What in the world is Beard Oil? How does it work? And why is it necessary for maintaining and enriching both your hard-earned beard AND the skin underneath?
If you’ve ever dealt with a scratchy, stiff, or flaky beard, then this article is for you.
The truth is, most men neglect to show their beards the proper care that they deserve. Often, us guys feel like our beards can get by with an occasional wash and no other attention needed, but this is a huge mistake. Failing to neglect, not only your beard, but also the skin underneath is what is going to cause all the aforementioned side-effects like itchiness and irritation. (or that dreaded beard-dandruff)
Well, the good news is that there is a solution. Beard Oil.
What Is Beard Oil?
Beard oil is a men’s grooming and cosmetics product designed to nourish and moisturize both your beard AND the skin underneath. That part is important. These oils are meant to mimic the natural oils that are created by your skin, ensuring that your skin and beard are kept soft, shiny, and smooth.
What Is Beard Oil Made Of?
Typically, beard oils contain only 2 main ingredients: a carrier oil, and certain essential oils.
The carrier oil is a base in which the essential oils are diluted. Essential oils are very potent and must be diluted to ensure that they don’t harm your skin. Remember, a little goes a long way!
The essential oils (including Jojoba, Grapeseed, Abyssinian Oil, and more) are often brand-specific but contain amazing and rejuvenating properties which include:
- Preventing Acne
- Avoiding Irritation
- Moisturizing Skin
- Repairing/Soften Damaged Hair
Why Use Beard oil?
There are a few key reasons why oils are so popular among the bearded community:
- Taming a wild beard: Generally, beard hair is coarser than the hair on your scalp or body. This makes your beard more difficult to manage and style unless you work to soften and moisturize it. This is where beard oil comes in.
- Thicker Beard Appearance: Beard oil will make your beard appear thicker as the moisture is absorbed.
- Healthy Skin: The moisture from specific oils naturally helps your face avoid a build-up of dead skin cells. This can even benefit the rate of your beard growth also!
How to Use Beard oil
Now that we’ve discussed the immense benefits of beard oil, let’s talk about how to use it and when you can begin to expect results.
Application is extremely simple with our favorite beard oil on the market. Our all-natural and quick-drying Volt Lube Beard Oil. All you do is apply one or two drops to the palm of your hands and massage throughout your beard with your fingers.
It takes less than 30-seconds and you can begin to see the effects immediately. Your beard will begin to take a natural shine, be less itchy and more comfortable, and soften to the touch.
Although “oil” is the general term, the truth is that there are many different kinds of products and solutions to help you improve the feel and function of your facial hair. Some of these products include beard balm, beard butter, and even beard wax.
Beard balm is similar to oil in its softening and moisturizing properties, but differs in its thickness and texture. This means that beard balm is used for medium sculpting and styling. Beard wax is thicker still, and gives your facial hair an excellent hold for intense styling, however, beard wax will not soften your beard as much or provide as much moisturizing properties.
Here’s a helpful article on Tools of Men that further describes the differences between beard balm and wax.
And here’s a helpful little chart to help you find the perfect beard product for you.
Volt Oils for hair AND skin.
At VOLT, we’ve come across our fair share of beard oils and some of their common problems. Most of the oils we have tried have been greasy and take too long to dry and absorb into our skin. So, we fixed those problems!
Volt Lube oil is our custom all-natural solution to the problems mentioned above. The essential oils that were chosen for our product are fast-absorbing, non-greasy, and ultra-moisturizing. We’ve created a beard oil that works with both your facial hair and skin to promote better health and style.
Note: VOLT Beard Balm and Beard Wax are coming soon!
Ultimately, moisturizing is an often-forgotten but necessary step in your daily skin and beard-care routine. Hopefully, with the information in this article, you understand how to use beard oil, what it does, and how to choose the right VOLT products for your needs!
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