Have you come across these products and are not sure what order to use them or why?
Let's get clear up the confusion and make it easy!
Washing your beard is at times essential but you might think that you have to do this daily but this isn't entirely true. If you work in a dusty and dirty environment all day everyday then we would recommend washing daily.
If you work or spend most of your time in a cleaner environment we would recommend washing every second to third day. Yes, Beard wash is designed to clean the foundation of our beard growth. It will clean the dirt and dead skin follicles away to promote healthy growth from the start.
Once you follow a regular beard care routine, other products like the oil, balm and butter. These will help prevent the build up of dead skin and dirt attaching itself to your beard and skin.
Generally if you are in a normal environment washing 2 - 3 days is a good starting point. The reason we don't recommend using commercial shampoos for washing your beard is that they designed to remove the natural oils from your skin often resulting in split ends.
Commercial shampoos often have artificial ingredients that can be harmful to your beard growth and health. Our beard wash has been designed to retain the natural oils and to clean away dead skin cells and dirt all without stripping away these natural oils.
Post washing we recommend using the below products but they can also be applied in the same way described on the day you choose not to wash.
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If you had to choose only one of our products, we would suggest beard oil. This will be applied first in the morning or when you choose to use it.
The main reason we apply it first is because you are treating your skin first not the beard hair. Beard oil is it designed to be applied to the skin and you need to work it through the beard and down to the skin to make sure it is hydrated and moisturized. This will help to protect your face and your beard from the environment and promote healthy growth.
If your skin is bad, It doesn't matter how moisturized or conditioned your beard hair or looks, it will never last. We're not gonna lie, you could just leave it at the oil and you'll be good to go and the ingredients also do help the hair.
You will get more benefits accompanied with a balm or a butter but always remember the oil does need to be applied first.
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If you are looking to get a bit of style and more hydration throughout the day, then that's when you are going to want to use a beard balm.
Beard balm is designed for the beard hair and is designed to be used second to treating the skin with oil.
Using a beard oil after applying a balm is not beneficial as balm tends to form a protective layer over the beard hair to lock in the nutrients and will prevent the absorption of beard oil if applied second.
The protective barrier that balm forms around the hair follicles from the beeswax and butters, also prevents external factors like dust and dirt entering through the beard hair and drying out the skin underneath.
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Night time hydration is where this baby shines, we recommend leaving the butter in over night to condition, hydrate, and soften the beard hair.
Beard butter could be noted as somewhere in-between an oil and a balm, the texture is similar to butter but not as firm as balm or liquid like oil.
Beard butter has less hold than a balm and produces a more natural hold. It can be used during the day instead of the balm, second to applying beard oil.
This is a good option if you don't like the firmer hold that balm offers or products that have beeswax and want to achieve the maximum softness in your beard.
We suggest choosing either a balm or butter, alternating between the two or using a balm during the day and a butter whilst sleeping.
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Now that we've cleared that up, come check out our range of 16 masculine scents, that our products are available in (unscented is also available). Just click here to see our full product scent range.
Well that's all from us today, we hope this helps you on your bearded journey. If you still want to learn more, feel free to check out our other blog posts or get in touch with us via our chat module.