Why and How to Use Beard Oil

Why use Beard Oil on your beard?

Beard hair is much different than your head hair.  It has a different texture as well as a different oil need.  There is one similarity to the head hair.  Dandruff, or as we say "beardruff".

What is Beard Oil?

Beard oil is a blend of carrier oils (each having different benefits to your beard), essential oils, and additives (such as vitamin E etc.) 

  • Jojoba oil - This is the closest match in the carrier oil line that resembles the human's natural oil, or sebum. It is great for your skin, your hair follicles, as well as the root of the hair. Jojoba oil is absorbed easily by your skin and beard hair.  It has vitamin A, D, and E. We at Outlaw Beard Care feel that Jojoba oil should be in any beard oil that you buy and is in all of our men's beard care products due to the benefits it offers.
  • Sweet Almond Oil - Almond oil is produced by pressing almonds.  Almonds are, by volume, 44% pure oil by weight.  It also has great skin and beard hair benefits.  Almond oil has much more benefit to the skin and is great for controlling or getting rid of "beardruff".  Sweet Almond oil is also in our entire men's beard oil line.
  • Grapeseed Oil - Grapeseed oil is great for dry, damaged beard hair.  If you use a hair dryer on your beard, grapeseed oil is crucial.  It has a high concentration of linoleic acid and has been shown to reduce acne, retain moisture in the skin and even anti-inflammatory benefits.  This is great for the itchy, dry beard, especially after you've scratched it until irritation. Grapeseed Oil is also in our whole line if Men's Beard Oils.

There are many other carrier oils that can be used, but we have used these in all of our men's beard oils for the great skin and beard health benefits they have. 

What is Sebum Oil and why is it related to Beard Oil?

At the base of each hair follicle is a gland that produces oil called Sebum Oil.  This oil is to nourish the hair and keep it soft and healthy.  The only drawback is that the gland produces the same amount of Sebum oil no matter how long your beard hair grows.  That amount of Sebum Oil the body produces is normally good for about 5-7 days of beard hair growth.  As your beard hair grows longer, the use of beard oils becomes needed.  The use of beard oil will control an unruly beard, taming the fly-aways.  Beard oil also controls split ends and general health of the beard hair as well as keeping the beard shape.

How to Apply Beard Oil!

Ok, enough of the lecture right?

Applying beard oil is not complicated. 

  1. Use the eye dropper to get the beard oil from the bottle and squirt approximately a dime sized amount in to the palm of your hand.
  2. Rub your hands together making sure to get some of the beard oil at the finger tips.
  3. Apply the beard oil, starting at the roots and working your way out to the ends of your beard.  A dime sized amount is a guideline so if you have a larger, fuller beard you may require a bit more.  Just remember, a little goes a long way.  When you’re done rubbing it in your beard, you shouldn't have a lot of oil still left on your palms.
  4. After applying, comb in the oil with a good beard comb.

Remember, men's beard oil is not just for guys with full or long beards.  If you are planning on starting your beard journey, you should go ahead and get your oil.  Start applying around the 1 week mark to soften the hair and moisturize your skin.

Where can I get Men's Beard Oil?

You can shop here at Outlaw Beard Care

We carry quality, all natural and organic Men's Beard Oils in many different scents.