What comes first beard oil or balm?

It often feels like there is a lot to think about when it comes to taking care of your beard. You want to know what products will work best for you and what order they should be applied in.

The balsam should go on first because it seals in moisture from underneath while also softening stubble so that balm/oil absorbs into skin easier without tugging at hairs too much (which could lead them to break off). Next comes balm/oil which moisturises from both above ground level and below ground level so there's no area left out! Finally comes another application of balsam before bedtime because this will seal everything back up nicely overnight without needing any touch ups tomorrow morning!


Balm is applied after conditioning your beard. Balms are great for sealing in moisture, as well as providing shine and hold for longer-lasting style. Because of this, balms can be used on a daily basis--but if you're looking for something more temporary (like when you want to slick back your hair), then opt for pomade instead.

Balms are also great at taming flyaway hairs so they don't look messy or unkempt.


If you're new to the beard game and want to start off on the right foot, here's how to apply beard oil.

  • Apply a few drops of beard oil with your fingers or a comb and work it into your skin (and hair) at least once a day. A little bit goes a long way--you don't need more than 5-10 drops for an average-sized beard in order for it to be effective. If possible, try applying in the morning before work or school so that by the time you get home from those activities, all of that moisture has had time to sink in!


While the answer is both, it's important to remember that you should always brush your beard prior to applying balm. This will help spread the oil and give you an even application throughout. While the two products are used for similar purposes, there are some differences between them:

  • Beard oil contains ingredients like jojoba oil and argan oil which can soften coarse hairs while hydrating skin underneath beards--it provides conditioning benefits without clogging pores or adding greasiness. In comparison, beard balms contain beeswax among other things--this helps hold style in place better than just using an oil alone would allow (making them ideal for longer-haired styles).

The order you apply your beard products is important.

There are a few different ways to order the application of your beard products. You can start with balm and then apply oil, or you can do it the other way around. It's up to you!

The one thing that is important though is that your beard stays in good shape throughout the day and night. And this means keeping it moisturised with oils or balms, so don't forget about those either!


Now that you know the order of your beard products, let's take a look at how they work. For starters, beard oil is the most important tool in your grooming arsenal. It comes first because it is what will moisturise and condition your beard hair so that other products can work better on it. Next up is balm which helps keep stray hairs in place while also serving as an additional layer of protection against damage caused by winds or cold temperatures outside. Then comes the brush which helps shape up those stray hairs so they lie flat against the skin instead of sticking out everywhere!