With so many products for beard health and management on the market, it can be difficult to choose the right one to meet your needs. Understanding what each product does and how it affects your beard can help you make the right decisions, so you're able to nourish, style and protect your facial hair with ease.



Beard balm is a versatile product which provides a few different benefits to your beard. First and foremost, it's a moisturizing product with light to medium hold, which aids in both styling and adds to the overall health of your beard. This is also an ideal product for men looking to add fullness to their beard, as a balm will make your facial hair appear thicker. With a great beard balm, you can tame and shape your facial hair to address any wild hair issues while making sure it gets the moisture it needs to continue growing. In order to provide the intended benefits, though, the beard balm product you choose should contain high-quality ingredients.


The label or product description of a beard balm can give you a good idea of how it will perform overall, since better products will contain one or more of a few recognized ingredients while excluding others. For instance, grapeseed oil is a cheaper alternative to better ingredients like argan oil and jojoba, but it has a very short shelf life and can turn rancid quickly. Shea butter and beeswax are ideal products for sealing in moisture added by jojoba or argan oil, but will not clog your pores. Petroleum jelly, a common ingredient in lower-quality products, will repel water and dry out your skin, because it's a by-product of the oil refining process.


Because beard balm is a semi-solid product, you'll need to warm it in your hands before applying, Scrape a dime-sized amount out of the tin and rub it between your palms for friction, and the beard balm will soften to allow even application. In addition to applying beard balm to the hair itself, concentrate on the skin where it grows, then use a brush to make sure it's evenly distributed throughout your beard and mustache. Beard balm works best when hair is dry, so wait a while after washing your beard to start moisturizing and styling with the balm. For extra moisture, use beard balm after applying a beard oil product.