The beard balm is a specific product for a beard that provides hydration to maintain our healthy beard and maintained.
Unlike beard oil, the balm is an oil-based product in a solid form. In order to apply it correctly, we will have to work on it previously. Let us see the advantages and disadvantages of both products!
Differences Between Balm And Beard Oil
The main difference between these two hydration products is simple, the format. While beard oil comes in a liquid format, we find balm in a solid format. This implies that the way of applying both products is also different.
The oil provides more hydration and seems easier to apply, as it is a liquid product. Instead, the balm provides a combination of hydration and fixation that can be very useful.
How To Apply Beard Balm
The way to apply the balm is very simple. We simply have to take a small amount of product and place it on the palm of the hand.
Next, we work the product and distribute it evenly in our hands until there are no lumps.
Remember that, as in the rest of hydration and fixation products, it is better to take a little product and, if we need it, take it a second time. It may give the feeling that we take little product, but it is because it is in a solid format. When we spread the balm in our hands we will see how much product we have used and if we need more.
Finally, we take part in the product with our fingers and apply the balm downward from the skin to the tips of the beard. In this way, we manage to hydrate both the skin of our face, as well as the entire beard.
We must not forget about our mustache. Although later we apply mustache wax, we also have to hydrate it exactly like the rest of the beard.
Aspects to Take Into Account The Balm
Before deciding on one balm or another, we have to take into account some aspects.
The first is the smell. You have to think that balms are highly concentrated products, so their fragrance is also very powerful. This is nothing negative, but it does have to be taken into account when choosing the scent. We can find all kinds of them, although the most common are citrus or woody ones.
Another aspect that we must take into account is the effect we want on our beard. Balms, like ointments, can leave a shine effect or a matte effect on our beard, depending on their formulation.