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Essentials - Beard Oil

Education - Beard Oil

In case you are wondering why should you use a beard oil, you need to understand that your beard is no different to that of the hair on your head. You need to take care, clean and condition both of them to help them look their best. In fact, facial hair is much coarser than the hair on your head and needs more care.

The longer your beard grows it will require more care, as the natural nutrients your skin provides can't reach the end of your beard hairs. That is where a good beard oil steps in. A beard oil will hydrate and condition not only your beard but the skin under it too. By using it regularly the hair will always be moisturised, softer and more enjoyable to touch. A beard oil will also eliminate beard itchiness and irritation. Over time, you will notice less split ends as well as an increase in your beard's growth and thickness.

Essential Ingredients

All the advantages you get from this product is made possible to its ingredients. The best beard oils are actually a mix of carrier and essential oils. Carrier oils are the base of the product and the most used ones are Jojoba, Argan Oil, Grape Seed, Almond, Castor Oil and Vitamin E. All of them have amazing moisturising and nourishing properties and are entirely hypoallergenic and natural. Common essential oils used are Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Pine Wood, Fir Needle, Sandalwood and Cedarwood. These ingredients help in taming and softening the beard while helping keeping the 'beardruff' away.

Each ingredient has unique benefits to your facial hair, but they all work together in making your face mane moisturised as well as smelling irresistible. There are also unscented facial hair oils that are highly popular among men who like to wear their favourite cologne, while at the same time being at the top of their beard game with the use of beard oil. For those who prefer that their oil has a manly smell, it’s important to mention that essential oils also work as antiseptics and will clean up your pores and help you get rid of acne and eczema.

When To Apply Beard Oil

Some men refuse to use oils on their beards because they consider them too greasy. Sure, a facial hair oil can be greasy, but only if you apply too much of it. Men with shorter beards shouldn't use more than 2-3 drops of oil, for medium beards use 3-4 drops, while 4-5 drops will suffice for longer facial hair. An optimal number of times to apply the oil into your beard is twice a day.

Most men put the oil on in the morning after washing their facial hair because the hair follicles and pores are open and will easily absorb the essential oils. Make sure to always shower or at least wash your face with warm water before applying as this will open the pores allowing for more absorption of the oil. Note, your face shouldn't be too wet as the water will dilute the oil.

How To Use Beard Oil

Firstly, make sure your facial hair is clean. Place a few drops of oil into the palm and rub your hands together until a light coating is formed on both hands. Begin massaging the product into your beard and skin. The best way to apply is to start from the skin beneath the beard and then working your fingers up gently and through the facial hair. The hairs are the driest on the tips, so make sure to apply the oil all the way to them. In order to distribute the oil evenly, it is best to use a beard brush.

A beard oil can be used as a stand-alone option or combine it with a beard balm for optimum results.