We are often asked what are the beard balm benefits?
What is it? Why should I use it?
We call our version of balm, beard butter because the original recipe we made had a softer feel in the tin. It was a very successful product but our customers started to ask for a firmer version.
So we started playing with recipes to achieve it while still maintaining the beard balm benefits we had previously. We wanted the product to keep the hair nourished, maintain hold (stronger than before) but still leave the hair feeling soft, not waxy.
Finally we nailed it and in October 2018, our new improved beard butter was released, to be honest it’s more like a balm now but still leave the hair feeling as soft before so we’re sticking with the name beard butter.
Beard balm is a product designed to;
Provide hold to control wispy/unruly hairs.
Nourish the facial hair.
Moisturise the skin below.
Maintain a natural look throughout the day.
We changed our recipe totally on the new product, if we had just added more beeswax, it wouldn’t have given the desired results.
As I mentioned before we wanted to have a stronger hold but maintain the soft feeling left afterwards.
Mango butter – packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, saturated and mono saturated fats, it’s perfect for those who suffer dry and irritated skin under their beard. The emollience of mango butter seals and protects the hair strand.
Coconut oil – moisturises dry hair, prevents breakage and split ends which can help maintain length. Coconut oil can also stimulate hair growth by penetrating the follicles.
Cocoa butter – again a great hair moisturiser, it has been known to strengthen hair and add volume while making hair more manageable.
Avocado butter – originally used by the Egyptians to promote hair growth and strengthen hair, we had to add this, they build the Pyramids, so they know what they are doing. Avocado butter controls frizz (and wispy hairs), it works very well to nourish dry and brittle hairs, preventing damaged and split ends. This butter is full of proteins, amino acids and vitamins which promote healthy hair growth.
Shea butter – has been known to reduce dandruff, redness and irritation underneath the beard without clogging the pores.
Beeswax – rich in antioxidants, beeswax is a great conditioner for the hair whilst providing hold and can be used to style the hair. This is great for holding wispy and unruly beard hairs in place.
As you can see from that list, we chose the ingredients for a good reason and they work very well together!
If you had used our previous version of beard butter you will notice that the new improved product has a firmer feel in the tin. Some of the ingredients react to the cold, so if the balm feels harder than normal, it will still scoop out and melt in your palms as normal, it may just take a few seconds longer.
Just follow the instructions on the label as before. First scrape a pea sized bead out with the back of your nail.
Place it in the palm of your hands. Then rub them together to melt it down, the apply through your beard.
We like to brush afterwards with the boar bristle beard brush which even distributes the product from root to tip. The bristles separate the hairs from each other adding volume to the beard, making it appear fuller.
I hope this has helped explain beard balm benefits?
If your beard is dry or if you struggle to keep it in shape, consider trying our Braw Beard Butter.
It’s a really good product to use in the winter because the nutrients keep the hair from drying out in the cold weather. Plus, when your beard goes wild in the wind, you can easily pull it back into shape once inside.
If you think they may be of use to you, grab one HERE
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