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Since the dawn of indoor plumbing, beard-wearers everywhere have tended to their hairy faces over a bathroom sink full of lukewarm water and basic, everyday soap…that everybody in the house washes with.
Today, with reports and statistics screaming expectations that the global beard care products market will be worth some USD 4.02billion by 2025…things have very clearly come a long way.
Growing and maintaining that pure beaut beard was the key takeaway in previous publications – and the topic of not using shite lotions and potions only tickled…until now.
With you, your pocket and every hair on your head in mind – we’ve scribbled a short, straight up summary of the main beard care products on the market.
Beard Scrubs, Body Washes & Solid Shampoos
Did ye know? Exfoliation isn’t just a ‘woman thing’.
Scrubs, washes and shampoos place in your hands the power to prevent dry, flaky skin and clogged pores. A must-have on the bathroom shelf – they exfoliate the face, remove dead skin cells and help to prevent ingrown beard hairs. Much like washing the hair on the top of your head.
Keep in mind that the skin under your beard isn’t the same as that on your scalp. Using a cheap and cheerful product may seem like a win-win…but harsh cleansing and conditioning agents found in many a product on the shelves will only irritate the skin and hair you’re working hard to look after.
The obvious one. And believe it or not…it’s not just for the pretentious hipsters out there.
Every beard reaches a ridiculously uncomfortable stage of growth. So when it comes to conditioning and moisturizing the skin and hair – beard oil is going to be your best friend. Quality oil will reduce irritation during early growth and add shine to that healthy, hairy head. “Happy Days!”, says you.
Read what’s in it before you buy it. If it isn’t a fine blend of natural carriers, essential oils and fantastic fragrances (unless fragrance-free is your thing)…delete it from your basket or put it back on the shelf. Cheap, nasty oils will leave your beard greasier than the bottom of a deep fat fryer.
Essentially a tin (or tube) of conditioning slash styling awesomeness.
Buying the best beard balm for you is up there with choosing the right hair styling products. Whether you prefer a conditioning balm or a thicker styling product that offers more control – beard balms are designed to help hydrate and soften your beard. And they’re taking the beard care market by storm.
Shit-hot balms are all about a light to medium hold. Carefully selected, refined and unrefined organic ingredients will offer a high shine and low grease look and feel – and provide a winning result every single time. If it’s harder than the fancy tin it’s presented in…It’s time to find yourself a new product.
Pomade & Hair Clay
We know what you’re thinking…”Pomade and Hair Clay?! This isn’t the 50s or 60s!”
A lethal hairstyle walks hand-in-hand with an equally lethal beard. Quality pomade is designed to provide a fresh, strong hold with a high gloss finish – and it’s perfect for achieving classic quiffs, side partings, pomps and contoured styles. Hair Clay is ideal for creating a modern, flexible style with a medium hold and natural, often matte finish.
It’s easy to buy the second-cheapest, watery gel in any Centra or Chemist and transform yourself into a Wish.com Danny Zuko. A good pomade or clay will take a beating from the elements of day-to-day life…and still smell and look the business at bedtime when you wash it out with ease.
NEWSFLASH! If you’ve got a beard…you need a quality beard brush in your life.
We get it. The thought of brushing at yourself in the mirror seems a bit…out there. But whether you’re sporting some chin stubble or a beard brushing your boot laces, a good brush is essential. It’ll help keep things clean, steer stubborn hairs in the right direction and create the shape you’re going for. You’ve never seen your beard looking better until you start hitting it with a brush on the daily. FACT!
Depending on your beard and what you’re looking to achieve, there’s a product out there for all shapes, sizes and thicknesses. In our experience, Kent Brushes don’t f*ck about…for want of a better way to put it. As the world’s oldest brush makers (and proud!), they create beautiful, lifelong beard brushes like no other. A £1 brush from B&M Bargains does not suffice. Get on it!
We’ve Got You
Unlike buying Lynx, Mach 3 blades or Dax Wax Short & Neat of an afternoon spent getting the groceries – knowing which beard products to buy is totally new ground for many a man far and wide.
We hope this blog goes some way towards helping you understand the main products on the market. The way we look at it…your beard is an extension of you. So don’t rub shite products all over it.
Those behind a real offering will know exactly what they’re talking about. They’ll take the time to listen to you, provide honest suggestions and offer products based on your best interests…and not just taking your money.
When it comes to a one-stop shop for all things quality, No BS beard care – we’ve got you. We know that growing and maintaining that pure beaut beard is a lifestyle…and not just a hobby.
We’ve got everything you need…and more.
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