The benefits of beard oil and why you should be using it
Our experts at Shavers pulled together a handful of benefits when using beard oil as part of your beard grooming routine.
Nourishes and hydrates
Beard Oil nourishes the hair to make it softer and more manageable. It’s not only hydrating to the hair but the skin beneath too. When you grow a beard, the hair absorbs any moisture from your skin and due to this, your skin begins to dry out and without any moisture replenishment, the skin becomes dry and broken.
Prevents beard itch and dandruff
Dry and broken skin leads to beard itch and its partner beard dandruff. The dandruff is caused because of the excessive scratching and the dry, dead skin beneath the hair. By using beard oil, the skin beneath will be kept moisturised and stop both the itch and dandruff.
Tames flyaway hair
Beard hair has a mind of its own and will grow at different angles and lengths. Some men choose to style their beards to the shape of their face, whilst others simply allow it to grow as it pleases. There is no right or wrong, however, using beard oil will soften the hair to make it more supple and manageable.
Many beard oils are scented and really do smell amazing with lasting effect. Your beard will smell fresh, clean and depending on the essential oils added, incredible all day. Harsh aftershaves can be somewhat over powering but beard oils are gently scented with a more natural fragrance.
Helps your beard grow
It’s not going to suddenly boost hair growth and you won’t wake up with a thick, full beard overnight. However, as beard oil nourishes the hair, it prevents split ends and helps the hair follicle to become stronger. If you find that you have somewhat patchy hair growth, beard oil promotes healthy skin and can help the hair follicles to flourish and prevent ingrown hair.
Helps pores and inflammation
If you have particularly sensitive skin, due to beard oil moisturising the skin beneath, it can help prevent the redness and irritation that comes with harsh chemicals from shampoos or day to day environmental changes. Beard oil doesn’t interfere with sebum production and doesn’t clog pores, so it can help cleanse and nourish skin prone to breakouts.