Maybe you’re new to beard products, or you could simply be trying to buy a gift for someone else, so we put together a bit of a buyers guide for you. It’s one of the most frequently asked questions we get!
And we want you to be able to get the products you need so you can be happy with your purchase!
Buyers guide to beard oil
You take special care of the hair on your head – you also need to take care of your facial hair!
Beard oil is used right from day one when growing a beard to keep the hair healthy and the skin moisturized so you’re not itchy. It’s a good bet that if you (or someone you love) has a beard that beard oil would be of benefit to them no matter the length.
It’s composed of liquid oils of which you use a small amount (6-10 drops) in your beard and on the skin underneath.
Our beard oil has a blend of jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and rosehip seed oil to give it a medium weight that absorbs quickly and gives your beard a nice shine. We’ve chosen these specific oils (along with vitamin E as an antioxidant to help stabilize them) for their direct benefit to hair and skin, making it a great leave in conditioner for your beard, but also for your face – keeping it moisturized and free from beard itch.
It will also help keep stray hairs in line just a bit and make your beard soft to the touch. (which is super helpful when the wife/girlfriend thinks a beard is too scratchy!)
Another great benefit of the oils is scent. We make sure to adhere to proper dilution rates when it comes to the essential oils we use. This is important not only for your skin (essential oils are powerful) but also for your nose (meaning you’ll love the scent, not get knocked over by it).
Buyer’s guide to beard balm
While a beard oil contains only liquid oils, our balm also contains coconut oil (solid at temps below 76°) and shea butter as well as beeswax. This makes the overall product a soft solid.
The balm melts easily in your hands and is used for conditioning with a light hold. The waxes in the balm work to keep your beard tight and in place, the oils and shea butter keep it moisturized and looking great.
I like to use the oil and balm together every morning before I head out for the day.
The balm really becomes useful about 6-8 weeks into growing when your beard starts to get some length.
Buyer’s guide to beard wash
One of the biggest mistakes in growing a beard is washing with regular shampoos and conditioners. Shampoos are too strong and strip the beard of its natural oils, damaging the hair. And conditioner isn’t made for the more coarse facial hair.
Our beard wash is mild, using aloe gel and castile soap, so it doesn’t strip away the natural oils. It has great conditioning ingredients like almond oil and shea butter to keep it soft and moisturized, which is great for the skin and the facial hair.
It is also specifically made to help with beard itch so it is perfect for the beginner or seasoned beardsman.
How long is your beard?
For short beards
beard wash is helpful, especially if you know you’re going to keep it growing.
beard balm (especially if your beard is curly)
For medium length beards
beard balm (can also be used on the mustache to simply keep it out of the mouth)
For long beards
beard wash – the whole trifecta will help keep your beard in line
How long is your beard? What products are your “must-haves”? Let us know in the comments below!