Beard Oil vs Beard Balm - What's the Difference?

What is the difference between beard oil vs beard balm? This is a question we get a lot and the simple answer it depends on your needs. Let’s break down the benefits, how to use them, and which option is best for you. 

Benefits of Beard Oil

Beard oil or grooming oil can be used as a daily moisturizer, styling agent, and leave-in conditioner. Beard oils with premium oils can penetrate the skin under the hair and help moisturize not only the hair but the skin. Oils like jojoba and argan oil are similar to the oils your body naturally produces making them easy for your hair and face to absorb. Beard oil can also be used to soften facial hair, reduce itching and promote healthy hair growth. 


Since beard oil helps condition and soften it can also help style your facial hair. Beard oil will reduce frizz and provide a more maintained beard. When looking for the best beard oil look for an all-natural option that doesn’t sure fragrance or perfume. Look for a beard oil with essential oils instead of artificial fragrances. Just because a beard oil doesn’t use artificial fragrance doesn't mean it can’t smell amazing! Check out our four different scents for your perfect grooming experience.  

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How to use Beard Oil

Beard oils can be used by themselves or with other balms and butters.  For best results apply to a clean beard or face preferably after a shower. Take a dime size amount and work through the beard or apply to the face with your hands and evenly disperse oil all over your beard or face. This product is recommended for everyday use to help prevent hair-splitting and keep your face and beard moisturized. 

Benefits of Beard Balm

Beard balm can also act as a conditioner and styling aid but is much thicker. The balm will help keep hairs in place and conditioned but may feel more like wax. Beard balm provides a light to medium hold and volume. Look for a beard balm or pomade that uses shea butter and beeswax to coat the hair and condition it. Try and stay away from balms that use artificial ingredients or preservatives. An example of a beard balm or pomade would be The Tamer which uses beeswax, shea butter, and jojoba oil for a reworkable conditioning hold. beard balm. beard balm. beard balm. beard balm.

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How to use Beard Balm

Beard balm can be used on beard or hair for a styled effect. Simply scrape out a dime-size amount, soften it between your fingers and apply. For best results run your fingers through your beard or hair until the desired effect. Beard oil should only be used on hair and works best for long beards needing extra hold.

Perfect Combination

If you have a beard you want to stay looking great and soft try this duo to help lock in moisture at the source and style the way you want!

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