Which is better for your beard, beard balm or beard oil? Trust me, this is a really common question and we’ve all asked it at one point or the other. The short answer is that it depends on what you want it to do. Beard balm is more of a styling pomade, whereas beard oil is considered basic beard care, as it helps to moisturize your beard and the skin beneath it. But that's not the end of the story.
Although the answer to this question is heavily influenced by personal preference, some aspects of both you and the products must be considered. For example, what kind of beard do you have (is it a long beard that necessitates a lot of product, or is it a short groomed beard for work?). Skin type is another important factor to consider. Is your skin dryer than usual, or is it overly oily? Do you prefer a shiny beard or a matte finish for your beard? Do you work in the food and hospitality industry, in an office, or outside?
Beard oil can be used as a daily moisturizer as well as a leave-in conditioner. Quality beard oils will moisturize the skin beneath your beard, soften your facial hair, reduce itching, and foster healthy beard growth. Argan and jojoba oils are great oils to have in any decent beard oil because they are similar to your body's oils and are easy to absorb by your hair and face. Despite their name, the best beard oils will leave your beard and face moisturized rather than greasy.
In addition to being an excellent moisturizer, beard oil can also be used as a deodorizer and cologne. We recommend using oils scented with essential oil blends rather than artificial fragrances containing unknown chemicals that can irritate your skin.
HOW TO USE BEARD OIL
For best results, use beard oil alongside beard balm, although it can also be used as a stand-alone treatment. If you're going to use it with beard balm, make sure you first apply beard oil.
Wash your beard using an all-natural, hot-processed beard soap and apply beard oil when it's nearly dry for optimal results. This provides an extra layer of moisture retention in your hair follicles and pores. In your palm, squirt a dime-sized amount of beard oil and massage it into your skin and beard. As needed, use up to three times each day. Beard oil, like all-natural beard balm, does not require rinsing.
Beard oil is particularly beneficial during the first six weeks of beard growth when irritation is common. Beard oil may be easier to deal with than beard balm if you have a naturally thick, lengthy beard.
Acadia beard oil is pretty much the best out there.
The best beard balm will function as a moisturizer, conditioner, and styling aid all in one. Because of the all-natural shea butter that coats hair follicles, it is especially beneficial for people who want their beards to look thicker. It also provides light-to-medium hold and volume for beards that require shaping and control.
ALWAYS GO WITH NATURAL.
Avoid beard balms that contain synthetic sealants, such as petroleum jelly, as they may irritate your skin and cause facial hair damage. Our best-selling beard balm (LINK) contains all-natural moisture sealants shea butter and beeswax, as well as argan and jojoba oils, which work to deeply moisturize hair follicles, promote beard growth, and prevent breakage.
HOW TO USE BEARD BALM
Wash your beard with an all-natural hot-processed beard soap and apply beard balm when it's dry for the best results. Using your fingers, rub a dime-sized amount of balm between your palms. Rub the balm into the skin beneath your beard as you run your fingers through your facial hair. This will help nourish the roots of your facial hair.
Brush the balm through your beard with a beard brush to distribute it evenly and style as desired. All-natural beard balms containing shea butter and beeswax can be left on your beard until it is washed.