How To Apply Beard Oil
The popularity of beard oil has absolutely exploded in just the last few years, in large part because men have learned that this grooming product is so much more than just some niche fad or get rich quick scheme designed to capitalize on the popularity of men wearing facial hair again.
Sure, when beard oil first started to hit the market it seemed like little more than modern-day snake oil by less than ethical marketers looking to capitalize on a new trend. But it turns out that nothing could be further from the truth.
Working to moisturize and condition your facial hair, your beard won’t only be a lot softer and a lot more comfortable to wear (and a lot more comfortable to nuzzle up against), but it’s also going to eliminate itching and prevent “beardruff” that would have you looking a little bit worse for wear.
Your first few times learning how to apply beard oil might feel a little bit adventurous. But before you know it, the process becomes simple and straightforward and you’ll be able to knock it out as part of your daily grooming routine with your eyes closed.
Let’s dig a little bit deeper in how to apply beard oil to give you the best benefit possible!
Make Sure You Apply Beard Oil Right After You Get Out Of The Shower
The most important thing you can do when learning how to apply this grooming product is focus on getting it into your beard right after you pop out of the shower.
This is when your beard is going to be cleanest, when the pores of your skin are going to have opened up naturally, and when you’re going to be able to get that beard oil down into the roots rather than have it sit topically on the surface.
Towel dry your facial hair before you apply the oil (oil and water don’t mix, obviously) but don’t go too crazy.
Master The Amount Of Beard Oil To Apply
Depending upon the length of your facial hair, as well as how long you have been applying beard oil to your beard, you might need to use only a little bit of this product – or a lot more than you ever would have expected.
For those just getting started, 3 to 4 drops mixed into your hands with a little bit of warm water are usually more than enough to get things jump-started. Between one month and three months of beard growth are going to require a little bit more (say 4 to 6 drops), and if you’re going for a full-blown Mountain Man kind of look – anything beyond six months to a year or more of beard growth – you want to go with 10 drops or more (basically whatever it takes to keep things nice and supple).
Beard oil can be applied a handful of times each week in more temperate climates, but if you’re dealing with drier weather – particularly in the winter – you might have to apply beard oil a handful of times each day.
Just work the oil into your beard with a gentle massaging motion and you’ll be off to the races in no time!