Whether searching for yourself or for that special man in your life, it can be tricky navigating the waters of men’s beard grooming products.
After all, some guys prefer using beard oil while others are partial to beard balms or waxes. Every guy is different and requires different types of beard styling products.
But what’s the difference between all of these products?
If you find yourself wondering if one option is better than the other, or which product will work best for your unique beard hair style and texture, then keep reading to find out the difference between beard oil, beard balm, and beard wax…
Beard oil is a product that is made up of carrier and essential oils, and the product has 3 main jobs...
The first job is to moisturize and nourish beard hair and chin skin with essential oils.
Second, beard oil is used to provide hair and skin with nourishing vitamins and minerals that promote healthy hair growth as well as healthy skin.
And finally, many guys use beard oil to keep their beards smelling clean and fresh.
Who does beard oil work best for?
Beard oil is a great option for any guy who is looking to add some softness, shine, and moisture into his beard.
It’s safe and effective for all beard types and can be used as little or as often as a guy desires to moisturize his skin and beard hair while keeping his beard smelling great.
Depending on your desired benefit or fragrance preferences, you can purchase beard oil that is made up of just about any oil on the market.
For example, our Lucky Grooming Beard Oil is made with coconut, patchouli, almond, and apricot oils which are all known for their ability to moisturize your facial hair, hydrate your skin, and help soften and tame your beard hair.
Beard balm is essentially a leave-in conditioner that moisturizes, conditions, and softens beard hair.
This product is much thicker than beard oil as it’s commonly made with beeswax and various types of mango or cocoa butters.
What is beard balm designed to do?
Due to the ingredients in beard balm, like beeswax and mango butter, this product is commonly used to help shape and style beards.
In fact, our natural Lucky Grooming Beard Balm formula that is made with dye-free, fragrance-free jojoba oil, beeswax, and mango butter is designed to help men keep their beards styled and in place all day long!
Like beard oil, beard balm is also used to moisturize skin and beard hair and deliver essentials vitamins and nutrients (which are found in essential oils and butters) that promote skin and beard hair health.
And, of course, if you use a beard balm with fragrance, it can also be used to make your beard smell great!
Who does beard balm work best for?
Once again, beard balm is a product that is safe and can be used on any hair type.
However, because of beard balm’s tacky nature, it’s generally used by men who have facial hair that’s long and thick enough to shape and style.
If you have a long or unruly beard, we suggest you try some of our beard balm to help style your facial hair to perfection!
Imagine if beard oil and beard balm had a baby.
Then imagine that baby grew up and started taking steroids and became a super strong version of its parents.
That my friend, is what beard wax is--a combination of essential oils, butters that are commonly used in beard balm, and hardcore sculpting ingredients like beeswax.
What is beard wax designed to do?
Beard wax was made to ensure men could walk through tornados, surf on the backs of great white sharks, and skydive from the highest possible elevation on earth without even one beard hair coming out of place.
That’s right...it’s a super strength beard sculpting product.
Certainly, men who use beard wax can also reap the benefits of nutrient-rich essential oils and moisturizing agents that are found in beard wax.
But, traditionally, beard wax’s main purpose is simply keeping a styled beard in place.
Who does beard wax work best for?
Beard wax is a product that works best for men with long beards who take their beard shape very seriously.
It works on all beard hair textures, but isn’t usually necessary for most men with short beards.
Because of its strength and ability to hold shape, it’s commonly used by men who spend time using detailed beard styling techniques like the image below…