What Are The Differences

Different Consistencies – Simply put, beard balm is a solid, slightly waxy substance, where as beard oil is a liquid. Beard balm can’t spill, and is therefore less messy than beard oil. This is especially important if you intend to take your beard oil with you on your day to day activities. Most beard oils come in glass containers which can break if you’re not careful, where as balms are packaged in unbreakable tin containers.

Different Purposes

While both will hydrate and moisturise your hair, beard balm is better for styling and hold. It also leaves your hair with slightly more of a matte finish. Beard balm is effective as a lip balm, whereas beard oil is better at alleviating an itchy beard.

Different Levels of Penetration

Because it is a liquid and can permeate your hair more easily, beard oil does a better job at moisturising the skin underneath your beard.

Different Application Methods

Beard balm is typically ‘warmed’ beforehand by rubbing your hands together which creates friction and heat, where as beard oil is applied with a dropper.

What Are The Similarities

All Natural Ingredients – The best beard oils are made with natural ingredients including Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil. The best beard balms are also made with natural ingredients including Shea Butter and Beeswax.
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Beard oil and beard balm will keep your beard looking soft, smooth and healthy-looking.

Brush & Comb Application

(*ADD LINK TO THE ACCESSRIES PAGE)- Brushes and combs make it easier to apply an even coat. They are also useful for on-the-go grooming, especially during times when you may not want to get the product on your hands.

Scented & Unscented – Both beard oils and beard balms are available in scented and unscented varieties. The choice is up to you.

The Conclusion

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing the best beard care product that is right for you. Every beard is different, and different styles and goals call for different products. Don’t be afraid to experiment in order to get it right. You can even use an oil and a balm at the same time in order to find that perfect combination of hold, moisture and shine.

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