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Beards give a guy a classically manly look. With many different styles, ranging from a full-face beard to a goatee, facial hair is almost always in fashion at any given time. The part that's not so pretty: itching is inevitable, not to mention terribly irritating, during the growing process. But there are ways to combat and soothe the discomfort.

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Clean your beard with a mild baby shampoo. Lather the shampoo and rinse completely.

Apply conditioner after shampooing. Smooth it onto your beard and rinse off with warm water. A conditioner softens the beard, reducing itch from stubble that's irritating your face.

Towel dry your beard, then smooth a moisturizing cream into it to alleviate dryness and itching.

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Tweeze any ingrown hairs, which create red bumps on the skin and cause itching.

Groom and comb your beard to prevent ingrown hairs.

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Use an electric razor instead of a manual razor to sculpt and shape your beard.

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Ask your barber for any suggestions on moisturizers, conditioners, and grooming tools.