Growing a beard is more than just removing shaving from your daily routine and waiting for the hair to grow. It involves patience, diligence, and skill. It is highly unlikely that your beard will grow perfectly, so you will have to trim, groom, and style it for it to look as you hope it will.
One aspect of a bearded man’s daily grooming routine that new beard growers don’t expect is beard oil. After the beard shampoo and the trimming and clipping, anyone with even just a little facial hair should apply oil.
What is beard oil, and what does it do?
Beard oil is a product used for grooming beards made of essential oils, such as avocado oil and argan oil, that serve quite a few functions. The oil softens the hair, moisturizes it, and nourishes it. It also protects the skin from dryness. In essence, the oils provide a layer of protection to both your beard and skin.
What many don’t know about beards is that they can get itchy, especially during the early stages of growing one or if kept a certain length. It is also quite common at this stage for beard growers to experience flaking of the skin. Beard oil works to prevent this raw itchiness and reduces the incidence of flakes.
These oils also help groom and comb the beard into place, especially if you have one or two hair licks that refuse to behave. They can also sometimes come with pleasant scents that can be pleasing to anyone close enough to smell it.
For example, some products, such our highly approved and appreciated Suits and Cigars Beard Oil, can give your beard an earthy scent with hints of cologne. To attract those who prefer sweeter and creamier scents, you can also try our Salted Caramel Beard Oil.
How do I use beard oil?
More often than not, the oil is applied by placing a few drops into the palm of your hand and massaging it evenly into the hair and skin. If you have a longer beard, you will likely need more.
Can bear oil help my beard grow faster?
The short answer: yes and no. While not every hair growth solution works for every person, beard oils can create optimum conditions for hair growth. Faster beard growth could be a side effect of regularly using the oil to take care of your hair and skin.
Final thoughts: Do I really need to use beard oil?
If you’ve been experiencing itchiness and flaking in the skin under your facial hair, you definitely need beard oil. In any other case, it is important to ask yourself these questions: Do you really need things like cologne? Do you need to comb your hair? Do you really need stylish clothes?
Technically, no, but it always pays to put a little bit of effort into your grooming. It gives you an exterior as someone who takes care of himself and someone who wants to leave a good impression.
If you’ve been convinced and are now looking for beard oils, send us a message at Jericho Australia. We have a wide range of deliciously debonair beard oils for beards of all shapes and sizes.