We hate to sound like a broken record, but we can’t reiterate it enough: beard oil is the most important step in any complete beard care routine.
Without your beard oil, those whiskers of yours are going to be dull, brittle, and just unhappy. How could you do that to your beautiful beard, Kingsman?
Beard oil is essential whether you have oily skin, dry skin, or anything in between. There is no limit to how much and how often to use beard oil on your healthy mane, but there are definitely a minimum as well as some guidelines to follow if you want the best results.
What does beard oil do?
It’s simple. Beard oil replaces any of the natural facial hair oils you lose in the washing process. We hope that, by now, you’re using a proper beard wash to scrub those whiskers so you’re not overly stripping that mane, but even a beard wash will rinse away some of those good oils.
Your beard needs them and that’s why we replace them with the goodness of jojoba, sweet almond oil, and other clean, natural ingredients that nourish your beard after a wash.
Your beard oil will also moisturize your skin and in doing so, it will prevent dandruff, itchy skin, blemishes, and even patchy growth. Plus, you can choose a beard oil with your favorite fragrance and smell great all day. Beard oil is a pretty magical elixir with few things it can’t do for your beard.
How do I use beard oil?
Always start with a damp mane, fellas. We want your facial hair to be primed to absorb as much of the oil as possible, and dampness assists with that.
The best time to use your beard oil is right after a shower when the bathroom is still steamy, your pores are open and your facial hair is ready to gobble up moisture.
Towel dry that mane and then start with a few drops of your favorite beard oil. Distribute it between your hands and then work it through your beard from roots to tips, ensuring you’re not overlooking the skin underneath. Don’t forget your mustache, either!
Then, just wait five minutes before using any other beard care products to give your whiskers enough time to absorb the oil fully. That’s it. That’s all there is to it.
How often to use beard oil
The frequency of beard oil use is going to depend on the Kingsman. However, there is an absolute minimum if you want a happy, healthy beard. We recommend the daily use of our beard oil to keep those whiskers looking and feeling great.
At the very least, you need to use your beard oil as often as you wash, ensuring any oils lost in the washing process are replaced by the deep-conditioning ingredients in your oil. Beyond that, any time your beard feels dry or brittle, or your skin is flaky or itchy, just pop a few drops of your oil in there for relief.
How to know if you’re using too much beard oil
Can a Kingsman use too much beard oil? Absolutely and there are three simple signs that will tell you if you are:
- Your pillowcase is greasy
- Your shirt is greasy
- Your beard is greasy
If you wake up in the morning and your bedding has grease stains on it around where your beard was all night, then you’re probably using too much of the good stuff. Reduce your usage until the grease stains stop.
The same happens to your shirt around the chest and collar area. If it’s showing signs of grease, dial down the oil until it stops.
How to tell how much beard oil is enough
Finally, if you apply your beard oil, wait half an hour for full absorption, and then run your hands over your beard again, they should always come away clean. This indicates your whiskers have sucked up every last drop of the good stuff.
If instead, you run your hands over your beard and they come away with a slight film on them or an oily sheen, then you’re likely using too much. Reduce your usage and your beard will thank you.
Final Recommendations for Using Beard Oils
Ultimately, how often you make use of beard oil is going to be up to you and your beard. It will depend on numerous things like how dry your beard is normally, and how often you wash your whiskers.
Trial and error is the best way to find the right routine for you and your mane, but whatever you do, don’t skip out on beard oil altogether!
How often do you use beard oil? Let us know in the comments and be sure to subscribe to our mailing list for more beard care tips and tricks!