Hey there Kings! Have an amazing lump of hair but don’t know how to maintain it? Have a luscious thick beard but don’t know how to balm it? Okay nevermind that was a failed attempt at humour,
Our bad jokes aside, if you’re someone who’s just getting started with grooming then Beard Balm is an essential product that you must include in your grooming routine. Of course, some of you know that already and are probably wondering how to apply it.
Well, kings look no further! Cause as always, we got you covered. Today we’ll not only tell you how to apply beard balm but as a bonus also narrate the benefits of it. We won’t leave your dry like that cause we are going to tell you when to apply it too!
So let’s dive in
What are Beard Balms Made of?
Before we dive into the benefits and application of beard balm, it’s best to know what they are made of in the first place. For starters, they differ from brand to brand. However, the main ingredient present in all beard balm is beeswax. It not only moisturizes and softens your hair but also gives you a stronger, longer-lasting hold. Together, they help to lock in the moisture from the all-natural oils and butter that also make up our balms.
The Benefits of Beard Balm
But before we get into the step-by-step process of application of beard balm, let’s clarify how exactly a can full of wax makes your beard healthier? Here are some of the major benefits of applying beard balm:
Soften Your Beard
Ask yourself what a conditioner does for your hair. It conditions, moisturizes, softens and helps style your hair right? Well certainly beard balms are no exception and you can think of it as a conditioner for your beard.
Beard balms help to avoid flyaways or tangled beards too. Beard balms also help to soften your brittle hair on the face. It keeps your beard from feeling dry and helps to avoid the frizzed look.
Fight Against Dandruff
Your skin naturally produces sebum oil. When the natural supply of your sebum oil is depleted, the problem of beard dandruff appears.
Fortunately, beard balm contains both butter and carrier oil, among other ingredients, which closely resemble and mimic sebum oil. This helps moisturize your beard and keep dandruff at bay.
Get Rid of Beard Itch
Just like the beard oil and conditioners, the beard balm will help you keep your beard itch at bay.
It also treats beardruff resulting from dry and sensitive skin by locking in its moisture. Apply a beard balm starting today to relieve yourself of the annoying problem of beard itch.
Keeps Stray Hair and Flyaways at Bay
“Hold” isn’t the USP of beard balms and doesn’t do it justice. Thanks to beeswax, it can help keep flyaways and stray hairs out of your way and your preferred beard style, in place. So your beard would look less fuzzy and more well maintained.
Detangle Your Beard
Are you tired of those tangles and knots in your beard?
If the answer is yes and you’re looking for a way to remedy it, then beard balm is the way to go. As mentioned before beard balm helps soften and moisten your beard.
So the next time when you are running a comb or brush through your beard, it won’t feel as brittle and won’t get tangled up or knotted as it normally would. This sensation is an unpleasant experience to say at the least.
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Things You Should Know Before Applying a Balm
So you’ve decided to get yourself a beard balm. Now what? Of course, before telling you how to apply beard balm it’s essential you are made aware of certain things. One must keep in mind the following before applying balm to reap the maximum benefit from it :
- Use balms that contain an all-natural ingredient to have the safest and healthiest application.
- Do not use synthetic ingredients. Sealants, for example, is a synthetic ingredient that can damage your facial hair.
- Balms containing all-natural ingredients and other ingredients such as lanolin, and beeswax will help soften your beard and hold in place.
- A good balm moisturizes your skin and reduces irritation
- If you have a patchy beard, then opt for a balm that contains shea butter. It helps to make your facial hair fuller and thicker.
- Not following the proper steps on how to apply on balm can have a reverse effect can make your beard prone to split ends and breakage.
How to Use Beard Balm in 7 Easy Steps:
Finally, the moment you all have been waiting for. Here comes the icing at the top of the cake. Buckle up and read along for the next few minutes to find out how to balm your beard.
