What should be in a beard grooming kit?

You've got a glorious beard, and you're not afraid to show it off. But the truth is that growing a beard is only half the battle; you also have to know how to keep it looking great. That's where having the right tools comes in handy. Whether you're looking for something simple like an all-in-one kit or want to go all out with separate products for each step of your grooming routine, we've got everything you need right here:

Beard Oil

Beard oil is one of the most important elements in your beard grooming kit. It’s a mixture of moisturisers, vitamins, and fatty acids that soothe dry skin, nourish hair follicles to promote growth, and help reduce itching and an itchy beard.

Beard oil will also keep your facial hair looking shiny and healthy by sealing in moisture to keep out environmental pollutants that can make the hairs look dull or brittle.

Beard Conditioner

A beard conditioner is a product that you apply to your beard after washing it to help keep it soft and healthy. It can be used on beards of any length, from stubble to long braids. This will keep your beard looking great between washes and provide important moisture for the skin underneath.

Conditioners are perfect for those who want their facial hair to look its best without using an oily balm or oil every day. They’re also a great choice if you have sensitive skin because they won’t clog pores or cause breakouts like some other products might do."

Beard Comb or Brush

The next thing you'll need is a comb or beard brush. A comb is better suited for untangling knots and keeping stray hairs at bay, while a brush is better known as "the other" tool of beard grooming, used for styling your hair into place. But both are versatile enough to use interchangeably! If you have long hair, it's best to use a comb; if you're looking for something with more precision control (like styling facial hair), then a brush will be better suited for the job.

Beard Wash

Beard wash is the first step in your grooming routine. It’s important that you choose one that has been designed specifically for beards, as they have different needs than facial hair. If you use the wrong kind of shampoo or soap on your face, it can dry out the skin and make it brittle, but a beard wash will not only clean your beard without stripping away natural oils but also add nutrients to help prevent breakage and split ends.

Next, there are a few things to consider when choosing which one is right for you:

  • Do I want natural ingredients?

  • Is this an organic product?

  • Does this contain any parabens or sulphates (or other harmful chemicals)?

Once you know what qualities are important to you and what ingredients might cause irritation for sensitive skin like mine, then check out my suggestions below:

Beard Balm

Think of beard balm as a styling product, like hair gel or mousse. If you’re going to use it, make sure that the brand you buy doesn’t have any harmful ingredients such as petroleum or parabens (a preservative).

You might wonder why you need to use beard balm if your facial hair is already moisturised by your skin. It's quite simple: this type of product helps keep your beard looking healthy, smooth and shiny without making it greasy. This way, you'll be able to maintain a neat look while keeping the natural oils in your skin intact at the same time!

Razor or Trimmer

Your beard grooming kit should include some kind of razor or trimmer. This will help you maintain your beard, whether it's long or short.

If you want to keep your beard trimmed at a certain length, use the trimmer on the lowest setting to cut down any stray hairs that are growing out of control. To shave off excess hair and give your face a smooth look, use one of the razors included with your grooming kit or another razor you have at home (just make sure it's not dull). You can also use this tool to shape up sideburns and around other facial features such as temples, ears and nose.


The most important instrument in any grooming kit is the scissors. A good pair of sharp scissors can be used for cutting hair on your head, trimming your beard, or even making small cuts around your ears. You should also have a blunt pair for trimming longer hair and for grooming thick beards that require extra care.

A third type of scissor is also helpful: small scissors designed specifically for cutting facial hair. This will help you clip those stray hairs that grow underneath and around your lips without having to rely on clippers every time they appear.

You need these things to keep your beard looking good.

A beard grooming kit should include:

  • Beard oil (or conditioner)

  • Beard brush or comb

  • Beard wash, ideally with a moisturizer built in. If it doesn’t, you can buy one separately. Or make your own! There are tons of recipes online for DIY beard oils and conditioners.

  • A balm (optional) - you could use this instead of the oil/conditioner if necessary because it has similar benefits but is thicker and more protective against weather conditions like wind and cold temperatures that can dry out your skin. It also helps keep flyaways at bay while making sure there are no stray hairs sticking up when your facial hair is growing back after trimming or shaving—which happens sometimes even if you’re careful!

You may want to consider adding some razors or trimmers to the mix if they don't already come with their own set (don't bother getting ones specifically made for women; they won't do any good on men). You might also consider investing in a pair of scissors if none were included already; this way you'll be able to cut off stray hairs easily without having them grow into something more problematic later down the road."


Beard grooming kits are a great way to keep your beard looking good. They contain all the tools and products you need to keep it soft, shiny and healthy. We hope this guide has helped you understand what should be in such a kit; if not, let us know in the comments below!