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How to groom a beard: 5 top tips

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    Lather up + cleanse

    Avoid using shampoo that can dry out your beard. Instead, use a refreshing, moisturizing formula like our Dove Men+Care Plant Powered Reinvigorating Lime + Avocado Oil Cleansing Bar. Just lather up, massage it through your beard to stimulate the follicles, and rinse with warm water. It cleanses the hair and leaves your skin feeling softer and smoother.

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    Moisturize skin + hair daily

    A dry, scratchy beard can cause irritation, so keeping your facial hair soft is key. A good beard oil will moisturize your hair while preventing frizz and split ends. It will also help hydrate the skin underneath, reducing the chance of beard dandruff and dryness. To ensure dry skin gets the daily protection it needs, moisturize with Dove Men+Care Hydrate+ Face Lotion as well.

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    Invest in a beard brush

    A great way to keep your beard healthy and prevent unruly prickles is by brushing it every day. Brush from your nose to your chin and back again, applying pressure so you aren’t just gliding through the hairs but gently exfoliating the skin underneath. Do the same on both sides, brushing from your ears to your chin and back again. Brush slowly and gently – too much force can lead to beard damage and split ends.

  • 4

    Find your shape

    Beard hair doesn't always grow evenly, so maintain it while it’s growing by shaping it with a beard trimmer. Rounder faces require fuller beards to even out proportions, while slimmer faces need a more refined and streamlined style. To keep things neat, trim a U-shape from ear-to-ear around the neck, and cut any hairs on your mustache that hang over the mouth. 

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    Style it out

    If you have a longer beard, a blowdryer on a cool setting can give a fuller look. Angle the dryer under your neck and direct the air upwards to add volume. You can also apply a beard balm to smooth down any wild hairs or stubborn strays to complete your beard care routine.

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