If you want a luxurious beard that you can easily style, start using an all-natural beard balm to tame you mane. Men with thicker beards may have wiry or scraggly hairs that stick out at random. Some men choose to wet their hands in an attempt to control those hairs that stick out, but this is an ineffective strategy that may contribute to beard dryness.
When it comes to styling your beard, or at least preventing the grizzly untamed look, it’s best to use a beard balm. The healthy fats in a beard balm nourish both the facial hair and the skin under the beard. Beard balm differs from beard oil because it is solid at room temperature, whereas the oil is always liquid. Because of this, you have to melt the balm in your hands prior to applying it to your beard. Beard balms are great for anyone who experiences beard itch or beard dandruff. By delivering essential vitamins and moisturizing properties to the beard, your beard can be healthier and flake-free. Some of the best ingredients that facilitate this process are detailed below.
Beeswax is unworkable in the original state, so you have to melt it down with other ingredients to create a beard balm. Not only does beeswax benefit the hair and skin, but it also helps to tame flyaway hairs and frizzy beards. Containing both anti-allergenic and anti-inflammatory properties, beeswax works to soothe irritated and dry skin by locking in moisture. Additionally, beeswax helps to repel dirt and grime by acting as a sealant, so it keeps your beard hair shiny and healthy.
Jojoba oil is a cosmetic oil that comes from the seeds of a shrub named Simmondsia chinensis. One of the main uses of jojoba oil is to promote hair growth. Men can experience difficulty with beard length because of dryness and breakage, which stem from a failure to moisturize. Jojoba oil adds moisture to the beard, which contributes to a longer, fuller beard. You can apply jojoba oil to your beard in the evening and allow it to sink in overnight. Incorporating it into a beard balm is another great way to apply it.
If you want a longer, thicker beard, then get your hands on some coconut oil. According to a 2003 study, coconut oil’s lauric acid may stimulate new hair growth. The low weight and molecular structure allow it to sink into the skin and hair follicles, rather than sitting on top of the skin like other oils. Hair loss in males primarily occurs because of protein loss, but coconut oil’s ability to stop protein loss makes it an excellent ingredient to promote hair growth. Coconut oil also works to condition the skin and add extra moisture, which reduces sebum build-up and dryness.
DIY All-Natural Beard Balm
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup beeswax pastilles
- 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
- 20 drops cedarwood essential oil
- 20 drops pine essential oil
- Combine the coconut oil, beeswax pastilles, and jojoba oil in the top of a double boiler over medium heat.
- Stir the mixture frequently until completely melted. Once you see that the ingredients are melted together, remove the double boiler from the heat.
- Pour the mixture into a heat-safe 12-ounce glass jar. Once it cools slightly, pour in the essential oils and stir to combine.
- Place the jar in the fridge and allow it to settle. When it sets completely, then it’s ready to use. Keep it in a cool, dry, place and use when needed, but once per day should suffice.