03 Mar

Reasons To Use Beard Products

Men’s products tend to be known as “all in one” miracle products. Nearly any bottle of “men’s” soap you pick up at the drugstore will claim to be shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, moisturizer, and probably more. However, if you’re looking to give your beard a little T.L.C., then you may need to clear a shelf in your bathroom for a few products.

We put together a list of trustworthy products and some reasons why you should use them instead of an “all in one” alternative.


Wash has special qualities that regular shampoo and conditioner do not. Most face wash or shampoo strips hair of all oil. When grooming a proper beard, some oil is important to prevent dry skin and brittle hair. A good wash can ensure that your beard is clean and healthy.

Oil, Balm, and Butter:

Oil, balm, and butter are all used as moisturizers. This is a liquid used to condition the hair and hydrate the skin underneath. Balm is just beard oil, but solid. It hydrates but also helps shape and hold the hairs in place. Beard butter is a combination of oil and balm used as a thick hydrating product.

Beard Wax:

Wax is used to provide a strong, long-lasting hold. Apply wax after washing and brushing to make sure your beard stays tidy all night long.

Beard Brush/ Comb:

A brush helps tame a beard. It straightens and arranges the hair. Brushes work better for shorter hair as the goal is not to untangle, but to style the hair. A comb is helpful in getting rid of knots in the hair and smoothing out the beard. One of the best combs is a wooden wide-tooth comb. It helps prevent static and arrange longer hair easily. Brushes and combs specific to beard hair are gentle on the hair and the skin beneath it.

Healthy Beard Hair:

Beard products are packed with natural ingredients that do not strip your hair of essential oils. A harmful ingredient found in many cleansers and creams is sulfate. These products are known to be pricier because they avoid sulfate and other damaging ingredients. By using special products, you hydrate the hair while keeping it clean, something that other products can’t always do.

Why Use Products?

  • Healthy skin: Ordinary hair care products not only strip your hair of its oil, but also your skin. Using products meant for your head or body can lead to itchy skin and dandruff. Although not everyone has sensitive skin, it is important to take care of your beard and face with the proper products.
  • Easy to Manage: Beard products can help keep your facial hair healthy and contribute to a quick and easy morning routine. Once you establish the products that work best for you, getting ready for the day is not an issue. Using oil, balm, or butter on your beard can cut down the time it takes for you to arrange and style your beard. Using average products can make the hair brittle and unmanageable.
  • Clean Polished Look: Although these products can be considered a luxury, they are incredibly helpful in curating your everyday look. Products that are created specifically for beard hair makes styling a breeze. Good products ensure that your healthy facial hair stays in place all night whether you’re out on the town or staying in.

When it comes to facial hair, it is important to choose products over your average drugstore soaps. Once you’ve chosen your products, take some time to form a routine that works for you. 

Here at Dapper Gents, we value healthy facial hair, and we want to help you make decisions to improve your facial hair care. We offer services for all types of facial hair. Let us help you look your best.  Book an appointment with one of our stylists at Dapper Gents Grooming Lounge today!