Or are they another marketing gimmick? Do they soften or change the texture of the beard's growth?
IMO, thats what keeps most who want to grow a beard from sticking it out. After about a week the itch starts and people just shave it off. The beard oil helps with that.For the first two weeks my red beard is itchy itchy so I use a beard wash with argan oil, and use 2 or 3 drops of beard oil every morning and night after shower. Takes the itch away 5 min later. If it wasn't for beard oil I would have never grown my beard.
Have you tried Honest Amish Heavy Duty? Ive never tried it but Ive read/heard that its a bit thicker than the regular stuff and gives bit more hold.Beard oil does help soften your beard, while keeping you face from itching and keeps the dreaded beard-draft at bay.
Beard wax is for control of the stray hairs, it does not work well for holding mine for shaping plus I don't like the feel of it in my beard.
I've started to mix my own with good results. I can put in what I want, tweak the amount of each oil for what works for me.
I would suggest getting some and seeing for yourself.
I've tried the HA Heavy Duty--it was a little too much for me. Love GBS stuff--their beard butter is good too.Have you tried Honest Amish Heavy Duty? Ive never tried it but Ive read/heard that its a bit thicker than the regular stuff and gives bit more hold.
If you dont like regular beard balm, you may not like it though because Id bet it has an even heavier feel than the regular stuff does. Personally, I use Grave Before Shave balm and find it gives me good enough hold without feeling like it weighs my beard down. They have so very good scents too. I like their vanilla cigar scent.
hmmm, i might try it.Try using a beard wax if you want more control. It will really help.
Thank you, i will buy it on amazon if they have it.@MrLara I don't have any experience with beard straightener so I can't help you out there. But I'd def. recommend a wax. I'm assuming your beard is fairly long if you are straightening it. I'd put the balm or beard oil on first, then finish with a wax. It helps me if the beard is still a little damp when applying the wax. Seems to work much better. I use Honest Amish products, but there are a million other brands to choose from.
hmmm, i might try it.
I've been watching a few vids on youtube, and i noticed a lot of guys have started using a beard specifc straightener. So i gave in and bought one on amazon. It works, the beard gets tamed, and it sits straight down. Then i finish with the balm to hold it in place.
But i don't do that all the time, because i don't know if prolonged use of that heat on the beard will damage it. According to the beard guys it doesn't, but i don't wanna take chances.
So i will probably buy the beard wax.
Good luck! I'm sure you will be a fan. If you don't find honest amish on amazon (you should but sometimes they might not carry everything), go direct to honest amish's website. Actually a little cheaper and free shipping the majority of the time!Thank you, i will buy it on amazon if they have it.