Beard Care 101:
All About Beard Oil
What Is Beard Oil
Beard oil is a leave-in conditioner usually composed of carrier oils and essential oils. It’s one of the more popular beard care products for its ease of use and dramatic transformative benefits.
Why You Should Use Beard Oil
Beard oil is one of the most effective ways to keep your beard looking and feeling healthy, and you’ll notice the effects the moment you slap some on. It makes short work of itchiness, tightness, and beard dandruff while also imparting softness, manageability, and healthy shine throughout your facial hair. Let’s take a closer look at how it does this.
At the base of every beard oil is one or multiple carrier oils. These all-natural oils are usually extracted from nuts and seeds and are generally well-tolerated by skin and hair. Some well-known carrier oils include coconut oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, and olive oil. Carrier oils have excellent moisturizing and conditioning properties for the skin and hair as it functions similarly to our body’s natural oil called sebum. In addition to locking moisture in your skin and hair, carrier oils—like sebum—prevent the propagation of bacterial and fungal infections on your skin.
Depending on the carrier oil, you may reap additional medicinal benefits. For example, argan oil is rich in oleic and linoleic fatty acids, which aid acne-prone skin as well as Vitamins A and E, which reduce inflammation and calm the skin.
Essential oils are natural-occurring aromatic compounds found in seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. It’s what makes a rose smell like a rose. These fragrant oils are commonly used in perfumes and soaps and can be used as a form of aromatherapy to promote relaxation, energy, and focus. In beard oils, essential oils impart the scent of the particular beard oil.
Certain essential oils have additional medicinal benefits to reap. For example, tea tree oil has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-septic, and anti-inflammatory properties—all great features that will lead to a great beard.
Who Should Use Beard Oil
- Anyone with a beard or moustache (even when it's still just stubble)
- Those who want a softer, more manageable beard
- Those that feel tightness in the skin beneath their facial hair
- Those with beard dandruff or flakiness
- Those that want a natural, less shaped beard or mustache style
How Do You Use Beard Oil
For optimal effectiveness, make sure to thoroughly cleanse and towel dry your facial hair prior to applying beard oil.
1. Dispense 6 to 8 drops of beard oil on your palm for short- to medium-length beards. For longer beards (greater than 1 inch long), use 10 to 12 drops.
2. Rub your hands together to evenly distribute the oil on your palms and fingers.
3. Work your hands through your facial hair and to the skin beneath. Make sure to coat the tips of your facial hairs.
4. Using a boar bristle brush, brush your facial hair until no hairs are sticking out. Alternatively, you can use a comb or your hand to shape and style our beard or mustache.
PRO-TIP: Rub the residual beard oil on your neck to moisturize your skin and add a light scent to your body.
There are infinite combinations of carrier oils and essential oils to be included in a beard oil, and each would have their own strengths. When crafting our beard oil formula, our goal was to create a fast-absorbing, lightweight, and hydrating serum that you would love to wear for the entire day. This is why we’ve chosen safflower seed, argan, and grape seed oils—all moisturizing carrier oils that absorb quickly and thoroughly. These oils inherently contain acids that help stave off wrinkles and stimulate hair growth. The enticing array of available scents is just the cherry on top.
Every Zeus beard oil is free from sulfates and parabens and are cruelty-free.
Q. Can I use beard oil with beard balm at the same time?
A. You sure can, and it’s certainly a great grooming 1-2 punch. We suggest applying the beard oil first and thoroughly brushing it through the length of your beard and the skin beneath. Then, follow up with the beard balm to further lock in moisture and grant control.
Q. Will beard oil help me grow a beard?
A. Yes and no. Beard oil will certainly encourage healthy growth and grant all day comfort as it ensures that the environment in which your beard is growing is optimal. Will it help you grow a beard if you can’t already grow a beard? No, but if we come up with a product that does, we’ll let you know!
Q. Can I use beard oil on the skin and hair of other parts of my body?
A. Of course! All of the ingredients in our beard oils are nourishing to the skin and hair of any part of your body. Just remember that beard oil features a scent that may linger in that area for an hour or two. It is also composed of oil, which may stain clothing.