My husband has had a beard for almost the whole 30 years we have been married. When he graduated college he grew one right away because he finally could. You see the school we went to had restrictions on things like beards, hair length, dress code, etc... So as soon as he was out the door, the beard started.
He has gone through stages with it; short, longer, really trimmed, sort-of trimmed, scraggly (not a fun stage), and through the whole time he has dealt with all the typical problems guys have when they sport a beard. Taking care of it, he says, is easier than having to shave everyday, but it's tough finding products that work without making it look like you use products.
Smooth Viking has an awesome line of products for men and their beards. Rick got to try out three of them and here is what he has to say about them.
These Smooth Viking products use all natural ingredients in easily applicable forms to "moisturize, invigorate and nourish" one's beard. It is difficult to tell how each of the products perform each of these tasks, but they are all simple to use and a little bit goes a long way. The Beard Balm is intended for use in a wet beard. The Beard Conditioner is a balm designed for use when the beard is dry. The Beard Oil is similar to the Beard Conditioner but in a liquid form. I believe this product was very effective in clearing up my trouble with itchiness.
Now he didn't give you the whole story. His beard looks and feels better. He really liked the Beard Conditioner the most. From the first time he used it he mentioned that his face felt better, less dry and itchy. And it really does look better, healthier. Plus it is much, much softer! That's something I really like. Can't begin to tell you the number of times a whisker or two have poked my face when we smooched. Ouch!
Here's a little from Smooth Viking:
At Smooth Viking we are are changing the way that you take care of your beard. Our 100% natural blend of ingredients will help tame and style your unruly beard while keeping it healthy and nourished. All of our ingredients are 100% Natural: Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Jojoba, Beeswax, Pure Essential Oil.
As a woman, I have no idea how well it feels or helps with dryness and itch, but I do know what I see and feel. Believe me, his beard has never been this soft and I love it! I think it would benefit anyone you know who is sporting a beard.
We received samples of the products for the purpose of review. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed here are those of the author.