Which Beard Goo Is Right For You?
Finding the perfect goo (meaning oil, balm, wax, or butter) for your particular beard starts with knowing the powers of each goo, knowing how to combine said goo powers, and knowing that your needs will likely change as the weather does.
As our beard goods are crafted by the barbers of Beardsgaard Barbers, there are no guides more qualified to take you on this beard knowledge journey, dear Gaardian. Because first comes the knowledge...then comes the power.
But first first, we must find the best route for your particular needs. For that, we have devised a trial by combat, ehrm, quiz. Yes, just a quiz should do it. Swords optional.
THE BEARD QUIZ
5 questions to find your best beard product fit (though cocktailing is an excellent choice too, more on that in the results). Tally up your answers, and tally ho!
1 • BEARD LENGTH
2 • BEARD DENSITY
3 • SKIN CONDITION
4 • BEARD HAIR CONDITION
BSHORT & PRICKLY
CNORMAL TO OILY
AA BIT DRY
DDRY & CRISPY
5 • DESIRED EFFECT
OIL ALONE: Oils are for your skin least as much as your beard. Since oils are mobile mediums, and can make it all the way through long, thick beards and down to the face, where the moisture and nutrients count. Best used on a damp beard, especially fresh out of the shower. Dispense some drops (a few, a dozen, your choice, really, but somewhere in the middle is best), rub between your palms, and all through your beard, brushing through.
ADD BALM: Use after a beard oil (can be damp or dry), to add longevity to your moisture.
ADD WAX: Smooth over a dry beard after beard oil to give some control to your beard and tame flyaways.
ADD BUTTER: Mix with beard oil to add a super shot of moisture in butter form.
BALM ALONE: Beards that see clippers on occasions have rough cut edges, which are well controlled and softened by the additions of beeswax and Shea butter. Best used on a damp beard, especially fresh out of the shower. To use, use the back of your thumbnail to scoop from the jar and rub between palms to emulsify, then work into the interior, then over the exterior of your beard, before combing or brushing through.
ADD OIL: Use before a beard balm (on a damp beard), to add skin-focused moisture that sticks around longer than either alone.
ADD WAX: Smooth over a dry beard after balm has been worked into a damp beard to give extra control to a moisture-fortified beard.
ADD BUTTER: Use before a beard balm (on a damp beard) to add a super shot of moisture in butter form.
WAX ALONE: Beard waxes aren't as strong as mustache waxes, but can be used for light control on mustaches. On dry beards it's the perfect consistency to tame beard flyaways, but worked into a damp beard, it bulks up fine strands, especially blow dried in. To apply, work between your fingers, then smooth over the exterior of your beard and mustache.
ADD OIL: Use on a damp beard to add a shot of skin-focused moisture before drying (or allowing to dry) and smoothing on beard wax.
ADD BALM: Use on a damp beard to add dense moisture before drying and applying beard wax over the top.
ADD BUTTER: Use before a beard wax (on a damp beard) to add a super shot of moisture in butter form.
BUTTER ALONE: Beard butters contain oily butters, which melt easily, as well as oils, but generally no, or very small quantities of waxes, which means they're like a super rich, longer-lasting beard oil. Use on a damp beard, especially straight out of the shower for the most hydration, use on a dry beard to add shine. To apply, melt in your hands, and apply like beard oil.
ADD OIL: Because our butter contains no added scent, a great many clients like to add some extra penetrating moisture along with their favorite beard oil scent by mixing the two in their hands before applying.
ADD BALM: Use on a damp or dry beard after buttering to lock in moisture with some added control.
ADD WAX: Use on a dry beard after buttering to lock in moisture with a bunch of added control.
Now you know your formula, but how will you choose a scent over the internet? If you're unsure, we made a quiz for that too.