As your beard grows ever longer and more glorious, you may find yourself facing one of the banes of beardos everywhere: knots and tangles. Have no fear! Proper tools and beard maintenance can minimize your mane’s tangles—and we’ll tell you all about it.
Trim That Bad Boy
Not cut, mind you—you know we’d never suggest that! But trimming away split, dry, and frazzled ends keeps your beard coming in beautifully. And it really cuts down on beard knots, which often start with split ends becoming intertwined with one another.
Besides, regular trims keep your beard looking tidy and presentable. How often you trim will be based on personal preference and your beard type. Once a week is generally plenty if you’re just looking to lower your potential for tangles.
Keep Your Beard Conditioned
A well-conditioned, oiled beard is a happy beard. Keeping your beard moisturized improves its appearance and keeps your facial hair strong and healthy, and a strong and healthy beard is less prone to tangles.
Our Beardilizer Beard Oil can help prevent split ends, strengthen your beard, and keep your skin from becoming dry or itchy.
It should be common sense, but you’d be surprised to know how many beardos don’t keep their beards combed. Of course, for a perfectly groomed beard, you need to have the perfect tools. We’re partial to our 100% natural Buffalo Horn comb and our natural Boar Bristle brush.
Not only does combing keep your beard from tangling, it also helps to distribute your beard oil or conditioner more evenly. It also keeps your beard trained, which makes it look better and prevents ingrown hairs.
Become a Back-sleeping Beardo
How far are you willing to go for a perfectly tangle-free beard? Would you go so far as to swap sleeping positions? If so, sleeping on your back is the best for your beard. The friction against the pillow case, if you sleep on your face, may not seem like much but it adds up over time.
Speaking of your face, this is actually better for your skin in general, too, since you won’t be rubbing your beard in accumulated oil and dander all night.
If you can’t sleep on your back, we’ve heard that satin pillowcases are a favorite with girls with easily tangled hair… but that might take beard pampering a little too far even for us!