Gone are the days when you spotted clean- shaved chocolate boys. Rough look is the new trend. 55% of men around the world sport facial hair. In fact, in recent years, beards have seen a dramatic rise in popularity. However, it’s not only about growing a beard but managing it and taking proper care of it matters the most.
To keep your beard healthy and growing, you need beard oil. Your beard needs beard oil. It does so much after all. It moisturizes and conditions. It also helps in managing your beard. But do you know how to properly apply the beard oil? Worry not!
Look below to know all the important details on how to apply beard oil properly.
Why should you use beard oil?
- Helps you get rid of beard itch
- Can get rid of beard dandruff and prevent it further
- Offers better maintenance of the beard
- Protects the skin underneath from acne and inflammatory issues
When should you apply beard oil?
The best time to apply beard oil is after a shower when your beard is moist and damp. The cuticle layers of your skin also open up. The skin of your face becomes more absorbing to whatever you put after that. Never apply beard oil to wet and completely dry hair as the oil never gets absorbed to your skin. Always gently dry your hair with a soft towel. Remember to never blow dry your beard as it damages the hair follicles.
What quantity of beard oil should be used?
It is important to use the right quantity of oil on your beard as too much will make it oily. The length and thickness of your beard determine the quantity of oil:
- Up to one month: 3-4 drops
- One to three months: 4-6 drops
- Three to twelve months: 6-10 drops
- One year or older: 10 drops and more (if necessary)
How to apply beard oil?
Pour the right quantity of oil on your palm, according to the length and thickness of your beard.
Gently spread it evenly on your palms and fingers.
Now, work the oil on your skin before starting with the beard. It is very important for the skin of your face to absorb the oil to maintain a healthy and strong beard.
Use your fingertips to cover your mustache too.
Now, give a finishing touch to your beard by coming it. Do it slowly with a beard comb in both upward and downward direction. You can also use a wide-tooth wooden comb for it.
- Avoid using metal and plastic combs as they can damage the hair follicles
- Beard combs work best for longer beards. Give your beard a little time to grow before using a comb
How often should you apply the beard oil?
If you live in a hot and humid area, you can easily get away with applying the beard oil daily. But if you live in a dry climate, you may need to apply the beard oil more than once in a day. It is often a matter of personal choice. There is certainly nothing wrong with applying it every day. Most experts encourage daily use of beard oil to keep your beard healthy and attractive.
Watch the video below to groom your beard in one minute.