MAY 18, 2022 / BEARDS / BEARD OIL
Beard oil is the go-to grooming product for many bearded men and is considered to be an all in one solution to maintaining a healthy beard. No matter the length of your beard, using a high quality organic beard oil is a great way to keep the beard soft, skin moisturized and itch free while reducing and eliminating beard dandruff.
There are a lot of questions that go through the mind when it comes to beard care. Why you should be using a natural beard oil, whether beard oil makes your beard grow faster, whether beard oil works, beard oil benefits, how to use beard oil, beard oil ingredients, selecting the right beard oil scent and how to maximize your beard oil use through better grooming and beard care.
DOES BEARD OIL MAKE YOUR BEARD GROW FASTER?
There is no evidence to suggest that using beard oil will make your beard grow faster. With so many products on the market making claims that their beard oil or beard serum will speed up beard growth, it’s very confusing to separate fact from fiction.
The reality is that the amount of beard hair you can grow is based on a variety of factors such as environment, diet, sleep, exercise, supplementation, and hydration. The main deciding factor however is genetics. Your genetics play the largest role as to how much hair you can grow, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to maintain healthy beard growing conditions by incorporating beard oil and other grooming products, and living a healthy and active lifestyle.
There are some studies that have shown that some essential oils may support or promote beard hair growth due to their therapeutic properties and high antioxidant profile.
BEARD OIL PROMOTES HEALTHY GROWING CONDITIONS
Using beard oil keeps the hair, skin and follicles primed for healthy growth. A house is only as strong as the foundation it’s built on and the same goes for the beard. A few drops of beard oil a day will make a big difference in the quality of beard growth.
WHY BEARD OIL QUALITY MATTERS
No matter what you’re purchasing, the word quality is mentioned constantly but is heavily overused. How do you assess the quality of any product you purchase? On a whim? Through word of mouth or reviews? Through educational resources from the company itself? Below are some considerations when looking at beard oil quality.
SOFTENS AND STRENGTHENS BEARD HAIR
Softens and treats dry/rough beards. There will be instant benefits from the first use, but after two weeks of using beard oil you’ll experience the added benefits and you won’t believe how good your beard looks and feels.
PROVIDES THE BEARD WITH VITAMINS AND MINERALS FOR HEALTHY BEARD GROWTH
Beard oil is enriched with vitamins, micronutrients and fatty acids that improve beard/skin health and strengthen the hair follicles. A healthy beard starts with a nutritious diet and healthy skin (follicles).
MOISTURIZES AND PROTECTS THE SKIN BENEATH THE BEARD
Beard oil moisturizes and restores the epidermis, ridding the beard of flaky skin and promoting ideal conditions for beard growth. Beard Oil is also great for sensitive skin.
HELPS GET RID OF BEARD ITCH
Helps soothe and get rid of beard itch and reduces skin irritation and redness. This will ensure that you don’t look like a walking rash on your next date.
CLEANS THE BEARD AND LEAVES IT SMELLING GREAT
Using beard oil not only cleans your beard, but it also smells incredible.
HOW DO YOU USE BEARD OIL?
Using beard oil is as easy as brushing your teeth, and doesn’t take much time at all. We’ve provided a more in depth article about how to use and apply beard oil but the process explains it well.
- Shake the bottle before use.
- Dispense three to four drops into the palms of your hand and gently rub your hands together. The rule of thumb is start with less, and then add more if necessary. You don’t want to unnecessarily waste product or leave your beard looking and feeling greasy.
- In a downwards motion, run your hands and fingers over the beard ensuring you start from the cheek area at the top of your sideburns and then working your way downwards to cover the rest of the beard. Ensure you pay attention to your moustache area.
- If using a comb, continue to comb in a downwards motion and use your hand as a way to pat down flyaway hairs gently to provide a natural beard style. A conditioning beard balm can also aid you in maintaining a well-shaped and tidy beard.
- Apply more oil if you feel it’s called for.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE USED IN BEARD OIL?
When purchasing a beard oil, we will always recommend you find an oil which is as natural as possible. All of our beard oils are 100% natural containing certified organic carrier oils of Argan, Jojoba and Sweet Almond Oil. Pure to botanical essential oils are used instead of synthetic fragrance, and Rosemary extract is used as a natural preservative and antioxidant to extend shelf life and maintain product integrity.
An Argan Beard Oil base is known in the hair care industry as ‘liquid gold’. It’s made from the kernels of the Moroccan Argan tree, and contains fatty acids like oleic and linoleic acid. When applied to the beard it helps reduce damaged or split hairs, reduce beard dandruff, eliminate beard itch and moisturise the skin.
A Jojoba Beard Oil base does so many good things for your beard and skin. It’s a natural humectant, which means it prevents infections, locks in moisture and helps fight acne. It’s antibacterial and antimicrobial. And it’s loaded with antioxidants like Vitamin E, to keep hair looking soft and healthy.
Beard oil is the most common and important solution to any beard problem. Even if your beard is in great shape, regular beard oil use is important. It’s the easiest way to keep the hair on your face healthy, soft and your skin moisturized. This means strong, healthier facial hair and better growing conditions.