Growing a healthy beard is no walk in the park. The path to growing a thick beard can be itchy, bumpy, irritating, and downright flaky if you are not purposeful in your process. The good news is that your beard growth journey does not have to be a difficult one. Creating a beard care arsenal of beard care products, like Gibbys Beard Co’s beard wash, beard balm, and beard oil can set you on the path to achieving beard growth success, potentially even generating a bit of beard envy among your friends.
Speaking of beard oil, let’s take a closer look at why this particular product is vital for growing a thick beard.
What is Beard Oil?
Beard oil is a unique blend of essential oils and carrier oils formulated for your skin and beard. Beard oil contains a fantastic combination of properties that help keep your skin smooth and beard rich with hydration and feeling soft. Yes -smooth skin and a soft beard are worth the investment and a necessary must-have.
Beard oils are particularly useful for men because they help to augment your natural sebum oils. Sebum oils are produced by the sebum glands and help act as a natural moisturizer and healing agent for your skin and facial hair. However, as time progresses, your sebum oils cannot provide an adequate protection level to your skin and oil because those beard follicles tend to deplete this natural source of oil.
Benefits of Using Beard Oil
There are multiple advantages to using beard oil on your beard or skin. Keep in mind that there is no real set timeframe for adding this magical potion to your beard care regimen. You can use beard oil at the first signs of stubble, or you can wait a full month until you have a decent level of beard growth to use beard oils. Some guys do not incorporate beard oils into their beard grooming routine until there is a problem.
Here are four basic benefits of using beard oil;
Helps to Reduce Beard Itch
There’s nothing like the irritation and frustration of constant beard itch. Typically, one month into the beard growth process, as those whiskers begin to push through the surface of your skin, and those beard hairs grow longer, your skin becomes susceptible to dryness and itchiness. This event occurs due in part to the loss of those precious sebum oils. Using conditioning beard oils like Gibby’s Beard CO’s Chair Force Beard Oil, which contains jojoba, coconut, and safflower oils, can make a massive difference in your comfort skin and quality of the overall beard you are growing.
Another crazy side effect of growing and even trying to maintain a healthy beard is beardruff. Beardruff, or dandruff in your facial hair, occurs as another side effect of having dry skin. Gnarly white flakes shed and can become entangled in your beard, falling to your chest and shoulders. Using Head & Shoulders to treat your beardruff is a no-go, fellas. Usually, the only products that will help relieve you of these flakes are a stellar beard wash and beard oil, like Gibby’s Beard Co Whiskey Tango Fox Beard Oil. These products help to conditions and heal your skin and seal in moisture. Another effective ingredient in Gibby’s Beard Co’s beard oils is safflower oil. Safflower oil has a reputation for fighting skin conditions that trigger scaly skin like eczema, psoriasis, and yes, beardruff.
Yes! Beards can suffer from split ends as well. Using beard oil on your beard can reduce breakage and split-ends.
Finally, beard oil is beneficial for battling a patchy beard. Patchy beard is typical during the early stages of growing your beard. Multiple factors may contribute to patchy beard, including genetics, hormones, lifestyle, medical conditions, and poor circulation, to name a few. Aside from just letting it grow or changing your eating habits, you can also adopt a consistent beard oil regimen to help fill in those patchy spots.
How to Use Beard Oil
Are you still with us? Now that you have all of the information you need to get started, we have to talk about using your beard oil. Beard experts agree that at a minimum, you should aim to complete the following steps daily when using beard oil:
- After using your beard wash, make sure that the beard is dry if applying your beard oil. Don’t forget; Oil and water do not mix. If your beard is not dry, the oil will set on top of the beard.
- Apply a dime to nickel size amount of beard oil to the palm of your hand and rub those hands together so that you distribute the oil over your palm, fingers, and finger-tips.
- Massage the oil into your beard, following the direction of growth, from root to tip and;
- Massage this oil into the skin beneath the beard.
- Follow this process on the sides and your chin (top to bottom, and bottom to top).
- Don’t forget your mustache!
In closing, beard oils offer a wide variety of benefits that may help you grow a healthy beard. If you are not sure where to start, Gibby’s Beard Co offers a beard oil sample to help get you started in finding the beard oil that best fits your needs.