Despite the fact that beard oil has exploded onto the market over the past few years, it is not a new product. It’s actually something that has been traced as far back as Native America when men figured out a way to keep their facial hair healthy despite living in such harsh climates. It wasn’t until much later, in the 1930s that it became commercially available, and then even later in 2006 that you could actually buy it online, which means we’re now riding a huge wave of beard oil popularity.
Maintain your beard better
If your beard at the moment is feeling dry and straw-like, you should go out and buy some beard oil right now. When you start using beard oil, you’ll soon notice that your beard has become less tangled and therefore easier to maintain overall. Just like the hair on our heads, our facial hair is prone to split ends, and if you’re trying to grow your beard, then the reduction of split ends will be welcome as it means you won’t have to trim it as often. The general appearance of your beard will improve too thanks to the follicles looking healthier and shinier.
If you invest in a good quality beard oil, you should make sure it contains both a carrier oil and an essential oil. Carrier oils are natural, and some examples include jojoba, argan, almond and grapeseed all of which are moisturising and nourishing for your beard. Essential oils are things like lavender and tea tree which determine the product’s scent. After all, why shouldn’t your beard smell good too?
Get rid of the dreaded beard itch
You’ll know that as you grow your beard out, you’ll probably start to experience an itch and while you think that’s it necessary to push through this stage, with beard oil you don’t need to. There’s a science behind this, and it involves your beard follicles. Your sebaceous glands (which keep the hair nourished) create an oil called sebum and as your beard grows it obviously requires more to stay in good condition. That’s why the addition of beard oil will supplement the natural oil that your glands cannot produce and make the itch go away.
With itching comes irritation and irritation can cause beardruff. Like dandruff, but on your face. If your skin has become so dry that it has begun to flake you definitely need to think about investing in a good quality beard oil to get your skin back to how it should be.
How do you apply it correctly?
Beard oil application is straightforward. All you need to do is put a small, coin-sized amount onto the palm of your hand and rub it into your beard from the root to the ends. Remember that the general rule here is: the longer the beard, the more oil you need. Once you’ve applied it use a beard comb or a beard brush to groom it as you wish.