Control The Beard
Beards can be rough especially for scraggly hairs that stick out from the rest of the facial hair. Using a beard oil or a beard balm will make your beard look neater and more styled. Beard oils and balms smooth strands and soften them so trimming becomes a breeze.
Beard oil not only makes your beard look great, it keeps it healthy and optimized for growth. By softening and adding shine to your beard hair, it helps to prevent breakage and makes the hair easier to style.
When you apply beard oil to your beard, you should feel it working its way into all the tiny cracks and crevices of your facial hair. After a few minutes, you should start to feel your beard growing softer and smoother. This is because as the oil works its way into your beard, it actually begins to penetrate the cuticle (the outer layer) of your beard hair. Once inside the hair shaft, the oil then works its way down to the base of the hair where it combines with natural oils in the hair to create a protective sheath.
Moisturize The Skin
Beard oil is great for your skin! It makes it softer, reduces the amount of itching that typically happens around the mouth-area when you shave, and also helps reduce the occurrence of beard dandruff.
And did you know that beard oil not only makes your facial hair softer... but also helps prevent razor bumps too?
Beard Looks Fuller
Beard oil can help to make a clean shave look more appealing because it helps a man's hair grow back a little thicker with more density for a well-groomed appearance.
Beard Smells Good
Beard oil help makes your beard smell like a million bucks and comes in a range of different scents. A great way to reap some of the benefits that luscious beard is giving it a fragrance to share with the world. Spreading a great scent in the room is like handing out gourmet cupcakes to everyone you meet. You'll become popular really quickly.
Does Beard Oil Help With Hair Growth?
Beard oil has a long history as grooming essential for those of us with beards. It was used in many cultures before modernity, but it is still going strong. The fact that beard oil makes your beard soft and helps keep it from getting tangled makes it a worthwhile addition to facial hair care routines. And if you’re looking for a reason to justify the purchase of a great smelling grooming essential, one potential benefit from using beard oil is that some evidence suggests it can actually help promote hair growth - or at least it can appear healthy, shiny and vigorous due to the ingestion of specific fatty acids and vitamins found in the carrier oils included in most formulations.
Effective As A Moisturizer
Applying beard oil to your facial hair is a great way to make sure that the skin underneath it stays nourished. One should start seeing an improvement in the condition and appearance of their beard and skin while using this daily. If you’re unsure about what type of beard oil to use, or if you have acne-prone or oily skin, always choose an aromatic beard oil with antibacterial properties for the healthiest complexion beneath your chin. Tea tree oil is one of our favorites for this purpose but other fragrant oils that are also popular are roman chamomile oil, lavender, bergamot— all are very effective when it comes to keeping the skin and facial hair healthy and well-tended to.
How To Use Beard Oil
To get the best benefits out of your beard oil , consider taking advantage of the following tips. The time to apply beard oil is after you've already showered or upon completing any general face-cleansing habits , whether by using a facial cleanser or by washing with soap. When using beard oil, make sure to use it while your pores are still open to soak up what you apply.
Using beard oil will make your beard look softer and well groomed.
Top 5 Tips:
- Massage three to five drops of beard oil into the palms of your hands. Then, using short, downward strokes, massage the oil into your entire beard, starting at the top and working your way down. Do this when your beard is damp, but not when it is soaked.
- Work through your entire beard and don't rush.
- If your beard is lengthy, make sure you use a comb to evenly distribute the oil.
What Does Beard Balm Do?
Another way to take advantage of beard oil is through its thicker cousin beard balm. Beard balm offers many of the same qualities as beard oil but it's more readily absorbed by the hair so it's ideal for anyone with especially dry hair. It also helps in taming wild fly-aways hairs and straighten curly beards.
What Is Beard Oil Usually Made Of?
Beard oil is typically made from a combination of carrier oil and one or more essential oils. A small amount of vitamin E oil may also be added.
Believe it or not, beard oil is similar to cologne. It is made from various essential oils with carriers, such as jojoba and argan, along with vitamin E oil. Beard oils generally consist of a lightweight carrier such as jojoba and coconut oils that gives off a soft fragrance. Depending on your preference, these fragrance-free beard oils might come with additional scents you can add in through the use of essential oils for a customized scent.
What Are The Side Effects of Beard Oil (Potential)?
When it comes to choosing beard oil, your choices are wide in almost every department. Never use a product that contains an ingredient that you know you're allergic to. If you have a reaction to beard oil, wash your face as soon as possible and take an antihistamine if necessary.
Beard oil users beware! Make sure your beard oil isn’t diluted too much by using a dropper to add a few drops of the oil to your palm. Rub them together so that the beard oil coats your hands full and then monitor for irritation.
Are there natural alternatives to beard oil?
If you're not looking for a fragrant beard oil but just want to create a solution that will provide the moisture and softness that your skin needs, there are other options you can explore. You could add mineral oil or jojoba oil or argan oil and put off adding essential oils all together. This approach is more economical and will save you money overall.
Creating Your Own
Here is how to make your very own beard oil. You’ll need a glass bottle with a dropper top to store the homemade beard oil. If you use amber glass, your homemade beard oil could possibly last for quite some time. When making your own special blend of beard oil it is important not to overdo it because allowing too much time between uses can mean that eventually all of the scents will blend into one and then there won’t be any difference between the scents that you put in at the beginning.
What other effective ways are there to encourage beard growth?
Facial hair growth is primarily dependent upon one's genetics and hormones (including testosterone). Making sure to lead a healthy lifestyle can help impact the production of these hormones. Beard-growers should make sure not to neglect their health! Eating a high-protein diet throughout the day, supplementing vitamin D, zinc, exercising regularly and lifting weights along with making sure one gets enough sleep, reduces stress through things like yoga or time outdoors all help retain higher levels of testosterone which then helps stimulate facial hair growth.
Bearded gentlemen everywhere know that the fullness, softness, and luscious look of their manes can be much more difficult to achieve than it looks. Some people may thank nature for their locks, but don’t underestimate the complex relationships between your hair and what you put on it - or in it! But many bearded men say they love using these oils because they do make their hair appear fuller, softer, and more lush.