July 26, 2017 2 min read

“Should I use beard oil or beard balm?” We get this question all the time, so hopefully we can help point you in the right direction!

For a refresher on the benefits of each, see our blog post on all things beard oil HERE and all things beard balm HERE.

Everyone's beard is different, which is what makes this decision so hard for a lot of guys. As your beard grows, you might need different products to do the job. 

We recommend beard oil for shorter to medium length beards. Use it daily after showering while your beard is still damp. It will help keep your skin healthy and moisturized and stop the itch or dandruff that comes from growing your beard out. I'm really digging our Yosemite and Old Faithful oils right now, but girls always lean towards Grand Teton for their men. Pay attention guys!!

Beard balm works better on medium and longer length beards. Shorter beards typically don’t need the beeswax to keep the hair in place and don't have the issue of split ends. If your beard is less than an inch in length, I'd stick with the beard oil for now. Same rules apply as the oil; use after showering and work it throughout your beard. This will help tame the frizzy, wiry hairs and keep your hair strong as it grows out. I've been switching between our Acadia and Redwood balms. Some people like using both oil and balm, starting with the oil and finishing with the balm. If you do this, use a little bit less of each product as both go a long way.

Hopefully this helps and let us know which one you prefer!

Grow Wild!


Jason Kloess
Jason Kloess

Jason was born in Texas, moved seven times in 10 years, grew up in Alabama, and now lives in Nashville, TN. He went to Auburn University where he graduated with a degree in Finance. He and James met while living in Austin, TX, where they started the band The Roosevelts. When not touring or making beard oil, Jason is either in a coffee shop, gym, on a golf course or a body of water.

2 Responses


October 05, 2017

Hi Maurice, thanks for reaching out! We still donate to the parks foundation, but we had to remove the language as there are some legal implications since it’s a government agency. Doesn’t make much sense to us, but we’ll keep donating. Thanks!


Maurice P
Maurice P

October 03, 2017

Hey guys, love your products and your philosophy. When I first bought your products, I really liked the fact that you guys donated to the National Parks from your proceeds, as I also donate to them several times during the year. Recently, I’ve noticed that is no longer listed on the site. Have you guys stopped making those donations? That would be a real shame, as it seems now more than ever that we have to do more to protect our Parks and Natural Areas. Please provide some feedback. Keep up the great work. Thanks.

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