How To Use Beard Balm
Everything you do requires effort and dedication, and so is keeping and maintaining a neat and well-presented beard worth of other people’s admiration. It’s true, keeping whiskers can be much easier than having to shave from time to time. However, a well-maintained beard makes you look neat and keeps you on top of the game.
Lucky enough, there are products like beard balm which is designed to provide unmatched beard grooming capability. The balm serves a variety of purposes, and in this post we look at how to use and apply beard balm.
Things to note:
It’s essential to use beard balm in a way that makes the most of its benefits depending on a variety of factors:
- Use beard balms with all-natural ingredients, instead of synthetic ones.
- Synthetic ingredients like sealants can infuriate the facial skin and harm your beard follicles.
- The sealants and all-natural ingredients like Shea butter and beeswax helps in holding the beard in place, softens it and lessens skin irritation.
- A good beard balm moisturizes the skin and the beard. It prevents sealing in dryness or making the beard brittle and disposed to breakage and split ends.
- For individuals with patchy or thin beards, a balm containing Shea butter is recommended as it helps the beard hair to appear thicker.
When Should Beard Balm Be Applied?
The ideal time to apply beard balm is the moment you step out of shower. All you need to do is dry the beard with a towel leaving it slightly damp to allow you work the balm into the beard and to the skin underneath easily.
How to Apply the Beard Balm
When you have towel-dried your beard to the “damp” point, brush or comb it to remove any tangles or knots, or the stray hairs that have fallen out already. Loose hairs aren’t a reason to worry. If you feel you are losing more hair than normal, try using a comb and not a brush.
You are free to use any tool to groom your beard, but preferably a brush with spines made of boar’s hair, a wooden or bone comb, these help to move the natural oils around. Remember many manufactured plastic combs and brushes fail to move the oils as well, into your beard.
This is what you need to do:
- After combing your beard to remove the tangles, you can now grab your container of beard balm and get started.
- Use your thumb or the index finger to scoop out a little balm, almost the size of a marble (Larger beards may require more). Make the balm softer before you remove it from its tin by rubbing your index finger over it in circular waves until it becomes softer.
- Melt the beard balm by rubbing it in your palms until it achieves the consistency similar to oil. Ensure you coat both palms as well as all of your fingers
- When applying the balm, start from the base of your beard working up to the sideburns while ensuring every area and hair is coated with the balm.
- Use your hands or a comb preferably that is made of wood steel or bone for even distribution of the balm throughout your beard as you also shape it into your favorite look. You can use beard oil and balm together or by themselves.
How Often the Beard Balm Should Be Used
Unlike shampoo, beard balm cannot strip the skin of its natural oils. You can, therefore, use it according to your preference. In any case, the balm helps in moisturizing the beard as well as facial skin, thus addressing the issue of robbing the skin of its natural oils and keeping your beard soft and neat.
Additionally, how often you use your beard balm depends on the length and thickness of your beard. You could use it more often if your beard is longer and thicker. Using beard oil and balm daily will enhance the overall health of your beard. Some people use the beard balm daily, while others use it occasionally.
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