What is Beard Oil And How To Use It
Beard oil, the only grooming product you either have too much or too little of as a man. If you’re reading this, you’re probably planning to grow or already growing your first beard. Or you’ve grown a beard before but this time you’re determined to do it right.
Either way, congratulations are in order. You’re on a path to becoming the proud owner of at least five different types of beard oils. Why? Because, when it comes to beard oils, you can’t have just one. You say that one is enough, but then you see another that might smell better or make your beard look thicker, and you buy it as well. But don’t worry, we all do it.
Let’s take a look at how to use beard oil. Read on to find out when to use it, how much to use, and how to make the most out of your investment.
What Is Beard Oil?
Let’s start off with the basics. What is beard oil? Well, beard oil is a specially formulated oil that’s designed to keep your skin and beard in top form.
Beard oils are made out of carrier oils and essential oils. Carrier oils condition, moisturize, and soften your skin and beard hair. Essential oils may have some anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, but they’re usually included in the recipe because they smell nice.
Common carrier oils
- Coconut oil
- Jojoba oil
- Argan oil
- Almond oil
- Grape seed oil
- Castor oil
- Apricot kernel oil
- Sunflower seed oil
Common essential oils
- Roman chamomile
Benefits Of Using Beard Oil
You might be wondering why bearded men with experience recommend that you apply beard oil. Well, beard oil helps with a lot of things.
Beard Oil Stops And Prevents Itching
If you’ve ever tried growing a beard, you know that it itches, especially during the first stages of beard growth. Your beard itches because your skin doesn’t produce enough sebum to moisturize your face, so the outermost layer of skin cells dries up, dies, and exfoliates. This microscopic layer of dead skin cells gets trapped in your beard, leading to annoying outbreaks of itchiness.
Beard oil hydrates your face, keeping your skin cells in good health. In addition, beard oil also helps remove the dirt, debris, dead skin cells, and other pollutants that may be trapped underneath your facial hair.
Beard Oil Helps Prevent Dandruff
Yes, your beard can develop dandruff. There are multiple factors that can lead to the formation of dandruff. Dehydration is a common cause for beard dandruff. This happens when your face skin is malnourished and the outermost layers of cells exfoliate excessively.
Use beard oil to hydrate and nourish your skin. You can also use a beard brush to remove the dead skin cells trapped in your beard.
Beard Oil Makes Your Beard Look Thick
Many bearded men could swear that their beard oil makes their facial hair grow faster. Unfortunately, this is only anecdotal evidence and there is no scientific proof that beard oil can fasten hair growth.
However, applying beard oil and combing or brushing your facial hair can make your beard look more luscious and full, making it seem thicker. So, does beard oil make your hair follicles thicker? The answer is no. Does it make your beard look thicker? The answer is a resounding yes.
When You Should Use Beard Oil
You should include beard oil in your daily grooming routine. We recommend you apply beard oil at least once per day, as soon as you start growing a beard.
If you live in a dry climate or your daily activity involves being exposed to pollution, dirt, winds, or high doses of UV light, we recommend that you apply beard oil twice a day, in the morning after you wash your face and before bed to prevent itchiness.
How Much Oil To Use
|Beard Length||How Much Beard Oil To Use|
|Up to 1”||2 - 3 drops|
|1” - 2”||3 - 4 drops|
|3” - 4”||4 - 6 drops|
|4” - 6”||6 - 8 drops|
|6” - 9”||8 - 10 drops|
|9” - 12”||10 - 12 drops|
|Over 12”||As needed|
How to Apply Beard Oil
- Use the dropper to put the necessary amount of oil in your palm
- Spread the oil between your palms and fingers to evenly distribute the oil
- Apply beard oil by brushing your palms on the sides of your beard going diagonally from the bottom of your ear toward the chin
- Brush your palms in a downward motion starting from your chin and covering your neckline
- Bring your hands up from your neckline to your chin in an upward motion
- Use your fingers to brush the hairs on your mustache
- Use a comb to distribute the oil evenly and set your beard hair in the right direction
How Long Does It Take for Beard Oil to Take Effect?
There’s no definitive answer to this question because the time it takes for beard oil to work depends on how hydrated or dehydrated your skin is. If your skin is hydrated, you will notice your beard hair softening in as little as a couple of days.
If your skin is severely dehydrated, you may notice the softening effects only after two weeks or more.
However, beard oil doesn’t produce side effects unless you’re allergic to one of its ingredients, so you can apply it for a long time without any worries.
Which Is The Best Beard Oil Product?
We recommend that you apply beard oil once or twice per day, every day. Our specially formulated Day Liquid Tonic is designed to protect your beard from the damaging effects of UV radiation and pollution, so you can wear it like an armour throughout your day.
Our Night Liquid Elixir nourishes and moisturizes your face overnight. This is the perfect product for those who struggle with beard itchiness and dandruff.
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Check out The Beard Struggle’s shop and find the tools you need to make your beard the envy of your bearded brethren.