When it comes to beard grooming products, there is no shortage of choices on the market. Beard Butter and Beard Balm get compared all the time, and rightfully so. Beard balm is designed to help you style and shape your beard, but so is Beard Butter!.
However, there are a few key differences so we thought we'd really explain the pros and cons of each so you can decide for yourself which is best for you.
Let’s first start with Beard Balm:
Beard Balm is typically made up of a tacky blend of carrier oils and beeswax. The purpose of beard balm is to style your beard and control flyaway hairs and keep your beard shaped with a firm hold. The real benefit of beard balm comes with its hold for stubborn beard hairs.
Because of this firm hold, beard balm is best used on shorter beards to really hold it in place. This comes at a cost however as the downside to beard balm is that the beeswax can make your beard hard or stiff, so be mindful of how much beeswax is used (especially your beard gets longer).
When it comes to how to use beard balm, you will scoop some out into your hands and melt the balm down by rubbing your hands together. This will help make the firm holing beeswax a bit easier to apply to your beard, then grab your favorite beard comb or brush and style your beard into place.
Beard Balm will typically come in a smaller container (usually 2oz) vs 3oz Beard Butter (for the same price).
Should you consider beard balm? Because of its tackiness, you should consider trying a beard balm if you have a short unruly beard and are really looking for a significant hold that will keep your beard really in place. Think of it as a firm hold gel for your hair.
We all want our beards to look good and the hold is what keeps it in place all day long. But what if you could have the hold AND other benefits? That's where Beard Butter really stands out.
So What is Beard Butter?
Most quality beard butter will be a shea butter based formula along with carrier oils which will give you the moisture you need to promote fuller, healthier growth.
Shea butter is an incredible moisturizer that will soften the beard hairs, but what's also so great about shea butter is how it absorbs into the beard hairs giving your beard a fuller appearance, instantly.
The best beard butter will, of course, be made of all-natural ingredients and avoid any synthetics, alcohol, or fillers.
Because of great all-natural ingredients like Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Grape Seed Oil, and Vitamin E, Beard Butter will serve as a deep conditioner to soften and control your beard hairs while also giving you a light to medium hold to tame flyaway hairs and shape your beard without leaving it too tacky or hard.
Plus these ingredients have been proven to help with better, healthier beard growth!
It's for these reasons we strongly believe it offers everything a beard balm does and more, without the downside of leaving you with a tacky beard. It's also why we spent 14 months and endless revisions to create an all in one product that can simplify your beard care routine and help you grow the best beard possible.
Beard balm and beard butter are both great products. What it really comes down to is what look and feel you are looking for. If you want to really lock your beard into place, beard balm may be for you.
If you are looking for a deep conditioner to soften and promote better beard growth, AND still have a light to medium hold to shape your beard and hold it all day long, Beard Butter is the right choice.
If you have any questions about beard balm or beard butter, or any other beard products for that matter, don't hesitate to contact us anytime!
Keep it growing and as always, Live Bearded!