Many people today like to sport beards and although they may be of differing lengths and styles, they all need to be taken care of by the same types of products. A beard is referred to as being the hair that is on the chin, under the chin as far as the crease running along the neck just above the Adams apple, stretching back as far as a line extending down from the outside edges of the sideburns. Below that is referred to as body hair, further to the back as head hair and above the lip as a moustache and although they are all hair and so need similar attention, there are special products that have been developed for each different set of hair. A range of the products especially developed for beards can be found at beard balm and although beard balm may be the prominent one shown, other products include oils and waxes.
When hair is washed, natural oils that are designed to naturally condition the hair are also washed out along with any dirt and so it is essential that for hair to remain healthy, these oils are replaced after washing. Therefore by using quality beard oil, which contains a variety of different oils, you condition your hair which is now clean. Obviously not all the oils may smell nice and so other ingredients are also added to ensure that the hair also smells nice as well as being healthy. Beard balm is similar but has the added properties of things like beeswax to assist in the shaping or styling of the beard. Although a beard balm can assist in the styling of a beard, it is only really appropriate for shorter beards that are certainly no longer than about 4 inches, when a specialist beard wax is more appropriate. Beard wax is possibly a little less known than its cousin the moustache wax which at least used to be popular as it was required in order for men to sport the once fashionable handlebar moustache. The beard wax serves a beard in the same way that those moustache waxes enabled moustaches to be styled and shaped and so if a beard is intended to have a specific style, a beard wax may be necessary.
So, in order for a beard to look good and be healthy, either beard oil or a beard balm should be used which will condition the hair by replacing some of the essential oils. In this instance, if the beard is long enough to require styling but not too long, a balm may be preferable to oil. Regardless of which of these two products you use though, if the beard is long, and by long I mean more than 4 inches, apart from using one of these two products, you will also have to use beard wax to enable the beard to be shaped and styled in the preferred fashion. Of course, all these products come in a range of different fragrances but that is more of a personal choice.