First, let’s start with the basics:
Beard oil can be a single oil, or a blend of oils specifically designed for your beard hair. Regularly using a beard oil keeps your beard soft, shiny, smooth and healthy. A good beard oil not only helps promote a healthy beard, but it also provides the skin under your beard the nourishment and conditioning it needs to stay healthy, vibrant and support growth.
Beard oil is a mixture of oils that increases the quality and healthiness of your beard. Beard oils are made up of oils given to us from mother nature, castor oil and various other organic oils. Not only is beard oil good for your facial hair but it is also good for the skin under your beard.
Most men have no problems when it comes to looking after the hair on their head, we wash it and condition it regularly and a lot of men take the extra time to style it… We don’t just forget about it and if we end up with a dry, itchy scalp, we use products to fix it. Thinking the same way about your facial hair will result in a healthier, fuller and more manageable beard. The beard takes a level of dedication and devotion, so why not make sure it’s at its best!
As I mentioned earlier, the benefits of beard oils don’t just stop with your beard hair.
If you’ve had a beard for any length of time and haven’t looked after it properly, you might notice the skin beneath looking red, dry and maybe even a bit flaky. You may even have experienced the beard equivalent of dandruff, not the look any of us are going for.
Beard hair tends to wick moisture away from the skin, the external environment (especially if you live in a cold or dry climate or in a hard water area) then dries out the beard, leaving you with dry flaky skin and a hard, brittle beard. It’s not a good situation.
Daily application of a beard oil will mitigate all of those nasty’s and leave your skin soft and nourished….you still have a beard, so no man points lost!
Beard Oil Smells Good Too
You might as well smell good too…..
Many beard oils also have the added benefit of smelling great due to the addition of manly smelling essential oils; think cedarwood, citrus, pine, lavender, mint, etc. And since your face fur sits directly below your nose this is just as good for you as it is for those close to you.
It’s not just crazy, big, untamed woodsman type beards that will benefit from a little love either. If you are one that like to show off only a few days growth at a time, your hair will be softer and your skin will be in great shape even if you use just a few drops of beard oil per day.
A few drops a day will keep the beard at bay….
How to Use Beard Oil
So how do you use beard oil? It’s really simple, just put a few drops in your hand and then massage through the hair making sure you get right down to the base of the hair and the skin beneath. Not to worry, you won’t be left looking or feeling greasy. Beard oil will give an instant, nice sheen to the hair and after regular use will leave you with a fuller more manageable mane.
Many products contain oils like Jojoba, Sweet Almond and Argan (made from the seeds of the Argan tree), – all rich in nutrients and readily absorbed by the skin and hair.
A lot of men don’t believe that you should put oils in your beard. That my friends is not true. You should take care of your beard like you take care of the hair on your head.
Reason why you should use beard oil.
Lets be honest no one wants a dry flaky beard. Beard oils keep your facial hair soft, moisturized, and looking well groomed.
You want your beard to look shinny and well maintained. Beard oils with the right mixtures will help with everything from shine to strong and healthy. Your beard needs protein and vitamins to keep it that way.
The best time to apply beard oil.
The best time to use your beard oil is right after washing your face. When you wash your face it takes away all the oils that are in your beard. The pores on your face are also open and will absorb the oils and help your skin along with your beard to stay healthy.
How much beard oil to use for your beard.
The amount you use varies on your beard. Someone with a short beard won’t need to use as much as someone with a longer beard. You could use any where from a few drop, a dime size or up to a nickle size.
How to apply beard oil.
Beard oil is simple to apply. You apply the amount that is right for your beard to the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together and then rub thoroughly into your beard. Take a look at this guy.