When should you wash your hair?
It’s time to wash your beard, even if you’ve only got a few days left in the week, according to the Hair Care Association.
“We think it’s really important to wash and moisturise your beard and hair before it goes to the salon and after it has been shaved,” said Paula De Vries, president of the association.
“When you get to the hair salon, the salon has to shave your beard,” she said.
“Then you can wash and dry it and apply a gel and you can then use it again in the salon for another week or so.”
“You’re actually going to wash it, so you’re not going to get a lot of that oil that’s on the inside,” Dr De Vrys said.
“So you’re going to have to apply a little bit of water to get that oil off and it’s also going to take some oil to dry it out.”
Dr De Vys said you shouldn’t use water when applying the gel to your beard.
“The gel is going to come out on the underside and it can go in and make a mess.
So you don’t want to apply it to the underside of your beard.””
We have to look at the amount of water that goes in and how much is actually on the surface of the gel and the gel can dry out quite quickly,” she added.”
So it’s important to apply gel with a towel and leave it on for about an hour or so, then apply a damp towel, let it dry and then apply some water and it should dry out within a few hours.”
I don’t recommend you do that on your beard because it can make it feel greasy,” she advised.”
But if you do apply the gel, then you’ll have a smooth, even, even looking, but it’s definitely not a nice looking beard.
“Dr de Vrys also advised against using gel on your hair when it’s wet.”
It’s a very slippery substance and you have to be very careful because if you touch your beard or if you apply gel to it and then your beard dries out, you can cut it off,” she explained.”
And that can cause irritation, so if you get it on your scalp, it can cause infection, and that can be very dangerous.
“Dr Vrys says the best way to dry your beard is to use a hair dryer, but you don to use the gel when the temperature is around 65 degrees.”
That’s the temperature that you want to dry out your beard before you apply the cream,” she advises.”
If you dry your hair out, then it can become oily and it gets a little greasy and it becomes hard, it becomes clumpy and it looks like you’ve got a black spot.
“Dr Dessries also says it’s a good idea to apply an oil mask when applying gel to hair.”
You want to wear a thick cotton pad, a cloth or a piece of fabric that you can rub on the top of your scalp,” she suggested.”
For some people, it’s more convenient to put a towel on it because the gel tends to stick to your skin.
“She said you can also apply a hair mask by applying a small amount of gel onto your scalp and using the gel for several minutes.”
There’s no need to use any kind of a facial cleanser,” she urged.”
Just rub it on, but do not apply it directly to your scalp.
“Dr Paul Jevons, chief executive of Hair Care Australia, said it’s not uncommon for a few minutes to pass between each use of the wax, but that wax is only a temporary solution and should only be applied for a short time.”
Wax is just the oil that is on the outside and it does make it slippery, so it’s better to apply with a hand towel,” he said.
Dr Jevson advised hair care professionals to follow the instructions on the label and keep their hair products on hand.”
In most cases, the wax and the hair products should be left on for a couple of hours before you need to apply any other product, so that you’re ready to apply that product immediately,” he explained.