WHAT IS BEARD OIL? AND HOW TO USE IT+
Beard oil is probably the most important step in your beard care routine, especially when you use it after proper cleansing. Often beard oil comes in a small bottle with a dropper. Just a few of these drops a day can transform your beard, giving it a fuller, softer look all while promoting growth. That’s because beard oil is packed with nutrients carefully chosen to boost the overall health and appearance of your facial hair through long-lasting, deep conditioning. Your beard can go from dull, brittle, and dry, to luscious, soft, and voluminous while at the same time, benefiting the skin under your whiskers as well.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEARD OIL, BEARD BUTTER, BEARD WAX, AND BEARD BALM?+
So, you have a bunch of beard products on your bathroom counter. Are they all interchangeable? Do they all do the same thing, more or less? The answer here is no. You can’t replace beard oil with beard butter or a balm. Beard oil serves its own unique purpose when it comes to caring for your beautiful mane. Unlike beard butter, beard wax, and beard balm, beard oil does not offer any hold or styling benefits. It is purely used for beard nourishment. Beard oil boosts the overall health of your beard as well as the skin beneath. You will need a balm, wax, or butter to control or style it.
WHEN SHOULD I USE BEARD OIL?+
After a shower After washing your face If your beard begins to feel dry a few hours after the initial application Anytime you feel the fragrance has faded So, you’ve bought yourself some beautiful-smelling Kingsmen Premium Beard Oil. Now what? At what point in your grooming routine should you include the use of your new beard oil? The short answer is that you can use it any time you want, but if you’re looking for the best results from your beard oil, you’re going to want to apply it right after you get out of the shower. Any time you wash your beard, you’ll strip some of the good oils along with all the dirt and dust. A beard conditioner can help to counter this, but nothing compares to working a stellar beard oil into your locks while your bathroom is still steamy. Of course, it’s just as effective after a quick sink beard wash, as well. You should always use good beard oil after washing your beard, but you can also use it throughout the day as needed. If your beard feels dry or brittle to the touch, there’s no need to wait for your next shower. Apply a little as your beard requires. This can be a more common necessity for Kingsmen who work a lot in dry, dusty locations or who have to wear a mask all day. Your beard is going to dry out a lot faster in these situations, and it’s going to need a little extra TLC. For all those Kingsmen out there with stubble or short beards, don’t think this doesn’t apply to you! Great beard care has immense benefits for your skin as well as healthy hair growth. Don’t skip this step just because you sport a short beard!
HOW DO I USE BEARD OIL?+
Beard oil should always be used on a wet beard. It doesn’t have to be dripping, but at least fresh-out-of-the-shower damp. If you’re not applying beard oil after a shower or a beard wash, get a little spray bottle, fill it with water and dampen your beard before applying your favorite oil. Most beard oils come with a dropper in the lid. Using that dropper, you want to squeeze a couple of drops into your palm and then work it around your hands, focusing on the fingertips. This makes it easier to get that beard oil all the way back under the beard to help prevent dry, itchy and flaky skin. It’s important to make sure you’re reaching your skin because that’s where beard health begins. Once you’ve started at the skin, comb your fingers back through your glorious mane, shaking them for ample coverage. Next, pull your fingers up from underneath your beard, again, combing them through and agitating the hair as you do. Don’t forget to get your mustache as well! Rub any excess oil that may still be on your palms onto the beard and then comb through your luscious locks with a good, wide-toothed beard comb. Check out our Kent Beard Combs and Brushes here! Sometimes, you might find specific areas of your skin or beard are extra dry, itchy, brittle or flaky. It’s okay to take the dropper and directly apply oil to that spot. It’s important to be in tune with the unique needs of your beard. As you make use of beard oil on a regular basis, you’ll get to know exactly what your one-of-a-kind beard needs and when.
WHY SHOULD I USE BEARD OIL?+
Washing your beard is a must, especially if we work in dusty or dirty places. Throughout our normal daily routines, there are numerous activities that are going to deposit dirt, grime, crumbs and more into your glorious beard. We can’t just leave it all there. There could be irritants, allergens, bacteria or odors and we have to get rid of them. The problem with washing, though, is that along with the dirt and grime, you may wash out some essential oils as well. You’ll find that if you only use beard wash and you’re not following up with a beard conditioner or beard oil, your beard is going to feel less and less soft. It will look dull and brittle and you might lose your love for your whiskers altogether. The best way to make sure that regular beard washing doesn’t destroy your beard’s magnificence is to condition it, both with an in-shower conditioner and quickly after your shower with beard oil. This one-two punch combo is going to restore the essential oils your beard needs to be resurrected back to its original luster and glory. Beard oil has numerous benefits that go beyond just nourishment, improved look, texture and scent. You’re also going to be able to combat any itchiness you might experience on the skin beneath your facial hair. Often, itchiness is caused or exacerbated by dryness. Your first line of defense is to make sure the area is moisturized with a high-quality beard oil. For the same reasons, you’ll also prevent dandruff, or what some in the beard care community are calling, “beardruff”. Regular moisturizing can stop the skin beneath your mane from flaking, which means you can feel free to wear your favorite black shirt any time you want! Beard oil may come in a tiny bottle, but that stuff packs a powerful punch and can truly transform the beard of any Kingsman.