You may have seen beard oil or read about it as you perused the web for products to help with your beard growth. And so you are here because your curiosity has been picked and you want to know how to use beard oil for the maximum benefits.
Beard oil is great, it is perfect for moisturizing the beard hairs as well as the skin beneath. People who have been consistently using beard oil can tell you that it helps to make their beards more manageable, cuts down breakage and so helps them retain length for a longer and fuller beard. And this is indeed true, so let’s break it down for you.
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What You Need to Apply Beard Oil
All you need is your beard comb and your beard oil. If your beard is very short and a comb will be useless you can use a brush or your hands. Our oil comes with a dropper so you can dispense one drop at a time.
How to Use a Beard Oil
We’ll familiarize you with beard oil and you’ll love coming back for more to keep your beard vibrant. But if you still haven’t joined our family, here is how you can go about applying your beard oil the right way.
- Dispense 3 drops of beard oil in your palm and rub your hands together. This will spread the oil throughout your fingers and palms.
- Rub your hands into your beard on both sides.
- Bring your hands down the front of your face, covering your mustache and chin.
- Repeat with your fingers over your mustache as well.
- Comb through your beard at this point to evenly distribute the oil. You can comb with the hair as well as against it. At this point, if you need more beard oil you can add a couple more drops. This may be necessary if your beard is longer or if it is very dry.
- Comb your hair into place and groom it how you like.
When to Apply Beard Oil
The best time for you to apply your beard oil is preferably after a hot shower or after washing your face. The bottom line is that you want both your face and your beard to be clean. You want to make sure that your beard is not wet. Dry it with a towel leaving the hair just a little bit damp.
When you just start using beard oil, you can apply it every other day and then adjust your routine based on how your beard looks and responds. If you live in a hot and dry climate or if you have a longer beard, you may need to apply oil daily. If your beard starts to feel greasy, then you know you should cut back on how often you apply oil to it.
What Not to Do When Applying Beard Oil and Lady Beard Oil
For the best results, here are a couple of practices to avoid:
- Adding so much oil to your beard that it feels greasy
- Leaving oil in without combing through the hair
- Applying the oil directly to your skin
- Continued use of oils that cause irritation or discomfort
- Rubbing oil into a wet beard
The Possible Benefits of Using Beard Oil
Beard oil may have the following effects and benefits when used consistently and in the right way over time:
- Moisturizing Dry Skin – If you suffer from dry skin, beard oil not only moisturizes your hair but also the skin underneath. This can help you kiss dry flaky skin goodbye. The oil will create a layer that will prevent water loss from the skin thus helping the skin to retain its own moisture.
- Reduces Itchiness – With its moisturizing qualities, high-quality beard oil will help you to see a reduction of itchiness that is usually caused by dry skin.
- Softens Beard – Our beard oil helps to maintain your hair’s natural moisture barrier so it will stay hydrated and thus be softer and more manageable.
- Lessens/Prevents Folliculitis – This is often caused by a fungal or bacterial infection. Our beard oils have essential oils that can help reduce inflammation in the hair follicle and reduce folliculitis.
Differentiating Between Beard Oil, Balm, and Wax
While these three products have similar functions, they all have different textures. They offer moisturizing capabilities but offer different ways to style your beard.
Beard oils are the most lightweight option of the three, offering no hold.
Beard balms are ideal for men with fuller beards. They take longer to absorb so they have a longer-lasting effect. They do have a bit of weight that provides some amount of hold so you can tame flyaways and keep your beard groomed.
Beard wax is the thickest one of the three. This has the most hold so you can use this to achieve a particular style. If your beard is very unruly and hard to manage this could be the best option for you.
Where to Purchase Beard Oil
You can purchase beard oil right here in our web store. Keep your beard hydrated with one of our oils and give it that healthy sheen.
What Beard Oils Do
Our beard oils will work as a leave-in conditioner for your beard and also your skin. It replicates your body’s natural sebum which is stripped away every time you wash your face or shower. This prevents your hair from becoming brittle, dry, and wiry. This results in more manageable beard hair that is softer to the touch and easier to detangle.
Understanding the Ingredients in Beard Oil
Our beard oil is made with carrier oils and essential oils. The carrier oil is what does the work of conditioning and moisturizing your beard. The essential oils help the product to smell great and can also add some therapeutic effects as they have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Beard Oil and Itching
Beard itch most commonly happens in the first couple of weeks of beard hair. During this time, your hair is curling and poking at your skin. As the hair adjusts to the new growth, you may not be producing enough sebum and so your skin can be drier. How beard oil helps the itch in this case is by providing your face with added hydration.
Beard Itch with Longer Beards
If you have a long beard and are experiencing beard itch, this could mean your skin and hair are excessively dry. Are you washing your beard too frequently? By adding beard oil and balm to your regimen, you can further condition your beard and the skin beneath. You can get a boar’s bristle brush and use this to help exfoliate your skin. This will promote blood flow, remove dead skin and help your body to start creating more sebum.
What About Beardruff?
Beardruff is literally dandruff that comes from your beard. It is often a sign that you need to exfoliate your skin. Use a beard wash and a brush to exfoliate and add beard oil to your beard routine.
If you think you’re itching and flaking is excessive, you may be suffering from seborrheic dermatitis. This is a skin condition that must be treated by a dermatologist or doctor. Be sure to speak with either if you think this may be your situation.
Beard Oil Side Effects
There is a potential side effect with any product. While we use only natural ingredients, we know our products are ideal for those with sensitive skin or who are prone to allergic reactions. The good thing with our products is that the ingredients are simple and straightforward, so you don’t ever have to wonder what we put into anything we offer.
How Often and How Much Beard Oil to Use
You want to use your beard oil in the morning after you shower or wash your face. If you live in a drier climate you may want to apply oil again during the day or before going to bed.
You want to start using beard oil as soon as you decide you are going to grow your beard. Then when you have around 1 inch of beard, you can ramp up your use to 2 to 3 drops per day.
When your hair grows to between 1 and 3 inches, you can apply 3 to 6 drops per day. For beards between 3 and 6 inches, you can apply 6 to 8 drops once or twice daily.
For beards that are 6 to 9 inches long, you want to apply 8 to 10 drops once or twice daily. Hair between 9 and 12 inches will require 10 to 12 drops once or twice daily, and if your beard is over 12 inches long, you can use as much oil as you need once or twice per day.
How Long Before Beard Oil Starts Working?
Beard oil’s main benefit is adding hydration to your beard. So it will start working immediately. To see changes in your beard, such as softness and manageability, you will have to be consistent with your use over time. This is especially important if you have long hair.
Will Beard Oil Make My Beard Grow Faster and Fuller?
You will see a lot of claims that beard oils stimulate growth. The truth is, there is no scientific evidence that supports these claims. If it is not in your genes to have a full long beard, you will never have one. But if it is in your genetic makeup, you can have a fuller and longer beard faster when you take care of the hair and skin properly.
Using beard oil helps to keep your hair and skin healthy so you don’t have to worry about breakage. This means it helps you retain your growth and helps to support a longer and fuller beard.
Ingredients to Avoid
We don’t include any of these ingredients in our beard oil.
Now that we have covered how to properly use beard oil you should be ready to make a purchase. Also, check out our other beard care products which you can add to your beard care routine. These include our beard balms and our boar bristle brush.