Q: How do I use this beard oil I just bought? — Kyle
A: Alright, so you bought some beard oil and now you’re wondering how exactly you’re supposed to use this stuff. First off, don’t feel bad. A lot of people have this same question. Even though it seems like it should be fairly straightforward (and, I mean, it really is), it’s not exactly obvious how to use beard oil if you’ve never used it before. In fact, a much smaller beard ago, I asked this exact same question. Everyone has to start somewhere, right? That’s just the way life works. But one of the great things about growing a beard is passing on the knowledge you’ve learned to others.
Wow, I’m really going on and on about this. I’ll just get to the point now. So here are my notes on how to use beard oil:
The best time to apply beard oil is right after you get out of the shower — when your beard is its cleanest and your pores have opened up. Towel dry your beard until it’s slightly damp, then apply the oil. Make sure your beard isn’t too wet.
How to Apply
Whoa! Slow down there, champ! First, we need to talk about how much oil you’ll need — the most important part of oiling your beard! Then we’ll get to the application.
How much oil you’ll need depends entirely on how large your beard is. If you’re in the stubble stage, 2 to 4 drops is plenty. For a medium-sized beard, 5 to 6 drops. For a large beard, 6 to 8 drops. Play around with it until you find the amount that best compliments your beard. Keep in mind: the goal is to make your beard look natural but tamed. Too much oil and your beard will start to look wet and heavy. Too little, and you wont capture the full effect and benefits that our beard oil provides.
How to Apply
Okay, now you’re ready to apply. First, drop the desired amount of oil into the palm of your hand and then rub your palms together, making sure to cover your fingers as well. When applying, always start at the root of your beard (at the skin) and work your way out. It’s important to get the oil down into the roots because that will keep your beard healthy and strong. Work the oil in, root to tip, throughout the entire beard.
Then, depending on the length of your beard, you might want to run a comb or brush through it, just to make sure the oil is evenly distributed. I recommend using a wooden beard comb. Unlike plastic combs, wooden combs carry zero static build up, and the oil will help keep the wood healthy for a long time. Plus, they’re just downright cool.
I’d say on average once a day. Maybe more often at first, just for fun. Your environment will also affect how often you’ll need to apply beard oil. If you live somewhere dry, you might find yourself applying twice a day, just to keep your beard conditioned and moisturized.
I hope this helped you, Kyle. If you loved your beard before, there are good times ahead for you, my friend!
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