If you’re like most men, you probably enjoy growing a beard. It can make you look more masculine and distinguished. But if you’re not careful, your beard can quickly become unruly and difficult to manage. That’s where beard wax comes in.
But is beard wax worth it?
Beard wax is a product you can use to style and shape your beard. It’s similar to hair wax but specifically designed for beards. Beard wax usually contains beeswax, which helps to hold the hair in place.
In this blog post, I will discuss the various ways you can use beard wax. I will also discuss whether you actually need it or not.
Without further ado, let’s dive in!
What Is Beard Wax?
Beard wax is primarily a grooming product that helps with styling. It is thick, much like hair wax. It it used to hold your beard and/or mustache in place, out of your mouth, and helps you get your preferred beard style for example a ducktail beard. The strength of the hold depends on the specific product.
Beard waxes are made of a mix of beeswax, kinds of butter and several oils. The percentages of each one of the core ingredients vary a lot. This mostly differentiates the one wax from the other.
Most beard waxes clearly state how strong the hold will be. If you ask me get one with a strong hold 4/5 or 5/5 to get your beard in place. Especially if you are long-bearded man.
Beard Wax Uses
Here are some of the ways you can use beard wax:
Taming Unruly Hair
Beard wax is great for taming unruly hair. If your beard is constantly getting in your face or sticking up in weird directions, beard wax can help. Simply apply a small amount of wax to your beard and comb it into place. The beeswax will help hold the hair in place so you can style it how you want.
Styling Your Beard
Beard wax can also be used to style your beard. If you want to try a new beard style, beard wax can help you achieve the look you’re going for. Simply apply the wax to your beard and shape it the way you want. The wax will hold the hair in place to get the style you want.
Making Your Beard Soft and Manageable
Sometimes your beard can feel dry and brittle; the beard wax will help in those cases. By sealing in moisture, the beard wax will help make your beard soft and manageable.
Beard wax is not meant to make your beard softer and more manageable. For such things we use beard oils and balms. However, most waxes do make your facial hair softer up to a certain extent which is a nice bonus.
Bead wax has natural ingredients like beeswax that can help add volume and body to your beard. So, if you have a thin beard, beard wax can help give it some extra oomph.
Beard wax has a nice hold and not only can you add volume but also cover small patchy areas you may have.
Most men don’t have full thick beards and that’s ok!
Is Beard Wax Good for Your Beard?
Beard wax is good for your hair if you are trying to achieve a certain style. It might not be worth it if you are just trying to make your beard look better.
The main ingredients in beard wax are beeswax and butter. These ingredients can help hold your hair in place and make your beard look neater. However, they can also make your beard feel heavy and greasy.
If you use too much beard wax, it can make your beard look oily and unclean. It can also clog your pores and cause acne. So, it’s important to use beard wax in moderation.
Is Beard Wax Dangerous?
Beard wax is not dangerous if used as directed.
However, if you are allergic to beeswax, you should avoid using beard wax. Before using the wax on a small area of your skin, you need to try it on your beard. This will help ensure that you’re not allergic to the wax.
If you are allergic to this specific beard wax, you can choose a different one or stop using beard wax whatsoever. However, the important thing is that beard waxes are safe products.
If need be, just stop using it and wash your face.
Plain and simple.
How Do I Apply Beard Wax?
Applying beard wax is fairly simple. Just follow these easy steps:
Wash Your Beards
The last thing you’d want is to apply beard wax on a dirty beard. So, make sure to wash your beard with a mild shampoo before applying the wax.
Pat Your Beard Dry
After washing your beard, you need to pat it dry with a towel. Do not rub your beard; this will only damage the hair.
Scoop Out a Small Amount of Wax
When applying beard wax, you only need a small amount. Start with a pea-sized amount and add more if needed.
Rub the Wax Between Your Hands
Before applying the wax to your beard, you need to rub it between your hands. This will help ensure that the wax is evenly distributed.
Apply the Wax to Your Beard
Once the wax is evenly distributed, you can start applying it to your beard. Start from the roots and work your way up. Make sure to cover all of your hair.
Comb Your Beard
After applying the wax, you need to comb your beard. This will help distribute the wax evenly and remove any tangles.
Style Your Beard
Once the wax is evenly distributed, you can style your beard as desired. You can use a comb or your fingers to style your beard.
Beard Wax Recipe
If you don’t want to buy beard wax, you can make your own at home. This DIY beard wax recipe is easy to make and only requires a few ingredients:
- 9 grams beeswax pellets
- 9 grams shea butter
- 9 grams of cocoa butter
- 1 teaspoon jojoba oil
- ¼ teaspoon vitamin E oil
- 10-15 drops essential oil (optional)
- Add the beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, and jojoba oil to a double boiler.
- Heat the mixture until it’s melted.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the vitamin E oil and essential oil.
- Pour the mixture into a container and allow it to cool.
- Once the wax is cooled, you can apply it to your beard.
Frequently Asked Questions
Beard wax can help you achieve a certain style. The beard wax will hold your hair in place and make your beard look neater.
However, it can also make your beard feel heavy and greasy. You should only use beard wax when needed and in moderation.
Beard wax is a necessity for long beards. Long facial hair is very demanding and challenging. On such occasions, beard wax is your friend.
On the other hand, if you prefer stubble beard styles I do not regard beard wax as a must. You can just use beard oil and/or beard butter for stubble beards. No need for beard wax.
And that’s really all I have for you today!
I hope this article has helped you understand everything you need to know about beard wax. Thanks for reading.
If you have any questions or comments don’t hesitate to post them below.
Until next time,