Beard Oils vs Beard Balms | Porters Barbers

Beard Oils vs Beard Balms

March 13, 2017

Beard balm or beard oil? This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get at Porters. Some people say they cannot be used together, this simply is not true and below will explain.

BEARD OIL

Beard oil is an easy to use moisturizer and leave in conditioner that comes in a bottle or pump. Quality beard oils will moisturize the skin underneath your beard, soften your facial hair, reduce itching and create the conditions for healthy beard growth. For best results, use a beard oil with a jojoba or argan base. Jojoba and argan are the best facial hair moisturizers and both have a long shelf life.

In addition to being a great moisturizer, beard oil can act as a beard deodorizer and cologne. Look for a beard oil scented with an essential oil blend, not with fragrance oils. Essential oils are distilled from nature whereas fragrance oils are synthetic and can potentially damage your beard. If you are looking for an easy, simple and quick way to moisturize and condition your facial hair, reduce the itching of early-nid growth and create the conditions for healthy beard growth.

BEARD BALM

Beard balm is a styling and shaping aid as well as a leave in beard conditioner. A good beard balm should moisturize your facial hair, provide hold for styling and make your beard look thicker. For best results, avoid beard balms using synthetic sealants like petroleum jelly as they may irritate your skin and damage facial hair. Find a beard balm that contains all natural sealants like shea butter, beeswax or lanolin.

If you have a patchy or thin beard, consider using a beard balm with shea butter, as shea is especially good at making facial hair appear thicker. In addition to all natural sealants, make sure your beard balm contains all natural moisturizers like jojoba or argan oil. Without the moisturizers, the sealants will just seal in dryness, making your beard brittle and prone to breakage. A quality beard balm containing all natural moisturizers and sealants will moisturize, condition and provide hold for shaping and styling as well as make your beard look thicker. If you are looking for an all-in-one leave in beard conditioner and styling aid that is easy to use, beard balm is probably the one for you.

Below is some of the best on the Market all sold and used at Porters Barbers on a daily basis.

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Beard Balm vs Beard Oil

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