This week’s post is one for the bearded men out there- we see you! And we want to let you know that Little Soap is here for you, too. In fact, our Eco Warrior Men’s Edit range has been consistently popular since it launched, so we know that you see us too. So this post is for all the men out there who are looking to up their game when it comes to caring for facial hair. Did you know you can use Eco Warrior products for beard grooming?
Why groom a beard?
So beards need trimming now and then, of course- but do you actually need to groom them too? Well, yes. The hair on your face is different to the hair on your head, and the same goes for your skin too. Your skincare routine needs to take into consideration the different needs of your face vs your body- even if that skin is hiding beneath the hair.
Regular beard grooming is essential for not only keeping your beard looking neat and tidy, but for maintaining its health, and the health of your skin too.
Using Eco Warrior as part of your grooming routine
Washing your facial hair is probably the number one most important part of your beard grooming routine, but you can’t just use any old shampoo to get the job done. Remember that your facial hair has different needs, so ordinary shampoo will not only leave your beard dry and frizzy, but it will irritate the skin underneath too.
So can the Eco Warrior Men’s Edit Shampoo Bar be used to wash facial hair? Actually, yes.
Unlike normal shampoo, our bar doesn’t contain any nasty chemicals or additives that can be harmful to facial hair or delicate skin. We’ve formulated it to gently cleanse and condition with panthenol ( a wonderful moisturiser), argan oil and coconut oil- so it’s super hydrating and leaves hair silky smooth after use. We also added birch tar, cedarwood and patchouli essential oils for a fresh, invigorating fragrance too.
As you’d expect, the Men’s Edit Shampoo Bar is 100% free from SLS, sulphates, parabens, sulphates and silicones, and 100% soap free too- so it definitely won’t dry you out. In fact, the natural ingredients will nourish and protect your hair instead. Win-win!
Building the perfect beard grooming routine
Ok, so we’re not claiming to be beard experts, but we know of some pretty great brands out there that might be. Here are our top three brands we think you should check out for tips:
Peace With the Wild
This is a fab little brand that has a great range for beard care, with little gems such as Cedarwood Beard Balm and Sandalwood Beard Oil. And according to Peace With the Wild, one item that you can’t live without when it comes to beard grooming is a good quality comb, specially designed to work through facial hair of all lengths.
Their Natural Beard Kit contains a small one that should be a staple in your grooming routine. We recommend using this after washing, and in between to keep things neat and tidy.
Mr Masey has everything you need for beard maintenance, and it’s all vegan and cruelty free too. We particularly like the look of their Coffee and Biccies Beard Oil (such a great name!) and their Magnificent Moustache and Beard Wax looks great too.
Mr Masey also has some great tips on beard care on their blog too, with tips for tackling the dreaded itchy stage- well worth a read.
Hawkins and Brimble
Hawkins and Brimble are a great brand, with a commitment to using only natural ingredients that are gentle to your skin and kind to the planet too. Love it. We also love their Walnut Beard Brush for daily maintenance and their Beard Balm Conditioner which uses cocoa butter, kernel oil and virgin poppy seed soil to hydrate and care for facial hair.
Hawkins and Brimble definitely know a thing or two about beard care, and according to them one of the most important steps is cleansing. Follow that with moisturising, before combing and trimming each day, to keep everything clean, tidy and fresh. Read more in their post, Beard Care Routine for a Great Beard.
Using the Eco Warrior Men’s Edit All Over Bar and Shave Bar
We couldn’t let you go without a mention of the other superstars in our men’s range.
Use our All Over Bar to gently cleanse and nourish your skin from top to toe- yes, when we say all over, we mean it. Use this on your face alongside the shampoo bar, to cleanse and protect your skin.
And when it comes to potentially shaving it all off, or just neatening up the edges, know that our Men’s Edit Shave Bar is more than up to the job. Formulated with coconut oil and flax oil, our shave bar creates a luxurious foam that will soothe and moisturise the skin, and we added vitamin E in there too, to help protect your skin.
Do let us know in the comments if you’re using Eco Warrior heroes as part of your daily beard care routine too!