How to Use Golden Grooming’s Beard Products

Posted by Golden Grooming on June 18, 2024
Golden Grooming's beard grooming products.

We know that the world of beard care can get confusing. That’s why we’re giving you this guide that has everything you need to know about using our beard products. 

BTW our Ultimate Beard Bundle has every product in this list and you save over $27 when you buy this bundle compared to buying every product separately.

How to Use Beard Shampoo

How to use beard shampoo step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Wet Your Beard

Start with thoroughly wetting your beard in lukewarm water. Hot water can strip natural oils, leaving your beard dry and prone to damage, so stick to a temperature that's comfortable and not too steamy.

Step 2: Apply Beard Shampoo

Squeeze a small amount of beard shampoo into the palm of your hand—think dime-sized for shorter beards and adjust accordingly as your beard grows.

Rub your hands together to lightly foam up the shampoo before applying it to your beard. This initial step helps ensure an even distribution throughout your beard.

Step 3: Massage Gently

Now, work the beard shampoo into your facial hair, reaching all the way down to the skin. Use your fingertips to gently massage the shampoo in circular motions.

This isn't just about spreading the shampoo evenly; it's also about stimulating blood circulation to the follicles, encouraging healthy beard growth.

Step 4: Rinse Well

After you've given your beard a good scrub, it's time to rinse. Use lukewarm water to thoroughly wash out all traces of shampoo from your beard.

Make sure you get it all out, as leftover shampoo can dry out your beard and skin, leading to itchiness and dandruff.

Step 5: Dry Appropriately

Resist the urge to rub your beard vigorously with a towel—this can lead to breakage and frizz. Instead, gently pat your beard with a towel to absorb the excess water.

If you have the time, letting your beard air dry is even better, as it's the most gentle method.

Additional Tips for Using Beard Shampoo

  • Frequency Matters: Overwashing your beard can lead to dryness, so aim to use beard shampoo 2-3 times a week, unless your daily activities require more frequent washing.
  • Ingredients Count: Opt for natural ingredients that are kind to your skin and beard. Avoid harsh chemicals found in some regular shampoos that can strip essential oils from your beard.
  • Don't Forget the Conditioner: Just like the hair on your head, your beard benefits from conditioning. Use a beard conditioner after shampooing for extra softness and manageability.

Our Top Pick: Golden Grooming’s Beard Shampoo

How to Use Beard Oil

How to use beard oil step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Choose the Right Beard Oil

Not all beard oils are created equal. Look for oils with natural ingredients that cater to your beard type and skin sensitivity. Oils like jojoba, argan, and sweet almond are great for the beard, offering the perfect balance of nourishment without feeling too greasy.

Step 2: Wash Your Beard

For best results, start with a clean beard. Washing your beard removes dirt, sweat, and old oil, creating a fresh canvas for your new application.

Use a gentle beard wash that doesn’t strip away natural oils. Pat your beard dry with a towel after washing, as oil spreads best on damp, not wet, beards.

Step 3: Pour the Oil

The amount of beard oil you need varies depending on your beard length:

  • A few drops are usually sufficient for a short beard.
  • Medium beards may require 4-6 drops.
  • Longer, thicker beards might need up to 10 drops or more.

Step 4: Apply the Oil

Pour the oil into your palms, rub your hands together to evenly distribute it, then massage it into your beard. Start from the roots, and work your way to the tips.

Don’t forget the skin underneath; healthy skin promotes healthy beard growth. Ensure an even application by using a comb or your fingers to distribute the oil through your beard.

Step 5: Style as Usual

Once the oil is applied, you can comb, brush, or style your beard as you normally would. Beard oil helps to tame flyaway hairs, making your beard look neat and well-groomed.

Additional Tips for Using Beard Oil

  • Frequency Matters: Applying beard oil daily is typically recommended, especially if you live in a dry or cold climate. Adjust based on your climate and beard needs.
  • Best Time to Apply: Morning is usually the best time to apply beard oil as it prepares your beard for the day ahead. However, applying it after a shower, regardless of the time of day, is beneficial due to the warmth opening up your pores.
  • Experiment with Scents: Beard oils come in a variety of scents. Some prefer light, citrusy scents for daytime use and deeper, muskier scents for the evening. Find what works best for you and your lifestyle.

Common Problem with Beard Oil

  • My beard feels greasy: You might be using too much oil. Reduce the number of drops and adjust from there.
  • I can’t seem to distribute the oil evenly: Try using a beard comb to help spread the oil more uniformly through your beard.
  • My skin is reacting badly to the oil: Stop usage immediately. You might be allergic to one of the ingredients. Look for hypoallergenic options or those with fewer additives.

Our Top Pick: Golden Grooming’s Beard Oil

How to Use Beard Balm

Step 1: Scoop and Emulsify

Start with a pea-sized amount of balm (you can adjust this based on the length and thickness of your beard). Scoop it out with the back of your nail, then rub it between your palms and fingers until it's melted and easy to spread.

