How to Apply Beard Oil The Right Way in 6 Easy Steps

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How to Apply Beard Oil in 6 Easy Steps (A simple, illustrated guide)

Step 1 – Open the bottle and apply a few drops of oil to your hand.

Step 2 – Rub your hands together, then begin applying the oil to your beard.

Step 3 – Start at the neck and work your way up to the tips of the beard, making sure to cover every area.

Step 4 – Brush the excess oil from your beard, then style as usual.

Step 5 – Repeat two or three times for best results.

Step 6 – You will know when you need to add another application of oil, when the color of your beard begins to fade. This indicates that the oil is no longer present in sufficient quantities to condition the hair and the natural oils are beginning to come out.

Bonus Tip: Store oils in your refrigerator to keep it from going bad. That way you get to have the bottle for longer and don’t have to throw away any oil that has gone rancid.

When Should You Apply it?

Beard oils are generally best applied in the mornings. But you should only apply it in the morning if you have excess time since it takes a while to absorb. If you apply beard oil before starting your day, you end up with a wet looking beard which is not really a good look. If you do apply it before bed then be ready to wake up with a wet beard. So this all depends on your schedule. If your schedule is busy, then you’d want to apply it in the morning before you start the day. If your schedule is light enough to allow you more time, than you’d want to apply it before you go to bed.

Getting Started: How Much Should You Use?

It’s important to start with the right amount of beard oil on your fingers. Too much can make your beard feel oily and unmanageable. Start by attempting to apply one drop. This is a good place to start, and how much to use if you are using a small bottle of beard oil. Anything smaller should have a dropper, so no need to squeeze the bottle. Just dip a dropper directly into the bottle and take one drop.

After applying the beard oil on your beard, give it a few minutes to begin absorbing into your beard.

It will go in best if you aren’t touching or playing with your beard in that time. Leave it to do the work for a few minutes before combing or shaping your beard.

Step 1:

Although it’s important not to use too much beard oil at once, it’s equally important to not use too little. It might look like a tiny drop on your finger, but a little goes a long way on your beard, especially at the beginning.

Beard oil should not be used near your beard’s roots. You only want to apply beard oil to the length of your beard.

How Often Should You Use It?

While beard oil can be applied daily, you only need to apply it three to four times a week in order to see the best results.

Again, while the daily application of beard oil won’t necessarily be harmful, the lack of alcohol in the product means that it may take a bit longer for the results of using the products to be noticeable.

Based on this, it’s best to allow your beard to absorb the product for a few hours before making it your daily routine.

Pouring the Oil

Using a cotton ball, pour approximately 6 spritzes of beard oil into your palm. Your thumb should be covering the opening of the bottle. This will prevent excess oil from spilling and making a mess. Your beard oil bottle should always be stored with the lid off. Next, you should rub your hands together to warm up the oil. The warmth increases the blood flow to the skin and helps spread the beard oil. The warmth also allows the scents to come out. Rub your hands together in a circular motion to warm up your beard oil. Leave the oil in your beard for at least 15 minutes. We recommend leaving the beard oil in your beard for a minimum of 15 minutes. This gives the oil time to soak into your beard. The palm is the perfect place to leave the oil in your beard because as you cup your hand around your beard you can control how much oil you want to apply and where you want it applied.

Applying the Oil

Air-Dry – Before applying the oil it’s best to air-dry your beard after showering or washing your face and neck. Towel drying can leave your beard feeling dry and rough.

Rub in Thicker Organs – After drying apply the oil directly to your hands and rub it in thickly in the palms of your hands till it’s well distributed.

Massage it Into Your Skin And Your Hair – Take your hands and massage the oil all the way through your beard. Use your fingers to comb your beard and evenly distribute the oil throughout your hair. It is a good idea to apply in the direction of hair growth to ensure a good seal on your hair and skin.

Comb Through Your Beard – Take a beard comb and comb through your beard to ensure an even distribution of the oil from root to tip and even down the sides of your beard.

Don’t Overdo It – The key is to use your best judgment. It’s better to apply a little less and re-apply at a later time than apply too much and wipe it off immediately. You want to ensure proper moisturization; remember, a little product goes a long way.

The Finishing Touch: Combing Your Beard

Beard combs are designed to go through your beard when it is dry. This way you can see right into the hair and comb out any gunk that may be hampering your beard. Normally there is a lot of black, almost coal-like, material that has built up in the beard over the three days since your last wash. This is beard dander. There is no such thing as dandruff, it is beard dander.

