I want to grow a beard, but I can't get past the scratchiness that comes with a week's worth of scruff.
Getting through the first weeks of follicle formation can be particularly rough, but you've just got to power through it. Thankfully, regularly using beard cleansing and conditioning solutions like Bluebeards Beard Wash and Saver will hydrate your skin and soften the stubble. This will hopefully make the transition much more comfortable and with any luck, itch-free.
Is there a men's hair product that will provide style, but not leave hair looking wet or sticky?
A great product that gives you some hold without leaving hair sticky or slicked back is called Dirt by Jonathan Product. ($14 at Target) What's more, the water-based texturizing paste is full of natural ingredients like almond oil and white tea. Which means it not only provides texture and control, it's actually good for your hair too.