Step 2: Apply Thoroughly

Work the melted balm into your beard, starting from the roots to the tips. Make sure it gets down to the skin beneath, as beard balm can help moisturize the skin, preventing dryness and flaking. Use your fingers to ensure even coverage throughout your beard.

Step 3: Comb for Distribution

Once you've applied the balm, use a beard comb or brush to distribute the product evenly throughout your beard. This will also help in detangling any knots and setting your beard in the desired shape.

Step 4: Style as Desired

Now that your beard is well-coated and combed, you can style it to your liking. The beeswax in the balm provides a light to medium hold, which should be ample for most beard styles without making the hair feel stiff.

Additional Tips for Using Beard Balm

  • Frequency of Use: Daily application is ideal, especially if you live in a harsh climate or have a particularly unruly beard.
  • Pairing with Other Products: Beard balm can be used in conjunction with beard oil. Apply the oil first to moisturize the skin and hair, then follow up with balm for styling and additional conditioning.
  • Choosing the Right Balm: Just like with beard oil, choose a balm with ingredients that suit your skin type and beard goals. Avoid products with synthetic fragrances or colors that might irritate your skin or damage your beard.

Common Concerns

  • Greasy Look: If your beard looks greasy after applying balm, you might be using too much. Start with a smaller amount and increase as needed.
  • Flaking: If you notice flaking after application, it might be the beeswax reacting to low temperatures. Warm the balm more thoroughly in your hands before applying.
  • Skin Reactions: Stop use immediately if you experience skin irritation, and consider switching to a balm with different ingredients.

Our Top Pick: Golden Grooming’s Beard Balm

How to Use a Beard Brush

Step 1: Choose the Right Time

The best time to brush your beard is after applying beard oil or balm, which can be after a shower when your hair and skin are most receptive to products.

Step 2: Start at the Bottom

Begin brushing at the bottom of your beard and work your way upwards. This technique helps lift the hair away from your face, making it easier to distribute oils and balm.

Step 3: Brush Downwards

Once the beard is fully fluffed, brush it back down to your desired style. This not only helps shape your beard but also ensures every hair is coated with oil or balm for maximum softness and shine.

Step 4: Use Gentle Strokes

Apply gentle pressure and use slow, deliberate strokes. The goal is to groom and detangle without pulling out hairs.

How to Use a Beard Comb

Step 1: Choose Your Comb Based on Beard Length

For shorter beards, use a comb with finer teeth. If your beard is longer, a comb with wider teeth will be more effective and comfortable.

Step 2: Start Detangling at the Tips

Similar to brushing, start at the tips of your beard and gently work out any tangles or knots. If you encounter resistance, don’t force it. Take your time to gently work through the knot.

Step 3: Comb in the Direction of Hair Growth

Once the knots are out, comb through your beard in the direction of hair growth, which is usually downwards. This helps lay the hairs flat and gives your beard a fuller, more styled appearance.

Step 4: Style as Desired

Use your comb to help define the lines of your beard and mustache. Combs are excellent for precision styling, especially around the mouth and cheeks.

Additional Tips for Beard Grooming Success

  • Maintenance: Keep your tools clean and in good condition. Regularly removing hair and residue from your brush and comb will prevent old oils and skin cells from being redeposited into your beard.
  • Quality Matters: Invest in a high-quality brush and comb. Poorly made tools can damage your beard and irritate your skin.
  • Be Patient: Especially with longer or particularly curly beards, detangling and styling can take time. Rushing the process might lead to breakage and an uneven appearance.
  • Listen to Your Beard: Pay attention to how your beard responds to different grooming routines. You may find that brushing works best for you in the morning, while combing is better for midday touch-ups.

The Bottom Line

Diving into beard care with Golden Grooming’s lineup is a game-changer for any beard enthusiast. Here's a simplified guide to looking after your beard with style and ease:

  • Start clean with Golden Grooming’s Beard Shampoo. Washing your beard 2-3 times a week with this stuff sets the perfect foundation. Keep the water lukewarm to keep those natural oils intact.
  • Golden Grooming’s Beard Oil is your next go-to. It’s all about hydration and health, helping your beard and skin underneath feel great. Apply it on a damp beard, adjust the amount based on your beard's size, and choose a scent that fits your vibe.
  • To keep things soft and styled, bring Golden Grooming’s Beard Balm into the mix. It’s great for daily use, combats dryness, and helps you manage your look with just the right hold.
  • A good beard brush not only spreads the oil and balm evenly but also tames wild hairs and keeps your skin happy by getting rid of dead cells.
  • Use a beard comb for detangling and styling with precision. It’s a must for maintaining a neat beard that looks just as you want it.

Picking up Golden Grooming's Ultimate Beard Bundle saves you money while offering everything you need. It’s not just about using quality products, though.

Technique matters. The way you care for and engage with your beard daily can turn a good beard into a great one.

Be patient, be consistent, and listen to what your beard tells you. Adjust your routine as you go, and you'll not only see but feel the difference in your beard game.