July 24, 2023 by Jack

How to Use Beard Balm

As with the hair on your head, healthy-looking facial hair requires regular maintenance and the right beard care products, including beard balm. It’s essential for keeping frizz, flyaways, and dryness at bay. What exactly is beard balm, and how and when should it be applied? Here’s everything you need to know about this essential product.

What is Beard Balm?

Beard balm is a conditioner that softens facial hair and styles your beard. Jack Black Leave it in Hair & Beard Balm is designed to moisturize, help reduce frizz and flyaways, and improve hair strength and texture for stronger-, healthier-looking hair. The lightweight, creamy formula absorbs quickly without leaving a sticky or greasy residue on the hands. Leave-in balm is designed to moisturize the skin underneath hair and beard, helping to calm itchiness and flaking while it softens, smooths, and conditions hair for a healthy-looking, natural finish. Key ingredients in Jack Black Beard Balm include: 

Squalane: Excellent emollient softens and soothes skin and prevents moisture loss. Smooths and softens hair and restores hair’s natural oils.


Jojoba Seed Oil: Shown to help reduce hair breakage, promote healthy hair, moisturize, and support the skin barrier.

Snow Mushroom (Tremella Fuciformis Sporocard Extract): A natural humectant known to help hydrate and support the skin barrier. Shown to contain antioxidants to help protect against free radical damage.


Rosemary Leaf Oil: Natural aromatic oil that provides a refreshing scent.


Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice: Calms, soothes, and softens the skin.

Beard Balm Benefits

Along with softening and taming your beard, other notable benefits are:

  • Easier beard styling
  • Prevents itchiness and dandruff
  • Enhanced shine
  • Increased volume
  • Prevents split ends
  • Improved control
  • Healthier skin and hair, which promotes growth

How to Use Beard Balm

What is the correct way to use beard balm? Is it okay to use beard balm every day? We’re glad you asked! After shampooing, rub a small amount between your palms before massaging it into clean hair and beard — the longer the beard, the more you’ll need. Do not rinse. Leave-in balm will provide a light hold and may be used with additional hair products for men. You can use beard balm daily as part of your grooming routine to help protect, style, and condition your beard.

Do you apply beard balm wet or dry? That’s entirely up to you! Unlike beard oils that are typically applied right after showering, you can use your balm on a damp or dry beard. 

Do You Wash Beard Balm Out?

No. Since beard balm is designed to hold and condition facial hair, it should not be washed off until your next shower. 

When Should Beard Balm Be Applied?

Apply your beard balm right after showering, cleansing your face, or using a beard wash

Beard Balm Vs. Beard Oil

What is better, beard oil or balm? One is not superior to the other. Both products hydrate, nourish, soften, and protect the beard and skin, but there’s one notable difference. So, what does beard oil do? It’s a lighter moisturizer than a balm and doesn’t possess the same shaping and styling qualities. You can actually use both products because your beard can use all the moisture it can get — especially for extra coarse or gray facial hair. 

If you choose to rock facial hair, you must take care of it by trimming it regularly, not overdoing the hot tools, and using the right products to nourish, soften, and promote healthy beard growth. Jack Black Beard Balm (the best beard balm for men, in our opinion!) is a part of our new Hair Care Collection that includes True Volume Hair Density Foam and Exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo


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