Your skin creates sebum—the natural oils found on the hair follicle—which is essential to a healthy beard. A Boar’s Bristle Brush is the best way to make sure that sebum evenly coats each of your beard hairs. The Boar’s hair simulates your own hair, making it easy to transfer those oils without damaging your beard. And because the bristles are stiff, a Boar’s Bristle Brush exfoliates the skin beneath the beard—it’s going to hurt a little bit, but in a good way. All those dead skin cells and beard flakes get trapped beneath the beard and are major contributors to beard itch. Brushing exfoliates the skin and removes that junk from your skin and beard.
Growing a beard is a lot like raising a child—it’s exciting, rewarding, and takes a hell of a lot of patience. Like a child, your beard is most impressionable when it’s young, and if you don’t train the hair early on, it ends up running wild. During the first few months of growth, you can use a Boar’s Hair Brush to train your wiry beard hairs to grow in the direction you want them to. Daily brushing keeps them in line and helps bring blood flow to the skin. It won’t take you from patchy to burly, but it will help stimulate the follicles and help them be the best follicle they can be.
Start with a dry beard. Begin brushing your beard at the bottom and work your way up. Next, work the bristles through your entire beard to help remove any debris or dust that has settled in the hairs. Apply a few drops of Beard Oil and use the brush to distribute the oil evenly through your beard.