A well-kept beard needs you to be organized and disciplined and if you love your beard it is likely that you will have a beard kit of some sort.
This kit will have all the tools and solutions for your beard worries and needs.
We know now that the market for beard grooming products is saturated and there are quite a number of companies producing quality products.
However, it is hard to find a company specifically targeting the black or African-American bearded community.
This is needed because the fact remains true that black men have skin and hair that are more demanding than other races.
They are more than likely to have curly and coarse hair and sensitive skin. And this requires a whole new level of care and the need to be careful about what they are exposing themselves to.
This can set them on a searching spree on the internet looking for “the best” for them. Often, the results are just clever gimmicks and tricks to make buy them products which they are bound to regret later.
To cater to this, we have used our experience with beard care products and black men’s grooming needs to come up with this list.
Tale of the Tape: Search For The Best Beard Kit for Black Men 2021
When it comes to beard kits, everybody can have their version of what they think is the best kit.
Some may ask for only beard care products that are good at providing good nutrients to their beard hair.
Others may ask for a complete kit that includes everything you can think of, even including beard scissors.
This pushes us to search for kits that can cater to all of these different needs. However, the basic concept remains the same to bring up products that are good for bearded black men specifically.
1. Shea Moisture Beard Kit – A Beast Hard to Beat At Hydrating
Shea Moisture has built a reputation that is synonymous with excellence and it is hard to keep their products away from any “best” lists for long.
Almost all of their products have unmatched moisturizing prowesses and this is what you need as a black man. Above all, they use all-natural ingredients which is a major relief.
What’s In the Kit:
- Shea Moisture Beard Oil
- Shea Moisture Beard Wash
- Shea Moisture Beard Balm
- Shea Moisture Beard Detangler
Shea Moisture Beard Oil: Imbued with maracuja oil, which is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C, this beard oil promises to nourish and hydrate your hair.
You will love its non-greasy formula which is easy to use and leaves no sticky residue behind.
Shea Moisture Beard Wash: Free of any parabens and sulfates, this beard wash is kinder on the skin and is suitable for the sensitive skin of black men.
Packed with essential fatty acids, shea butter has excellent moisturizing and healing properties. This increases the shine and reduces the frizz giving you more manageable hair.
It has a manly scent that surely is going to keep you enchanted while it is there.
Shea Moisture Beard Balm: To make this beard kit a moisturizing and nourishing jackpot is the styling beard balm.
Take a small amount, warm between your fingers, and rub it into your beard to make it more manageable and stylish.
Shea Moisture Beard Detangler: If all the above were not enough, what seals the deal for this being one of the best beard kits for black men is beard detangler.
This product is more of a lotion for your hair and will leave your beard tangle and knot-free. It leaves your hair more manageable but the effect is short-lasting, and do not expect it to last you a day.
It has a subtle vanilla kind of smell to it which will make you love it even more.
Bottom line: SheaMoisture is producing such quality products that they are finding it hard to keep up with the demand.
This beard kit has it all to help deliver a soft, well-moisturized, and more manageable beard.
2. Scotch Porter Beard Collection – Beard Kit Worth All the Hype
If you are into beard products, you would know that there is a lot of hype about Scotch Porter beard products. It seems like everybody is talking about them, from youtube channels to beard blogs.
If you were skeptical about it and wondering if it is the real deal, this piece right here will put your reservations to rest.
Scotch Porter Beard Collection is hands down one of the best beard kits you are going to find.
What’s In the Kit:
- Scotch Porter Beard Wash
- Scotch Porter Beard Conditioner
- Scotch Porter Beard Balm
- Scotch Porter Beard Serum
Scotch Porter Beard Wash: I believe you will like the fact that this beard wash is free of harsh chemicals. It has no parabens, silicones, petroleum, or mineral oils which is a good start.
If you are tired of beard washes and shampoos leaving your hair dry, this wash has no chemical soaps to strip your natural oil. In addition, it has natural oils like argan oil and coconut oil to make your beard soft and moisturized.
It has a nice subtle smell to it and produces a nice lather to give you a good cleanout.
Scotch Porter Beard Conditioner: This is part 2 of this Scotch Porter Beard collection. It is a sulfate-free conditioner making it suitable for the sensitive skin of black males.
