When it comes to beard grooming products, there are no shortage of choices on the market. Beard Butter and Beard Balm get compared all the time, and rightfully so. They are both designed to help you style and shape your beard. However, there are a few key differences so we thought we'd really explain the pros and cons of each.
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 it's hold for stubborn beard hairs.
Because of this firm hold, it is best used on shorter beards to really hold it in place. The down side to beard balms 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 and apply to your beard, then comb and style your beard into place.
Beard Balm will typically come in a much smaller size. 2oz Beard Balm vs 4oz Beard Butter (for the same price)
So What is Beard Butter?
Most quality beard butters will be a shea butter based formula along with carrier oils which will give you the hydration you need to promote fuller, healthier growth. The shea butter also 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.
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.
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 more control and hold, beard balm may be for you. If you are looking for deep condition to soften and promote better 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, don't hesitate to contact us anytime! Keep it growing and as always, Live Bearded!