If your beard has grown out pretty good and thick, it’s probably time to learn how to use beard balm or oil to style it and make it look nice and clean. Using beard balms or oils will keep your beard looking fresh, and you’ll find that the beard behaves better when you start using oils or balms daily. You’ll be able to shape it better, and you’ll find it more responsive to any sort of styling. After brushing your beard to finish it up, your beard will stay looking neat and groomed throughout the whole day, or at least until you wash out the balm or oil.
Here is a step by step guide to turning dry, tangled looking facial hair into a fine, healthy beard. This process should be repeated once each day, preferably after washing your beard with shampoo or soap.
- Take your beard oil and squeeze four drops into the palm of your hand. If you have a very long beard that touches your chest, use five drops, for beards short enough for your neck to be seen still, use just three drops. If you’re using balm, dab out a dime-sized portion, and place it in your palm. The amount of balm should also vary depending on your beard’s length and thickness.
- Rub the balm or oil into your hands, and then run your hands through your beard starting from the bottom, working the balm or oil in as you go up. Rub it into the skin where the facial hair grows from as well to help nourish the roots. Make sure to rub through your beard evenly. Don’t forget to pass through your mustache as well. You want the oil or balm to be consistent throughout to give your whole beard that healthy shine.
- Your beard should be kind of bushed out now, so use your hands to pet it back down first, and then use your brush to really work in the oil or balm you’ve just applied by stroking through your whole beard evenly. The brush will let the oil or balm shape and style your beard nicely. Brush it well to make it look even.
That’s it! Now you might be wondering when to use beard oil and when to use balm. They both keep your beard moist and healthy-looking, but the balm gives a more firm hold, so if you’re into styling your beard or mustache a certain way, the balm will really help keep it in place. Now that you know how to use beard balm and beard oil, you’re ready to keep your beard fresh, styled, and looking its best daily.