If you are starting to take your beard care seriously then integrating a beard balm in your daily routine is essential for your overall beard health.
But before we get into the details it's important to note that there are two types of balms: a conditioning balm and a styling sculpting balm.
Whichever type of beard balm you decide to go with, both will have differing degrees of conditioning and styling properties that will help with the everyday maintenance and health of your beard.
Below we have listed 5 big reasons why you should be using an all natural beard balm as part of your grooming routine:
1. Beard balm is a great conditioner for your beard
A conditioning beard balm is composed of different types of natural butters mainly shea, cocoa, or mango. Depending on the type of butter in the balm; shea and mango will have stronger conditioning effects helping prevent breakage and split ends. We use shea butter so expect a slightly grainy texture over time.
On the styling end, a balm with a higher degree of cocoa will have stronger styling properties and will sit heavier on the beard.
Some guys, especially the ones with longer beards tend to use both types of balms applying the conditioning balm first then applying a small amount of styling balm for extra control.
2. Beard balms are loaded with several carrier oils and vitamin E which keep your beard hydrated
One of the major components of a quality beard balm are carrier oils. The combination of carrier oils such as castor oil and sweet almond oil will nourish your beard and skin underneath, and keep it hydrated.
3. Beard balm helps retain moisture longer
Beard balms actually sit longer on your beard and skin before being completely absorbed giving longer lasting moisture to your beard. The beeswax and butter components of the balm seal in moisture longer which is important for the health and appearance of your beard, especially in dryer and or cooler climates where your beard needs the extra kick of moisture.
4. Beard balm is really good at softening your beard
The additional natural ingredients in a good quality balm along with the mix of carrier oils and essential oils really keep your beard soft to the touch while leaving a mild shine. Not only will your beard smell and feel fresh, it will be better tamed and less frizzy. Trust us, your beard will be healthier and more attractive because of it.
5. Beard balm provides your beard with styling and sculpting properties
All natural beard balms contain beeswax which provides your beard some hold allowing you to style and slightly control your beard.
And depending on whether you use a conditioning balm or a styling balm both will provide either light to medium beard control.
At the end of the day it all depends on what you are seeking.
We recommend trying out the conditioning beard balm first to see how your skin and beard responds, and if you need that extra control rub in a small amount of styling balm to get your desired look. Done!
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