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Prevent ingrown hairs like a pro

21 August 2023 | By: Azeez Jacobs

Consider this your rite of passage into the realm of advanced bearding.

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The most effective treatment for ingrown hairs is prevention. If you take care of your face and beard effectively, you can avoid those pesky ingrown hairs from developing in the first place.

BroNation ambassador Chad Williams shares some of his key beard-care tips and products to help you achieve a perfectly groomed beard.

Clean your face daily

Clean skin is critical to maintaining a healthy skincare regime. Removing excess substances such as oil, dirt and dead skin with an effective cleanser or exfoliator can prevent pores from clogging. Clean pores leave little room for new ingrown hairs to emerge.

Try this: Bulldog Face Wash

Beard bros use shaving gels

"One of my go-to tips for preventing ingrown hairs is to wet my beard first and then shave and trim it with a shaving gel," says Williams. "The gel substance creates a protective barrier of lather over the hair to make it soft before I run my razor through it," he continues. "Another method I use to avoid ingrown hairs is to apply a cold, slightly damp towel to my skin after shaving. This calms and soothes the entire area."

Try this: Sorbet Man Shave Gel

Use the right shaving technique

Shaving too close and too dry might cause ingrown hairs in your beard. According to Williams, one of the most important things you can do to avoid ingrown hairs is to shave in the direction the hairs are growing. "When you shave in the opposite direction, you create the possibility of ingrown hairs and skin irritation," he says. "I also try to use fewer razor strokes." It’s also important to replace or sharpen your razor regularly. Blades might get blunt over time, causing you to tug at your hair rather than cut it. That all starts with investing in a good razor.

Try this: Clicks Man 3-Blade Hybrid Handle And 6 Cartridges

Moisturising is the key to clear skin

A well-groomed beardsman's secret weapon for keeping his skin and beard ultra-soft is regular moisturising. “I love using natural ingredients to nourish and grow my beard," says Williams. "Some of my favourite ingredients are jojoba oil, beeswax, argan oil, grapeseed oil and nutmeg essential oil." And don’t forget to apply SPF every day, rain or shine!

Try this: Sorbet Man Multi-Active Moisturiser

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