What is Beard Grooming Oil?
Some oils also come scented with certain fragrances and smell. Applying grooming oil after washing yourself is said to moisturize the hair and skin, as well as, help keep facial dandruff and itching from happening. It is also supposed to help with the unruly beard hairs, as well as to soften your beard overall.
Washing Your Facial hair
Keeping your beard well maintained and groomed is more comfortable and more appealing to the eye, rather than a poorly groomed and maintained one. While bathing, beards should be shampooed and dried carefully for the best results.
It is usually recommended to massage shampoo in the beard with your fingertips, thoroughly going all parts of your face to ensure complete cleanliness, with no debris or perspiration becoming trapped within your facial hair.
When drying your beard, it is said to dry your facial hair carefully, to prevent split ends from becoming a reality, as well as to maintain your beards clean appearance. Being your last step, beard grooming oil should be applied to the face as a final step, which will condition your beard, and give it that fantastic look you want.
Applying Grooming Oil
This should be repeated daily, or after every time you bathe, to maintain the healthiness of your beard.
Different Methods of Applying Grooming Oil
The first, and by far most common and price effective way is the smear method. Your hands are the application device of oil onto your beard, and even though it works, some say it uses more oil than necessary.
This is because the grooming oil has a harder time attaching itself to your facial hair fibres, and tends just to become disbursed over your hands, and manages to stay just on the surface of your beard.
Spray or Squirt Method
The Under-Beard Method
Eye Drop Method
Grooming Oil Fragrances
Some grooming oils contain essential oils that are a natural substance like bay, rosemary, cedarwood, peppercorn, sandalwood and lime for example, which give it a rich and “masculine” smell to them. Some grooming oil fragrances are potent enough to be used as an over cologne for men.
Choosing a Grooming Oil
There are arguments and conversations among the bearded world on which product is the best to use. However, this has no definitive answer, and it all comes down to what you personally like best while keeping a few things in mind. The aroma oil gives off is going to be a major factor in choice, along with the price range, how the oil performs, the ability of the oil, along with price range. Even though there is no specific product the bearded world says is the best to use, there are some; however, they agree on not using. These would include any oil that uses “fake” or artificial ingredients. These components will not perform as well and can cause a reaction with your skin and hair, becoming an irritation, as well as lead to medical problems.
All beards are different, just as all beard and facial hair require different kinds and amounts of care. The duration between applications of grooming oil depends on factors such as climate, the season, thickness of hair follicles, natural oil, as well as multiple other factors.