What is Beard Oil, and How do you Use it?

What is Beard Oil, and How do you Use it?

33% of men in the United States have a beard, 55% of men worldwide have a beard, and in one survey conducted, 59% of men stated that they felt more confident with a beard than without. However, when it comes to taking care of one's beard, the numbers begin to differ. In one study conducted in 2017:
  • Only 25% of men between 18-29 used beard oil daily
  • 23% used it multiple times per week
  • 17% used it once per week
The same pattern continues throughout until 60 where most of those in the study stated that they used beard care products multiple times per week, rather than everyday. Nevertheless, for all the exposure we have to beard care products, a good portion of the population still has yet to take steps to ensure their beard is taken care of properly. As such, if this is you, I invite you to stick around as we explain why beard care products(in this case: beard oil), should be integrated into your daily routine. 

Issues with Dry Beards

If you are just starting your journey in growing out your beard, without doing anything to it, you may have reached a point where your beard may begin to feel dry, and just like having dry hair, it would be best to avoid this issue with your beard. Problems that can arise with having a dry beard include: 

  • Dry Skin
  • Dandruff
  • Tangles/Knots
  • Split Ends

All these issues can result at the least, slight annoyances, and at the extreme, discomfort. However, just as shampoo and conditioner can help with dealing a dry scalp, beard oil can help solve these issues.

What is Beard Oil? 

It's 2021, we hear about beard oil everywhere, however most of what we see, especially on sites such as Instagram only provide surface level knowledge as opposed to other sources that provide a more in depth view. So, on the off chance that you may be wondering what Beard Oil is, allow us to explain. At point blank, the substance inside that small bottle looks like any other oil that has ever existed, however, it's what it does to your beard that separates it from other oils. Beard oil has one sole purpose, and that is to moisturize your beard along side with the skin underneath your beard.

What does it contain?

 

Beard oils usually carry 3-4 common ingredients such as: Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed Oil, and Argan Oil. There are typically more ingredients, but this usually differs between the different brands on the market and the scents. Our beard oils here at Beardism contain additional ingredients in addition to the ones mentioned above. Just to name a few for example:

  • Coconut Oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Rosemary
  • Tea Tree 

Why Should You Use it?

You may still be wondering, what is the big deal? Why should beard oil be part of your daily routine? Here are some more in depth reasons as to why beard oils should be integrated into your daily routine.

Moisturizing and hydrating for your beard and skin

If you want to keep your beard moisturized, beard oil is essential. Along with moisturizing and softening the beard, beard oil also helps with:

  • Taming wild hairs, which will give you more manageability
  • Providing your beard with some natural shine(no dull and lifeless beard)
  • Hydrates the skin underneath your beard(your skin is the foundation for a healthy beard)

Beard Oil Prevents Flaking while Providing a Fresh Scent

A result of having many moisturizing properties, beard oils help in preventing any flaking on your beard by hydrating your beard and skin to prevent any dryness. Depending on the length of your beard, you may not require too many drops, so a little can definitely go a long way. In addition to these benefits, with the many scents of beard oils, your beard oil can very well act as a natural cologne. In other words, you are keeping your beard strong and healthy while also smelling like a champ. What more could a guy want?

When Should you Use it?

To take full advantage of the benefits beard oils provide, you should ideally use it:

  • After showering or when you wash your face(this opens up the hair follicles and pores on your skin which allows the oil to be absorbed)
  • Or, at night before bed, however, you should cut the amount you use by half.(also when you wake up, use a natural soap or beard wash, so that you don't strip the oils away.)

As stated before, we tend to be inclined to believe that more is better, but in this case, a moderate amount of drops can go a long way. Simply rub the oil in your hands and massage throughout your beard. Brushing after can be beneficial, as it does a better job of spreading the oil around your beard making sure it is well coated. 

Final Thoughts

Beard oil is a tool that always remains useful in comparison to other beard care products. If you are just starting to grow your beard, beard oil remains as one of the go to products to start with and it's great for everyday beard care in general. So, this is something you should definitely consider integrating into your daily routine, if you haven't already. Of course, while using beard oil to assist you in keeping your beard in top shape, don't forget that your diet also plays a role in caring for your beard. As such, the two should go hand in hand rather than being separate. If you made it this far, we hope you learned something new, or brushed on knowledge you already had. Feel free to leave a comment below if you'd like to discuss or add anything!

References

  • https://www.statista.com/statistics/723404/beard-care-frequency-men-use-us-age/
  • https://moderngentlemen.net/beard-statistics/

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