Last updated: January 2nd 2018
We just adore beard balm. It’s something that doesn’t get as much coverage in the beard world as it should do, because it can be far more effective than beard oil for some people and is guaranteed to improve the health and quality of your beard, skin and general face. Who doesn’t love a brilliant general face?
Today we’re going to tell you what is the best beard balm out there, and what makes the best so great.
Do you not know what beard balm is? Well, in a sentence, it’s a medium to light balm/cream/pomade that moisturizes and improves the condition of your beard.
Basically, it’s such a vitalizing product for your facial hair, that we want to shout it from the rooftops. In particular, this list of balms rock our respective worlds. Here are our Best Beard Balms of 2017 and beyond (so far).
The 7 Best Beard Balms for 2017 That You Can Get For Yourself!
These products above are totally endorsed by us here and we recommend you check them all out right away, and find one that you want.
If you’ve never heard about it, don’t despair! In actual fact, this is one product that doesn’t get as much attention as it should in male grooming. It’s basically a creamy mix that moisturizes and revitalizes face hair, whatever length you prefer to keep it.
We’ve done our research and carefully selected 7 of the best balms you can find out there. We’ll also tell you why we think each one would be great for you.
Without further ado, here’s our selection of the best 7 beard balms available in a bit more detail…
No1: Honest Amish Beard Balm Leave-In Conditioner
Honest Amish Beard balm is a carefully balanced mix of some of the best organic ingredients you could find. It works on your beard in stages. The base mix contains virgin argan, avocado extract, grapeseed, virgin pumpkin seeds and apricot kernel oils that will gently strengthen your facial hair.
Then, a hair enhancing mix of fruits, nuts, butter and essential oils from shea butter, aloe vera, cocoa, kokum and so on helps to soften, moisturize, repair dry splitting hairs and encourage new growth.
This balm also conditions your facial skin and minimizes itching and irritation caused by new hair growth and disheveled wild rogue hairs. The scent is a spicy/woody mix that’s not stronger than cologne and it fades after about 20 minutes anyway, so it shouldn’t bother you much. If you absolutely want no scent at all, there’s an unscented version too.
It contains zero man-made chemicals, any kind of preservative or artificial fragrances and colorants.
Sound good right?
Well, Honest Amish is so sure that this balm is the best in the market and way ahead of the competition that they’ll offer a refund to dissatisfied customers.
Manufactured in the USA by hand and packed in 100% percent recyclable 2 oz. tin that won’t leach like plastic containers. Other sizes are also available.
It’s easy to see why Honest Amish claims it’s the most trusted name for Beards in the World.
Note; if you’re receiving this product in the mail, don’t open it immediately as it may have melted and will spill.
- Exceptional results for beard texture, condition and appearance.
- Proven relief for itching and beardruff (beard dandruff).
- A few complaints about the scent.
- Not recommended for men with nut allergies (test a small quantity first).
No 2: Beard Balm Natural Leave In Conditioner
Another product made in the USA in a small Detroit shop, this is what you need to grow, and groom, an awesome beard. Beginners and veterans alike can’t go wrong with this product.
Beard Balm Natural Leave In Conditioner is 100% natural, leave-in conditioner works great for all lengths and texture of facial hair and will prevent split ends, soften whiskers, control rogue strands and frizz, straighten tangles and relieve dry, itchy skin. It also reduces patchiness, making your mane more attractive.
It contains eucalyptus leaf extract, grapeseed and coconut oil, lanolin, lemon peel, beeswax etc. The carefully formulated blend gives you an easy-to-use, lemon-scented, all day moisturizer with enough hold to let you sculpt your beard to the desired shape.
Only the very best of ingredients are used, sourced from local farmers and growers and harvested in a manner that will minimize negative environmental impact. For example, the coconut oil is certified fair-trade and 100% organic.
It’s harvested from a Sri Lankan farm that supports hundreds of local workers while preserving a fragile tropical ecosystem. The beeswax is sourced from Michigan bee hives in pesticide-free fields.
