If you thought all beard products do the same thing, that couldn't be further from the truth. Yes they most likely contain the same set of ingredients but they have different jobs. Here we explain the difference between beard oil, beard balm and beard butter so you can make an informed decision on what to use when.
Made up of a mixture of carrier oils plus some essential oils, beard oil is used to moisturize and condition the beard. The mixture of oils make it perfect to use as an everyday product on the beard. Beard Oil is best to use after your beard has had a thorough clean along with a beard balm to style.
Good For: All beard types.
For those with longer beards, a beard balm is perfect for taming it and keeping it tidy. As well containing carrier oils, the main components in the balms are beeswax to provide the hold and a butter (Shea, cocoa butter or mango) to balance the beeswax strength. It is perfect for styling the beard or moustache in your preferred way and will hold it there. A good beard routine will most certainly have beard balm in it.
Good For: Longer Beards, Frizzy Beards
Also containing a mixture of carrier oils, the main component of a bead butter is the butter itself. Whether that be Shea, cocoa or mango butter to name a few. Beard butter is whipped to make the signature fluffy, lightweight buttery texture. It is perfect to use anytime of the day but it's best used at night. The lightweight fluffy texture allows you to apply the product and sleep with it without making your pillow too greasy.
Good For: Dry beards, longer beard,
That pretty much sums up the difference between all three products. Know when to use which and you'll be on your on your way to beard greatness. Remember, consistency is key. So apply your beard products regularly and you will see gradual improvements over time.
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