Rebels Barbershop advice: Beard grooming

A healthy and flawless beard requires you to take care of it. Moisturizing the beard is one of the most important aspects of this process and since facial hair grows from the skin, this is precisely where we must pay the most attention when caring for the beard. Wash the skin under the beard, exfoliate and hydrate it.

Rebels Barbershop in Poblado, Medellin has an expert team that is happy to share some of our beard grooming pro tips! We can tell you a lot about taking care of your beard, so make an appointment today!

Beard products

Beard soap

It is an essential basic in the hygiene routine of every man. So whatever your skin type and beard style is, you need to use a specific soap every day to take care of your face.

Beard oil

This is the second most important product in your toiletry bag. Again, it depends on your skin and your beard type. For example, depending on whether your skin is dry or oily, you will need a product that helps nourish and hydrate the beard, but not make it look too greasy. Similarly, if your beard is red or gray, it will need specific care.

Beard balm

The balm is best for medium and long beards. The longer your facial hair, the more lovingly you will have to take care of it. Longer beards need extra hydration and a technique that helps you shape the style.

If your beard is longer than 3 fingers, we recommend that you try beard balm. You will see how it creates both softness and the appearance of thickness.

Beard conditioner

Do you have a meeting and need to make the best impression? After swimming, do you notice that the salt from the sea or the chlorine from the pool leaves your beard very rough? You need a beard conditioner.

Just like hair, beards have split ends, damaged roots, and a rough texture. Using a conditioner can improve the quality of your beard in less than 1 minute. 

So, beard balm or beard oil?

We have received so many questions about whether you should use beard oil or balm. Although many people confuse them, and think they are the same or serve the same purpose, the truth is that they are very different. Rebels Barbershop in Poblado, Medellin does know the difference and can tell you about it. 

Beard balm is a pomade that is created after mixing, heating, and cooling ingredients specifically used for shaping the style of a beard. Beard oil, on the other hand, is a hydrating blend of essential oils designed for longer-lasting moisturization. 

BEARD BALM

Beard balm helps you style and shape your beard while conditioning it. A good beard balm should hydrate your facial hair, nourish the hair follicles, provide a certain hold so that you can style it, and give your beard the appearance of thickness.

Avoid using balms that contain artificial sealers like petroleum jelly or artificial silicones, as these can irritate your skin and damage facial hair. Natural sealers like shea butter, beeswax, or lanolin will take care of your beard and your skin without irritating or damaging it. If your beard is thin or you have areas where it does not grow with the same density, we recommend using balms with shea butter, as it will make your beard look more dense and thick.

In addition to natural sealers, the beard balm you use should contain natural moisturizing ingredients like coconut oil or jojoba oil. 

BEARD OIL

Beard oil is a hydrating and nourishing blend of oils that, if good quality, will hydrate the skin under your beard, soften facial hair, reduce itchiness, and nourish hair follicles so your beard grows healthy. The best results are obtained when the oil is of natural origin, in particular when the formula contains essential oils like coconut or jojoba as a base. In addition, these mixtures have a long shelf life without the need for artificial preservatives.

As well as its moisturizing and nourishing properties, beard oil, given its composition, is a fantastic deodorant and “perfume” for your beard. But be careful! Don’t get carried away by the smell when choosing your beard oil. It is important that you look for products that use essential oils, not those that contain artificial fragrances. Essential oils are natural products traditionally distilled from plants, while synthetic fragrance oils are artificial and can damage your facial hair.

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