Before having a beard, I never realized how much work they were. I thought you just let it grow and occasionally trim it, but it is so much more than that. A key factor in keeping your beard happy and healthy is using beard balm, but finding the right one isn’t always easy. It’s hard to know which one is best simply based off of what the manufacturer says because of course, they are going to build their own product up. Hopefully, my Beard Bolt XL review will help get you one step closer to finding the beard oil that’s right for you.
What’s in it
Shea butter, beeswax, hemp seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, and jojoba oil are all key ingredients in Beard Bolt XL‘s success. Shea butter is packed with vitamins and works to keep your beard moisturized and soft. It also stimulates new hair growth and prevents dandruff and eczema in the beard area. Shea butter has been used in products for decades as a moisturizer, and it has stood the test of time. Shea butter isn’t just a fad supplement, I’d say it’s almost like magic, but I know it is just science that I don’t fully understand. Nevertheless, it is one of the main moisturizers in this balm, not the only one, but the strongest one in my opinion.
Beeswax is mainly what gives the balm its texture. It is also what allows you to style your beard and keep it the way you want it. Beeswax is the magic holding agent in balm, but you have to kind of kneed it to make it pliable and workable, if the oils were not added. However, since there are a bunch of other oils in this balm, it is very easy to work with.
Hemp seed oil is rich in omega 3, omega 6, and omega 9 acids, which help stimulate hair growth. It also helps stimulate hair growth by improving blood circulation to the area. Hemp seed oil is rich in keratin as well, which is a protein in hair. Keratin is actually the building block of hair and makes up about 90% of it, so it’s easy to see how this would strengthen your beard. Pumpkin seed oil promotes hair growth and nourishes your beard. Finally, jojoba oil conditions and strengthens your beard. It helps smooth it out and keep it looking nice. All of these oils and wax work together to keep your beard healthy, strong, and shiny.
Ingredient worth mentioning
In addition to these, Beard Bolt XL also uses argan oil, vitamin E oil, grape seed oil, apricot oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, and premium fragrance oil. There are no long, convoluted, unpronounceable ingredients, which is something I love about this beard oil, I know exactly what is in it.
Beard Bolt XL Review
When I first got my Beard Bolt XL, I thought “man, that’s it? That’s not a whole lot.” I didn’t expect it to be as small as it was, and was a little disappointed at first. However, after using it the first time, I realized how little you have to use every time. I then realized, although it is only two ounces, it’ll last me a pretty good minute.
I was also pleasantly surprised with the scent. It’s a tough smell to describe, but it’s very easy to enjoy. It’s not too sweet, and not too strong, it just smells very clean and pure, I really like it. The first time I used it, I expected my hands to feel really waxy afterwards, but they didn’t feel waxy at all. There was no residual grease on my hands and it didn’t make my beard feel greasy, it just felt like a softer version of my normal beard. My beard felt softer almost immediately, it was easy to maintain and style, needless to say, it did not take me long to like this product.
Although I liked it right away, it took two or three weeks before I actually started seeing the results I wanted. I noticed my beard was fuller and just looked much healthier. It didn’t feel dry or brittle or scratchy, I was definitely pleased with what I got. I was able to go from a guy with a decent beard to a guy with a great beard, I can confidently say I like my beard more, and I take more pride in it after using Beard Bolt XL.
Other Products Worth Considering
As I said before, beard balm is only one part of maintaining a healthy beard. In addition to balm, I also recommend the following vitamins and wash.
If you are looking for something to seriously promote hair growth, in conjunction with Beard Bolt XL, I recommend Beard Grow XL. It is from the same people who make Beard Bolt (Delta Genesis), so you know it’s good, and it is hair growth vitamins that you take to help get you a fuller, thicker beard. Beard Bolt also works great when you use it with Lumber Yard Beard Wash. It helps keep your beard nourished and clean, which is always a good look.
Beard Bolt is more than worth the purchase, but if it still doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, maybe you would like Honest Amish Beard Balm. It is an all natural, organic, vegan beard balm that has many of the same benefits of Beard Bolt XL. Although I’m not going to give it a full, proper review here, I will say that it is very easy on the skin, and it smells good as well. It has a different scent than the Beard Bolt XL, so if you don’t like the smell of Beard Bolt, but still want a good beard balm, Honest Amish is a great second choice.
You’ve probably read all the way to here and you’re still wondering, “is it worth the money?” The simple answer to that is yes, Beard Bolt XL is definitely worth the money, and more than worth the time. Some people see results after a few uses, while others take a while to start seeing results. Either way, just be patient and give it plenty of time before you make a final judgment on it. Speaking of worth the time, it only takes a minute to put it on but lasts all day. I have made it a part of my daily, morning routine and when I get home from work, my beard still feels conditioned and not dried out or scraggly. In my experience, the ladies also like a softer, well-groomed beard. My wife always tells me how good my beard smells now and she’ll run her fingers through it when we’re watching TV on the couch. It’s a little weird, but I’d rather her do that and let her keep my beard, than her hate my beard.
In conclusion, Beard Bolt XL comes highly recommended, by many people, and it’s obvious to see why. It’s one of the few products that does exactly what it says it does. It’s great for maintaining a healthy beard and works better than several other balms I have tried. Beard balms have gotten somewhat of a bad rep because of all the cheap ones on the market that make empty promises, but Beard Bolt XL is exactly what a beard balm should be. If you have had a beard you are looking to groom, or if you have trouble growing one and would like a bigger beard, this balm is the one I recommend. And if you enjoyed my Beard Bolt XL review, check out my other reviews for beard products.