In addition, it has marshmallow root extracts that hydrate and prevent excessive shedding. Its mucilage binds with hair protein and makes strands thicker.
Scotch Porter Beard Balm: A beard balm is essentially a leave-in conditioner. It works mostly like beard oil, however, it has better holding powers and aids in styling.
This beard balm from Scotch Porter has almost the same ingredients as their conditioner which has good hydrating and nourishing properties. However, after the conditioner is rinsed, you want something which can continue to do the job after that.
With its natural subtle marshmallow smell, you would like it to stay in your beard.
Scotch Porter Beard Serum: As said earlier, for black men retaining moisture is vitally important. Part 4 of Scotch Porter’s Beard Collection is their serum which comes in a spray pump bottle.
It has squalane, derived from natural plant sugars, which mimics natural oil and traps the moisture in the hair. This serum acts to smoothen the beard and make it frizz-free.
3. Maison Lambert Beard Kit – You Can’t Ask for More
Made by a French craftsman, this whole beard kit has a classic feel to it.
It comes in either a wooden cedar box, a cardboard box, or in a leather bag. This makes it a perfect gift on any special occasion like Father’s Day or your anniversary.
This kit has the most number of products in it ranging from a beard comb to free body soap, yes you read that right, this kit leaves many behind when it comes to value for money.
What’s In the Kit:
- Sandalwood beard comb
- Beard oil
- Beard shampoo
- Beard balm
- Mustache wax
- A Free body beer soap.
Sandalwood Beard Comb: You need a comb to untangle your beard. You can use a plethora of products, but if you have unruly tangled hair, your beard is not going to look its best.
This handmade sandalwood beard comb has different tooth spacing on both sides. This enables it to serve more efficiently.
Wooden combs, although costly than plastic combs, last long and are softer on the beard because of their anti-static nature.
Beard Oil: This non-greasy beard oil absorbs quickly and does not leave a residue behind.
Tocopherols are organic chemical compounds and they mimic the activity of vitamin E. This vitamin is known for its strong antioxidant properties and prevents hair shedding.
Jojoba oil, on the other hand, is rich in micronutrients like copper and zinc required for healthy hair.
Beard Shampoo: Maison Lambert actually has a shampoo bar in its beard kit. It lathers really nice and the small bar lasts a long time.
Although it is free of artificial fragrances, it has pungent spice notes which are subtle and to our relief are free of harsh chemicals like SLS and parabens.
Beard Balm: For black men, we need moisturization and a lot of it. Beard balm is used on top of beard oil to further enhance moisturization.
This beard balm from Maison Lambert is easy to scoop and you can use it to style your beard.
It is made up of organic ingredients and helps to condition the beard and its essential oils will help relieve the itch.
Not only it comes in classic package options, everything about this kit is classic.
With its potent beard oil to efficient beard shampoo, it has what it takes to be your go-to beard kit any day.
With its sandalwood comb, it is self-sufficient and the number of products is second is none.
4. Zeus Everyday Beard Grooming Kit – A Panacea for All of Your Beard Worries
Zeus started in 2013 with beard oil and a beard brush and has now ventured into other beauty lines.
All of their beard products have a premium feel to them, from packing to smell to texture.
Their beard kit contains all-natural ingredients and comes in three scents including verbena lime, sandalwood, and vanilla rum. The kit we have picked up for our list has a sandalwood scent.
What’s In the Kit:
- Beard shampoo
- Beard conditioner
- Beard oil
- Beard balm
Zeus Beard Shampoo: Beard shampoos are different than regular shampoos in that they are mild and do not overly strip hair of their natural oil.
Zeus beard shampoo is free of harsh chemicals and is kind on your hair. It contains green tea which has anti-inflammatory properties and fights causes of hair loss. It is also a potent remedy for dandruff.
This beard shampoo also contains the dragon’s blood which has proven anti-aging and healing properties. This helps fight irritation.
Zeus Beard Conditioner: Both shampoo and conditioner in this kit come in 8-oz packs which are a good quantity for a beard kit.
In addition to that, it has pro-vitamin B5 which has the ability to penetrate the hair shafts and acts to retain moisture.
Just like the shampoo, it also has aloe vera and dragon’s blood.
This combination of these ingredients gives you a strong well-hydrated beard that is free of itch.
