As we approach the time of the year in which many men find themselves wanting to grow out their beards. Whether it be for the first time or if you're a seasoned seasonal grower, some guys still ask "Why do I need beard oil?" "What are the benefits of beard oil?" or "Why should I use beard oil?" Before we can effectively answer these questions we need to cover exactly what beard oil is.
What is Beard Oil?
Beard oil is primarily a moisturizing agent that both moisturizes the beard and softens the hair. However, beard oil also moisturizes the skin underneath. Typically, people utilize beard oil to make the beard appear more full, healthy, softer, and appear more tidy.
Why Should You Use Beard Oil?
Makes the Beard Softer and More Healthy
Beard oil is primarily a moisturizing agent that both moisturizes the beard and softens the hair. Additionally, beard oil strengthens the beard, preventing breakage, thus making it more healthy.
Makes the Beard Appear More Tidy
Normally, your beard hair is much more coarse and more rough than the hair on your head. Beard oil not only adds a nice shine, it also softens the beard and helps tame the more unruly strands of hair, thus giving your beard a more neat and tidy appearance.
Make Your Beard Appear Fuller
Beard Oil can make an unruly and/or scraggly beard appear fuller. Because of this, some people use beard oil to aide in the growth process.
Moisturizes the Skin Under Your Beard
Beard oil helps keep the skin under your beard healthy and moisturized. It also helps reduce beardruff (beard dandruff) and that undesirable itch.
Make the Beard Smell Great
Another added bonus is that beard oil typically smells really good. However, this should not be the primary focus. Additionally, it is preferred if you use a beard oil that utilizes essential oils vice fragrances. This is because essential oils hold additional benefits, while fragrances do not.
How to Use Beard Oil
The best time to use Beard Oil is typically after a shower, because your pores are open. This allows the oil to absorb into your skin effectively. However, we recommend using oil 2x per day (morning and night). It is highly important to dampen your beard with warm water before applying the oil.
When applying beard oil, it is important to remember not to use too much. Otherwise, your beard will look very greasy, not clean or tidy.
Here are some general guidelines (remember, every beard is unique)
- Place 5-10 drops in the palm of your hand and rub into beard in a downward motion (again ensure the beard is damp)
- ensure you rub oil through the entire beard, evenly distributed
- If your beard is on the longer or thicker side more oil might be needed.
- Repeat as needed
What Oils Do We Use?
Jojoba oil has essential nutrients such as protein, vitamins, and minerals. This oil makes the beard hair soft, shiny, and does not irritate the skin. Jojoba oil also eliminates the dreaded beardruff and is considered a light oil.
Sweet Almond Oil
This oil contains vitamins such as Vitamin E; great for dry hair/skin and helps improve hair growth. This oil helps eliminate the dreaded beardruff and is considered a light oil
Hemp Seed Oil
This oil contains with Omega 3, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B. Hemp Seed Oil moisturizes and softens the beard hair/ skin, adding a shine. Additionally, the properties within Hemp Seed Oil can prevent hair loss and strengthen the hair from breakage.
This oil aides in promoting hair growth, retaining moisture, contains many nutrient, and also helps make the beard soft. This oil is considered very light and is useful for treating damaged skin and hair.
Black Jamaican Castor Oil
Contains more essential nutrients such as Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids, Vitamin B, C, E, and Zinc. This oil is a natural cleansing agent that protects your skin from infections and fights against inflammation. This oil helps support beard growth, conditions the hair and skin, moisturizes the hair, reduces the dreaded beardruff, and combats hair frizz/ breakage.
Contains Vitamins A, B, C, E, and linoleic (Vit F), which helps condition the hair and skin without weighing it down. This oil helps stimulate hair growth, prevent breakage, and improve the overall health of the hair and skin.
This oil helps promote healthy skin under the hair, prevents hair loss, and makes your hair look shiny
This article may have been a bit of information overload, but it was a very necessary topic to cover nonetheless. Please let us know what you think in the comments below. Are you a seasoned seasonal grower, have a beard year round, or is this your first go at it? Regardless of the circumstances, we openly invite you to Unleash Your Inner Gentleman!