Your Beard is Cleaner Than You Think

Beards have only increased in popularity since around 2015. We don’t know what started it, but one day someone decided to stop shaving and let it grow out, and now we’re here.

(if you’re out there and you’ve had a beard since before 2015, we see you and we respect your commitment).

When beards became popular a little-known scientific study started making the rounds. You might have heard of it. It’s the one that tried to convince us that everyone’s beard is filled with bacteria, fungi, E. coli, and even fecal matter.


It was all started by a respected and Nobel winning scientist, Manuel Barbieto.

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The only problem with his study was it focused on bearded men who worked in labs. So, they were exposed to all types of undesirable molecules.

So, unless you’re some kind of micro-biologist, your beard is cleaner than you think.

Here’s a little more detail on why your beard is cleaner than you think.


Your Beard Still Needs Grooming

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Just because your facial isn’t exposed to E. Coli doesn’t mean it’s not carrying dirt, oil, and other germs. You’re still responsible for managing your mane.

Regular washing and combing can help remove dirt and dead skin cells, but grooming can prevent skin irritation, ingrown hairs, and acne. Plus, it can help shape your beard into a look that's actually appealing.


How to Keep Your Beard Clean

It’s not hard, so don’t overcomplicate it. You do need to know that your facial hair is different that any of the other hair on your body, though. If you want it to be well groomed and effortlessly styled, follow these steps.

  1. Shampoo
    Every time you wash your hair, wash your beard. Take a little shampoo and lather up your beard. This will clear out unwanted oils and dirt.
  2. Face Wash
    Yes, you can use your face wash on your beard. If you’re using shampoo on it, you should use your face wash on it, so the ingredients in your shampoo don’t clog your pores.
  3. Conditioner
    Not the conditioner in your shower. A beard conditioner like our Fortifying Beard Conditioner. It will add natural moisture and vitamins to your facial hair skin, keep both healthy and strong. It will even help promote a thicker beard.
  4. Beard Balm
    Not a wax. Not a pomade. A balm like our Styling Beard Balm. It adds a medium hold to tame flyaways and beard frizz without turning it into a sticky mess that feels like a brick all day.
  5. Beard Brush 
    You don't need to count brush strokes until you hit 100. Just run a brush through it after you apply the balm. It'll spread the balm and natural oils as well as help remove any flakes (which you shouldn't have if you use our Beard Conditioner). 


Why You Need the Right Beard Grooming Products

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Maintaining a healthy beard requires using the right grooming products.

The Supply Beard Groom Set includes the Fortifying Beard Conditioner and Styling Beard Balm we just told you about. Both products are filled with ingredients like Jojoba Oil, Mango Seed Oil, Shea Butter and Aloe Vera.

They do more than keep your beard strong. They make sure the skin underneath your beard stays healthy and hydrated, because the best beards come from the healthiest skin.


The Right Beard Grooming Products

Keeping your beard clean is important, but grooming is equally crucial.

Our Beard Groom Set will help you maintain a healthy, attractive beard that'll turn heads for all the right reasons. Trust us, your beard will thank you for it, and so will everyone else around you.

Get Your Beard Groom Set here.