This holiday season, Santa is not the only one sporting a beard. Many men are loving the look, and like our curls, beards need special care to be healthy. If your Bae is stuck in the stubble stage, be aware that certain oils contained in products can block DHT, the hormone that is responsible for beard growth. (Yes, DHT, the same hormone that is implicated in scalp hair loss.) Oils with the least amount of DHT-blocking properties are jojoba, castor, and meadowfoam seed. Conversely, if his beard grows so fast that keeping up with it is a challenge, choose products with more DHT-blocking oils such as: pumpkin seed, rosemary, sweet almond, and apricot kernel.
What to look for in beard products:
Because men with beards can struggle with clogged pores, irritation, and breakouts, it is important to choose products with gentle ingredients that promote skin health. You also will want to look for plenty of moisturizing ingredients that will help to soothe delicate facial skin while also softening beards and making them easier to detangle.
Murray's Billey's Beard Oil
For a smoother beard with the natural scents of tea tree and lavender oils, this beard oil is a must-have.
Uncle Jimmy Beard Softener
Dry, brittle beards are itchy and uncomfortable. Condition and help them grow with this softener that contains a blend of butters and oils such as shea and black seed oil.
OKAY Pure Naturals for Men Castor Oil Beard Pomade
The waxed mustache is back! If your BAE likes this look, help him get it with this castor oil-based pomade. It has an all-day hold, and can be used for hair, too.
The Mane Choice Head Honcho Hair & Beard Shampoo + Conditioner = Too CLEAN
Behold, a gentle moisturizing shampoo that contains burdock oil and a blend of botanical extracts to help stimulate hair growth. This hair and beard shampoo by The Mane Choice cleanses without stripping to leave his scalp, hair, and beard feeling and smelling refreshed.
OKAY Pure Naturals for Men Castor Oil Hair & Beard Growth & Maintenance Oil
If your BAE is struggling to get his beard to fill in, this is the product that he needs. Its main ingredient is Jamaican Black Castor oil, known for its ability to promote longer, stronger hair growth. JBCO won’t interfere with DHT, which is needed for a full beard.
OKAY Pure Naturals for Men Castor Oil 3-in-1 Hair & Beard Shampoo, Conditioner & Treatment
Multi-use product fans, rejoice. This 3-in-1 can be used for hair and beards. It cleans well without stripping, and contains moisturizers as well as hydrolyzed wheat protein.
Curl Keeper Dry Oil Elixir
Help your bearded bestie get his sheen on with this dry elixir that won’t leave his beard feeling greasy. It helps to moisturize hair and skin, and to improve elasticity. Bonus: you will love it too.
SheaMoisture Men Maracuja Oil & Shea Butter Full Beard Detangler
We all know what a challenge detangling can be. This product can help make for smoother beard detangling and maintenance.
Luster's SCurl Beard Oil
Lush, beautiful beards are healthy beards. Give your guy this luxurious blend of jojoba, Argan, and vitamin E oils to get his growing right.
Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil Beard Oil
This dual-purpose oil will help him grow a thick, full, beard, and it will keep his skin soft and hydrated. It’s the perfect grooming product to start the day with.
Which products are your Bae’s faves? Let us know in the comments. For more beard care tips, click here.