Beard Oil vs. Beard Balm

We’ve previously covered beard oil and why it’s a good idea to use one, but we’re sure you have already wondered about the difference between beard balm and beard oil.

We know that it’s not always easy to choose between the myriad of products that you can find on the market, and we’re sure you want the best for your beard, so if you want to know whether you should be using beard oil or beard balm, read on.

Styling your beard

Beard balm has a thicker texture and can also be used to style your beard, so if you have a preference for a beard style that needs some fixation, beard balm is the right choice. Additionally, it helps with unruly and frizzy beards that are difficult to style, so if you have problems with that, you might want to give beard balm a try.

Moisturizing your beard and skin

Beard balm is used to moisturize and nourish your beard and the skin below it, and in this way, it is similar to beard oil. Both products will condition your beard and will improve its appearance and the way it feels, and both products will ease itchiness and irritated skin. However, if your skin and beard are excessively dry, you might want to try using beard balm, as it will serve as a protective layer that will moisturize them for a longer time and protect them well against harsh weather conditions (dry and cold weather makes the skin and the hairs very rough).

The final touch

The choice between beard balm and beard oil also depends on how you’d like your beard to look after you apply the product. Beard balm will give your beard a lasting shine, while beard oil is quick to absorb and will give you a less glossy appearance. As this is a matter of personal preference, pick beard balm if you like your beard to stay shiny throughout the day, or beard oil, if you’d prefer it to have a more matte appearance.

How to use beard balm

Take a small amount of beard balm (approximately the size of a dime), rub it between your hands and distribute it evenly through your beard. If your beard is long, comb it after having applied the balm.

Beard balm is best applied on a slightly wet beard, so it’s a good idea to do it after taking a shower or washing your face, as a part of your morning routine.

Can beard oil and beard balm be used together?

If you’d like to try using both products at the same time, you can do that, and reap the benefits of each. You just need to be careful with the quantities, as it’s easy to overdo it if you’re combining them, so use very little of both and see how your beard feels to the touch. Remember, a little goes a long way!

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