This is a question that we often get. Many men come to our shop looking for a product for their beard. They aren’t sure what product to choose and don’t know where they should look.
This tutorial will explain the differences between a beard oil and a balm for your beard.
It doesn’t matter if you have a beard that is longer than your waist or shorter, it’s vital to learn how to maintain your beard. This blog will cover two tips that will keep your beard soft and conditioned.
- What is the difference between oil and balm?
- How to use them
What’s The Difference?
Oil conditions, Balm control, Beard Oil can be used to moisturize, soften and nourish your beard. Oils can be beneficial if your beard is dry, itchy or uncomfortable.
A few drops of oil can cure the “itchy phase” every man experiences when he grows a new beard. It replenishes the natural oils in the face, hydrates the skin, and softens the coarse beard hair so it doesn’t scratch the skin.
Use beard oil in the morning, or immediately after you shower.
Beard Balm can be used to control, shape, and tame the beard. We also include vitamin-rich goodies to help further the work of the oil.
Balms are essential for preventing your beard from becoming dry, scraggly and prone to fly-away hairs. Our balm contains waxes, butters, and other ingredients that moisturize and treat the hair. The balm’s weight helps to calm the puffy look caused by a dry beard.
Your beard will appear dry and unmanaged without a balm. However, our all-natural products will help keep it looking and feeling great. To keep your beard nourished and under control, we recommend using beard oil with balm every day.
How to Use Oil
1. Begin With Just A Few Drops
Start by putting some oil in your palms, either in the morning or after you have had a shower.
2. Oil Your Beard
Beard oil’s purpose is to nourish and condition the skin. It’s best to first apply the oil under your beard.
3. Take a Little Bit Of Balm
Use a little bit of the balm from your tin to emulsify it with your hands. You can add more as needed. You may need more depending on how long and wild your beard is.
4. Balm Your Beard With It
Apply Balm to the beard and make sure it is evenly distributed. The balm can be used to finish the job.
5. To Form And Evenly Distribute, And Comb Through
Use a comb, or a brush to apply the oil and balm to the beard. This will help to shape the beard. Although there is much debate about the use of a brush vs a comb, we agree that everyone has their own opinions. You’re doing it right as long as you achieve the look you want.
This article was written by a master barber at Goodfellas Barbershop in St.Petersburg FL. Goodfellas is a friendly, full-service barber shop in St. Pete specializing in modern barbering with traditional techniques. We offer all types of cuts and styles as well as straight razor shaves and beard trimming with precision detailing. Family-owned and operated since 2012.