Look around you. Almost every man is sporting some kind of facial hair. Beards of every type and size have been in fashion for a long time. If you’re a woman reading this and you love his beard, show him some love on Valentines Day and get him some beard beauty products. If you’re a man and you’re reading this, take note. Don’t think it’s enough just to wash and moisturize your “facial glory” with the same basic products that you’re using on the rest of your body. If you want your beard to look good, you have to treat it with r.e.s.p.e.c.t.
Fortunately, there are products on the market designed specifically to nourish your beard, so it can flourish. Beard Guys is a full line of hair care products that cater to facial hair care, made with natural oils, conditioning butters, herbal extracts, and vitamins. The products claim to clean, conditon and moisturize facial hair as well as do good things for your skin. Their Daily Wash 35 and Deep Conditioner 25 cleanse and moisturize, while the Beard Oil 25 and the Beard Balm 25 are styling tools that make facial hair look good.
If you ask a woman what she least likes about beards, she’ll most likely say “he doesn’t keep it clean enough.” The Beard Guys Daily Wash 35 is a beard shampoo with keratin, argan oil and soothing aloe.These are ingredients that good shampoos also contain, to soothe, protect, nourish, and condition the hair on your head. The wash also does a great job of getting the sweat of a hard days’ work off your face, without leaving your skin and beard as dry as a construction worker’s knuckles. It’s good for daily use, but if your skin is on the dry side, use it every other day or so.
Just like you need a conditioner on your hair after you shampoo it (admit it, you really do if you want soft, shiny hair the girls want to touch), your beard needs conditioning too. The Deep Conditioner 25 is the companion to the beard cleanser. In case you were wondering how great beard conditioner could actually be, it’s pretty darn wonderful! Some of the “25” ingredients in teh conditioner are moisturizing jojob oil, anti-inflammatory olive-oil, and shea butter offering UV protection (keeps your color from fading…who needs a dull beard)? Be sure to rinse well to prevent leaving any residue behind.
Our testers also tried the Beard Oil 25, a blend of 25 natural oils and butters including sweet almond oil for moisture, Moroccan Argan Oil for anti-aging benefits, and Vitamin E that moisturizes, helps prevent irritation, and softens beard hair, while promoting healthy beard growth. When using this product, don’t go overboard with it, a little goes a long way. It will absorb quickly into the hair, but there’s a limit (you don’t want to go into “Soul-Glo” jheri curl juice territory). If you do use too much, just wipe off the excess with a towel. Use it for a while and watch your beard get softer, stronger, longer. Stroke your chin, deep in thought about the troubles of the world that no longer include worrying about a dry, scratchy, scraggly beard! At $14.99 for a 2-ounce bottle (with dropper tip for easy application) you’ve got a bargain, considering there are other beard oils out there costing closer to $40.00.
If you aren’t delighted by the idea of oil, there’s a Beard Balm 25 (or use both). It has a thicker, creamier consistency and does more to help style and smooth while it shines and moisturizes. There are two formulas” Fine/Medium and Coarse. No matter which you choose, you’ll get the benefits of Black Castor Oil (combats dandruff), conditioning Acai Butter, and Virgin Coconut Oil, for shine. Again, go light on this, a little goes a long way. Just work a bit of the product in your hands and add to beard, brush into place. At just $14.99 for a 3 oz. tin, it’s worth every penny and it’s travel, friendly, too.
*special thanks to Kyle Lugo for this review