Zeus Beard Oil: As if the shampoo and conditioner were not enough, this beard kit has an all-natural masculine-smelling beard oil.
This beard oil also has Morrocan argan oil which increases beard volume and imparts a shine to it.
This oil absorbs quickly and leaves no sticky residue.
Zeus Beard Wax: Beard wax is a must-have for black men because of their unruly hair to keep them tamed.
Zeus beard wax comes in a hard consistency and in addition to beeswax and candelilla wax has jojoba wax. This makes a protective covering over the hair and keeps the moisture locked in.
It also has shea butter which is a well-known moisturizer and hydrates the hair follicle.
It might seem a bit pricey but it has products in good quantities and has all-natural potent ingredients to make it a panacea for all of your beard problems.
5. Mountaineer Brand Beard Care Kit – Best Budget Beard Kit For Black Men
Founded in this very decade, Mountaineer Brand has quickly become a well-known name in bearded men.
They utilize all-natural ingredients and come up with products that are effective and cost-efficient.
It is based in West Virginia, inspired by the mountains of WV, hence named the Mountaineer Brand.
What’s In the Kit:
- Mountaineer Brand beard wash
- Mountaineer Brand beard oil
- Mountaineer Brand beard balm
- Beard comb
- Canvas travel bag
Mountaineer Brand Beard Wash: You are going to like the consistency of this beard wash. It is neither too thin nor too thick and it lathers up really nice.
It is made up of all-natural ingredients and is free of harsh chemicals like SLS and parabens.
Among its ingredients, I like that it has eucalyptus oil which is an essential oil and works to strengthen, soften, and restore vital nutrients to facial hair.
This beard wash comes in a 4-oz bottle in the kit which could have been better. However, they compensate it with a good quantity of beard oil and beard balm.
Mountaineer Brand Beard Oil: The one thing I like about this beard oil is that its bottle comes with a limiter at the top. This gives you the ability to get the exact amount of oil you need, this is a cool feature to have.
Easily the best thing about this beard oil is its quantity, you get a 2-oz bottle which is a good quantity for a beard kit, especially considering the overall price.
Mountaineer Brand Beard Balm: This is a conditioning light to medium hold balm. It has a nice timber cedar tree smell to it. I have to say this is not the most long-lasting smell you are going to find, but it lasts a good six to seven hours.
It also comes in a 2-oz pack. So, this kit provides a good overall value.
This beard balm provides a good hold. With its botanical butter and beeswax, it works as a leave-in conditioner and makes your beard hold a style and pattern.
Mountaineer Brand Comb and Brush: You need a beard comb for trimming and styling long beards.
Beard brushes are easy on the skin underneath and are good for short and medium beards.
The beard comb in this kit has thick wide teeth and is good at styling and cleaning.
The beard brush is a military-style beard brush that is hard on coarse curly hair for black men and soft on their sensitive skin.
Its all-natural ingredients and natural woodsy smell are enough to make it to our list. In addition, its products come in good quantities to make this kit even more valuable.
6. Bossman Complete Beard Kit – Rule Your Beard Game Like a Boss
Bossman is making a name for itself in bearded men with its mix of traditional and some revolutionary beard products. For example, their so-called beard oil is a beard jelly which is a mixture of beard oil and beard jelly, this makes it easy to apply and stays on longer.
Their beard kit comes in a number of variations and contains all or some of the below items. The best thing about Bossman beard products is their different scents, they come in as many as five different scents.
What’s In the Kit:
- Fortify Intense Beard Conditioner
- Jelly Beard Oil
- Relaxing Beard Balm
- Metal beard & mustache comb
These components are for Bossman Complete Beard Kit, you can also get a version called Bossman Essential Beard kit which is minus the MUDstache and the metal comb.
Fortify Intense Beard Conditioner: Bossman beard conditioner is a rinse-out conditioner. You basically need to apply it for 2-3 minutes and then rinse it with water.
It has ingredients like betaine, mango butter, argan oil, avocado oil, and other fortifying and protective ingredients.
Mango butter is rich in fatty acids and this makes it a dream ingredient for black men because of its moisturizing potential.
Among different Bossman scents, I like the Magic scent which is a fruity but manly scent. It essentially is more rugged than other scents Bossman has.
