Beard oil as a staple mens’ grooming product has only recently entered the minds of many beard-growers. Virtually unknown to the bearded masses until a few years ago; its popularity has risen dramatically in the last few years. Despite this, those new to beards or with no prior experience will have no idea what beard oil is, or why it's important. There are a host of benefits associated with beard oil, all of which will lead to a stronger healthier & more manageable beard. Here are a few top benefits of beard oil:
1: Hydration & Health
Beard oil, above all things, is extremely good for the health of your facial hair. We’ve all experienced the ragged, unruly stage of beard growing in which the hair feels almost wiry & stiff, grows a mind of its own & takes off in every direction imaginable. Beard oil helps solve this by hydrating the beard, nourishing the hairs & giving them a healthy (yet manly) shine.
Probably the main reason most guys grab a beard oil is to make their beard look better. Beard oil helps with this in a few ways. Firstly, as you’d expect, by applying an oil you’re slightly thickening the hair & increasing fullness. Secondly, the oil tames the beard, smoothing it down & making it much easier to comb & style. Finally, beard oil provides a slight shine, that most would agree looks infinitely better than the often dry, scraggly look an un-treated beard can take on when it gets longer.
Disclaimer: Beard oil doesn’t “promote” growth as such. There is no magic formula that forces a beard to grow unless you’re brave (or stupid) enough to try something like rogaine on your face. It’s pretty much all down to your genes.
Having said that, due to the way in which beard oil treats the facial hair & indeed the skin beneath it, it can help growth by proving a healthier, more nourished platform for the beard to grow. In the same way healthy & well-treated hair on your head grows faster, beards that are well fed tend to look fuller & grow better.
4: Skin treatment
A lesser know & discussed benefit of beard oil is that a lot of them are actually very good for your skin. Because beard oils tend to contain ingredients such as Jojoba, Grapeseed, Almond & Argan oils, they moisturise the skin, helping limit itchiness & irritation. These oils are also great for treating acne & skin issues, but those effects are obviously less noticeable under a forest of facial hair.
Beard oil is a great way to enhance a beard, nourishing both the actual facial hair & hidden skin beneath it. Used regularly, it’ll help with grooming the beard, whilst also limiting any itchiness, discomfort or the ultimate enemy - beard dandruff.
Basically, if you’re growing a beard - grab some beard oil. It’s more than worth it.