How to Use Beard Balm? — What you Need to Know

How to Use Beard Balm? — What you Need to Know

Are you thinking about growing out your beard but worried about maintaining it?

You are on the right page! We will be talking about beard balms!

Beard balm effectively maintains facial hair growth, and it is also the best way to groom your unruly beard.

This article will teach you how to use beard balm, its benefits, and everything you need to know!

What is Beard Balm?

Beard balm is a type of leave-in conditioner that moisturizes, styles, and softens your beard or facial hair.

Beard balms differ from one brand to another.

Most of them contain shea butter that softens and moisturizes facial hair.

It also contains beeswax. Beeswax acts like a protectant that seals moisture in.

How Does Beard Balm Work?

Beard balms contain ingredients that help condition, nourish, and moisturize the beard. It also helps in promoting healthy facial hair growth. It also helps to get rid of tangles that form in your beard.

Your skin produces sebum oil and causes dandruff once this oil depletes. Beard balm contains carrier oils that act the same as sebum oil. Therefore, beard balm prevents your beard from having dandruff.

Beard balm also contains beeswax that helps in styling facial hair. It places your facial hair in place and helps hold a style.

How to Use Beard Balm?

1. Take a small amount or a pea-sized amount of beard balm using your finger or a small spatula.

2. Spread the beard balm on your palms and heat it by rubbing your hands together.

3. Apply the beard balm starting from the skin underneath your beard first by rubbing or pressing it in.

4. Start styling your beard. It is recommended to start from the bottom of your beard upwards, going to your sideburns.

5. You can use a beard comb or brush to evenly distribute the beard balm and remove any clumps that got stuck in between your hair strands.

Benefits of Using Beard Balm

  • Beard balm provides a stronghold that can last all day.
  • Beard balm does not make your beard feel greasy.
  • Beard balm prevents dandruff.
  • Beard balm gets rid of beard itch.
  • Beard balm does not make your beard feel greasy.

Beard Balm Common Ingredients

As mentioned earlier, beard balms are different for every brand.

These are the most common ingredients that are used in beard balms.


Beeswax is the common ingredient in almost every beard balm, and it mostly differs from the amount contained in the balm. Beeswax helps lock in moisture in your beard to prevent dandruff and help keep your beard in place.


Butter is used for spreadability. It is not the same butter that we find in our fridge. It is in the line of cocoa and shea butter. These kinds of butter are rich in moisture. It also helps maintain your beard, especially if you live in a place with a cooler climate.

Carrier Oils

Carrier oils come from different types of plants like jojoba, sweet almond, and argan. Carrier oils nourish your beard. Carrier oils reduce the chance of having an allergic reaction. You should do a patch test before you apply any new product to your skin.

Essential Oils

Essential oils give beard balms the scent and aroma that you desire. Essential oils that are used for beard balms mostly come in woodsy scents, peppermint, and citrus.

Beard Balm Vs. Beard Oil

Beard balms are thicker and heavier, while beard oils are thinner and lighter. Beard balms are best for men with medium to long beards.

Final Thoughts

If you are looking for the best way to maintain your beard, using a beard wax is perfect for you! It does not just help you style and groom your beard. It also helps prevent dandruff and itchiness! Not to mention the fantastic smell it gives! Do you agree? Let me know your thoughts!

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