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by Fran O'Reilly November 03, 2017 3 Comments

Happy Friday my fellow blog readers and kind supporters! I sure hope your Friday has treated you kindly as we march forth into a little known thing called the weekend.

Whatever you might have planned this Saturday and Sunday, I sure hope you beard game is going stronger than ever before. Today I wanted to reach out to any fellow participants of 'No Shave November' and offer a little light hearted friendly advice on how to tackle one issue that sees many boys fold and fail, known as the dreaded beard itching stage.

So, let us begin today's blog topic, which is smartly titled How To Tackle That Dreaded Beard Itch This No Shave November...

Firstly, what is really important to remember is that this horrible face burning itching stage that many men battle during their first few days/weeks of growing out doesn't last for very long at all. And thankfully there are some key pointers of which you can do to help settle things down before they become too unbearable for you.

First up, what causes this horrid itch to begin in the first place? Well, there are literally hundreds of thousands of tiny prickly spiky hairs piercing through the skin that sits upon your face that will begin to form what will hopefully be a rather impressive face rug, also known as a man's beard. It is a lot for your skin to contend with to start out, the feeling is rather memorable for all the wrong reasons, but by following a few easy tricks you should be right as rain in next to no time.


First things first, you have to keep that handsome face of yours clean and free of any built up dirt, this will help open your pores upon your face, softening your skin in the process in order for a smoother transition as your stubble begins to grow through.

Men, let me tell you, no one will think any less of you if you choose to moisturise! I know some folks might frown and suggest it isn't the 'overly manly' thing to do, but it serves a great purpose in helping settle things down nicely in order for your face rug to grow smoothly. It worked a real charm for me in the early days so I can only recommend you try the same yourselves.


So, it's been a few days, maybe weeks, but that itch is still bugging you out, right? Have you been treating your newfound face fur to a little splashing of beard oils and balms? No? Then why the heck not?

Regardless to how long, thick or full your face fluff might or might not yet be it is never 'too soon' to look after your stubble. Choosing the right product might be what is needed to help ease off that itch, and might just give you that boost you have been looking for as well.

Now, I'm not here to publish fake news, but take if from me, my beard would look like total trash without a helping hand from TBS tonic and balms, and that is not me trying to sell ice to the eskimos, but just being as honest as I can be with being bearded myself.


So, you've worked hard to promote good skin care, you've splashed on an extra helping of beard oils, butters and balms, moisturised until ya can't moisturise no more, but that itch still isn't budging anywhere. Then I'm afraid you gotta suck it up, buttercup, and ride this one out.

As I said previously in this blog, thankfully this horrid itching stage doesn't last too long, and given a little more time it will indeed pass like a long distant memory and will soon be forgotten. You just have to hit a few bumps in the road in order to achieve your bearded goals my Brother.

I wish you all the very best of luck if you are participating in 'No Shave November' this year. Here at 'The Beard Struggle' we are focused on bringing you daily blog content throughout the entire month of November, in order for you to truly succeed in reaching your beard goals that you have set yourself.

As always please be sure to ask any questions, leave any comments or anything else you might have in the comments section provided directly below.

And until next time, Beard on Brothers, Beard on...

Fran O'Reilly
Fran O'Reilly


I'm your daily blogger here at 'The Beard Struggle'. Have a beard related question? Get in touch!

3 Responses

dezal derrick
dezal derrick

November 23, 2017

Am dezal , thanks for blog, its first time to read through your blog, but i dont have beards yet i want them very badly, what can i do?

Fran O'Reilly
Fran O'Reilly

November 07, 2017


Hi Bill, Many thanks for reading our blog and leaving us your comment!

May I ask how old your beard is? And what do you currently use as a care product?


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Bill Musselman
Bill Musselman

November 04, 2017

My beard is now about 7 inches after trimming about an inch off. It still itches and burns almost every day.?

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