How to Wash and Soften Your Beard

#This is my weekly/ bi-weekly beard washing routine. I DO NOT shampoo my beard every day. This is my weekly routine. I condition my beard every day. I try to do it twice; once in the morning and again before bed. Shampoo has some harsh chemicals so try to stick to all- natural products. To ensure I get a good wash and rinse I use a Clarisonic. If you don’t have one, your hands will work just fine. Steps 1: Soak your beard with water 2. Generously apply a shampoo, preferably an all- natural shampoo 3. Rinse out shampoo 4. While beard is still wet/ damp, generously apply conditioner 5. Massage conditioner into your beard from root to end 6. Rinse conditioner out 7. Pat your beard dry with a towel

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TRANSCRIPT

Hey thanks for tuning in this your boy Kirk Alton and I’m here with another beard care video for you. So there’s a lot of misconceptions floating around about how to wash your beard and how to take care of it, so what I’m gonna do is show you guys one of my routines that I use to moisturize my beard and just keep it healthy. I’m gonna walk you through this step-by-step so you can see exactly what I do for my routine. All right let’s get to it.

First things first I like to pick out everything just so I could get to every single strand of hair. Now when I’m usually doing this routine, I’m in the shower but for this video I’m gonna just use a little spray bottle. You want to soak your beard. Get it as wet as possible, all the way through the ends and then you add that shampoo. Be generous with the shampoo. Do not be stingy. Just a note about shampoo a; A lot of people make the mistake of washing their hair too much. Only once a week. That’s all you need. Sometimes I like to skip a week because I want my hair to keep those natural oils. Use a high-quality product, all natural ingredients. I’m not plugging nobody, it’s no free promotion here. But I will plug that Clarisonic you saw me using. We’ll talk about that little later.

But while you’re shampooing y’all, use cold water. That cold water smoothes your hair follicle, keeps it healthy, keeps that shine. And when you condition, wanna condition at least once a day, at least. I like to do it in the morning and at night sometimes, but you got to make sure you do it. That’s how you keep your hair healthy and moist. And that Clarisonic, you can use it when you condition and you shampoo, it helps get a deep penetration.

Now if you don’t got a Clarisonic, you can go through there with your fingers, you could use your fingernails a little bit to get a deep penetration, but regardless of what you do, you want to take care of that beard from root all the way to the end. Last thing when you’re drying that beard, do not rub the towel through. You want to pat it, fluff it. That helps prevent breakage. It keeps your beard looking healthy. So you’ll be looking like me.

3 Combs for RAPID Beard Growth

*Sorry,  I had an issue with the microphone, it’s best to listen with earphones*

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On Instagram and Facebook, a lot of people have been sending me messages asking how do I grow my beard, what do I put in it. So, as I started answering those questions, I just decided to hop on YouTube and start making videos to help people who wanted to grow a full healthy beard.

So, what you find on this channel is just tips and tutorials that I used to start growing my beard and hopefully you get something out of it. I also rap, so you can check that out if you’re into that. I’ll be putting links in the descriptions of my videos. So, let’s get into it.

Today, what I’m gonna be showing you are three combs that you can use to stimulate . . . uuuh . . . oh (growth).

So if you know somebody who has curly hair, natural hair maybe a little kinky, then this first comb will look familiar to you. This is a natural hair comb, and I used something similar when I grew my beard. I use a natural hair pick. So you see the teeth kind of line up. And this is just what I use throughout the day. It’s a really good comb, it’s good for maintenance, you can comb throughout the day, keep the blood flowing.

I know a lot of women use this on their hair. It’s just a normal rat tail comb. I use this comb, the Kent 12T. The teeth on this are really similar. It’s a lot like the rat tail. And that’s a very special comb. In another video, I’ll be breaking down how to use the Kent 12T, but for now just know you need one in your arsenal. You need to comb with it. It’s really good for your hair growth.

So, yeah. Out of those three I just showed you, the two you want to use are the natural hair pick, this one’s good. Also, that natural hair comb. It’s a little big, but it works. And then the Kent. It’s an awesome comb, and again I recommend you use it. I don’t’ recommend using this rat tail comb. The teeth are spaced correctly, but this cheap plastic is not good for your beard.

You don’t want to use that Kent when your hair is dry. Use it right after you get out the shower, after you condition, take care of your beard. When your hair is wet. It’ll run right through, and it’ll stimulate some blood, get the hair growing. Like, don’t use it on dry hair. You gone be out here ripping your beard hairs out, you gone have split ends. And it’s not gone be good for you.

The afro, or the natural hair comb, this just slides through. It’s the one you can use dry. I use it dry all the time. And, it’s really, really useful . . . careful on the bottom.

You probably don’t want to walk around with this, but the same thing. Like, it’ll flow right through. I like this one better.

I’m not even gonna try to drag it through. It’s cheap plastic. I mean the teeth on it are good, but . . .

Just to recap, use a Kent 12T. Don’t use it when your hair is dry. Use a afro pick throughout the day, comb your hair with it. Or you can use a natural hair comb, it works just as good.

It will work. If you groom your beard correctly, you will see results. So, whatever you decide to do, whichever one you decide to buy, just make sure you stick with it and you do it regularly. So that’s the biggest thing when seeing results.

