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How to Keep Your Beard Healthy

Having a healthy beard goes far beyond growing one. Growing a beard is the easy part, keeping it healthy and manageable is where the true test of will comes into play! Treat your beard with the respect it deserves. By following these simple easy guidelines, you can have a strong & grizzly looking beard for life.

  1. Wash & Clean. Sounds simple enough, right? Beards are made up of hair & hair requires meticulous upkeep. You don’t want to find yesterday’s barbecue sauce deep in the brush. Washing and lathering your beard 2-3 times a week coupled with a moisturizing shampoo will keep it shining & fit to seize the day.
  2. Dry Properly. It is an initial impulse to quickly and forcefully dry your hair. But frequently doing this can create optimal conditions for split ends to form. Split ends can lead to a haggardly rough beard. It is best to let the beard dry naturally with a gentle patting to assist. Just like when it is growing, the key is patience.
  3. Oil Replacement. 2 words, Beard Oil. The above cleaning process is only half of the equation. Shampoo & conditioning removes the body’s natural oils. Use natural oils to reinvigorate that awesome beard shine.
  4. Proper Maintenance. It is said no job is difficult with the right tool. Beard maintenance should not be any different. A great beard needs the right gear. The right beard liner/trimmer coupled with regularly sharpened hair scissors are an absolute must in beard upkeep.
  5. Proper Diet & Exercise. It is important to remember that what goes in the body is used by the body. If you input junk foods, you will get junk results. Maintaining a well-balanced diet generally tends to promote healthy hair & skin. Once a day multi-vitamins can also assist when it becomes difficult to maintain a diet. If you want a thick great looking beard, you need to eat well, exercise & get enough sleep.

Following these 5 simple & easy to remember tips will keep that beard looking happy & healthy. For more tips visit any one of our locations and our guy smart stylists will be all too happy to assist with any further questions you may have!

What You Need to Know About Dry Scalp

With spring in full bloom and summer just around the corner, temperatures are heating up! That means weather changes & outdoor activities. One of the most common questions we receive during our spring & summer time haircuts revolve around the dry scalp. We thought we would share the basics of what to know with Dry Scalp, or as its more common name, Dandruff.

Causes & Treatments

The main causes of Dandruff can be divided between internal & external factors.

Starting with the internal factors such as poor diet, dehydration, hereditary inheritance & hormonal changes like puberty. In these instances you can’t change what you were born with so treatment is your only option. Dandruff due to genetic dry scalp can be easily treated with specifically targeted scalp treatments. For example, Tea Tree Hair & Scalp treatment. It combats the fungus that causes dandruff while conditioning the scalp to prevent any flakiness. After using your regular shampoo, replace your traditional conditioner with Tea Tree Hair & Scalp treatment.

External factors can range from stress, weather changes & product build up. In these instances, prevention is more beneficial than treatment. With that said it’s important to maintain a recommended balance of water intake per day. Eating healthy and well balanced means limiting high sugary & high salt foods. Eating healthy also means eating the right foods like fatty acids. Foods rich in vitamin B are essential to maintaining a healthy scalp. Also, we are all guilty from time to time to take long hot showers with excessive shampooing. It is important to remember in these instances moderation is key to balancing a healthy happy scalp.

Following these easy steps and educating yourself on the early warning signs can help you maintain a shining happy healthy head of hair!

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