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What Does Beard Oil Do?

What Does Beard Oil Do?
Hollie Bradbury
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Beard oil is typically used to help soften and condition beard hair. A staple in any male grooming routine, beard oil is also helpful in hydrating the skin beneath the beard making it a fantastic multitasking product. If you’re looking to learn more about beard oil whilst discovering the very best beard oil to try, then you’ve come to the right place!

What are the benefits of beard oil?

Beard hair is typically coarser than the hair on our head. Therefore, it can sometimes feel dry and wiry to the touch. Beard oil can really help to soften beard hair as well as provide other key benefits.

  • Beard oil can help tame unruly hairs for a more groomed appearance.
  • Beard oil can instantly make any beard feel softer and look fuller.
  • Beard oil can make a beard smell divine as it is typically made from essential oils and carrier oils such as jojoba oil, coconut oil and argan oil.
How to use beard oil

Beard oil is super easy to use. It’s all about getting into the habit and incorporating it into your grooming routine. The optimum time to use beard oil is immediately after cleansing your face and when your pores are open so that the ingredients can be absorbed. You can use beard oil daily, or however often suits you personally.

When your beard is damp, apply a couple of drops of your chosen beard oil into the palms of your hands and massage it gently through your beard. If you like, you can also use a comb to distribute the product more evenly. Be sure to not use too much beard oil to avoid a greasy looking beard.

The best beard oil 

For a natural and organic beard oil choose the Ecooking Men Beard & Body Oil. This nourishing oil will help soften both your beard hair and your skin whilst alleviating dry skin. The fresh lemon scent unfolds a zesty aroma, whilst argan oil and jojoba oil soothe and moisturise.

The Murdock London Beard Oil is a fast-absorbing, non-greasy formula that helps enhance the shine of your beard and the hydration of the skin underneath your beard. What’s more? The pump-free bottle is easy and mess-free to use which makes it perfect for travel.

For a beard oil created with a blend of Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil, Green Tea and Borage Oil, the Bulldog Original Beard Oil combats dryness and itching, whilst softening and hydrating, dry and brittle beard hair.

For a smooth, tame beard choose the Hawkins & Brimble Beard Oil. The lightweight, conditioning formula works to soften and hydrate your beard and the skin underneath. With Shea Butter and Argan Oil, rich in fatty acids and antioxidant Vitamin E, the fast-absorbing oil combats frizz and dryness.

Looking for a luxury beard oil? Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino beard oil is a lightweight oil made from a potent blend of Almond, Grapeseed Oils and Jojoba. What’s more? This beard oil is infused with the tantalising aroma of Tom Ford’s signature Neroli Portofino, Tobacco and Wood scent.

Hollie Bradbury
Writer and expert
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I've been writing about hair and beauty for over 10 years. I am a collector of vintage perfume and my go-to look always includes a bold pink lip! For more, visit