Step 1: Clean your Beard
It’s very important that you clean your beard to remove all the dirt, dust and grime that builds up on it throughout the course of the day. We don’t recommend shampooing it every single day. However we believe you should wash it with lukewarm water once every morning when you wake up and once every night before you hit your bed.
Step 2: Detangle
Comb your hair along the direction or the grain of your beard growth to get rid of the annoying beard tangles and curls. Doing this will help rectangle it.
Step 3: Take a Small Amount of Bum in Your Hands
Remember, more is not always better. In case of beard balm the less you apply the better. Although, the amount you’ll take will depend on your beard growth or length we advise taking a small scoop with your index finger and placing it on your palms.
Step 4: Emulsify it
Emulsify is a rather fancy term to mean spread across 😉
Use your index finger and run it on your palm in a circular motion. Rub both of your palms together till you have a warm sensation almost like something is melting in between. This is when the balm in your palm will truly be emulsified. Make sure it reaches the fingers too.
Once the balm is completely emulsified go on to the next step.
Step 5: Run Your Hands Through
Work the balm in your beard at the beginning of your neck, and move your hands upward towards your chin. If parts of your beard are still dry, scrape up some more balm.
Having properly moisturized the bottom portion of your hair, work the balm through your sideburns and work your way down. Then sculpt your beard gently with your hands to treat any loose hairs. You should notice a lovely top-gloss and greater manageability.
You can use the leftover balm left in your hands in a number of ways, such as a lotion or body moisturizer should you want to do so. Do not necessarily add the balm to your beard’s surface – rub it into your skin. A beard is just as healthy as the skin on which it develops.
Step 6: Style your Beard with a Comb or Brush
Use a wooden beard comb to spread the balm uniformly around your hair, thus helping mold it into your perfect form. Use the brush to style your hair in the direction you want. Preferably along the grain. The bristles of the brush will help to tuck in the flyaways and keep any stray hairs at bay.
Step 7: Rinse and Repeat
That’s it. That’s all there is to it. Just rinse out the excess oil that remains in your beard with lukewarm water at night and repeat it in the morning after you get up from bed.
When Should I Use Beard Balm?
The best time to apply a beard balm is when your beard is at its cleanest. Like beard oils, we recommend applying it right after your shower.
Towel-dry the beard and do it gently. Afterwards, use a beard oil before application of beard balm to trap the oils in the skin and moisturize your beards from its roots. Because of its sealant properties, the balm is able to lock moisture this way and maintain a healthier beard in the long run.
How Often Should I Use Beard Balm?
You may also use a balm depending on your individual needs, beard length, motivation and so on. But a daily balm application will improve the overall health of your beard and not harm it.
Feel free to apply it more than once a day but you may not need it. It all depends on who you are. Eventually, you can find your rhythm and routine; we all do.
But beard balm can and should be applied every day, as opposed to shampoo. You will notice that your beard progressively becomes softer.
Many people falsely believe it’s easier to grow a beard than to shave every day, but it takes just as much effort to keep it properly maintained.
Beard Balm vs Beard Oil
Oils and balms are similar. Albeit balms usually contain beeswax and shea butter thus giving it a holding property which beard oils don’t possess
Beard balm works best and is ideal for use on longer and thicker beards. But you can still reap the benefits from it by using it on shorter beards because of its moisturizing qualities.
Beard balms provide extra moisture. It’s mostly known for its hold. Whereas beard oil is known for providing that shine and glow looking good at any beard.
So to summarize, every man should have a beard balm in their closet just like they have a shampoo and conditioner for hair. It’s worth keeping in mind that the texture of a beard is different than that of hair so special care should be given and products should be used. Alongside, one should maintain proper hygiene and a well-balanced diet alongside growing a beard for comfort.
We hope you liked our article and now have a complete idea on how to balm your beard. We would love to hear from you. So leave a comment down below. Tell us about your experience and mention if you have used a beard balm before and if not are you planning to now?