Welcome back once again guys and gals. How was everyone’s festive break? I ate so much cheese!
I’m back today to talk about ‘the key to a healthy beard’! I’ll be discussing the products and steps I believe you need to take to ensure your beard stays at optimum health. I’ll also be busting a few myths along the way like usual!
So to begin – the first thing I wanted to mention (and the first myth I wanted to bust) was about beard growth oil. There are so many of these on the market nowadays, it’s hard to shop on eBay or Amazon without finding one displaying some outrageous claim about growth results.
Let me nip this in the bud (or beard!) right here and now. There is no evidence whatsoever that there is any ingredient or component in these products that aids or speeds the process of facial hair growth. It is all just baloney!
Trust me, I’ve purchased quite a few, and I am yet to find one that works, or even remotely helps. When it comes to growth oil, don’t bother!
A much simpler and more rational regime to adopt is one where on a daily basis you use regular conditioning oil, or better yet, beard balm.
Beard balm usually has so many great ingredients that really nourish and condition the beard. Personally I cannot get enough of the stuff.
My regime usually consists of the following…
Wake up, shower and use beard wash on my facial hair. After coming out, I pat my beard dry. Then I whack out this balm for my beard (my favourite kind) and scoop a small amount out of the tin with my thumbnail. Because I’ve just been in the shower, the skin and hair on my neck and face will still be relatively warm. This helps the balm melt slightly, making it much easier to distribute.
There you have it – my go-to guide for beard grooming. Jot it down or print it off and get to work!