Your First Lesson - A Sleek Soft Beard!
Today you will be Dr. Awesome teach you how to wash and care for your beard in a way that leaves it softer than it's ever been. Sure, there are dozens of instructions out there on which remedies the beard can be particularly well cared for. Without the right application, however, you will never rise to the Olympus of smooth beards. To give you a little more knowledge, we need to first teach you some beard theory and take a closer look at hair structure.
What you should know about your beard hair:
Your beard consists of three layers. Only the outside is important to us, let the biologists take care of the rest! This outer layer is called the cuticle and consists of flat, superimposed, horny and dead cells. Looks like a pine cone. These scales are mobile and alkaline medium opens them. And this is exactly what you can take advantage of to get the softest beard ever.
Before we start, you need these three miracle weapons for our experiment!
Thoroughly wash your beard with beard soap:
Get that beard wet - Dr. Awesome recommends very warm water. Your best bet is to get a natural soap like GØLD's beard soap, so it works best. Now lather your beard properly until stiff foam forms.
Take care of your fingernails, we don't want to damage the hair roots. Leave the foam on for about a minute. The alkaline environment now opens the pine cone, as if you put it on the heater in winter. Now wash the soap thoroughly with warm water. Your beard will now feel rough, dull, and kind of squeaky.
Beard care for a soft beard:
Now massage yours Bartol in the whiskers. But stay in the shower for that, we still need it. Take 4 to 15 drops depending on beard length. You know how that works. The hair absorbs the oil like a sponge. It gets through the opened scales exactly where it should go.
The trick for a super soft beard:
Now pay close attention! Once you've massaged in the oil, turn your shower back on. But this time as cold as you can. dr Awesome is sure to keep you ice cold playing. Then you briefly rinse the freshly oiled beard with cold water. Due to the cold, the scales suddenly attach themselves and lock the oil in the beard hair. You will already notice that your beard is softer than ever. Have fun testing, you will love it!
And here is the short guide again:
Wash hot, soap up, wash out hot, apply oil, rinse in ice cold, done.
And now off to the shower!