Having put out a blog on the difference between beard oil and beard balm, I'm wondering what people typically use.? For me, it typically depends on the length of the beard. When I maintain a shorter beard, beard oil does the trick with keeping my skin and beard moisturized, conditioned, and nourished. As I grow it out more than 2 - 3 months I start finding the need to use beard butter or balm. The wax does a better job of weighing down my beard hair, as well as holding its shape. What do you prefer and why?