m0o p!e asked in Beauty & StyleHair · 1 decade ago

For Men: How to make a scruffy beard soft?

My boyfriend hates shaving, and his hair on his face grows very quickly. I really love the way he looks when his beard grows in (though i do make him shave the "my-first-mustache" stuble - ew!) so we've found a common ground here.

He keeps it relatively short, so it's not *really* a beard. One question: It bothers the heck out of him that its very rough. Anyway to make the hair coming in "soft", and avoid that itchy-scratchy feeling?

I've read that he needs to let it grow, and trim it instead, because the sharpness is caused by the rough edges of a sharp razor.

Any ideas on what to do and what products can be used to help?

Thanks!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Since every body's hair is different there will be different methods that might work. It will be a process of elimination. First I would suggest growing it out a little, then use a harsh alkaline shampoo like baby shampoo to help break down the coarseness, next I would suggest a heavy conditioner and leave it in and apply the hottest towel you can stand around it, let it cool down and then LIGHTLY rinse it out almost leaving some conditioner, after that take a natural bristle brush and brush into place. You will be amazed at the difference plus the more you do it the better it feels until you stop because the hair is not that long and there is always new growth. If at that point you don't feel it is working then you can always try perm solution because it always makes the hair softer right when it's applied. Heat from a blow dryer will also make it feel softer...picture that blow drying your mans beard, brushing it with a brush...Smile and Good Luck!

    Source(s): Licensed Cosmetologist 20 years and experience with my clients.
  • 5 years ago

    Its better not to shave at all if you want your beard to be soft. When I started to grow a beard, after 9 days it got very itchy but only for a few days, not all the time, after 12 days it then got soft and comfortable with the itch gone. It does look scruffy for about the same time as the itch lasts. Once a man has a full beard all that happens is a slight tickily feeling some of the time. As the days and weeks go on you are aware of your beard growing faster, they say that after 6 years of non stop growing the beard finally stops, it might be a bit sooner or later, it depends on a mans genetics. I saw a university student the other day, he looked about 22 and had the longest thickest beard I had seen on any young man of that age, more like a guy of 32, not 22, of course with a thick beard like that its difficult to say what age he was, but as he was with his friends all around about that age, I think he was about 22, some beard for such a early age, I assume he had never shaved ever in his life since his facial hair probably started about 12 or 13, he looked the kind of guy that probably had a good beard at only 14. Some men are like that, others can t grow a beard ever and even after a year without shaving they have only got the same amount of facial hair that a man with a thick growth has a 3 DAYS let alone 3 months.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Beard Softening Tips

  • 1 decade ago

    There is a sand-paper like tool that is marketed to women- some of the brand names are:

    Hair Off

    Sugi-Soft

    Leg Smoothers by Garden Club

    WAX-A-WAY SMOOTHAWAY MITT

    Silky Mitt.

    All of these work as microdermabrasion.

    If you use it on a short beard it will soften the ends of the individual hairs giving them a more rounded tip and a softer fell to the skin.

    The discomfort level is about the same as the Epilady....so it should be ok for a man.

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  • 5 years ago

    RE:

    For Men: How to make a scruffy beard soft?

    My boyfriend hates shaving, and his hair on his face grows very quickly. I really love the way he looks when his beard grows in (though i do make him shave the "my-first-mustache" stuble - ew!) so we've found a common ground here.

    He keeps it relatively short, so it's not...

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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    razor stubble can be scratchy. youre right there..... i prefer to look masculine thats my bottom line. stubble look or thick soft gotee its fast & easy to maintain with a beard trimmer & still looks neat or appealing Yet clean shaved does however keep my camera free of hair oils & stray hairs too. This is why i switched over to the stubble look for best of both worlds.

  • 4 years ago

    It's all merely a matter of personal preference. We have short hair and guys just like it. And i prefer a person with short hair over a person with long hair because long hair tends to make guys look as well girly.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    does it really works ? becoz i also got a rough beard it really itches me a lot but my first beard was very soft i want that back does this tips works ?

  • 3 years ago

    long hair is nice but requires upkeep and u have to grow that out for a long time

  • 1 decade ago

    Use a hair conditioner on the beard area. Also works on scratchy hair in other areas. Well, it does!

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