The lanolin is extracted from the wool of the Merino sheep and is certified to the highest FDA standards. The grape seed oil is Kosher certified.
Buy this balm and you’ll not only enjoy its benefits, you’ll support small farmers and the environment.
- Relieves beard itching.
- Keeps facial hair soft, sculpted, tangle-free and well moisturized.
- Environment-friendly manufacturing process.
- A few complaints about the scent.
No 3: Grave Before Shave Beard Bomb
We promised you only the best and this product ranks high on our manliness radar for many reasons.
Grave Before Shave is another made in the USA market leader, known for its deeply conditioning properties. It’s a facial skin/hair protecting nourishing blend of the highest quality butters and nutrients including shea butter, tea tree oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E, beeswax and other essential oils.
It also has a very pleasant citrus scent and invigorating aroma.
From a professional setting to a more laid back/casual everyday wear, this beard bomb will nourish and tame your mane so you’ll look awesome and turn heads wherever you go. Even if you’re just a rebel of the razor, this is a quality product that’ll ensure you don’t spend half your time scratching your face and chin as new hair grows out or trying to control pesky unruly hairs.
If you work in a corporate environment and want to keep it a bit long, it will prevent “unfriendly” comments from your boss and co-workers or even friends that just don’t want to mind their business (these guys are everywhere, we know). Wearing a suit and tie should not mean a no-no to keeping a beard.
- Keeps your whiskers soft and smooth with a more “gentlemanly” appearance.
- Gets rid of beard dandruff.
- Excellent for taming stray hair.
- Many users prefer the scent to other brands.
- Unlike oil, it won’t leave an oily, shiny appearance.
- Use it sparingly as it may leave a greasy residue on your beard which will come off on your hands after touching it and may get on your clothes too.
Check out current prices (it’s bloody great value)
No 4: Honest Amish Original Beard Wax
This wax retains the position as the product that started it all, the first item that was released under the Honest Amish label.
It’s the oldest beard wax recipe anywhere in the world uniquely blended using tried and trusted organic ingredients like locally harvested beeswax, premium quality organic oils, fruit extracts and nut butters, essential oils and select botanical additives.
The Original Beard Wax will give you a good but subtle shine, control, and conditioning and also eliminate rogue beard hairs determined to ruin your day and scare away potential dates. This is their original recipe guaranteed to give a light barely-there natural masculine scent and keep you looking great all day. They also promise it’ll make your girl smile and swoon in awe; who wouldn’t want that?
If anyone can claim to know about beards, Honest Amish is it hands down. We’re not talking about some passing fad or new age trend here. This is a fundamental part of Amish culture passed down for centuries and through generations of Amish men.
Their recipes are centuries old and this one included will help grow, maintain, groom, and control facial hair right down to the hair follicles too. As usual, its 100% natural even down to the burlap packaging and recyclable, 2 oz. fully biodegradable tin that won’t leach like a plastic container. All made in the USA.
Honest Amish remains the most used and trusted brand for beard care today. If you want to remain on the positive side of the fine line between full hair and grizzly mess, you should seriously consider this product.
- It provides just the right amount of hold.
- No waxy residue.
- Keeps hairs straighter, smooth, soft and well-conditioned.
- Eliminates itching.
- Beautiful packaging and presentation.
- The hold is not firm enough for adventurous sculpting.
No 5: Mountaineer Magic Beard Balm
Some of the most amazing things you can find come in small sizes too and this balm is no exception. It’s produced in small, all handmade batches by men that really know what they are doing. The finished creamy texture is quickly absorbed into the beard to give amazing results users rave about.
The Magic Balm contains beeswax, natural oils and butter like coconut oil, Vitamin E and cocoa butter. It’s particularly known for repairing damaged hairs and moisturizing facial skin/hair to prepare it for new hair growth and prevent itching and dandruff. Well moisturized hair will prevent breaks and split hairs. Frequent use will also help soften coarse hair and control unruly strands.
Regarding the scent, this is one product that users are literally begging for the scent to last longer; it’s that nice. The aroma is a light mix of grapefruit, lime and fir with no heavy or artificial scents. Users describe it as “unbelievable.”
