You may have heard of beard wash? Is it really a thing? Is it different from regular hair shampoo? Yes, some shampoos are designed more specifically for coarse beard hair. Similar to there being various different types of shampoo, for dandruff, for fine hair, for dyed coloured hair etc. Braw Beard Wash's ingredients get to work on coarse beard hair.
In Braw Beard Wash we chose to use...
During the process of creating Braw Beard Wash, we wanted to add aloe vera. Aloe vera has been to known to have skin repairing qualities, which can help reduce dandruff. It can also promote hair growth and make it smooth and shiny. It is also very soothing on irritated skin. Also included is coco glucoside, this is natural and biodegradable, obtained from coconuts. It is a natural conditioner and surfactant which lathers up without the need for chemicals which are often found in high street shampoos. Organic hibiscus flower extract is added too for its moisturising and deep conditioning benefits. It is rich in amino acids and vitamin C which may combat hair loss too. Sodium coco-sulfate is made from the fatty acids of a coconut. It does a great job of breaking down dirt and grease to leave a extremely clean beard.
Braw Beard Wash is unscented. The reason for this is so that you can use any Braw Beard oil to scent afterwards. We have customers who prefer no fragrance at all, we also have customers who have a large collection of Braw Beard oils. Why would you want to have a shelf full of different scented shampoos to suit each oil? So we made it unscented for full flexibility.
Why not regular shampoo?
Shampoo bought from high street supermarkets contain chemicals to lengthen shelf life. They are often made with alcohol and silicones which can dry the hair out, making it brittle which can lead to damage and hair breakages. Now that beard care is becoming so popular, some brands are producing chemical filled beard products, so choose wisely. When we used regular shampoo on our beards here at Braw HQ, we did start to notice dandruff and the hair feeling brittle. Head hair is finer, so these issues may not be so obvious on your head.
Things to look out for… Alcohol based products, alcohol dries out the moisture from hair and skin. This happens when you use alcohol based shampoos, but people get caught in the trap of using more to combat the dryness, not realising the damage done. You know the hungover feeling after absorbing copious amounts of alcohol hours earlier, now imagine how your hair is feeling after being doused in the shit, not ideal for growing glorious locks is it?
Silicone based products, it can create the illusion of healthy, smooth feeling hair. But actually what it does is coat the hair and stops any nutrients from your Braw Beard oil penetrating and nourishing the hair shaft. If you suffocate the hair, it can lead to damage and break, or fall out.
Really cheap shampoo. I know, shampoo shouldn’t be expensive right? But, if it’s cheap, it is probably mass-produced, rammed full of chemicals to keep a long shelf life and will most definitely not be good for your hair. Cheap shampoos may strip colour and natural oils from your hair. Avoid them.
How to use Braw Beard Wash
In the shower/bath, dispense 1 or 2 pumps into you hand, apply to your wet beard and massage in for around 30 seconds. Braw Beard Wash will not lather up as much as conventional shampoos due to the lack of chemicals to do so. But depending whether you are in a soft water or hard water area, (lather) results may vary. Make sure you wash all of the shampoo residue out of your beard. Once you have gently towel dried it afterwards, apply your favourite Braw Beard oil to condition for the rest of the day and enjoy.
What do our customers say about it?
“Braw beard wash really is impressive. After only one use your beard feels and looks fantastic! Really soft and the added bonus of it being scentless allows for your favourite oil and butter combo.”. – Gary S
“I've tried lots of different beard washes and conditioners and nothing comes close to the braw beard wash ... awesome product highly recommend” – Wayne G
“As Bret Hart says... "the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be" Shampoo pun not intended but this is head and shoulders above the competition..” – David S
Thanks for reading, I hope this has helped.
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