Washing your beard
Always use a dedicated beard wash on your facial hair. Shampoos designed for head hair are too harsh. They will strip a beard and moustache of its natural oils, leaving it very dry and unmanageable.
Even when using a dedicated beard wash/shampoo, don’t wash the beard too often. Over washing will strip the hair of its natural oils. Shampooing the beard once or twice a week is sufficient. Should you need to clean the beard between shampoos, just rinse with fresh water. However, if you are in a dusty/dirty enviroment then you will need to wash the beard more frequently - just make sure to keep the beard well moisturised between washes.
HOW TO USE A BEARD WASH:
First brush the beard and moustache to remove any dead dry skin. Then rinse the hairs with clear water and work beard wash into all the facial hairs. Use the fingertips to firmly massage the skin underneath. This will clean the skin and promote healthy circulation. Then rinse through again with fresh water. Pat the beard and moustache dry with a soft towel. This is the most beneficial time to apply a little beard oil, when the hair is slightly damp. If you are then drying the beard with a hair-dryer, the oil will protect the hairs during this process.