I am often asked to explain the difference between Beard Oil and Beard Balm, as well as, give advice on which one someone should use. As always I will share what works best for me, along with some general guidelines that I have learned from other bearded men. To begin, here are some basic characteristics of each.
Based on the characteristics listed above you should now be able to decide which one works best for you. If you are still unsure, experiment until you find your routine.
For me, I have found that I like the results of using both products together. I apply the beard oil right after showering when the pores of my skin are open and the beard hair is damp. This will result in better absorption and a less greasy beard. After a minute or two, I apply the beard balm and use my comb or brush to get the desired shape.
Most of the time I encourage people to start with a great beard oil, and as the beard grows out, add a balm to the beard care regimen. Ultimately, there is no right or wrong answer as long as you are doing something to take care of your beard.
Thank you for reading!