Grooming your Beard
Now that you have grown such a wonderful beard the world of grooming can seem quite daunting with many products and options on the market, well fear not my good man I'm here to give you a few tips that will keep you looking your best and won't hurt the wallet.
"We want the beard and moustache to be soft and conditioned, not looking like an oil slick and staining one's shirt..."
The first step starts with a clean face and beard, we want to remove all possible dirt built up over the day, a good way to do this is using the Dark Heart all in one Charcoal and Rosemary Wash bar.
Step two, once you have dried said beard is to apply a quality oil, in doing so we are keeping the skin moisturised and conditioning the beard itself, chose an oil that is natural and organic, our Coffee & Leather facial moisturiser is my favourite. Apply the oil into dry clean hands using the dropper and distribute throughout the beard from roots to tip, after applying the oil I like to give the beard a good brush, again using a natural brush of either Boar or Horse hair to make sure even distribution.
Now, if you have a beard that's a little longer like mine I will use a balm as well, in doing so it adds a little shape and hold to the beard whilst extra conditioning through coconut oil and shea butter. I will add this after I've applied the oil and then give everything a good brush through again.
Brushing is also a vital part of keeping your beard particle free throughout the day, removing dead skin cells, food etc all the while promoting your skins natural oil production.
Another good tip when using oils and or balm is to remember a little goes a long way, we want the beard and moustache to be soft and conditioned, not looking like an oil slick and staining one's shirt.
Tips on how to groom one's beard by Gareth Edwards owner and founder of The Dark Heart Beard Co.