Beards are a common facial feature among many men, but they are also a subject of debate and controversy. Some people view beards as a sign of masculinity, maturity, wisdom, or style, while others see them as unhygienic, unprofessional, or rebellious. Beards have a long and varied history in different cultures and religions, and they have been associated with various social movements and trends. Beards can also have an impact on the health and well-being of the wearer, as well as the perception and attraction of others.

Best practices for maintaining a healthy and attractive beard, and the different types of beards, and how to choose the one that suits you best.

Beards Maintenance

Beards are a popular facial feature for many men, but they require proper care and grooming to look their best. Here are some tips on how to maintain a healthy and attractive beard:

  • Wash your beard regularly with a mild shampoo or a beard-specific cleanser. This will help remove dirt, oil, and dead skin cells that can cause itchiness and irritation. Rinse well and pat dry with a towel.
  • Apply a beard oil or balm to moisturize your beard and the skin underneath. This will also help tame any frizz and flyaways, and give your beard a nice shine and scent. Use a few drops or a pea-sized amount, depending on the length and thickness of your beard, and massage it into your beard and skin.
  • Brush or comb your beard daily to detangle any knots and distribute the natural oils evenly. This will also help shape your beard and keep it neat and tidy. Use a wide-toothed comb or a boar bristle brush, and start from the bottom and work your way up to the roots.
  • Trim your beard regularly to maintain your desired length and style. You can use scissors or a beard trimmer, depending on your preference and skill level. Trim any stray hairs that stick out or grow in different directions, and keep the edges clean and defined. You can also visit a barber or a professional beard stylist for a more precise and polished trim. Each time you get your haircut is a great time to get your beard professionally trimmed by a barber/stylist.
  • Eat a balanced diet and drink plenty of water to nourish your beard from within. Your beard is made of protein, so make sure you consume enough protein-rich foods, such as eggs, meat, fish, nuts, and beans. You should also include vitamins and minerals that support healthy hair growth, such as biotin, zinc, iron, and vitamin E. Hydration is also important for keeping your beard soft and supple, so drink at least eight glasses of water a day.

Beard services

If you have a beard, we have the skills to help you tame that beast!  If you’re looking for a simple Beard Trim, mustache too, with your men’s haircut we are here to help.

If you like the look of clean, crisp lines that outline your beard, choose the Damn Good Beard Trim to go with your Damn Good Haircut.  You’ll look Damn Good when you leave our barber shop.

Do you want to up amp your beard service to an amazing level of service and experience?  When booking your next Jude’s Haircut, add the Jude’s Beard Trim & Shaping service.  The Jude’s Beard Trim & Shaping service includes:

  • Trim & Shape your Beard & Mustache
  • Straight razor line up for extra clean lines
  • Relaxing Moisturizing Treatment to improve overall texture & appearance

Chicks dig a guy with an amazing haircut and a well-groomed beard.

Beard Issues

If your beard needs some help during the dry winter season of Michigan, we can help. Our Derma Solve Shampoo and Conditioner is a great solution that helps with any itching you may have because of dryness and other underlying skin issues. Use our Derma Solve Cream to stop itchy immediately and it also works really well as a styling product.

Our Barber Shop Near Me Page has all of our locations listed so you can find your favorite.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions from barber shop experts.

How do I maintain my beard ?

  • Wash your beard regularly with a good beard wash like Beard Wash by Billy Jealousy. How often is going to depend on how your beard reacts. Trial and error and start with less often. A good beard wash cleans, hydrates, promotes healthy growth, won’t strip natural oils, relieves itch and flakes, and is safe for sensitive skin.
  • Use a good Beard Oil like Billy Jealousy Devils Delight Beard Oil or Original Gangster Beard Oil. A good beard oil will strengthen and soften your beard, stop any itch and flakes, and promote healthier and fuller growth of your beard. 
  • Trim your beard regularly to keep its shape, promoting healthy growth.
  • Use a good Beard Balm for longer beards instead of beard oil for more control and styling options. A good Beard Balm will nourish your beard and skin, prevent itch, and provide a light hold for styling. We recommend Devil’s Delight Beard Balm by Billy Jealousy.
  • Use a good Beard Brush regularly to keep your beard maintained and looking its best. 

What's a good beard length ?

It depends on the look and feel you want to achieve. Next time you are in one of our barbershops for a haircut, ask your barber/stylist for a beard-length recommendation. Your barber can give you the pros and cons of the different lengths based on your face, skin, and lifestyle.

If I grow a beard is it going to be itchy ?

If you follow a good maintenance routine which includes using good professional products, an itchy beard should not be an issue for you.

What beard products would you recommend ?

We recommend our professional beard products by Billy Jealousy. They were designed to help you easily maintain your health great look beard using the best ingredients (no toxic stuff) and they smell amazing.


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