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Need to know: Beard Buddy

Beard Buddy: To keep your beard from getting weird.
Beard Buddy: To keep your beard from getting weird.
Kenneth Fish

If you’ve been following this beard care series, it is likely you, or someone you love, may have a beard. That being the case, you know that sometimes the beard can get weird. It is certainly the case first thing in the morning after it has spent the entire night wrestling with your pillow. That’s why you need to know about Beard Buddy and that company’s quest to keep your beard from getting weird.

Founded in 2011 by a couple of buddies, Nathan and Gareth, in Los Angeles, California, they set out to make hand crafted products for beards and now it’s time to give them the once over. Today, we get to take a look at their small starter kit which is comprised of a two ounce bottle of Beard Wash and a half ounce bottle of Beard Oil. These products, crafted in small batches in Los Angeles, were designed to be used in tandem, but should work perfectly well individually.

Beard Oil

Like all beard oils, there’s essentially three parts to the overall blend. There’s the light, non-greasy oil that disappears easily into the beard. In this case it is grape seed oil. Then there is the somewhat heavier oil that gives the blend some body, and in this particular blend helps stabilize the grape seed oil. For this, Beard Buddy uses fractionated coconut oil. The third part comes in the form of fragrance. Beard Buddy uses a secret blend of essential oils for this, but I can tell you that it is warm and spicy, with a hint of citrus. For good measure, Beard Buddy adds a bit of vitamin E to their beard oil which is believed to promote hair growth.

Beard Wash

This is a new one for me. With a main ingredient of organic aloe juice, it is pretty clear that this beard wash is meant to keep that beard of yours soft and manageable while preventing hair loss and keeping the skin underneath moisturized. Beyond that, there’s some pretty standard shampoo ingredients such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate which is derived from coconut and palm oils and it is what makes all that thick, rich lather when mixed with water and agitated. This is used in place of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate which is known to be a bit too good at stripping away the kind of natural oils that help keep a beard healthy. This Beard Wash also contains Beard Buddy’s super secret blend of essential oils.

For more information about Beard Buddy and their products, click here.

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