Calling all beardoholics. If you’re not using beard oil for growth, you’re missing out.
Not only are you missing out on adding inches to your beard, but you’re also missing out on moisture, softness, and a soothed beard.
That’s right, beard oil can do all of these things. And, let’s face it, who doesn’t want a healthy beard? We know we sure do.
That’s why we decided to cover how you can use beard oil for growth. This article will teach you what beard oil is, the benefits of using it, how to use it, and even a few of our favorite products.
Now let’s get to it.
What is Beard Oil?
Maybe you’re new to growing a beard, or maybe you’ve just never used any products before.
Either way, you’re wondering what beard oil even is.
Well, we’ve come with answers:
Beard oil is a leave-in liquid moisturizer that can be applied directly to your beard.
In the simplest definition, beard oil mimics sebum – which is the natural oil your skin produces to keep your beard and hair hydrated.
As your beard gets longer and longer, your body can’t produce enough sebum to keep your beard moisturized. That’s when beard oil comes in to take over.
If you’re using a high-quality and natural beard oil (cough, cough, like El Presidente), then it’ll be packed with ingredients such as:
- Jojoba oil: An oil that seals moisture into your hair and skin for long-lasting effects.
- Sweet almond oil: An oil that nourishes and repairs damaged hair strands and skin.
- Argan oil: An oil that softens and smoothens your beard, making it easy to manage.
- Vitamin E: A hair-healthy vitamin that promotes thicker, stronger, and faster hair growth.
And, guess what? These are just a few of the high-quality and all-natural ingredients you can expect in beard oil.
Interested in learning more about ingredients that promote hair growth? We’ve compiled a long list of essential oils and carrier oils that are perfect for you.
Benefits of Beard Oil for Growth
Just like that, you’re on the way to becoming your very own beard oil professor.
Ok, maybe not a professor, but you’re getting there.
To keep things rolling, let’s talk about some of the benefits of beard oil – specifically how it promotes hair growth.
The most notable benefit of beard oil is that it moisturizes your hair and skin underneath your beard.
It uses humectants, which absorb water particles from the air and seal them into your beard. That leaves you with long-lasting moisture that’s sure to benefit the health of your beard.
Of course, not all beard growth oils contain humectants – only the best ones.
If you want these high-powered hydrating benefits, look for ingredients like argan oil, honey, aloe vera, castor oil, and avocado oil.
Stimulates Hair Growth
The star of the show is next – hair growth.
We’re not saying all beard oils will turn a teenage scraggle patch into a full-blown hipster beard overnight, but some can help.
It means your beard is the perfect environment for new hair follicles as well as thicker growth.
So if you’re using the right beard growth oil, your beard will be its own little greenhouse – the perfect place for the best beard growth.
Tames Your Mane
If you’re anything like us, your beard grows at all different speeds (and in all different directions).
While styling is all part of the process, you can’t have a killer style if your beard hair is unmanageable.
Luckily, we know exactly what you can do to manage it… And yes, the answer is using beard oil.
Beard oil will make your hair soft and supple – which, in turn, makes it easier to tame.
Finally, we’re talking about beard dandruff (dubbed beardruff to the true bearded beauties out there).
If you need to know anything about beardruff, you should know that it’s the killer of the beginner beard.
Beardruff causes itching, flaking, dryness, and more itching – which eventually can lead to a decrease in hair growth.
Thankfully, you’ve got beard oil – and it has your back. By deeply hydrating your strands of hair, beard oil can help prevent itching, beardruff, and flaking.
How to Use Beard Oil
It sounds good and you’re all ready to go.
Woah there cowboy.
Before you start dumping that bottle of beard oil on your skin, you’ll want to know the right way to use it.
Below you’ll find an easy four-step process:
1. Cleanse and Dry Facial Hair
To start things off, you don’t want to apply beard oil on top of dirty skin.
Instead, you’ll want a clean surface – so we recommend cleaning your facial hair.
The best option is to wash your beard with beard wash (like Beardbrand’s Utility Wash). However, if you can’t get your hands on any beard wash, don’t worry, you can also wash your beard with warm water.
Once it’s washed, you’ll want to dry the facial hair until it’s damp.
Again, you’ve got two options here. For short beards, we recommend patting your beard dry with a towel. However, for longer beards it’s easier to dry using a hair dryer on its lowest heat setting.
2. Apply Oil to Hands
Now we’re on to step 2 – the time to apply the oil.
You’ll want to spread the oil between your hands. We recommend using anywhere between three and five drops – depending on the length of your beard (you can find a helpful table below).
Quickly rub your hands together with the oil and move on to the next step.
3. Distribute Oil Evenly
Once the oil is in your hands, you’ll want to massage it into your beard.
To properly distribute the oil, start at the top of your beard and slowly make your way to the end. Try your best to gently coat each strand, but don’t worry about perfection – we’ve got you covered in the last step.
4. Comb Through
This last step is necessary to ensure that your beard is completely covered in beard oil.
Because the last thing you want is only half of your beard to receive the moisturizing and nourishing benefits.
To do this, comb through your beard using a beard brush (we like a boar bristle brush).
Now, you’re all good to go.
Tips for Using Beard Oil To Promote Growth
To be fair, applying beard oil is only half the battle.
The frequency and amount of beard oil you use will also impact your results.
Here’s what you should know:
Use the Right Amount
If you use too much beard oil, you might start looking greasy.
On the other hand, if you don’t use enough, your beard won’t receive the nourishment it needs. To keep things simple, we’ve created a chart to help you understand how much beard oil your beard needs:
|For short beards
|A few drops (2-3)
|For medium-length beards
|For long beards
Stick with a Routine
The same can be said about how often you apply beard oil.
Only, this time, it depends on your skin type.