Two of the most frequently asked questions when a man looks into beard oil are "how much" and "how often." Well, today the mysteries of beard oil application will be unveiled to you, because this piece is all about oiling up your whiskers, how much to use and how often to do so. First thing's first though, if you haven't already selected a high quality, all natural oil, head over to the beard oil page
and look around. Quality oil will last longer and provide more benefits than cheap or inferior quality product. Always make sure to select 100% natural ingredient products for your beard. You Can Always Put More On, But You Can Never Take Some Off
Like many things in life, it is easy to overdo it. Before we get into how often you should use oil, let us quickly touch on how much to use: Less is more. Depending on how long your beard is, you should start out with about a dime-sized amount. If your beard is stubble length, use even less. Create a Beard Care Routine
You probably already have a morning (or evening, we don't judge here) routine - most people do. Adding beard care into that routine is as simple as adding a step or two. Most manufacturers and retailers recommend applying oil to a towel-dried beard right after a shower to maximize how much scent your beard and skin absorb. Remember that the hair on your head is different from the hair your beard is made up of, and regular shampoos are the worst for your beard
. Grave Before Shave makes a quality beard wash
that is a great product to start with.
After washing and towel drying, gather the desired amount of oil in your hands and massage it into your beard for five to ten minutes. This will help distribute it to every follicle and to the skin below. Then, simply brush or comb through to re-establish the desired look of your beard and to make sure the oil is distributed evenly. The Million-Dollar Question: How Often
How often you use beard oil will come down to a few variables that are different for everyone. Things like how active you are, what kind of work you do, where you live and what size your beard is will all play into it. Most men say at least once daily with some choosing to reapply during the day or before bed. If you're really active or work out on your lunch break or before you go to work, you might want to consider a reapplication at that point. Some men will apply oil to their beards 5 or 6 days a week and take one day off to help conserve oil.
Other external factors, like the climate where you live and the natural oiliness of your hair and skin. The more you sweat, the more you may find you need to reapply. Likewise, those in colder climes may need reapplication more often as the super cold tends to dry out hair and skin. The key here is there is no one size fits all approach. Try it out a few different ways and see what works best for you. Just don't overdo it and use too much, you could end up causing other problems like clogged pores or acne because of overuse.
Overall, deciding how often to use beard oil is a personal choice that will vary based on how you are as a person. You might be a one and done kind of guy or you might find yourself reapplying 2 or more times daily. Just like you wouldn't let someone tell you how to cut or style your facial hair, you probably shouldn't let anyone tell you
how often to use a product or which one to buy. The best advice for something so personal as a beard should contain several options for you to make the best informed decision that you can.