Beard Balm, is a combination of Butters, Oils, Waxes, Jellies & Essential Oils, but what's the point of it? After all, there are already some great products such as Beard Oil or Beard Butter that work wonders for healthy Beard hair and chin skin.
Well, let's take a few moments of your day to shine the spotlight on the GOAT (GreatestOfAlllTime) of Beard care products.
What Is Beard Balm?
A semi-hard pomade textured product, created by systematically mixing, heating to the melting point, blending a mixture of nourishing, vitamin packaged ingredients while then cooling and pouring in a blend of moisturisers and sealants. The end result is a class A product for keeping your beard in shape, moisturised, protected and smelling good, acting as a leave-in conditioner.
Due to the thick viscosity of Beard Balm, applying the product to your beard after heating in the palms of your hands, can help if you have a patchy-looking beard, being able to manipulate the hairs creating a fuller look, also increasing the healthiness of the skin and beard hair, locking in moisture all day long.
Understanding the ingredients.
In order to understand the benefits you get out of beard balm, it's important that you understand what each one of these ingredients actually does.
Beeswax in beard balm gives your beard a slight hold and styling properties to an extent. Unlike beard wax which gives you the ultimate hold that your beard can achieve, the beeswax in beard balm is only just a slight hold at best.
In addition to giving you better hold on your beard, beeswax also helps to lock in the moisture given off by the other ingredients in the balm.
If beeswax is primarily for the hold, then the butter is for spreadability. This isn’t the typical dairy butter that you may have in the fridge. Instead, the butter used in beard balm is usually along the lines of a shea or cocoa butter. Also found in our Beard Butter product.
Carrier oils and butter help provide an ample amount of moisture for your beard. This is critical, especially if you live in a cooler or dry climate. The butter in beard balm makes sure that your beard will remain healthy throughout the day.
Carrier oils are where you are getting much of the benefits of any decent beard balm. Complimenting the butter used, a carrier oil will make your beard incredibly soft and healthy looking.
What is carrier oil? Carrier oils come from several different types of plants, the most common being jojoba, argan oil, sweet almond oil, etc. Also found as the core ingredient in our Beard Oil, carrier oils' core purpose is to nourish your beard.
If it's your first ever time using beard balm a great beginner carrier oil to look out for is either jojoba or argan oil. Especially if you have very sensitive skin, jojoba in particular is just about as close to an all-natural ingredient that you can use that closely resembles the natural sebum oil that your skin produces.
This greatly reduces any chance of having an allergic reaction – it's generally recommended to do an allergy patch test before applying any new products to your skin on a regular basis.
Should I be using Beard Balm?
Depending on your chin hair, Lion's mane, Face fuzz or most commonly known as 'Beard' Depending on its length and thickness, take the back of your fingernail, and scrape the beard balm, then take the product and rub in between your palms and fingertips, Warming up the Balm with your hands is a very important part of applying the product, allowing it to quench your beard and skin without leaving behind any residue.
Remember to spread your Beard Balm evenly throughout your beard. Do not worry, if you have used too little, then take some more and repeat, if you have used too much, take a clean flannel or towel and simply wipe the excess off.
Small Beards, medium Beards, long Beards and anything in between can benefit from using Beard Balm, we recommend using the product daily to really notice a healthier, thicker and all-around better looking Beard.