With such a large variety of awesome grooming products to choose from, it’s sometimes difficult to make a final decision. Even more so when you’re not completely aware of the similarities and differences between two products that serve the same purpose.
We have had a recent influx of questions from our customers concerning Beard Oil and Beard Balm, also commonly termed “balm”. Since the oil and the balm both moisturize your beard, and the skin below it, you sometimes ask yourself which product works best for you?
Although the answer to this question weighs heavily on personal preference, there are some aspects of both you and the products that need to be considered. For example, what type/length of beard you’re rocking. Another variable to take into consideration is what type of skin you have. Is it dryer than normal, or is it excessively oily? Do you like your beard to have a shiny appearance, or prefer it to look a little less sleek?
All of these questions apply when choosing to purchase balm or oil. If you finish reading this article and still can’t make up your mind, take the safe route and use both the oil and the balm. You can never have too much grooming supplies for your face blanket.
Now, although the title indicates a battle between the two products with only one winner, I thought instead i’d write a blog post clearly indicating the differences between the balm and oil and what to use when, along with some useful grooming tips & tricks.
Beard oil is the classic go-to grooming accessory for the modern beardsman. When you start getting that itch in the early stages of growing, or the sun hits you just right to reveal the snow storm of beardruff, beard oil is the product that pops into your mind.
If you have a short to medium length beard, beard oil might be the perfect solution for you. Especially if you have regular or even “oily” skin. Beard oil is a light moisturizer that can be applied throughout your entire beard quickly and effortlessly.
The oil tends to be absorbed quicker that the balm. As a result, your beard will have a flatter finish appearance, rather than glossy. For the men with longer beards, I would recommend using a beard brush or comb to rake the oil through the entire beard. Oil will afford you with a silky smooth beard without the gunky texture you might experience from using over the counter skin moisturizers and conditioners.
From my personal experience, I would recommend beard balm to the guys rocking a medium to long beard style. That being said, if you have a short beard and experience excessive drying of the skin, Balm might work better for you than oil. The Beard Balm was designed to have a higher viscosity than the oil.
When applied, beard balm will actually sit on your beard and skin longer than the oil, to give you an added layer of moisturizer. This will give a lasting shine to your beard to make it look strong and healthy.
Beard balm also does a great job of holding down those stubborn beard hairs that don’t like to go with the flow of the rest of your beard. It can also be used as a low-hold styling agent for your mustache and sideburns.
If your beard is exceptionally wiry or curly, no need to worry as our Balm will help Tame your Mane.
Our Beard Balm is available in 6 variants including our masterpiece the Premium Selection. Whether you’re more of an oil or a balm guy, you will enjoy all the variants.
For those of you wondering if you can apply both the oil and the balm to your beard at the same time, the answer is yes. Be conservative with the products. While using both in the appropriate amounts can be the perfect combination, you can easily over do it.
Tips & Tricks
– Scoop our balm out using the back of your thumb nail like an ice cream scoop. Then warm it up in the palm of your hand before applying.
– Use our oil in your hair in conjunction with our soon to be realised natural styling wax. This will give an incredible shine and hold to your hair.
– For weekend travel, take just the balm with you. It’s less likely to spill and cause a mess in your wash bag.
– In need of an impromptu shoe shine? I often use our balm on my leather shoes when in a rush and on the go. It includes similar ingredients to the famous oils & waxes available from big shoe companies.
– Dry & cracked skin or lips? All our products work great to help with a multitude of minor ailments. You can use our balm on your dry lips, while a couple of drops of our oil in the bath always go down a treat!
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