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Taking care of your beard requires commitment and effort especially when you are planning to grow a beard, and using a high-quality beard shampoo, conditioner, or beard wash should be an essential part of your routine. To take the guess work out, we’ve compiled this complete guide to the best beard shampoos and conditioners, complete with reviews and where to buy.
Your facial hair needs washing in the same way that the hair on your scalp does, but don’t be tempted to use the same shampoo. The chemicals in regular shampoo will strip your beard of its natural oils, leaving the hair and skin underneath dry and brittle. This, in turn, can lead to itchiness, dryness, and beard dandruff.
The best beard shampoos and conditioners are specifically designed to work with your natural oils and prevent the beard from drying out. A good beard wash will leave your facial hair looking, smelling, and feeling clean and healthy, as well as stimulating growth. With that in mind, here are the ten best shampoos and conditioners for your beard.
1. Captain Fawcett Beer’d Shampoo
This award-winning beard shampoo has a fantastic yet not overpowering aroma of malt beer, and a good lather when using. It gently cleanses the beard, leaving it healthy and nourished.
The result is incredibly soft and silky facial hair that’s easy to style, and hydrated skin beneath the beard. And don’t worry – your beard won’t smell of beer!
Price: $39 for 250ml
2. Anthony Conditioning Beard Wash
This is a cream-based beard wash designed to cleanse, hydrate, and exfoliate the beard and skin. It is well-suited to all skin types, including sensitive or dry skin, and can be used all over the face and neck as well as on the beard.
It has a subtle yet pleasant scent, and leaves the beard noticeably softer and easier to manage, whilst simultaneously nourishing the skin.
Price: $43.60 for 177ml
3. Proraso Wood and Spice Beard Wash
This is a fantastic gentle beard wash that’s easy to use and wash out. It leaves the beard looking and feeling soft and the hairs easier to style. What we really love about this beard wash is the scent of cedarwood and eastern spice that smells amazing during use, and lingers subtly on the beard afterwards.
Price: $21 for 200ml
4. Stag Supply Mint Choc Chip Black Activated Charcoal Beard Wash
What’s unique about this beard wash is the use of activated charcoal to effectively remove dirt, toxins, and impurities from your beard, leaving it squeaky clean. The addition of aloe vera and moisturising oils leave the beard hydrated and soft.
This limited edition beard wash is based on Stag Supply’s excellent Black Beard Wash, with the addition of the delicious mint choc chip scent.
Price: $25 for 250ml
5. Bossman Brands Fortify Intense Beard Conditioner Naked
A blend of moisturising ingredients including betaine, mango butter, jojoba, and argan oil makes this conditioner particularly nourishing for the beard and skin, targeting the hair follicles and pores to promote growth.
It leaves the beard looking and feeling healthy and soft. As it is unscented, it’s ideal for people who prefer a fragrance-free beard, or the scent of their favourite beard oil.
Price: $36.80 for 118ml
6. Professor Fuzzyworth’s Beard Shampoo Bar
What we love about this beard shampoo bar is that it is made up of all-natural oils from Tasmania. Don’t be fooled by the size of it and the fact that it is a shampoo bar -it lathers up excellently for a thorough wash. Furthermore, it has a delightful woody scent.
It is gentle on the beard and leaves the hair clean, healthy, fluffy, neat and shiny, whilst relieving any itchiness.
Price: $14.95 for 120g
7. Viking Revolution Beard Wash & Beard Conditioner
Both of these products from Viking Revolution do an excellent job of softening and smoothing beard hair, whilst soothing the skin beneath the beard. The wonderful sandalwood scent lingers all day, yet it is not overwhelming.
For best results use the beard wash followed by the conditioner several times per week.
Price: $55.10 for complete beard conditioning set
8. Beard Guyz Beard Daily Wash 35 & Deep Conditioner 25
The Beard Guyz beard wash contains 35 natural, organic ingredients, whilst the deep conditioner contains 25. The wash is ideal for the daily cleaning of the beard and keeps it in excellent condition. Following up with the deep conditioner once or twice per week keeps the beard hair wonderfully soft and manageable.
We also love the refreshing, masculine fragrance
Price: $37.89 for the set
9. L’Oreal Paris Men Expert Barber Club Beard, Face and Hair Wash
For the lazier bearded gentlemen, L’Oreal Paris brings us the beard wash that can also be used on your scalp and face. The wash is enriched with cedarwood essential oil, which not only nourishes your beard and skin but also leaves it smelling amazing.
It leaves the beard hydrated, soft, and delightfully smooth.
Price: $17.49 for 200ml
10. Shea Moisture Maracuja Oil and Shea Butter Beard Wash
With ingredients such as maracuja oil and shea butter, you would expect a deeply hydrating and nourishing beard wash, and this product does not disappoint.
Only a small amount is needed for a decent lather that will leave your beard clean and soft, whilst moisturising the skin beneath. The scent is lovely and lasts all day, without being overpowering.