Growing a beard might seem like an easy, natural process but don't forget about maintaining it. Without proper hydration, a beard can quickly become scruffy and unkempt, not to mention itchy. This is where beard oil comes it. Not only does it moisturize your beard hair, leaving it softer and smoother, it also hydrates the skin underneath, getting rid of itchiness and flakes.
How to Use Beard Oil
The good news is it's easy to integrate into your grooming routine. You just need to rub the beard oil between your hands, then massage it throughout your beard. If you have longer beard, use a comb to make sure you get through the layers and get all the beard hair coated in oil.
We asked regular guys to weigh in on their favorite beard oils to keep things smooth and hydrated.
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I use Fuel Around by BedHead TIGI to nourish and reduce dryness on my skin. It's a product I recommend to any of my male Supercuts guests with beards because it conditions the facial hair while keeping it moisturized and feeling soft! I apply a small amount in my hands and massage it throughout my beard and then comb it to my desired look.
—Chris Morales, Stylist, Supercuts
Bold undertones and lingering mellow scents keep me feeling in the zone throughout my work days. All other beard oils have been placed on permanent shelf leave, for desperate times only. Otter Grooming Co.'s Citramint has become my cherished daily driver - the go to oil that I couldn't live without.
I'm writing to nominate Minnesota Wood Bead Oil, by Dirty Knees Soap Company. The oil has a nice consistency to it which makes the application significantly less messy than with other brands. It keeps my beard from turning the corner from looking dapper to homeless throughout the day and the scent is just enough to satisfy my nose, while not assaulting those I walk by.
— Andrew Bourne
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The only beard oil I've ever used is this tea tree oil. It made a considerable difference in terms of softness and it was truly the
only scented facial hair product I've enjoyed.
— Bryn Gelbart, Fueled
I’ve used a bunch of different beard oils, but my favorite is actually coconut oil. It smells great, keeps my beard conditioned, and is inexpensive.
A couple of quick tips for using coconut oil as your beard oil:
• Coconut oil melts at 76 degrees Fahrenheit, so sometimes it’s solid and other times it’s liquid (depending on your climate). When it’s solid, just rub the coconut oil in your hands before putting it into your beard. When it’s liquid, be careful with spills. I’ve had some doozies.
• It’s not always easy to get the coconut oil out of its container, since it’s often sold for cooking purposes. I’d suggest melting your beard oil in your microwave and transferring it to Tupperware.
— Sam Schultz, Co-Founder of Honeyfi
So whether you want a luxury beard oil or prefer something homemade, there's no excuse not to take care of your nourishing your beard.