Beard OilIt shouldn’t be a surprise to you to know that Beard oil is made up from a variety of different oils (shocking I know!). This means that Beard oil is a liquid at room temperature. It is most commonly comes in a small bottle with a pipette to drip it from. Typically Beard oil is made up from one or more essential oils to add fragrance. Some common fragrances used in Beard oil are sandalwood, pine and eucalyptus. Other common oils are jojoba oil, almond oil and argan oil. Make sure that the Beard oil you buy has one of these three oils because they act as moisturizers. Beard oil is primarily used to relieve flaky skin and condition the facial hairs. Because it is an oil it does a good job of getting all the way to the roots of your hair’s. This helps the hairs grow healthily from the get go.
Beard balm has a lot of the same ingredients that Beard oil does. What mainly differentiates it from Beard oil is that it contains Shea butter and beeswax. Both of these act as sealants to help you form and style your Beard. In making Beard balm you heat the oils and the sealants together and then let them cool into a solid. Because it has a lot of the same oils it acts as a moisturizer as well. Beard balms are typically used in beards that are a little bit longer. I typically start using and Beard balm once my Beard reaches one to 1 1/2 inches in length. If your hairs or any shorter than this they are not long enough to manipulate and style. Some Beard balms contain synthetic ingredients such as petroleum jelly. I recommend staying away from products like these because they could cause skin irritation and hair damage. One last tip I have for Beard balm is to be conservative when applying. If you apply too much, at some point it will dry up and leave your hair slightly crusty due to the beeswax.