a healthy shine to your beard
When your beard is healthy, it shows. You can see a clear difference between a healthy beard and a damaged one. Conditioning often will get your beard looking healthy and pristine
4. They help your beard become and stay healthy
Weather conditions, heat treatments and other things we do to our beard is very damaging. Using beard conditioners often will reverse the effects and in some cases prevent them all together.
5. They soften your beard, making it easier to comb
Moisturised and hydrated beards are easier to comb, detangle easier and minimise breakage.
To get the most out of your Aaron Wallace Deeply Nourishing Hair & Beard Conditioner, we recommend leaving it on your beard for 5 minutes before washing it out. You will instantly feel it working and after consistent use, your beard will feel softer and look healthier.