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The Essential Guide to Beard Oils

Is your beard starting to look shaggy and unkempt? Perhaps you find it irritating or that you have flaky dry skin. Wash your beard regularly but ditch the hair care products and only use beard oils on your face.

Beard oils are moisturizers for facial hair and, more importantly, the skin underneath. Beard oils hydrate the skin and help soften and relax beard hair, which makes it easier to tame and style. The ideal beard should look shiny and well groomed not wild and harboring flaky dead skin.

Good beard oils nourish the hair and reduce skin irritation by using conditioning ingredients like jojoba, grapeseed or argan oil. These oils have been used for thousands of years and are renowned for their beneficial properties.

Essential oils are added to make your beard smell great. They come in a variety of aromas or unscented. The smell is, of course, subjective and down entirely to personal preference. So make sure to go for a scent that works for you. Of the scented variety, traditional woody notes or lemon scents are prevalent but for different reasons. Woody notes are masculine creating a clean and fresh impression whereas citrus is invigorating. The choice is yours.

You may find that some beard oils are recommended for different beard lengths so it may be worth investing in oil that will last the time it takes to grow the beard you want.

Find a quality beard oil made from 100% natural ingredients containing no chemicals, no alcohol, no artificial fragrances, and no preservatives. It’s a good idea to test on a small inconspicuous area first as some beard oils include allergens. For example, argan oil comes from the hard-shelled nut within the fruit of the argan tree.

Apply beard oils first thing in the morning after showering. The steam from a hot shower will open your pores and allow the oil to penetrate deep into your skin. For a short trimmed beard use 2 to 3 drops of oil, and for a longer beard, 3 to 4 drops are sufficient. Wait until your beard is thoroughly dry before emptying the drops onto your palm and rubbing your palms together to spread the oil evenly. Massage deep onto your beard and the skin beneath.

One last thing to consider is the packaging. Look for a product that includes a pipette. A pipette will prevent waste by allowing you to count the drops administered making your investment last longer. You will only use what you need every time.

So in a nutshell, your facial hair is different from the hair on your head. Regular hair products are not suitable for your face as they contain harmful chemicals. Beard oils will keep your beard nourished, hydrated, looking good and smelling fantastic. Isn’t it time we looked after our facial hair with the same care as the hair on our head?

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