What to look for in a good beard balm

What to look for in a good beard balm

Is your beard suffering from dryness and itchiness? Do you have to use a beard oil daily to keep it healthy? If this is the case, then you should consider using a beard balm.

INTRODUCTION TO BEARD BALMS
Beard balms are designed to soften and moisturize your beard, while giving it some hold. It can also help you keep your beard in shape when growing it out.
A high-quality beard balm is one of the most essential products for your beard. It keeps your beard healthy and soft. But some people don't know what they should look for in a good beard balm.
Some people avoid using oils on their beards because they fear greasiness, but with good balms that shouldn't be an issue: these products absorb quickly and can even reduce itchiness over time.

Here are the things to look for before you go splash out on a beard balm:

THE INGREDIENTS
The first thing that you need to consider is the ingredients used in making the balm. Look for all natural ingredients, which means that your skin will not be affected by any side effects. It will also help you in getting rid of those pesky dandruffs on your head and face.
Quality beard balms will also help tame flyaway hairs, add volume to thinning beards and even promote hair growth. All these benefits will leave your beard looking and feeling healthy and full of life.

-A natural wax such as beeswax or carnauba wax

-An oil like jojoba or camellia tea oil

-Butters/oils that are smooth and easy to apply

The ingredients to look for include:

AN OIL: JOJOBA OIL

This is one of the most common oils used in making these products because it helps in moisturizing your skin without clogging pores or causing breakouts on your face.
It also helps in preventing dryness and itching while growing out your facial hair.
Jojoba oil is an excellent choice for a beard balm. Jojoba oil has a very similar molecular structure to our own natural body oils (sebum), so it’s great at penetrating into your hair follicles to provide much-needed moisture from within.
Jojoba oil also has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help soothe any irritation or itching on your skin.

BUTTERS/OILS: COCOA BUTTER OR SHEA BUTTER
This ingredient is rich in nutrients like Vitamin A and E, which makes it perfect for hydrating and moisturizing your skin while growing out facial hair. It also helps in repairing any damaged cells or tissues on your face caused by shaving.

A NATURAL WAX: BEESWAX OR COCONUT OIL
It should contain beeswax or coconut oil as its base ingredient. These two ingredients help prevent dryness and flaking without clogging pores or causing acne breakouts on your face.
Beeswax helps lock in moisture while coconut oil has antibacterial properties that help fight off bacteria growing in your beard that causes acne and dandruff conditions.

BUT WHAT ABOUT SCENT
The scent of the product should be mild enough so it doesn’t clash with aftershave or body wash, but strong enough so you can smell it on yourself when you wear it all day at work — or just hanging out around town with friends and family!
It must also be an appealing scent that you can bear for the rest of the day.

HOW DO I USE A MBEARD BALM?
You should apply just a small amount of balm after washing your face or showering—the heat from the water opens up your pores, making it easier for the balm to soak into them. Use more if you have a longer or thicker beard.

1. Rub an amount roughly the size of a pea between your fingers and then smooth over your face in the direction of hair growth.
2. Using beard comb or brush can help spread the product evenly throughout your facial hair.
3. You're ready to face the day!

This will leave your hair feeling much softer than before and looking healthier.

WHY SHOULD I USE A BEARD BALM?

1. It helps to keep your skin hydrated and moisturised. This is especially important if you have dry skin. The balm will help to keep moisture in your skin and prevent any flaking or itching that can occur with dryness.

2. Helps to soften your beard and make it feel more manageable. If you have long hair, then this is a great product to use as it will give you a better hold on your beard so that it doesn’t get tangled up or messy when you try to style it properly. It also helps to give shine to your beard so that it looks healthy and shiny instead of dull and lifeless.

3. The balm can be used as an aftershave too! It will help cool down any redness or irritation caused by shaving and make sure that your skin feels smooth.

4. Another benefit of using a beard balm is that it helps eliminate split ends from appearing on your facial hair since the product contains ingredients that nourish the follicles, making them healthy and strong enough so they won't break easily when combing through them later on during grooming sessions.
It's not just for beards though, you can use it on your hair as well.

SO, DO YOU NEED A BEARD BALM?

Beard balms can be used to tame frizzy hair and smooth out curls, making them perfect for curly-haired men who want to look their best.

If you have a short beard, you may want to consider using a beard oil instead of a beard balm since most of the benefits of both products are similar when it comes to conditioning and styling your facial hair.

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If you have a questions, please feel free to send us a message or an email.

Ollie x 

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