Appealing fragrance. Works well with stray hairs and "bed beard." Uses both maracuja oil and shea butter for improved moisturization. Good for beard sculpting and taming.
Very thick, with a waxy texture. Difficult to remove product from jar.
All-natural ingredient list. Creates a natural shine without heaviness. Good for controlling beardruff and beard itch. Leave-in conditioning formula keeps beard manageable all day. Also addresses split end issues for both men and women.
Some product separation reported on arrival. Thin formula, minimal hold. Fragrance compared to motor oil.
Very affordable price point. Uses both mango butter and argan oil for moisturizing. Citrus/mango fragrance. Creates a sheen without a greasy consistency. Addresses beardruff well.
Noticeably oily texture with minimal hold. Fragrance is a love/hate issue. Works better as a conditioner than a styling product.
Non-greasy formula provides good shine. Minimal amount of product required. Proprietary blend of numerous natural oils and butters. Attractive, masculine packaging. Citrus/rosemary fragrance is not overwhelming.
Fragrance often compared to Vick's Vapor Rub or bug repellent. Hold does not last all day, develops waxy texture.
Soft texture, easy to remove from can. Designed to work well with beard oils. Lightweight texture and hold. Contains both jojoba and argan oils for moisturizing. Fragrance dissipates quickly.
Some complaints about a strong "old school cologne" smell. Melts easily with body heat.
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Beard balm is ideal for men with medium to large-sized beards who are looking to moisturize their skin and beard. Beard balm also provides some amount of control to tame unruly hairs and adds some extra shine. Some balms are thicker than others, making them a little more difficult to work with than beard oils. You can find both scented and unscented balms, depending on your preference. Some also focus on natural ingredients like jojoba oil and shea butter. Depending on your needs, you can find a beard balm that is thick and provides a lot of hold or a balm with a lighter texture that focuses on more moisturizing.
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