How to Get Rid of Dandruff in Your Beard


Beard dandruff: we’ve all been there. Any man with a beard has gone to scratch his cheek and seen a lovely, snowy pile fall from contact with his fingers nails. Beard dandruff is extremely common; for many, it can be an unsightly mess.

What Causes Beard Dandruff?

Beard dandruff is usually caused by dry, irritated skin under your beard. It may be caused by yeast development due to the presence of hair follicles, which irritates your skin. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it can be unsightly and misconstrued with lousy hygiene. Unfortunately, no amount of washing will get rid of it. You need specialized products geared toward eliminating beard dandruff.

How Do You Get Rid of Beard Dandruff?

So, what’s the latest secret on how to get rid of beard dandruff? Sadly, you cannot eliminate beard dandruff. As your hair grows on your face, new yeast is formed, irritation occurs, and dandruff is in your beard.

What you can do for dandruff in your beard is prevent it by using quality, practical products from beard maintenance experts. 

How Can You Prevent Beard Dandruff?

To prevent beard dandruff, you will need three essential things: beard shampoo, beard conditioner, and beard oil. You cannot simply use traditional scalp shampoo and conditioner because the skin on your face is different. It needs something tender, gentle, and exfoliating.

Steps to Prevent Beard Dandruff

How to get rid of beard dandruff in five easy steps:

Use Quality Beard Maintenance Products

Your beard is unique, so you need products that are unique to your beard. Shampoos and conditioners for your beard must effectively moisturize and keep your beard healthy.

Wash Your Beard

This seems obvious, but you need to wash and shampoo your beard. Ensure to soak your beard thoroughly—ideally brushing it out in the shower—then apply the shampoo and wash gently. Do not scrub or scratch your beard. Massage the product until your beard is wholly lathered, then wash it out, ensuring no suds remain.

Condition Your Beard

After you shampoo your beard, apply conditioner. Condition moisturizes the hair follicles and keeps them from drying out and irritating your skin–leading to more beard dandruff. Every product needs to stay in your beard for a certain amount of time, but generally, you want to leave the conditioner in your beard for several minutes, washing it out if it is not a stay-in conditioner.

Dry Your Beard

After you shower, dry your beard. Do not scrub your beard. Rubbing and drying your beard can be tempting, but it removes every shampoo and conditioner you apply. Pat dry your beard and let it dry naturally.

Comb Your Beard

Once your beard is dry, comb it to remove any leftover beard dandruff. Removing the dry skin and follicles leads to healthier beard growth and a fuller presentation.

Oil Your Beard

Lastly, oil your beard. Oils help moisten the hair follicles and soften an otherwise dry beard. Dandruff can be prevented if the hair is moisturized, leading to a lack of flakes and dry, irritated skin and hair.

Once you’ve done all five steps, you have effectively prevented beard dandruff. You will need to maintain this routine to keep your beard healthy–and to that end, the beard experts at Jude’s Barbershop want to extend our hand to your needs.

Contact us immediately if you need beard shampoo, conditioner, oil, or other hair products. We want you to look your absolute best!

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