Kitchenware That Promotes Beard Growth

What’s up, it’s your boy Kirk Alton and I’m back with another beard care video. If you’re new to my channel, every Wednesday I’m posting videos to help you get your beard in tip-top shape. You know got tips for you, I got tricks you can use, and I even got a couple recipes. So if you haven’t checked out my channel, make sure you go look at some of the previous videos; like comment and subscribe if you like what you’re looking at. And if you have been to my channel before, then welcome back, I appreciate you coming back. But in addition to having an awesome beard, I rap and my EP “Such Is LIfe” just came out. You can check it out, the link is in the description. You can go to xkirkalton.com and download it absolutely free. You can stream it on the website as well.

What I’m going to show you today is some kitchen utensils that you can use to maximize the growth on your beard. Believe it or not, it’s a lot of stuff in the kitchen that you can actually use on your beard to get the most out of it.

So, a lot of people don’t think about this but measuring spoons are really dope for beard growth, and the reason why is when you’re using product—expensive product, mind you—it’s really important not to overuse the product. I went through this a lot when I first started growing my

beard. I would just overuse the product and slather it on there. Nothing bad comes from that. It’s always good, but it can cost a lot of money, since you waste the product. So for those of you who use premium beard care products, should definitely find a way to measure it out. For me, I’m a little OCD with it and I just developed the method I’m going to show you.

My beard balm is three ounces, and whenever I’m using my beard bomb, I use a ¼ teaspoon to measure it out. In the instructions, it talks about how you should use a dime sie, so I kind of figured that that’s about a dime size. So anytime I use my beard balm, I just dip this thing in there, take one scoop, and it takes care of my entire beard. If you want to work out the math, there are about, uuh . . . four of these equals one teaspoon, so this lasts 18 days. Now that’s a extremely small amount of beard balm. It’s some extra premium stuff I use, but I’m not plugging them because they they use me enough on their products and they’re making money off me when they should be paying me. But if you have more product, it’s going to clearly last longer. Just measure it out and you can you can even time it down to when you’re gonna need new products, so you can you order it ahead of time and never run out. You’ll know exactly how much you got and how long that supply lasts.

So the teaspoon is a bit bigger, and this gives you about a quarter size. So if you’re you’re reading instructions on something and it says use a quarter size, a teaspoon will do. I use this when when I’m using product to wash and condition my hair, because you need a bit more. With beard balm, you just need a little dab, but when you’re washing and conditioning, you want to use a bit more, so I use the teaspoon to do. This is Silk Elements Mega Silk Olive Conditioner. I hid it from you in the last video, but you it’s not a beard product so I figure I’ll show y’all what it is. I use this when I condition my beard. This is really good. It also has avocado and silk in it so, that keeps your beard soft and healthy. It’s actually for use on the hair on your head. I use it on my hair but I love to use it on my beard. This right here is 16 ounces and it’s not cheap. I just use one teaspoon when I condition and that lasts 96 days. Even if the product is expensive, especially shampoos and conditioners, if they come in bigger quantities, they’ll last a very long time. This lasts 96 days and that’s a little over three months and it’s only for my beard.

Again, this is all stuff that’s straight from the kitchen. You gotta do a little math but if you do, it is well worth it because you could calculate everything. In a couple videos I showed you guys the Clarisonic which is a really really good product for hair care. It’s used for face cleansing, but you can also wash and condition your hair. If you do, you can chop the amount of product used in half, so instead of using a whole teaspoon, use a half teaspoon. With a Clarisonic, you can get away with using a less product because it helps all of the products penetrate the shaft of

your hair, which is really really important because you can use less product and still get just as much out of it. So if you do have a Clarisonic, it really helps save product, and you can play around with it and figure out what you use. I just figured from my beard and my hair texture, I could split it in half. If you have finer hair, you can probably split it down even more, but it’s up to you. Just experiment and mess around with it. This is actually my girlfriend’s Clarisonic. It’s the Clarisonic Mia. They got one for guys, it’s black and orange and it looks real grisly. It has man grips on it, but this is the soft curvy female version. It doesn’t matter, though, ‘cause the same thing goes on your hair.

That pretty much covers it for the utensils, but I got one more utensil and a bonus for y’all. This is really special and I use it every now and then just to keep my hair moisturized. This is an apple cider vinegar hair mask. All the ingredients com right out of the kitchen. I recommend this brand, Bragg’s. Get it with the mother. All that means is there are just chunks of apples in it. It’s really healthy for you and without the mother, you’re gonna be missing out on a lot of nutrients. This is really nutritious for your hair. The oil in this recipe can be replaced with grapeseed oil or something like that. The last thing you need is honey. Use something organic. I use pure, raw honey, straight from a Texas bee farmer. It’s local, so if you can get some local honey, that’s really good because you get more nutrients this way.In another video, I’m gonna be explaining the actual recipe, but you need all these ingredients, oh and a little bit of water. It all goes in a shot glass. I’ll be showing you guys how to concoct this thing another time.

Let me know what you think about this video and if it helped you. If you enjoy what your looking at, make sure you like comment and subscribe. You can also hit me up with topics that you want me to cover. Just leave a comment. If you have questions or ideas, but those in the comments as well. I like to look at those to decide what new videos I want to do to help y’all out.

So again, thanks for tuning in and until I see y’all again next Wednesday, Take Care . . . of your beard.