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Best cheap beard balms, oils, and soaps in dublin or onlin?

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  • 10-07-2015 8:39am
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,276 ✭✭✭


    Anyone point me in the right direction for these things please? What do you use? What are the benefits? Cheap price always helps.

    I'm using a beard soap in a bottle and beard oil after which is ok but the oil is pretty oily, only use 5 drops at a time as advised. A balm might be better?

    Any advice on good products that I could pick up in shops in Dublin or maybe online?

    Thanks lads


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  • Registered Users Posts: 110 ✭✭Gotham Knight


    Ooops! Completely misread your post.

    Shows me how old I am getting...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,911 ✭✭✭hitemfrank


    I don't think that's quite what he was looking for Gotham Knight. He is looking for products for his beard not removing it.


    I've used a beard oil in the past but always found similar results to yourself readyletsgo. My brother has used Honest Amish beard balm before and has told me it did a good job of keeping the beard hair in check. I can't comment on the rest of their line of products though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,191 ✭✭✭uncle_sam_ie


    A lot of good stuff on Etsy for your beard grooming needs. https://www.etsy.com/ie/search?q=beard%20grooming%20kit&ref=auto4


  • Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭insebayguy


    Try shaving.ie
    They're great. My Proraso Beard balm, Proraso beard Oil and Stern moustache wax arrived in the post this morning (I ordered yesterday). All that for €35.00 or thereabouts.
    I'm relatively new to this beard lark, it's been going for 10 weeks or so and the wife hates it which makes me wanna keep it for longer :)
    I don't really miss kissing that much anyway ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,922 ✭✭✭beardybrewer


    A lot of good stuff on Etsy for your beard grooming needs. https://www.etsy.com/ie/search?q=beard%20grooming%20kit&ref=auto4

    Agreed there is lots of good stuff for beard's on etsy. I really like the Merry Band beard oil. I've tried a half dozen and it's the one I've liked the effect and scent the most and have actually used up. I haven't tried the DrK but as it's Irish that one is on the list.

    One I can definitely say I don't recommend is commonly found on ebay.co.uk from meltandsmelt. Terrible products, binned them all (wax, oil, and body soap tested and all subpar).
    insebayguy wrote: »
    Try shaving.ie
    They're great. My Proraso Beard balm, Proraso beard Oil and Stern moustache wax arrived in the post this morning (I ordered yesterday).

    The Prorasso balm sounds good, how's the scent? The fact that it says the beard oil comes in 4x 17ml treatments sounds strange like there are only 4 times you can use it. Yet the picture shows a more common vial and dropper. What did you get?

    I've tried 4 or so waxes at this stage I've found Bounders to be far and away the best.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,276 ✭✭✭readyletsgo


    Thanks guys and sorry for the late reply. I'm still using the oil I have, it's ok, not the best but I'll use it. The beard soap I'm using is nearly all gone, trying to make it last as it was expensive so one a week I wash the beard with it.

    This is the set I got for reference http://www.drksoap.com/premium-beard-care-set/ pretty expensive for the size of the bottles.

    I'll have to look into the balls more I think


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,922 ✭✭✭beardybrewer


    Cripes, that is dear. Well now you own the comb and scissors (eBay kent combs and stainless scissors from china if you need more) hopefully it will be less expensive. 50ml of oil is pretty big so should last a long time (I buy 10ml for £5 so you're better off). As far as beard soap goes, I don't think you'll beat the shampoo/conditioner you already use for your hair. Nothing that different about your beard except it may be a bit coarser so perhaps the conditioner will help there. Good luck with your purchases, it's highly recommended stuff so I'm sure you'll be happy with what you get.


  • Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭insebayguy


    [QUOTE=
    The Prorasso balm sounds good, how's the scent? The fact that it says the beard oil comes in 4x 17ml treatments sounds strange like there are only 4 times you can use it. Yet the picture shows a more common vial and dropper. What did you get?

    I've tried 4 or so waxes at this stage I've found Bounders to be far and away the best.[/QUOTE]

    The Proraso beard balm is nice, scent is good but fairly strong so only a drop needed. The beard oil came in a vial and dropper, I use that after showering, 6 drops into the palm of the hand, rub the hands together and run it through the beard. If there's any left over it goes in the chest beard :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 28 onionballs


    I make my own out of €2 coconut oil and a few drops of essential oils. The art of manliness has a piece on how to make it and different recipes


  • Registered Users Posts: 581 ✭✭✭Mongo


    Check out Dr. K beard products. I think they are on shaving.ie and are really cheap. Made in Cork too!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,785 ✭✭✭killwill


    I use Argan Oil for my beard. Lovely scent and softens the beard nicely.
    You can get a 150ml bottle of it for a tenner so quite affordable.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,561 ✭✭✭andy_g


    This is the product i have been using for the last few months and find it great. Keeps the beard soft and manageable :) well recommend it.


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