If you have a beard and want to keep it looking its absolute best, then you may want to start using beard oil. There are many different brands and varieties available these days. Your best bet is to look for one made with high-quality, organic oils. Choose a scented beard oil if you like that extra aroma, or use an unscented one if you don't want it to interfere with your cologne. Regardless of which specific beard oil you choose, here are some tips that will help you use it to the fullest.
Wash your beard first.
Beard oils are meant to help "seal" your hair and protect its moisture. If your hair is dirty, the gunk in your beard will combine with the oil, and the oil won't do its job properly. So, you should always wash your beard before applying beard oil. You don't have to use anything fancy. Your favorite face wash and some water will do the trick. Towel dry your beard before applying the oil, but don't worry if it is still a little damp.
Start close to the skin.
You want to make sure you get the oil all of the way down to the roots of your hair. So, apply the oil to your fingers, and then work your fingers through your beard, towards your skin. Spend a little time rubbing the oil into your skin itself. You can use gentle, circular strokes to do so. Then, gradually pull the oil through your beard from its base at the skin to the tips of the hair. This approach will prevent the oil from getting too concentrated at the ends of the hair, which would make your beard look overly oily.
Comb it out.
After you're satisfied with the distribution of beard oil on your beard, use a small comb to comb it out. Work through a little of the beard at a time. Once you have combed through your entire beard, then you can use a few quick strokes to actually shape or style it. There's no need to overwork the beard since the oil will do a good job of holding it in place once combed.
If you follow the tips above, you should get great results when using beard oil. If you're not getting the results you desire, you may want to try switching to a different oil or using a little more of it.
For more info about beard oils, contact a local company.