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Beard Wash, Beard Oil, Beard Balm or Beard Butter?

Have you come across these products and are not sure what order to use them or why?

Let's get clear up the confusion and make it easy!


Beard wash Valhalla scented

Beard Wash

Washing your beard is at times essential but you might think that you have to do this daily but this isn't entirely true. If you work in a dusty and dirty environment all day everyday then we would recommend washing daily.

If you work or spend most of your time in a cleaner environment we would recommend washing every second to third day. Yes, Beard wash is designed to clean the foundation of our beard growth. It will clean the dirt and dead skin follicles away to promote healthy growth from the start.

Once you follow a regular beard care routine, other products like the oil, balm and butter. These will help prevent the build up of dead skin and dirt attaching itself to your beard and skin. 

Generally if you are in a normal environment washing 2 - 3 days is a good starting point. The reason we don't recommend using commercial shampoos for washing your beard is that they designed to remove the natural oils from your skin often resulting in split ends.

Commercial shampoos often have artificial ingredients that can be harmful to your beard growth and health. Our beard wash has been designed to retain the natural oils and to clean away dead skin cells and dirt all without stripping away these natural oils.

Post washing we recommend using the below products but they can also be applied in the same way described on the day you choose not to wash. 

Click here to check out our beard wash range.

Beard oil Valhalla scented

Beard Oil

If you had to choose only one of our products, we would suggest beard oil. This will be applied first in the morning or when you choose to use it.

The main reason we apply it first is because you are treating your skin first not the beard hair. Beard oil is it designed to be applied to the skin and you need to work it through the beard and down to the skin to make sure it is hydrated and moisturized. This will help to protect your face and your beard from the environment and promote healthy growth.

If your skin is bad, It doesn't matter how moisturized or conditioned your beard hair or looks, it will never last. We're not gonna lie, you could just leave it at the oil and you'll be good to go and the ingredients also do help the hair.

You will get more benefits accompanied with a balm or a butter but always remember the oil does need to be applied first.

Click here to check out our beard oil range.

Beard Balm Valhalla scented

Beard Balm

If you are looking to get a bit of style and more hydration throughout the day, then that's when you are going to want to use a beard balm.

Beard balm is designed for the beard hair and is designed to be used second to treating the skin with oil.

Using a beard oil after applying a balm is not beneficial as balm tends to form a protective layer over the beard hair to lock in the nutrients and will prevent the absorption of beard oil if applied second.

The protective barrier that balm forms around the hair follicles from the beeswax and butters, also prevents external factors like dust and dirt entering through the beard hair and drying out the skin underneath.  

Click here to check out our beard balm range.

Beard Butter Valhalla scented

Beard Butter

Night time hydration is where this baby shines, we recommend leaving the butter in over night to condition, hydrate, and soften the beard hair.

Beard butter could be noted as somewhere in-between an oil and a balm, the texture is similar to butter but not as firm as balm or liquid like oil.

Beard butter has less hold than a balm and produces a more natural hold. It can be used during the day instead of the balm, second to applying beard oil.

This is a good option if you don't like the firmer hold that balm offers or products that have beeswax and want to achieve the maximum softness in your beard.

We suggest choosing either a balm or butter, alternating between the two or using a balm during the day and a butter whilst sleeping. 

Click here to check out our beard butter range.

Now that we've cleared that up, come check out our range of 16 masculine scents, that our products are available in (unscented is also available).  If you want to read our fragrance list and what they smell like check out our full product scent range

Well that's all from us today, we hope this helps you on your bearded journey. If you still want to learn more, feel free to check out our other blog posts or get in touch with us via our chat module.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: How often should I use beard wash? A: The frequency of beard washing depends on various factors such as your environment and personal preference. If you work in a dusty or dirty environment, it's recommended to wash your beard daily to remove buildup and maintain cleanliness. However, if you're in a cleaner environment, washing every second to third day is sufficient to prevent excessive drying out of the skin and hair follicles. Remember, using a beard wash specifically designed for facial hair is essential to retain natural oils and promote healthy growth without causing damage like split ends.

Q: Can I use commercial shampoos instead of beard wash? A: It's not recommended to use commercial shampoos designed for scalp hair on your beard. These shampoos often contain harsh chemicals and artificial ingredients that can strip away natural oils from your beard, leading to dryness, irritation, and even split ends. Using a beard wash formulated specifically for facial hair ensures gentle cleansing while retaining essential oils for healthy beard growth.

Q: What is the difference between beard oil, beard balm, and beard butter? A: Beard oil is primarily designed to hydrate and moisturize the skin beneath the beard, promoting healthy growth and protecting against environmental factors. Beard balm, on the other hand, provides both hydration and styling benefits, offering a protective barrier to lock in moisture and shape the beard. Beard butter falls between oil and balm in terms of benefits and provides hydration and softening properties with a lighter hold compared to balm. Choosing between oil, balm, or butter depends on individual preferences and desired effects, whether it's daily hydration, styling, or overnight conditioning.

Q: When should I apply beard oil, beard balm, and beard butter? A: Beard oil should be applied first to hydrate and moisturize the skin beneath the beard. It's important to work the oil into the skin and beard hair thoroughly. Beard balm should be used after oil if additional styling and hydration throughout the day are desired. Applying balm forms a protective barrier over the beard hair, locking in moisture and providing shape. Beard butter is best used at night to condition and soften the beard hair overnight. While it can be used during the day, it offers a lighter hold compared to balm and is ideal for achieving maximum softness. Experimenting with different combinations or alternating between balm and butter can help determine the best routine for your beard care needs.

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