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Whether you’ve been bearded for years — and grown to love it — or are new to the whole beard game because of quarantine (or personal preference!), you’ve got to keep up appearances. To us, that means a full suite of men’s grooming essentials, and to be more specific, a full set of the best beard care products. There are categories out there for every beard type, but if we had to pinpoint the most versatile product for stubble and long manes alike, it would be beard balm.
What is beard balm? Think of it like a sort of all-in-one product for your beard: It’s designed to nourish, hydrate, refresh, and sculpt your beard, all at once. It’s thicker than beard oil, so it can be more pliable if you’ve got an unruly beard, and it’s designed to be worked into thick and thin beards alike. Scoop out a small amount of any of the beard balms below, work the product between your fingers and then evenly into your beard and skin and … voila, easy as that. The best beard balms for men are going to put in the hard work when it comes to keeping your beard looking great.
Rocky Mountain Barber Beard Balm
Many a great outdoorsman had a mighty fine beard, and if you consider yourself in that category, this outdoor-inspired beard balm, made with more than eight essential oils and a handsome cedarwood scent, is the way to go.
Mad Viking Beard Ladderrock Beard Balm
Hey, the Vikings historically knew a thing or two about a manly, rugged beard. You needn’t be a Norseman to harness the power of this beard balm, though. Crafted with shea butter for maximum softness.
Brooklyn Grooming Commando Beard Balm
Take it from this bearded Brooklyn-based writer — Brooklyn Grooming’s Vegan Beard Balm is the real deal, and as fine a complement to your beard as a flannel shirt is to a pair of selvedge jeans.
American Crew Beard Balm
Perhaps you’ve got some American Crew pomade or gel on hand to keep your ‘do in fine form — make sure you give your beard the same courtesy with this conditioning beard balm.
Bulldog Original Beard Balm
For just $10, you get one of the best beard balms for men. It’s uniquely crafted with aloe vera to soften, condition, and moisturize your whiskers. Use it now, thank us later.
Scruffy Jack’s Beard Balm
Scruffy Jack’s brings a little bit of fun and a whole lot of quality when it comes to caring for your beard. We love the use of mango butter and natural beeswax for a super-soft base that’ll take on even the most wiry beards.
Jack Black Wax Beard Pomade
Want to give your beard a bit of style and flair? Or just a more pliable hold to tame stray whiskers? This wax pomade, crafted with beards in mind, is the right way to go.
1922 By J.M. Keune Beard Balm
The best beard balms for men provide your facial hair with refinement, control, and a soft touch — that’s what we guarantee this beard balm will do.
Reuzel Beard Balm
What do we love the most about Reuzel’s Beard Balm? Is it the woodsy scent? Or the use of shea butter and argan oil for a soft, luxurious finish? Try it and answer those questions for yourself.
Blind Barber Bryce Harper Beard Balm
Star MLB slugger Bryce Harper has a swing, and a beard, that we’d bet makes many a man jealous. Even if you don’t have the ability to knock homers out of the park, you can still look like it. Harper’s namesake beard balm is made with argan, avocado, and jojoba oils for an ultra-soft, premium feel and finish.
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