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by Harry Strick October 30, 2020 3 min read

One of the most difficult stages in beard growth is when the beard is incessantly itchy. Your skin might end up feeling raw and flaky, all the while looking awkward and asymmetrical. It is understandable that you might want to shave off your budding beard before it becomes a glorious mane, but fear not. There are a few products you can use to relieve the horrible itchy feeling. 

Natural beard oils and balms are the way to go

These are the most important products in a man’s beard-grooming arsenal. With the emergence of beard culture around the world, there are plenty of options on the market for beard care products. As such, it is important to do your research and find well-reviewed products that are perfect for your needs. 

Understanding beard oils

Beard oil, for example, is an absolute necessity no matter the length of your beard. Whether you are sporting a fuzz just a few hairs longer than 5 o’clock shadow or something akin to Gandalf’s magnificent white beard, you definitely need beard oils. 

Most beard oils are applied by putting three drops in your palm. This should do as a baseline for those using it for the first time. After that, rub your palms together and make sure to get the oil between your fingertips. The final step is to apply it as evenly as possible to your beard. That step would also be a good time to use a beard brush to help spread the oil evenly and to exfoliate the skin. 

These natural beard oils serve to create a protective coat around the hairs and to hydrate the skin and follicles, reducing itching and rawness. They are formed through a mix of gentle essential oils, such as avocado oils, jojoba, almond oils, and so on. 

What about beard balms?

On the other hand, beard balms are leave-in conditioners that help moisturize, condition, and soften beards. They also serve to create structure, much like a hair mousse or wax. Common ingredients in beard balms are shea butter, beeswax, almond oils, and so on. 

They are applied by placing a dollop of the balm on the palm and rubbing your hands together until the product feels warm and supple. After which, it is rubbed into the beard similar to how beard oils are applied. A beard comb or brush may also be used to style the beard into its desired shape. 

Should they be mixed together?

Natural beard oils and beard balms are not meant to be used at the exact same time. Beard oils should be included in your daily routine, applied once a day after your shower. Beard balms, on the other hand, beard balms are best applied before special events and once or twice a week as a deep conditioning agent.

Final thoughts

The health of your beard hinges mostly on the quality of the skin under it. If the skin is raw and itchy, it is an indication that the beard might grow in uncomfortable and healthy ways. With the right natural beard oil and beard balm, on the other hand, it is fully possible to alleviate skin problems and improve the health of your glorious mane of hair. 

Fornatural beard oils and balms, send us at The Unshaved a message. We have premium-quality beard care and skin care products for every man. 

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