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January 12, 2013 7:53 AM   Subscribe

Beardsmen, do you wash your beard with shampoo or facial wash?
posted by asockpuppet to Grab Bag (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I just wash my entire head with shampoo.
posted by orme at 7:54 AM on January 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


I've always used shampoo when showering.
posted by smitt at 7:55 AM on January 12, 2013


Shampoo. Facial wash is for skin. Shampoo is for hair.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 7:58 AM on January 12, 2013


I use shampoo.
posted by gerryblog at 7:59 AM on January 12, 2013


My boyfriend always uses shampoo for his beard
posted by Attackpanda at 8:03 AM on January 12, 2013


Yup, shampoo for the beard.
posted by AzraelBrown at 8:11 AM on January 12, 2013


Facial soap.

Soap is soap.
posted by carsonb at 8:13 AM on January 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Had this dilemma myself, as head hair and beard hair are significantly different. After experimentation, the same shampoo for both. The beard feels better (unsure if it looks better, and don't care that much) and it's also more practical - and feels right - to wash in shampoo than any kind of soap.
posted by Wordshore at 8:15 AM on January 12, 2013


I use bar soap for everything. Makes no difference as far as I can tell.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:16 AM on January 12, 2013


Neither. I use conditioner on head and beard, maybe every other day; no shampoo at all. (I have curly hair; shampoo frizzes me out like mad.)
posted by ook at 8:43 AM on January 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Shampoo, when I can remember to wash it :-\
posted by ish__ at 8:43 AM on January 12, 2013


My partner's beard is nicer since he started using a beard-wash on it - I don't recall the brand but it has a pirate on it: Bluebeard?
posted by Bergamot at 8:45 AM on January 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Dr Bronner's for all of me, in the shower, in the tub, and in the wash-basin.
posted by anadem at 8:47 AM on January 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


(Most) shampoo is for the scalp, not the hair and my scalp has different concerns than my chin. My face does better with a face wash.

Conditioner is for hair so once I have a decent amount of growth (near the point where I'd call it a beard) I'd condition it at least every other day. If I have multiple conditioners available I'd use the richer one on my beard all the time.
posted by mountmccabe at 8:50 AM on January 12, 2013


Shampoo (same as head hair).
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 8:55 AM on January 12, 2013


Not a facial wash, but it might as well be:

Eucerin Skin Calming Dry Skin Body Wash
posted by radwolf76 at 9:00 AM on January 12, 2013


Shampoo, conditioner and then just a bit of pomade.
posted by griphus at 9:04 AM on January 12, 2013


Transmission fluid and bear fat.

Oh, fine. Shampoo.
posted by cromagnon at 9:36 AM on January 12, 2013 [4 favorites]


Dr. Bronner's. Though to be honest I used to just not wash it (that is, I would just rinse it with water) and it was fine. It never got oily or itchy or smelly or anything like that. I don't honestly think it matters that much, just experiment and see if there's a particular treatment that works better for you.
posted by Scientist at 9:50 AM on January 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Shampoo. Soap. Whichever. Most of the time, though, I just rinse it thoroughly.
posted by Thorzdad at 11:03 AM on January 12, 2013


Hair: shampoo. Face and beard: soap.
posted by trip and a half at 1:55 PM on January 12, 2013


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