How To Use And Apply Beard Oil Properly - A Blog By The Groomed Man Co.
Over the last few years our brand has become known for creating uniquely formulated and thoughtful products with integrity, but it all started with our range of Australian made beard oils. Beard oil has become a grooming essential for many men around the world and is a great way to ensure your beard and skin is soft, moisturised, itch/flake free and healthy for optimal growth.
Everyone’s beard is different, so we’ve pulled together some guidelines which will help determine how you should be implementing beard oil into your beard care routine!
How Much Should I Use ?
We get asked this question a lot, and it comes down to personal preference. However, there are a few factors that determine how much beard oil you should be applying. We always say start with less, and add more. Once the oil is in, you can’t necessarily take it out without washing your beard.
Our formula was created to be extremely lightweight, fast absorbing and non-greasy. Many of our customers and barbers who stock our products have mentioned how it’s the least ‘oily’ oil they’ve used (sounds odd, but we made it this way). This comes down to our proprietary blend of Argan, Jojoba and Sweet Almond oil base which in the right ratios compliment each other by driving the oil directly into the hair, skin and follicles quickly and efficiently.
Above is a little chart which will help guide you on your best starting point.
How To Dispense The Oil
When we created our beard oil we wanted to use a dispensing dropper like a pipette (where you squeeze the top to suck up the oil and then squeeze it again to dispense), however after extensive research on this method we found it to be inferior for many reasons.
Pipette droppers have a rubber top, and this rubber is slowly eaten away by essential and carrier oils over time. This is why sometimes the rubber top tears away, but also we didn’t want to compromise the quality of the product with any chemicals leaking into the oil. Pipette style droppers also make you use more product than you need to, so you go through the product much quicker and have to reorder more often.
We specifically sourced a dripulator cap with a breather hole large enough to meet the viscosity (thickness) of our oil so you could get even drops and minimise wastage. Simply turn our bottle upside down (completely straight), give it a tap and automatic flow will start. You will find a bottle of our oil will last anywhere between 3 to 12 months!
How To Apply Beard Oil
To apply beard oil, simply dispense the desired amount of oil (see guide above) into the palm of your hand, rubbing together and then gently massaging into the skin beneath your beard in an upwards motion. Slowly massage from the skin outwards now, covering the hair and when finished run your hands over your beard in a downwards motion to cover the exterior. It’s that simple.
We always recommend to use beard oil daily to ensure you’re combating any dryness, itchiness, or roughness and it’s best absorbed after towel drying after a shower.