What Is Beard Oil And How Should I Use It?
Beard oil is specifically designed for beards, and regularly using this cosmetic oil regularly helps in keeping your beard softer, smoother, shinier, and healthier.
Many men still down with looking after their facial hair; we regularly wash it, condition it, and maybe style it a bit whenever we are feeling crazy. It’s just hard to forget about it, and when we get dry, or have lank looking hair or an itchy scalp, it’s just better to shave it off.
If we apply the same line of thought to our facial hair, this will result into a fuller, healthier, and more manageable beard.
Just like with your head, the benefits of beard oil usually don’t stop at the hair. Keeping a beard for a long amount of time and not looking after it will probably cause the skin beneath to look a bit dry, red, and even a bit flaky. You have probably even experienced the beard equivalent of dandruff, which is certainly not the look any one of us is going for.
In essence, beard oil usually wicks moisture away from your skin, and at the same time, the external environment (especially for those living in hard water area or a cold or dry climate) contributes to the drying out of the beard, which is of course a lose/lose situation. The result of this is that you will be left with a hard-brittle beard, and dry flaky skin. In this case, a regular application of beard oil mitigates these nasty effects.
Most beard oils have the added benefit of great scents, due to the added manly smelling essential oils. Think of citrus, cedarwood, vanilla, and tobacco. With your facial hair sitting directly below your nose, this will certainly be a good thing for you, since it’s close to you.
Keep in mind that it’s not just the wild-man of the woods kind of beards that benefit from using a little TLC. For those that sport a few days of growth at a time, your skin will be in good shape, and your hair will be softer even if you use a few drops a day. Beard oils give you a nice sheen to your hair instantly, and with regular use it will leave you with a fuller and more manageable beard.
How should you use beard oil? Well, just put a few drops in your hand (most bottles come with droppers), and then massage through your hair and make sure that you get right down to the base and the skin beneath.
However, don’t think that you will be left looking greasy, as beard oils will only give you a nice sheen to your hair instantly. Moreover, with regular use, you will get a fuller, and more manageable mane. Most of the products usually contain oils like grapeseed, jojoba, avocado, argan (from the argan tree seeds) and coconut, which are all rich in nutrients that can be readily absorbed.
We have a huge selection of beard balms, just like with our regular beard oils, and these will give you an intense moisturizing treatment, and give you a more defined shape for your beard, especially due to the moisturizing beeswax and shea butter.
Obviously, your beard care regimen should not have to stop at using beard oil. Using a shampoo cleans your hair without drying it out, and you probably want to get the handle bar going, right?