Bossman Beard Oil: As said earlier, this oil actually comes in a jelly-like consistency and is marketed as such by the Bossman Brand. It is a conditioner-like goop.
This mixture of beard oil and beard wax stands out among beard oils because of the hold it provides.
It essentially has ingredients like shea butter and cocoa butter which gives this beard jelly good moisturizing properties. It basically acts to soften the hair.
Bossman Relaxing Beard Balm: One thing I would like you to be mindful of this beard balm is its limited hold. It has a soft consistency and melts easily in hand but has a limited wax component.
Like Bossman beard jelly, it has different scent options. In the beard kit, you will get all the products of the same scent, so keep that in mind.
Beard balm works to retain moisture for hair follicles and this helps with hair growth.
Although not a good holder, this beard balm is good at nourishing and hydrating with its essential vitamins and minerals.
Bottom line: In addition to beard-specific products, you get unscented MUDstache which you can use to tame your mustache. It also comes with a metal beard comb.
7. Seven Potions Beard Grooming Set – A Premium Straight-to-Point Beard Kit
Based in the UK, Seven Potions have quickly made a name for themselves as a premium beard grooming brand.
Their products are a bit on the pricey side, but for good reasons. They use premium-quality ingredients with compliance to safety standards which are often ignored or bypassed by the companies.
They are also into hairstyling and shaving and one of their trademark products is their pre-shave oil.
When it comes to beard kits, Seven Potions probably has the least number of products, which in essence is not a bad thing.
What’s In the Kit:
- Seven Potions beard shampoo
- Seven Potions beard oil
- Seven Potions beard brush
Seven Potions Beard Shampoo: This shampoo also made our list for best beard products for black men as the best beard shampoo for black men.
This is because this shampoo is free of harsh chemicals like parabens or sulfates. Sulfates are chemical detergents that strip the hair of their natural hair.
It has a natural fragrance of essential oils. The woodsy smell is subtle and does not overpower your perfume.
With this beard shampoo, you are going to notice that your beard is much softer and free of itch and flakes in probably about three to four washes.
Seven Potions Beard Oil: This beard oil comes in a dropper bottle which is convenient.
Its main ingredient is apricot kernel oil which is rich in omega-9 fatty acids making it a good emollient. These make your hair softer and more pliable.
It also has a number of essential oils making it a vigorous potion for your beard.
Seven Potions Beard Brush: This kit also has an oval-shaped pearwood beard brush.
It uses 100% first-cut boar bristles and is stiff enough to tame the most unruly beards.
Beard brushes are a good way to exfoliate and clean your beard.
This brush has a good size to it and fits nicely into the hand nicely.
Bottom line: If you are looking for a straight-to-business premium kit, Seven Potions would be the number one contender.
They are innovative and use superior natural ingredients.
In addition, these sizes are their standard sizes even if you go with the products separately.
8. Viking Revolution Beard Care Kit – A One-Time Investment for Your Beard Tools
This beard kit from Viking Revolution is unique in the sense that it has the most number of beard tools.
In most kits, you either get a beard brush or a beard comb or at most both. However, this kit not only has these two but also has scissors, which you need for trimming and touch-ups.
What’s In the Kit:
- Beard Brush
- Pocket Beard Comb
- Viking Revolution Beard oil
- Viking Revolution beard balm
- Beard Scissors
Beard Brush and Beard Comb: Beard comb and beard brushes are important for various purposes. They are especially important for black men because they can prevent the development of ingrown hair.
This beard brush is made up of 100% boar bristles which smooth out the frizzy, and curly hair. This brush has a nice slope to it and fits well into the hand providing a good grip.
Their pocket-sized beard comb is double-sided and has different teeth width on both sides.
If you have curly coarse hair, you can use the side with wider teeth and this will help you easily untangle the hair.
Viking Revolution Beard Oil: The best thing about this beard oil is that it is unscented. Therefore, if you have an allergy to fragrances, this is a perfect choice for you.
Jojoba oil is rich in nutrients like zinc and copper, which are essential for hair growth and this helps to have a fuller beard.
It has a thin consistency and absorbs pretty quickly.
Viking Revolution Beard Balm: The beard balm tin in this kit comes at 2oz which is a good quantity for a beard balm.
It is not too thick for a beard balm and is easy to apply. However, it does not provide much of a hold if you are looking for that.
