Every beard grower worth their salt wants to have a well-groomed majestic beard. But good beards are more difficult to achieve than they initially seem. They require proper care, maintenance, and a whole lot of itch-tolerance. Although there is a small group of men that can just genetically grow one with minimal upkeep, most of us require some help. Thankfully, there are a lot of different products out there to make you look your best, however the overwhelming choice can be confusing, so Cosy Beard is here to cut through the noise.
When it comes to men’s grooming, beard maintenance falls into two distinct categories. Hair care and skincare, because you have to take care of both the hair growing out of your face and the skin underneath it. No matter the length of your beard, you should be using products that both benefit your hair and your skin without damaging them.
The main principles of skincare still apply to beards - cleansing, moisturizing, exfoliating, and protecting. A common misconception is that the standard shampoo you use on your head can also be used as a beard wash, but it will likely be too harsh on your facial skin and can leave it dry and itchy. Beard washes, on the other hand, are formulated to clean both your facial hair and the skin underneath.
"The main principles of skincare still apply to beards - cleansing, moisturizing, exfoliating, and protecting."
Beards also need to be maintained the same way you keep your hairstyle in check; they need to be trimmed and styled. Trimming and shaping your beard regularly keeps it looking its best while using a styling product like beard balm or beard oil keeps you from looking dry, messy and dishevelled.
So whether you’re growing your first beard or cannot remember the last time you had a clean shave, these are the very best beard products you can use to create the most comprehensive beard-care routine ever.
- Beard Balm
Of all the beard grooming supplies that you need to maintain a quality looking and feeling beard, the best beard balm and moustache wax could be the most beneficial. The beard balm provides the facial hair with the nourishment needed for healthy growth while reducing the itchy discomfort that can be linked with the early stages of facial hair growth.
Using the beard balm will help keep the hair soft while working to reduce that itchy discomfort that can affect the skin under the beard. The important thing is to get the balm over each strand of hair to enjoy maximum results. The balm will remain active long after it has been applied. The beard balm also has great hydration properties. Keeping the hair hydrated is important for growth and for ensuring the overall appearance of the beard is striking.
"The beard balm provides the facial hair with the nourishment needed for healthy growth while reducing the itchy discomfort."
One of the most important factors concerning the beard balm is its protection characteristics. The balm not only helps ensure moisture remains trapped in the hairs; it can also protect it from damage against the wind and the harsh rays of the sun.
High-quality organic beard balm and mustache wax with mango butter or beeswax also give that extra oomph to beards, particularly if the facial hair is thick, coarse, or long.
The best beard balm works efficiently to control flyaway hair, particularly in-between trims with your beard trimmer. You will certainly notice that your beard not only feels softer, but it will also have a noticeable healthy shine. For men that have wild and long beards, the beard balm does double duty as a type of styling product to help tame it.
Simply rub some of the balm between your fingers and apply generously over the whole beard. Have it in mind that a small amount of the beard balm will go a long way, so continue massaging the balm deep into the beard and the skin below to achieve maximum coverage. We recommend Cosy Beard's Premium Beard Balm which comes in a variety of different scents.
- Beard Oil
Beard oil is an absolute treat for your beard. It acts as a conditioner and is extremely helpful for younger beards that are still in the stubble phase. The beard oil helps soften the hair, prevent beard itchiness, and moisturizes the skin. So, if things are looking a little dry, splash up a little oil up in there. Keep in mind that less is more, apply a small amount and work it into your beard before using any more as it can be very easy to apply too much oil. This could leave your beard feeling wet and greasy.
"The beard oil helps soften the hair, prevent beard itchiness, and moisturizes the skin."
The best beard oil is an essential grooming product and they both help to support and grow all different types of facial hair. This product is usually made with essential oil that can be made with various fragrances. We recommend Cosy Beard’s Premium Beard Oil that comes in multiple scents.
- Beard Shampoo
Beard shampoo is made to treat coarse beard hairs and the skin below. If your beard is too coarse, then you can trim it with a beard trimmer first and then apply the product of your choice to nurture it. The beard shampoo is made differently than the shampoo that you would use on your head, and for good reason.
The skin under your beard is much more sensitive than the scalp, and organic ingredients that work to soothe and not irritate the skin can help to provide relief from discomfort and help the hairs to grow healthier.
"The skin under your beard is much more sensitive than the scalp."
A good beard shampoo will thoroughly cleanse the facial hair and remove flakes, dirt, contaminants and impurities trapped deep below the facial hairs. The result is a smoother, softer and silkier beard. Helping to reduce those unsightly dandruff that can easily accumulate in the beard.
- Beard Comb
When it comes to using a beard comb, you must realise this is not synonymous with combing the hair on your head. Combs come in various types - there are rounded, short, long, and pick beards, all made to assist men with any type of facial hair.
You need to consider the material of the beard comb and if it has wide or fine teeth. Most beard combs are manufactured in metal, plastic, wood, or even bone, and the price jumps considerably as you go from plastic to bone. The better quality the material of the comb and beard brush is designed for longer beards that are difficult to manage. Smaller plastic combs work well on those beards with shorter fine hair however cheaper materials like plastic can contain rough edges and weaknesses in them which can result in catching on the hairs of your beard and potentially pulling them out.
The comb is used to distribute beard oils and balm into all the hairs on your face. The comb helps to ensure you do not miss any areas of the beard that you would if you were only using your fingers to spread the oils. We recommend one of our Durable Steel Combs that are handmade with American steel and come with a lifetime guarantee.
"The comb is used to distribute beard oils and balm into all the hairs on your face."