If you’re new to the whole beard thing, you can easily become confused or overwhelmed on why and when you should use different products. How do i know what product to buy? Should i only use beard oil? Should i only use beard balm? Does it matter if I only use beard oil or beard balm? My beard is itchy what do I do? Don’t worry just because we sell products doesn’t mean we want you to waste your money. Some men can easily get a way with just one of the three. While others should and will use all three. In this article we’re here to show and tell on when and why you should use certain products.
In short if you have a short beard you can easily get away with just beard oil. Why? Because all three of the products do essentially the same concept with just certain features,except once your beard starts growing length; beard oil won’t be enough to hydrate and condition your entire beard and you’ll need a better styling and taming product. You could in essence use just beard oil for a full long manly beard, but you’ll probably go through an entire bottle in a week And it will be hydrated and soft, but just out of control.
Every beard long and short should use beard oil in conjunction with balm or butter this is a must. I’m the early stages this is golden standard. When you’re first growing your beard your skin underneath may become itchy and dry. This is where beard oil comes in so importantly. Beard oil is a moisturizer made up of oils like jojoba, Argan and coconut oils. More premium products will have more like hemp seed oils and so on. They also include essential oils that are derived from plants,fruits and vegetables. Again the better the product the more of all of these are usually in them for different reasons.
Using an oil acts and a moisturizer,hydration,growth and shine. When growing your beard especially in the first 6-8 weeks. Your hair may become brittle, hard and itchy. This is why it’s so important to add a beard oil to your daily routines. Yes I said routine in plural. Your hair and skin will absorb oils as it becomes dryer and dryer. Therefore you must apply multiple times a day. You should also look for oils that include vitamins like vitamin e. This helps with growth along your journey. When looking for a certain smell or scent. Beard oil tends to be a little stronger because the fragrance isn’t distributed through as many ingredients.
So at this point you’re probably wondering well there I know what to buy and use! Why would I buy beard balm? If beard oil does exactly what I need.
Yes and no. Yes beard oil is essential to your beard, growth and journey, but as your beard grows and becomes thicker. A few things tend to happen. The first is you will apply beard oil and after just an hour or so your beard will becomes dry and your natural instinct will be to apply oil again. While this may work. You’ll easily run out of beard oil in a short period of time. The next will be even after applying your beard may be soft and hydrated, but it will simply look untamed and groomed. This is where beard balm really becomes much different then oil.
Beard balm usually includes all the ingredients of beard oils, but also includes beeswax, and butters like Shea,coco,mango and many more. What these butters do is bring more hydrating ingredients to the table and slows down the absorption process. When applying beard balm it will distribute the oils just as beard oil does and then your beard will slowly absorb the butters over the course of the day. The beeswax is used for holding purposes. Beeswax is essential in all balms because this will let you control the strays and allow you to style your beard as you see fit.
How to apply beard oil or beard balm? How do you choose beard balm vs beard oil?
For best results,our strategy is always apply beard oil for quick hydration and then apply beard balm over it to provide style,conditioning and hydration over the course of the rest of the day.