I like it for the fact that it has mango butter in it which is a good emollient and will relieve any itching or scratching.
It has a sweet lime citrusy smell that lingers for a good couple of hours.
Beard Scissors: A good addition to this kit is the beard scissor which is made up of surgical-grade steel and can help with your touch-ups.
9. Professor Fuzzworthy’s Beard Kit – An Old Style Beard Kit With Efficient Products
Professor Fuzzworth is one of the biggest names in beard grooming products.
They use all-natural chemical-free ingredients for their products
What’s In the Kit:
- Professor Fuzzworthy Beard Shampoo
- Leave-in Conditioner Balm
- Boar Bristle Brush
Professor Fuzzworthy Beard Shampoo: Out of Tasmania, Australia, this beard shampoo is actually a shampoo bar.
The first thing you are going to note about this shampoo is its subtle eucalyptus and lavender scent.
It produces rich lather rather quickly.
They say it is equivalent to a 27 fl oz shampoo bottle, so depending on the size of your beard this soap is going to last you a few months.
It is a potent mixture of carrier oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, and castor oil. Along with that, it contains leatherwood beeswax, Tasmanian seaweed extract, leatherwood honey, cocoa powder, and Kunzea oil. These ingredients will soften your coarse beard and help you grow a fuller beard.
Professor Fuzzworthy Leave-in Conditioner Balm: One thing you want your beard balm to have is a nice smell. This is because this is something that is going to stay in your beard for a good number of hours.
This beard balm will give your beard a nice shine and because of its good wax content, it is going to give you a nice hold.
Professor Fuzzworthy Beard Brush: This is a 100% boar bristle brush. It has a nice shape and size to it which fits into the hand for a good grip.
Boar bristle brush absorbs the natural oils in your beard and distributes it evenly into your beard. This beard brush uses bamboo for its handle and is lightweight.
Bottom line: Professor Fuzzworthy products are old-style and provide a good mixture of nutrients and emollients.
As their shampoo bar does not contain preservatives, this makes it vulnerable to melting quickly in water, so try to get it out of the water as soon as you are done using it.
10. Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit – Give Your Beard A Platinum Taste
Jack Black started their business at the turn of the century and has gradually become a name to reckon with.
They are into men grooming and produce a whole range of products including for shave, body, face, and hair.
Their beard care products are efficient and trend-setting to say the least.
What’s In the Kit:
- Jack Black Beard Wash
- Jack Black Beard Lube Conditioning Shave
- Jack Black Beard Oil
- Beard Comb
Jack Black Beard Wash: This beard wash has panthenol which is a provitamin of B5 and is good for the general wellbeing of your hair.
This beard wash cleans and is a nice blend of vitamins, natural oils, and antioxidants that work to condition your hair.
It also works like a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against the harmful effects of sun exposure.
The only downside is the amount it comes in, which at 1.5 oz for a beard wash is a bummer.
Jack Black Beard Lube Conditioning Shave: I think this is a well-thought-out addition to a beard kit. Everybody has a different beard style and most beard styles involve some degree of trimming or shaving.
This innovative product was, in fact, the first product Jack Black launched and they own the trademark for Beard Lube.
This transparent formula is multi-functional and you can use it as a pre-shave oil, as a shaving cream, and as a skin conditioner, cool isn’t it?
Jack Black Beard Oil: This cruelty-free vegan beard oil contains certified organic products.
It has a soft consistency and absorbs quickly and does not leave behind an oily impression.
Bottom line: Jack Black produces high-quality products and they come at a high price.
They use authentic and organic ingredients that are hypoallergenic.
1.5 fl oz for a beard wash and beard lube are literally a joke. However, this kit gives you the chance of using their products before buying their standard-sized containers which come at a higher price than most beard care brands.
Buyer’s Guide for Best Beard Kit For Black Men
Things are changing and consumer convenience is the prime object of every company.
With advances in technology, you can literally compare a whole industry at your fingertips and see what is best for you.
Whether beard kits are better than buying individual products, it is up to you to decide. This is because a beard kit may or may not have all the products that you need. In addition, it is not necessary that you like all beard-care products of the same company.
When it comes to black man beard products, here is what you need to keep in mind when you are going for a beard kit.
Black men have sensitive skin and hair. Therefore, it is imperative that whatever products they are using are free of harsh chemicals.