The manufacturing process is also environment-friendly, done in the USA with absolutely no animal testing.
Get this if your beard is anything above 5 or 6 months old. Thank us later.
- Amazing scent without being overbearing.
- Tames frizzy and wild hair.
- Great for soft and healthy growth.
- Rubs in quickly with no glossy after shine.
- Highly recommended by users.
- It tends to leave a slight film so use it sparingly.
- A few complaints of hardening rather than softening the beard.
These are just our choices. Beard balm is one of the those things that is a personal touch, so experiment by picking up a few and then choosing your own personal favourite.
No 6: Art Naturals Beard & Mustache Balm, Oil, Wax and Leave-In Conditioner
You may be interested to know that Art Naturals particular product is a favorite with the ladies. We can confidently tell you this one is woman-approved.
It’s a 100% natural, follicle-friendly pomade that shapes, styles, gives structure, grooms and conditions your facial hair. The result is a polished, more professional look or just any look that suits your personal taste.
Art Naturals have created a superior salve using a beard-boosting mix of jojoba, sweet citrus orange oil and grapeseed oil that will repair split ends, prevent patchy spots and reduce breakage. The hydrating mango seed butter conditions the skin/hair to keep it well lubricated and nourished. Tangle-taming, flexibility, softening, sculpting, anti-frizz; you name it and this balm nails it time and again.
It will soothe itching, will thicken hair and soften while strengthening.
It has a unique, light, citrus scent that can only be derived from orange. This will keep you smelling clean, fresh and deodorized all day long.
You’ll be a hurry to join the beard-gang with this item and your whiskers and the ladies will thank you for it.
- Perfect for returning life and moisture to damaged hair ends.
- Attractive scent. Women generally like the smell a lot too!
- It won’t leave any waxy/oily residue on your fingers.
- Relieves flaky skin, beardruff and irritation.
- Makes the beard easier to manage all day long.
- No stickiness or stiffness.
- Try another product for control if you have particularly coarse hair.
- It appears to have better control for the beard than the moustache.
No 7: Wild Willies Beard Balm
It may be called Wild Willies but it won’t leave you looking like a wild man. If you’ve tried everything else from oils, to serums and creams but can’t get your face hair under control, this balm will tame it quickly. The result will be a tidier and classier look all together.
Handmade and mixed in Georgia, USA, using at least 13 organic, naturally grown ingredients, Wild Willies balm will moisturize hair while promoting new growth. Their unique formula gives men one of best beard grooming products out there. No chemicals, artificial colorants, fragrances or any preservatives are used in the process.
It keeps hair moist, conditioned and soft while maintaining its hold. The goodness also seeps down to the follicles too promoting growth from the inside and nourishing skin and hair simultaneously.
Hair growing and pointing in all directions is embarrassing and downright irritating too. Get rid of all that mess with this beard butter that will eliminate coarse, bristly texture and improve your general facial appearance.
- Amazing control for unruly hair.
- Relieves itching.
- Prevents breadruff
- A few complaints about the plastic packaging.
Getting the right balm that will work for you will depend largely on the condition of your hair and the texture. Also, what exactly you are looking for; control, moisture, growth etc. You may need to do a little “shopping around” before you get one that’s just right. You are bound to find one that will be perfect for you out of the 7 reviewed above.
4Usually, it will take about 2 weeks before you begin to see any noticeable improvements so be patient while trying out any of these products. Especially if you’ve not been using them before.
Many men wrongly assume maintaining a beard is so easy just because it means you don’t have to shave as often. But it goes deeper than that. It requires daily attention to get the right feel and look. If you’ve been growing your mane for up to a couple of months now you will understand what we are talking about.
Include a beard balm in your regimen so you look better put together rather than like someone whom no one ever bothered telling what a razor is used for.
Remember, it will take two weeks or so to really see the difference beard balm will make, but it is guaranteed to improve everything to do with your beard.
Remember (No2): You will also need an electric razor to get the entire health and appearance up to scratch. Lucky for you, we have some suggestions.