Updated: Aug 22
Let’s make it clear– you need beard oil! Your beard needs beard oil and if its dry and cracked it most likely wants beard oil like a dried-out garden. Beard oil does so much after all, it moisturizes and conditions. It stops itching and prevents dandruff. It makes your beard easier to style. We wrote about the benefits of beard oil in another blog so now let's discuss how to apply it.
When Should You Apply it?
The best time to apply beard oil is right after you get out of the shower. Your beard will be its cleanest and the pores of your skin will have opened up nicely. Gently towel dry and comb out any tangles in your beard before applying oil but leave it slightly damp. You don’t want to apply oil when your beard is too wet. Cause you know oil and water don't mix well so just damp is fine enough.
How Much Should You Use?
The first steps in applying homemade beard oil are pouring the oil in your hand and then applying it to your beard. Determining how much beard oil to use should never involve guesswork. Specifically, the length and thickness of your beard determine how much oil you’ll need. Here’s a general guide:
A new beard up to 1 month – 2 to 4 drops
1-3 months of beard growth – 5-6 drops
3-12 months – 6-9 drops
One year and over – 10 drops and up
You may find the right amount for you and your beard through trial and error.
In most cases, less is more when it comes to beard oil. Also, remember that oil doesn’t evaporate like water. Applying too much of it may lead to oily a cellphone screens when you're talking on the phone. That said, if you’re using beard oil for the first time or first few times, apply a small amount at first and then use more only after you’ve become adept at applying it. When you’ve applied enough oil, your beard will feel softer and fully coated.
How Often Should You Use It?
The question of how often to use beard oil is a little like how much homemade beard oil you should use, it depends on a variety of factors. If you live in an area that has dry heat its best to use once a day, humid areas you could get away with a day or two of not using it. Not all beard oils are alike. Many bearded gents use beard oil every day. How often to apply beard oil is, again, sometimes a matter of personal preference. There’s certainly nothing wrong with applying it every day. Most experts encourage daily use to help keep your beard as healthy and attractive as possible. personally, I apply beard oil once a day after a shower. If its date night con mi novia I might apply some right before going out.
Applying the Oil
OK, you’ve taken a shower and the skin underneath your beard is warm, ready, and waiting for some homemade BoldBeard beard oils. You’ve patted your beard with a towel but left it damp. now comes the application process. Once you’ve poured the oil, spread it evenly on your palms and fingers. Work the oil into your skin before spreading it onto your beard. to me this is the most important step for a few reasons. It’s important to get the oil to the roots of your beard to help keep it healthy and strong and it will reduce the dreaded beard itch! Distribute the oil evenly in your beard by applying it across and with the grain. Brush your palms along the sides of your beard and then do the same down the front of it. Bring your hands up through the bottom of the beard as you continue to spread your beard oil evenly. Use your fingertips to coat the hairs of your mustache.
It's really that simple guys. Once you start to use beard oils on a regular basis, you'll realize its easy and why it's important especially if you wear a big BoldBeard. We didn't even mention scents but it's good to have a nice smelling beard if you have a significant other (beards can get stinky of course because you have to eat). I get asked quite often in public what I use in my beard and its definitely a compliment. If your just starting your beard journey or well on the way to a yeard welcome to the club and happy growing!