Beard oil is one of the best-kept secrets in men's grooming products. Great beards don't take care of themselves and the best way to maintain a legendary beard is with a daily routine that includes a healthy dose of your favorite beard oil.
For centuries, people have relied on natural oils to condition and replenish their hair. In ancient Egypt, men used many of the same essential oils as we use today as part of their daily grooming routines. But these days, men forget that their beards require the same care and attention as the hair on the top of their heads. While most guys wouldn't think about leaving the house without conditioning their hair, they completely ignore their beards--and the result is wild whiskers, damaged hairs and disgustingly dry facial skin.
Beard oil restores your beard's natural oils, moisturizing and conditioning both your skin and facial hair. Used regularly, beard oil improves the appearance of your beard and helps prevent the kind of damage that can turn your beard into a scraggly mess.
Believe it or not, there is a right way and a wrong way to apply beard oil. Slathering a fistful of oil on your beard and calling it good enough is okay, but it won't deliver best results. For the best possible outcome, the essential oils have to penetrate your facial hair and reach the skin beneath your beard.
Still not sure how to use beard oil to take your beard to the next level? Here are a few bonus tips we've picked up over the years.