Dry Beard? Use the L.O.C. Method
Most beard gents suffer from a dry beard from time to time, however, most don't know how to add moisture and seal it in. To keep your beard moisturized, take a cue from curly haired girls by using the L.O.C method.
What is the L.O.C. method?
The L.O.C. method stands for Liquid, sealing in the moisture with Oil and then applying a Cream product to close the hair cuticle which prevents moisture loss. I promise that if you follow these steps you will see your beard will stay moisturized between washes.
The Liquid Step
You will begin the LOC method by applying a liquid, such as water, hydrosol water, aloe vera juice, or leave in conditioner. Any leave in that you use should be water based, meaning that the first ingredient on the list is water. Most bearded gents don't use a leave-in conditioner in their beards which is ok, just make sure you use some type of water-based product. We make a hydrating beard refresher which is great to use after washing and before your oil set.
The Oil Step
Most men use beard oil after washing their beard so they definitely are getting the oil step down. Most oils cant penetrate the hair shaft. However, certain natural oils have the ability to penetrate the hair shaft and bind with the hair internal structure or protein. These oils are coconut, olive, and avocado oil. So make sure that your beard oil contains at least one of these oils.
The Cream Step
For this step, an actual cream is not needed. What you really need is a sealant, so your beard balm or butter will do the job. The best coating or sealant oils are Castor, Grapeseed, and Jojoba. They can also act as emollients that lubricate and fill in gaps along the hair cuticle to prevent moisture loss. If you have extremely dry hair and/or live in harsh winter climates consider using natural butters like Shea or Mango as your cream for this step Our beard oils and beard balms contain most of these oils and butters and they are all organic oils as well.
Give it a try
Gentlemen, give the L.O.C method a try and see if your dry beard days are over...