Yeah. I’ve said it. And no, I’m not a bearded dude myself - but the girlfriend of one. Urban Beard asked me to write this article, because they’ve heard it over and over themselves: the dreaded “it’s me or the beard”. So here I am, with a blog “takeover” telling you why I still like my man’s beard.
I know plenty of bearded guys who don’t take care of their beards. They may trim them up nice and shave the neck beard off and keep themselves generally tidy - but that’s not what I am talking about. I’m talking about the scratchy, poky beard bristles that stab our feminine faces (or our smooth shaven partners, because hell, it’s the same problem).
The thing is, if you are shampooing and then conditioning your hair properly, the dryness which causes all the stabby feelings, aren’t nearly as tough. And then if you use a proper beard oil to further hydrate the hair, those bristles soften right up. So the main issue here isn’t really the beard, it’s a lack of knowledge regarding said beard.
I even did some research to write this article. Women are use to the overwhelming variety of options that shout out at them in the beauty isle, but apparently most men have a much harder time with figuring out what to buy - so the idea of starting to play around with a product and find the ones that work for them is mentally exhausting. My boyfriend keeps it fairly simple. He uses a beard shampoo, a simple beard conditioner, and a beard oil for scent and a final hydrating touch. There are many other products you can dive into, but those are the basics and they’ll keep your face from hurting your partners. Most women really enjoy men with beards, we just don’t like them when they’re scratchy.
Ladies, if your man’s beard is scratching you up, I’d strongly suggest telling him to soften it up. You can check out Urban Beard’s beard care line below. :)
Written by: Jenni Davies