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Beard Shampoo/Soaps

Post by Tatanka » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:08 pm

There seems to be no limit of beard oils. I have heard, apparently universally, that regular hair shampoos are too harsh for beards; washing out the oils absorbed by the beard hair - so one should never use such "soaps" and "shampoos."

I have not found any consensus on beard discussions on a or "the" top shampoo for beards. Anyone have a good lead or experience;

A second joining question is: Is there any verifiable evidence that a separate beard shampoo is tested to provide greater health or sheen or manageability for a beard? I keep drawing a blank on such "sound" information.
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Re: Beard Shampoo/Soaps

Post by JimVH » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:33 pm

I used to be concerned about such, and at one time even tried a couple of specialty products, but never saw a difference in how my beard looked or felt. For the last few years I've used the same pine tar bar soap I use for the rest of me and my beard has remained in good shape. I can't let it grow more than an inch and a half, or so, at my job, so I can't really comment on long-term/long-hair effects.

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Post by jruegg » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:56 pm

I've never had problems just using my wife's Pantene shampoo and conditioner.
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Post by Cleon » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:16 pm

I use Shea Moisture shea butter shampoo. It tames my curls and softens the hair. I think it might prevent ingrowns too. It smells subtly of citrus. You can get it in the African American hair products section at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, or Amazon.

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Re: Beard Shampoo/Soaps

Post by JimVH » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:27 pm

jruegg wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:56 pm
I've never had problems just using my wife's Pantene shampoo and conditioner.
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Re: Beard Shampoo/Soaps

Post by AugustBurnsRed » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:37 pm

Gun oil.

No, but really, I've noticed a difference in my hair and beard ever since I've been taking cold showers.... much thicker and not dry anymore. I know, sounds crazy, my wife says I'm crazy for it to. But, as someone that has psoriasis, I can honestly say the my scalp and beard are far less dry then they ever have been.

That being said, I'm sure you dont want to go the "cold shower" route. I have heard coconut does pretty well.

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Re: Beard Shampoo/Soaps

Post by Tatanka » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:05 pm

AugustBurnsRed wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:37 pm
Gun oil.

No, but really, I've noticed a difference in my hair and beard ever since I've been taking cold showers.... much thicker and not dry anymore. I know, sounds crazy, my wife says I'm crazy for it to. But, as someone that has psoriasis, I can honestly say the my scalp and beard are far less dry then they ever have been.

That being said, I'm sure you dont want to go the "cold shower" route. I have heard coconut does pretty well.

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Wow! This is fascinating to me! I would never conceive that cold water would make ANY difference! Have you shared this with others suffering from psoriasis? It would be REALLY interesting to hear of others find it helpful also! Boy I wish you well.

I have wondered if the people promoting a separate cleanser to use on a beard, rather than a good shampoo for the hair on one's head, promote a separate product for washing a beard just to make $$ ? I'm thinking now that a professional in this field is needed to give a definitive explanation?
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Post by DepartedLight » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:58 pm

Y’all fixin’ to have a big ol’ mani-pedi long weekend spa party are ya?

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Post by hugodrax » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:51 am

JudgeRusty wrote:
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Yes, but the other 0.56 is the devils filth, so govern yourselves accordingly.
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Re: Beard Shampoo/Soaps

Post by Tatanka » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:09 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:58 pm
Y’all fixin’ to have a big ol’ mani-pedi long weekend spa party are ya?

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Wantin' to look and smell me best, in case there is such a party and I'm invited! :chili:
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Re: Beard Shampoo/Soaps

Post by Goose55 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:17 am

Tatanka wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:08 pm
There seems to be no limit of beard oils. I have heard, apparently universally, that regular hair shampoos are too harsh for beards; washing out the oils absorbed by the beard hair - so one should never use such "soaps" and "shampoos."

I have not found any consensus on beard discussions on a or "the" top shampoo for beards. Anyone have a good lead or experience;

A second joining question is: Is there any verifiable evidence that a separate beard shampoo is tested to provide greater health or sheen or manageability for a beard? I keep drawing a blank on such "sound" information.
I just let my beard grow for a couple weeks and shave it off, over and over.
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Re: Beard Shampoo/Soaps

Post by AugustBurnsRed » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:21 pm

Tatanka wrote:
AugustBurnsRed wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:37 pm
Gun oil.

No, but really, I've noticed a difference in my hair and beard ever since I've been taking cold showers.... much thicker and not dry anymore. I know, sounds crazy, my wife says I'm crazy for it to. But, as someone that has psoriasis, I can honestly say the my scalp and beard are far less dry then they ever have been.

That being said, I'm sure you dont want to go the "cold shower" route. I have heard coconut does pretty well.

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Wow! This is fascinating to me! I would never conceive that cold water would make ANY difference! Have you shared this with others suffering from psoriasis? It would be REALLY interesting to hear of others find it helpful also! Boy I wish you well.

I have wondered if the people promoting a separate cleanser to use on a beard, rather than a good shampoo for the hair on one's head, promote a separate product for washing a beard just to make $$ ? I'm thinking now that a professional in this field is needed to give a definitive explanation?
Sorry I am late to respond. Been pretty busy. I haven't really talked to others with psoriasis in regards to the shower method. More so because the only reason I've been doing cold showers is because of the health benefits both after hockey games and those on a casual basis as well. It's actually quite interesting on how many benefits surround that of a cold shower. That being said, the cold shower is just something I noticed as far as my scalp(body in general) retain more moisture.

I have used Monat shampoo and conditioner as well as the oil they offer. Works well for the scalp as well as the beard. Only downfall is the price... it's spendy.

Here's some products I was looking into getting myself:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B071RTF9HN#Ask

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B009NNFB ... 9FWA&psc=1

Hope that helps a little

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