Updated: Aug 22
Beard Oil, probably the most popular beard product out, and often the first one new beard growers choose to invest in. Now I know you are most likely asking yourself what's the advantage of using it, what exactly does it do, and more importantly is it worth buying? In my opinion it's a wise investment if you want a healthy beard. Now don't get me wrong, it's not the end all be all but it can help reduce some annoying growing pains. Let's cover 3 benefits of beard oils.
Replaces Lost Sebum Oils
Every time that you hop in the shower or wash your face, you will strip away some of the natural oils from your beard. It leads to dry skin, fragile facial hairs, prone to itchiness and split ends. Now here is the tricky part, how do you naturally get those oils back if you strip them away on a daily basis? At least I hope you shower every day! Use beard oil of course. In fact, this is the original purpose of beard oils in the first place; to replace the oils you lose while showering.
Helps Soften the Beard Naturally
Let me ask you a question really quick, would you rather have a dry cracked beard with splits ends or a well hydrated beard that's easy to maintain? Better yet, go ask your girl which one she would rather you have! Alright all jokes aside, easiest fastest way to soften the beard is to hop in the shower, do what you have to do then towel dry your beard. The beard doesn't have to be extra dry just not dripping wet. Then get your beard oil and apply it, it's really that simple.
Beard Oil Helps Get Rid of the Dreaded Beard Itch
Longer beards often get itchy when they get too dry. Unlike the hair on your head, your beard's roots do not produce enough natural oil to sustain the ends. Once your beard breaks out of the short stage, beard oil becomes less of a convenient defense against itch and more of a necessity to replace missing moisture. Since longer beards are already at a natural disadvantage when it comes to oil production, numerous factors can trigger dryness and itch. Along with being frustrating, itchiness caused by dryness may be an early signal of split ends and breakage in the future if not found and fixed.