After 5 months of growing my beard I found out I cannot have a beard no matter what I did it never stopped itching and finally I gave up. I tried so many different balms oils butters not using anything washes conditioners not washing often washing every day with a wash that is safe for daily use. Nothing worked. Always had itch and bearddruf that was I would say more of scab thickness. I used beard trimmers to remove the hair then shaved. Left the goatee cause I hate being clean shaven. Here is two pics of how bad my face was. You can actually see where the beard was. I now understand why it was always itching and painful.