This may be true for men of all skin and hair types, but for black men, it is of utmost importance.
Chemically formulated products may be fast when it comes to producing results, but we know that they produce unwanted side effects in the longer term. Therefore, going for all-natural ingredients is a no-brainer.
Size of Products:
When it comes to beard kits, you can ask for a greater number of products. But, along with quality ingredients, what matters is the quantity of what you are getting and whether it is good enough to last you sometime.
However, some companies have beard kits in markets that are no less than samples of their products. This essentially is not a bad thing if you are actually looking for a sample of their products.
However, if you are looking for a proper beard kit that can last you at least a couple of months, you need to keep an eye on the size of containers.
For beard wash and shampoo, you should at least go for 6 oz containers. It is better if they come at 8 oz or more.
For beard oil, most companies do give out 1 oz bottles which are okay, but if you get a 2-oz bottle that is even better.
Same for beard wax and balm, you should at least get 1-2 oz containers.
For beard brushes and combs, look that they are of a good size to give you a comfortable grip.
For beard combs, you can even ask for two-sided ones with different-sized teeth on each side.
Must-Have Products In A Beard Kit:
When we talk about beard care, it can have a plethora of things.
However, it basically comes down to three things, something to clean like a beard wash or a beard shampoo, something to moisturize like an oil or beard conditioner, and something to hold your style like a beard wax or beard balm.
If a beard kit has some form of three components, it is a good kit to invest in.
If you would ask about a beard brush or beard comb, these two are mostly one-time investments. Thus, if you have a beard, it is likely that you already have a beard brush and beard comb. However, if you do not have these or are starting out your beard, you can look for a beard kit that has these two as well.
Beard Care for Black Men - 4 Steps to Your Beard Swag
The following steps constitute the beard care routine for any man.
Step 1: Wash it with Beard Shampoo or Beard Wash:
Our beards are exposed to different environmental and physiological factors. These may be dirt, pollutants, and food remnants. In addition, over time, there is a natural build-up of oils in the hair.
For these, you need to wash your beard on a regular basis. It may be once a day or even once a week. For this you need, a beard shampoo or a beard wash.
Step 2: Hydrate it with Beard Oil or Beard Conditioner:
Black men have coarse and dry hair and for this, they need something to hydrate their beard.
Beard oils and beard conditioners are a good source of emollients and natural oils potent enough to keep your hair hydrated.
In your routine, apply beard oil or a beard conditioner after washing your hair. Make sure your hair is dry before applying beard oil. For conditioner, it may be a leave-in conditioner or a rinse-off, do what it requires you.
Step 3: Apply Beard Balm or Wax for Hold:
In this step, you need to apply beard balm and beard wax. These are rich in waxes and butter and are used to hold a certain style.
Remember beard wax has superior holding powers than beard balm. In addition to holding power, make sure your wax or balm has natural ingredients and is good at moisturizing.
Step 4: Brush to Give it Style:
After waxing, you can use a beard brush to style your hair.
This will tame any flyways and distribute your wax or balm evenly. Make sure you use a 100% boar bristle brush as it is soft on the skin and acts as an exfoliator.
In addition to the above steps, you might need to trim and shaving some parts of your beard. The frequency of this may vary according to your style and liking to once every three to four days to every couple of days.
Frequently Asked Questions about Beard Care for Black Men
Beard grooming kits are not new. Earlier, it was unofficial because every man had his set of beard care products that he held dear. Nowadays, it is targeted by companies to provide a one-stop solution for bearded men.
This may be your travel buddy or your routine beard care.
The Beard grooming market now is heavily saturated with quite a number of competitive companies that are producing high-quality products.
However, when it comes to black men’s beard needs, nobody is specifically targeting it. However, we know that black beards have different needs and they can’t just pick up any product.
For this, we have looked hard and spent countless hours to bring up the best beard kit for black men.
We made sure they have natural products and are good at hydrating and moisturizing which is essential for African-American beard grooming.
They are all beasts at what they do, but if you would ask me to pick one it would be Shea Moisture beard kit. This is because it is hard to beat its moisturizing powers.
Lastly, we talked about some points you need to consider when buying a beard kit and the general beard care routine for black men.
Do go through our other pieces on black men's beard grooming and keep visiting for more.