With the rising trend of beard styles and Huffington Post’s declaration that beards are here to stay, many personal care products for men are hitting shelves around the country. Never before have there been so many options available for men to choose from. It’s no secret that most black men need a little extra moisture to keep their beards from becoming dry and brittle and it can be overwhelming and time-consuming trying to find the right product when you’re finally ready to grow a healthy beard. During the search, It’s imperative that you’re not:
- Opting to use body wash as a moisturizer for your beard.
- Purchasing the first product you see on the shelf with a cool label and a pocket-friendly price.
- Borrowing your girlfriend’s hair care products for your beard.
For black men, especially, it’s essential that the grooming products you choose hydrate your facial hair and the skin underneath it. Unfortunately, many store-bought products dry out your skin and strip your facial hair of necessary oils leaving you with a brittle beard, sharp enough to cut anyone who comes near your face. In fact, this is one of the reasons women say they don’t like men with beards. But we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of the top six ingredients to avoid when purchasing the right product for you:
Companies opt to use alcohol in grooming products for its cleaning properties ignoring the fact that, while alcohol stripes out unnatural products from your beard, it also takes away natural oils and moisture which are the two key ingredients you need for a healthy, touchable beard. You can find both in our Fresh Heritage Classic Beard Oil, by the way.
Everyone wants a fresh beard. Just like the hair on your head, it’s completely attainable with proper maintenance and cleanliness. The use of fragrances on your beard can upset your beard’s pH balance and strip the hairs of their natural oils, drying your beard and face out. For freshness, pick products that use natural ingredients. Not only will it leave you with a fresh and light scent, but it will also aid in the development of a fuller, shinier beard.
Sulfates are often found in the ingredients list for shampoos. Like isopropyl alcohol, they can dry out hair, making it more brittle, and encouraging split ends. We don’t have to tell you how unattractive patchy beards are do we?
At first glance, this ingredient seems like it would be great! However, mineral oil works against your end goal of a full, healthy, and shiny beard. It has similar properties to petroleum which means it's more likely to over-hydrate your beard which can slow or stop healthy cell production.
Discontinue any beard products you use with chlorine in them immediately! Chlorine, like sulfate, is a natural dehydrating product that will leave your beard dry and prone to split ends.
This ingredient can cause you to lose hair. However, it can be found in many grooming products because of its relatively low cost and versatile nature. It dries out your beard and makes it stiff and crunchy; the exact opposite touch anyone desires to have for their beard.
Growing a Beard Gang worthy beard will take time. For a beard, you can love, choose products with organic ingredients that help strengthen and restore your hair’s natural pH balance. Avoiding chemicals and using natural products on your beard can help you experience faster results.
For a list of the ingredients used in Fresh Heritage Classic Beard Oil visit https://www.freshheritage.com/.