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Beard Balm vs. Beard Oil

It’s no secret we love a good beard here at Modern Day Duke, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that the most awesome beards use outstanding products to keep them looking their best.

However, to the newly bearded amongst you there might be one mystery remaining...balm or oil?!

What’s the difference?

How do you know when to use a beard balm or beard oil?

And which quality beard care product from the Modern Day Duke range is for you?

Well friends, today we’re here to debunk this mystery and help you get the epic beard of your dreams and make it look as awesome as the beard gods intended.

There are 3 key ways in which to look at differences between beard balm and beard oil.

  1. Consistency and application
  2. Structure/ Taming the mane
  3. Moisturising and antibacterial qualities

Consistency and Application

Beard Oil, is quite clearly a liquid. So this of course means it is oily in consistency and therefore needs to be applied by using 2-3 drops in the palm of your hands and rubbing in from root to tip, combing through for thorough and even application. To get the most out of your beard oil, you’ll want a comb on hand and will want to apply it somewhere with access to a bathroom to wash the remaining oil off your hands afterwards. It’s also best to apply it after a shower to lock in the moisture.

Beard Balm on the other hand comes in solid form. In cold temperatures it can become slightly more solid, in this case use the back of your thumb to dig into the balm. Rub a small amount between your hands and again work from root to tip. As it comes in a handy 60ml tin, it’s easier to transport and keep with you throughout the day for top ups.

Verdict: Beard Oil for home application, Beard Balm for styling on the go.

Beard oil vs beard balm


Taming the man

With a beard oil you will likely use a beard brush or beard comb for even application. In this case, it’s the styling tools that will mainly help you create the shape you want for your beard, while the oil will soften and condition your hair to make them easier to style and trim where necessary.

Beard balm will provide slightly more hold than a beard oil, which makes it a good choice for those pesky hairs that seems to stick out at an odd angle no matter how many times you brush them in to place.

Verdict: Beard balm for unruly hairs, beard oil for easier trimming.

Lion tame the mane


Relieving spots and itchiness

Both our classic beard oil and classic beard balm are designed to moisturise and style your mane while using natural antibacterial ingredients of cedarwood and lime to relieve spots and itchiness.

If your skin is naturally oily, you may want to use the beard balm for a less oily application. If you suffer with dry hair and skin, beard oil will offer a more intense moisturising experience.

Verdict: For relieving itchiness and controlling spots, both beard oil and beard balm offer great solutions. For dry hair or skin choose a beard oil, for greasy prone skin use a balm.

Bearded man


Mystery solved!!

If you have any further questions about what might be best for you personally, drop us an email at and we’ll do our very best to help you out!

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