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5 REASONS WHY OUR BEARD BALM IS UNIQUE
Why should you use our beard balm and why is it unique?
If you’re daily routine includes a range of beard care products, there’s no doubt you’ve heard about beard balm and are probably using it alongside a beard oil. Although beard balm holds some similarities to beard oil, its main difference is that while conditioning and softening the hair and beard, it adds style and manages those stray hairs. Depending on your day, you may be using one, the other, or both. However, with so many products on the market, how do you choose the right balm for you?
What to consider when using beard balm
Some key things to think about when deciding which type of beard balm to use, it’s important to take into account the following factors.
Beard balm and hair type for styling
Depending on whether you have long, medium or short beard hair length, you may select a different type of beard balm. For longer beard types, you're likely going to use beard balm to keep your beard conditioned and in place while controlling flyaways. For those of you with shorter beards, you're likely wanting to condition the beard and skin and use beard balm as an alternative to an oil.
Beard balm and your skin type
Beard balms are a great way to lock moisture into the skin due to the added benefits of waxes and butters, as opposed to just using beard oil. If you suffer from excessively dry skin, find a conditioning balm that is going to soften the beard hair while eliminating beard dandruff and reducing beard itch.
Beard Balm and the environment
In warm, humid environments, you may want to switch things back to a beard oil but with dry, hot or cold environments you'll likely want to treat the beard and skin every so often with a nourishing beard balm. This will help prevent the skin drying out and add a barrier of protection against harsh environmental conditions.
Beard balm and its formula type
When developing our Beard Balm, we took into account the pro’s and con’s of current beard balms on the market. The focus was on 5 key areas we believed we could improve and innovate a new style of balm on the market which provided several benefits unlike anything else we had tried.
Fast absorbing beard balm
An important part of developing our Beard Balm was to ensure that the formula didn’t just sit in the beard leaving it shiny and oily. We found that many of the heavy waxes and butters used in traditional balms really struggle to adsorb into the hair shaft and follicle due to it’s ingredient properties. With the use of lighter waxes (vegan friendly), butters and oils, we were able to achieve a balm that was lightweight and fast absorbing.
Many beard balms use beeswax, mainly as a heavy styling agent, which leaves the hair coated and thus becoming waterproof. We found that if daily use was occurring, it meant that you had to use beard wash more often to remove excess build up, which led to dry hair and skin. It seemed counterproductive as the beard product itself should be improving the health of the beard and skin, yet in many instances it mean having to strip the hair and skin through a wash phase. This doesn’t mean beeswax based balms are bad for you by any means, it was just something we took into account when creating our balm to ensure the product was having a positive impact overall.
Natural beard balm ingredients and its benefits
When looking online at the ingredients lists of dozens of beard balms, we noticed a very similar pattern. Most contained beeswax, shea butter, a few carrier oils (jojoba oil, argan oil, sweet almond oil) and then fragrance or essential oils. We’ve never been known to follow the same path, so we set out to research unique raw materials that had a plethora of benefits to them. Ingredients not found in any balm on the market, but also ingredients that had unique properties for the hair and skin. The three key ingredients in our Australian made beard balm were Floraspheres, Ucuuba Butter and Babassu Oil.
Why our beard balm contains Floraspheres
On first look at our balm, you’ll notice hundreds of small black dots which resemble dragonfruit. Don’t worry, these are not microbeads. They’re known as Floraspheres, and we’re the only company in the world using them in beard balms. Floraspheres are small natural wax coated spheres which contain vitamin E and jojoba esters into the hair and skin. They dissolve on touch when emulsified into both skin and hair, leaving no sticky residue behind, giving it the softening and conditioning influence it deserves. Simply press down on them in the palm and watch them disappear.
Why our beard balm contains Ucuuba Butter
Originating from South and Central America, this unique butter has multiple uses and benefits, and is also not used in any beard balms on the market. This highly anti-inflammatory and antiseptic ingredient is rich in Lauric, Myristic and Palmitic acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and unsaturated fatty acids. This makes it ideal for protecting hair from damage while treating dry, irritated or problematic skin!
Why our beard balm contains Babassu Oil
Sourced from the tropical area of Brazil, this Vitamin E rich solid oil soothes itchy, dry skin while alleviating beard dandruff. Also highly conditioning, to leave your beard and skin extremely soft.
Our beard balm is vegan
Due to the use of beeswax, many beard balms on the market aren’t vegan friendly. Whether this is important to you, it’s definitely important to many. In our quest to ensure our beard balm absorbed and didn’t require shampoo to wash out, we stumbled across Berry Wax and Candelilla Wax. Not only did both contain great properties for light to medium hold, they were also vegan friendly options which made it easier to use.
Why you should use a conditioning beard balm
When deciding which beard balm you want, you have to take into account whether you want a styling balm or a conditioning balm. A styling balm will use heavier waxes such as beeswax to act more like a hair styling product, whereas a conditioning balm will provide a medium hold with a focus on softening and moisturising the hair and skin. With a mix of softer waxes, butters and oils, our formula is extremely conditioning which leaves the hair and skin healthy, soft and itch free while complimenting the beards natural style. The best thing about the balm is that it can be applied to a dry beard, which is great if you’re racing out the door in the morning!
Why our beard balm has a soft texture
Some beard balms are so tough you really have to scoop it out using the back of you nail. We wanted to ensure our formula was easy to scoop out, melted in the palm and was easy to apply. The texture is as soft as butter, and breaks down to an oil like consistency but slightly more viscous. This might be your preference if you use a beard oil daily.
As you can see, there are a lot of things to think about when choosing a beard balm. It’s also important to note that beard balms and beard oils can be used together or separately, to maintain a healthy beard. There is no right or wrong, but we know you can’t go wrong with a beard balm like ours!
Now you know why you should be using beard balm, why beard balm works, the benefits of beard balm and additional beard care grooming essentials, why not shop our range of Australian made beard balm.