Best Beard Shampoo

beard shampooIntroducing shampoo into your routine is controversial in some circles. If you would like to try it out, then this page will help you find the best beard shampoo for your purposes. Under the chart, you’ll see brief description of my personal experience of beard shampoo and how I went from skeptic to believer.

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Top Shampoos and Conditioners for Beards

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Calming Beard and Mustache Care Gift Set: Beard Soap and Beard Conditioning Oil

Calming Beard and Mustache Care Gift Set: Beard Soap and Beard Conditioning Oil

Buy on Amazonfull review OneDTQ4.5 Star Average Rating $28.95In contrast to the "Medicine Man," also produced by OneDTQ, this shampoo/conditioner combo set is focused on controlling your mane.
Zeus Conditioner – Lime scent

Zeus Conditioner – Lime scent

Buy on Amazonfull review Zeus5 Star Average Rating $16.00Zeus is a premium product, but you have to buy the shampoo and conditioner separately.
Zeus Beard Shampoo and Wash for Men – Verbena Lime Scent – 8oz – Beard Wash with Natural Ingredients

Zeus Beard Shampoo and Wash for Men – Verbena Lime Scent – 8oz – Beard Wash with Natural Ingredients

Buy on Amazonfull review Zeus5 Star Average Rating $16.00Zeus is a premium product, but you have to buy the shampoo and conditioner separately.
Beard Wash for Natural Facial Hair Cleansing SLS-Free Paraben-Free 100% Natural Vegan Cruelty-Free Ingredients

Beard Wash for Natural Facial Hair Cleansing SLS-Free Paraben-Free 100% Natural Vegan Cruelty-Free Ingredients

Buy on Amazonfull review Simply Great Beard Oil4 Star Average Rating $16.95If you're at all concerned with environmental responsibility and cruelty to animals, this is an easy choice.
Bluebeards Original Fresh Mint Beard Wash with Peppermint Oil, 8.5 Fl Oz

Bluebeards Original Fresh Mint Beard Wash with Peppermint Oil, 8.5 Fl Oz

Buy on Amazonfull review Bluebeard's4.5 Star Average Rating $21.74The famous Bluebeards' shampoo is also available by itself, with a refreshing mint scent
Bluebeards Gift Set (Unscented Beard Wash, Beard Saver, Wonderbeard)

Bluebeards Gift Set (Unscented Beard Wash, Beard Saver, Wonderbeard)

Buy on Amazonfull review Bluebeards5 Star Average Rating $64.95A truly comprehensive approach to beards in serious need of attention, this combination beard wash + conditioners will fix you right up
Medicine Man’s Itchy Beard Wash 4 Fl. Oz. By OneDTQ

Medicine Man’s Itchy Beard Wash 4 Fl. Oz. By OneDTQ

Buy on Amazonfull review OneDTQ4 Star Average Rating $22.63Itchy beard is a common problem that most people approach with oils. If you need a more comprehensive approach, then this shampoo + conditioner is probably worth the money.

My first experience with beard shampoo had a shocking effect: my beard suddenly became extremely curly. I figured that the beard had stripped away the natural oils that had collected over time to weigh it down and let it hang relatively straight. I didn’t touch my beard shampoo for a long time after that.

Some time went by, and I found my “beard wave” getting nearly unbearable (this was at about 7 months to a yeard). I decided to try the beard shampoo again. This time, I immediately gave the full routine of oil, balm, and, most importantly I think, brushing it thoroughly with a boar hair brush after it had dried.

It really made a substantial difference in the softness of the hair. So much so, I wanted to try it again a few days later, but I guess it was too soon because it ended up on the curly side again. I started going through the routine roughly once a week, and it extended the amount of time I was able to keep the beard looking nice by about 2.5 months.

That was enough to convince me of the merit of a beard shampoo no matter how many people I saw online claiming that rinsing it out with water in the shower is all you should do.