You might be thinking, what’s the difference between hair and beard shampoos. The main difference between the two is that if you regularly use off-the-shelf hair shampoos to wash your beard, then the chemicals in them will be stripping your beard of its natural oils. Not only that but they can also dry out the skin underneath your beard hair. From this your beard can be left dry, coarse, and brittle. This means is a greater chance of your beard hair breaking, falling out or being prone to bald patches due to weakened roots, not to mention a heightened chance of split ends.
How often should you wash your beard? Everyones grooming routines are different. However, as a starting point we'd suggest applying beard wash 2-3 times a week. This should be enough to keep your beard feeling soft and smelling nice without overdoing it. If your skin is naturally oily or your beard is longer than most, then you may wish to increase your usage to 3-4 times a week. There are many factors to take into account such as how long, coarse or thick your beard is, however with time, you’ll begin to understand what works best for you.