Having trouble achieving that shiny well-groomed beard look? No worries, you’re about to learn how to make that beard shine like it’s never shined before. With that said, you’ll need the aid of beard products in order to accomplish this. If you happen to be in a pinch, you probably could get away with rubbing some baby oil on your beard. But don’t be that guy. For the best results, you’ll want to opt for a high-quality beard oil or beard balm. While the exact ingredients used in these products will vary based on the exact brand you choose, typically you’ll find a mix of jojoba oil, argan oil, almond oil, and sometimes castor oil. Shea butter is also commonly included in beard balms as well.
These are all natural ingredients. In addition to softening your beard and giving it a shiny appearance, they also provide the nourishment your beard requires but is probably lacking.
If you happen to break out a lot, you might want to stick to brands that contain jojoba and argan oil primarily. Jojoba oil is actually the most similar to the natural oils your skin already produces. What this means is an oil or balm based on jojoba will neutralize your skin’s oil production. This way, you won’t experience any aggravation to any pre-existing acne conditions.
With that said, everyone is different and it’s always best to consult with a Dermatologist if you want to be on the safe side.
If you don’t have one already, you’ll also want to acquire a beard brush. For a shiny beard, regular beard grooming is essential and a beard brush is going to be your main tool. Invest in a good one. It’s worth it and you’ll really get a ton of use out of it. Typically, these are made out of boar bristles. But, you should be able to find some alternatives if for some reason you have an aversion to using animal products. Also, if you are washing your beard with regular shampoo, you should stop and switch to a beard shampoo. Regular shampoo is going to dry your beard out, which is counterproductive to what we’re trying to achieve.
1. Begin by washing your beard with a beard shampoo as needed. You don’t necessarily need to shampoo your beard every day. If your beard doesn’t feel dirty, skipping a few days will help accumulate natural oil.
2. Towel dry your beard. Avoid blow drying unless you really need to.
3. Apply your chosen beard oil or beard balm once dry. Do not apply to a wet beard.
4. Use your beard brush to distribute the balm or oil throughout your beard evenly.
Follow this routine for a healthy-looking shiny beard. The great news is that beards are becoming trendy again and the market has grown to accommodate this demand. So, you have a ton of different brands to choose from. Take your time experimenting with different oils and balms and find the best one that works for you.