If you’re relatively new to the world of beard balms, you might be confused about why it is the way it is, what purpose it serves, and, most importantly, how the hell you use it. Whether you're an amateur or a seasoned pro, this conversation will bring some of your most commonly asked questions to the fore front. With more and more balms becoming available on the market, I'll walk you through step by step on how to get the most out of a high-quality, all-natural beard balm.
Beard balms come in many different forms and variations. Choose wisely. You want to find something that is carefully and thoughtfully formulated to give your beard the moisture it needs and the hold you desire.
When your beard begins to gain length and thickness, the flyaways and overall upkeep can be frustrating. But you must remember — don't make any rash decisions! Everyone has bad beard days. Power through it! Beard balms help keep your beard looking its best and feeling great throughout the day. It's a game changer and it's one of our favorite products for a reason.
What are beard balms made of?
Beard Supply’s beard balms are made using all-natural, unrefined beeswax and lanolin. It makes the balm stiffer, but it also gives you stronger, longer lasting hold. Together, they help lock in the moisture from the all-natural oils and butters that also make up our balms.
When should I use beard balm?
Like our beard oils, the best time to apply beard balm is right after your shower. In that moment, your beard is at its cleanest (particularly if you’ve just washed it with our all-natural beard soap). Towel-dry the beard, then apply your favorite beard oil before applying the balm. This will ensure the oil gets trapped deep inside the skin to moisturize your beard from the roots out. The balm then acts as a sealant to lock in moisture, leaving you with a well-kept, healthy, and soft beard.
How much should I apply?
First, you have to learn how to remove the balm from the tin. It’s a lot easier than it looks. We’ve come up with a few tricks to help you dig out the proper amount before applying it. There’s no need to heat the balm unless you feel it’s absolutely necessary. But we’ve found it helps to warm up the balm just a bit by using your pointer finger. Run your finger across the top of the balm in a circular motion repeatedly. Then, use the back of your thumbnail to remove the desired amount (about the size of a nickel or quarter). Don’t have a thumbnail? That’s weird, but okay. You’ll just have to get creative. You can use the tip of a beard comb, a pocket knife, a guitar pick, a quarter... you get the point.
How do I apply the beard balm?
To apply the balm, first you’ll need to — fancy science word alert! — emulsify it. Place the liberated balm in one palm, then rub your hands together until you’ve worked it evenly across your palms and between your fingers. Once the balm is completely emulsified, you’re ready to rock.
Begin the application at the base of your beard, working in the balm from root to tip. And don’t neglect your stache!
Finally, use a beard comb to evenly distribute throughout your beard. For best results, try Beard Supply’s wooden beard comb. But that’s already in your pocket, isn’t it?
How often should I apply beard balm?
Feel free to apply it more than once a day, but that may not be necessary. It all depends on the individual. You’ll find your groove and routine eventually; we all do. But the best part about using a balm is how quick the process is. It takes just a small fraction of your day to make the hair on your face healthier, softer, and better groomed with our all-natural beard balms. Now get out there my bearded friend!
If you have any questions regarding our products and how to use them, or if you just need some words of encouragement — shoot us an email at email@example.com.