While combs are great for a quick brush up and maintenance cleaning, they are not a good choice for the finishing touches.

You already have your beard detangled from the oil treatment, but it’s not glossy or shiny.

It looks like dull, rough hay, and that’s what it feels like too.

The best tool for taming the wild beast is a beard brush. It tamps the hairs down and flattens them to your liking.

You can choose from three main types of beard brushes: a boar bristle brush, a horse-hair brush, and a badger hair brush.

Why beard oil is serious business (The benefits of using beard oil)

Appearance and health benefits.

A well-kept beard is important for many men.

For some, the beard represents the man they are, their lifestyle and to some extent their fashion.

A good looking beard can almost make a new man. It can give your personality and persona a boost. A soft, scented beard can make your self-confidence grow and it can help you attract more people to yourself.

One of the most interesting reasons to use beard oil is that it makes your beard healthier. It makes your beard stronger and it can help you prevent beard-druff build-up.

Beard oil can also act as a natural sunscreen and can prevent sunburn.

Beard oil moisturizes

The hair follicles and the surrounding skin. It helps your beard be soft, conditioned and shiny. The skin absorbs beard oil readily, which makes beard oil a fine choice for moisturizing as well.

If you want to learn how to apply beard oil, and apply beard oil correctly, please read this article carefully.

If you take good care of your beard, it will look much better and you will feel better about yourself.

Get the right beard oil

First, you need to choose a good beard oil. Be aware that not all beard oils are the same.

Not all oils are formulated to moisturize the hair follicles. Some men’s perfumes, eau de colognes, and colognes also contain oils. Be sure to check the ingredient list, as you don’t want to be putting cologne on your beard. There are many men’s fragrances that have beard oil in it. Please choose one of these if that is what you want.

Get a beard oil dropper or an empty oil bottle

Second, you’ll need to buy and add your own beard oil into a dropper bottle or an empty bottle. The dropper is a better choice than the pump.

Beard oil prevents beardruff

Dry itchy skin in the beard causes breakage and creates beardruff, which is beard dandruff. Using beard oil is an easy way to keep your beard soft and prevent beardruff.

How Beardruff Works

Your typical beard is alive with hair follicles. Each follicle has a tiny set of glands to produce oil to nourish the hair.

The glands are triggered to produce the oil by your hormones.

Beardruff happens when the follicles are too dry for too long, and the hormone-initiated oil production ceases.

Once they are truly dry, the hair follicles die off and that section of hair breaks away.

This is what you feel as beardruff, and the evidence that your beard hairs is not getting enough care.

Beard oil helps your beard smell good

And feel soft. This makes it a great choice for anyone who’s got a decent-sized collection of hair on their face.

Men’s beards have been popular for years. Grunge music had skater rockers sporting shoulder-length beards, and the current bearded hipster trend is small and almostubiquitious. But even if you’re not part of the beard movement, quality beard oil can help your beard lookand feel great.

Beard oil is a must-have for all beardsmen. Instructional videos like, How To Use Beard Oil The Right Way, show you how to apply beard oil the right way to make your beard look great, and keep it in tiptop shape.

The goal of applying beard oil is to keep your beard healthy.

● Beard oil gives your beard a healthy sheen.

● It moisturizes your beard.

● It helps with dandruff and split ends.

● It keeps your beard shiny and manageable.

● It makes your beard soft for the touch and feels great.

Easy beard oils use only essential oils and quality carrier oils that condition your scalp and beard without weighing it down.

Let’s take a look at these 6 steps for applying beard oil the right way.

Your beard will look good

If you take care of it properly with the help of beard oil.

Beard oil improves the beard’s health with the help of its nutrients, moisturees and natural ingredients. Beard oil will always be the same, but how you apply it is up to you.

Your beard must be smothered in beard oil and you must have applied it correctly for the first time. If you apply oil the wrong way, it will be your only and last experience with oil, as the result may be a disappointing mess.

If you have ever applied beard oil, you will know that there are many ways to do it, and it takes much practice to know what method works best. Who is to blame? We hold ourselves and the oil companies responsible for lack of clear instructions on how to apply beard oil. This is why we created this guide.

We have created this guide with many clear steps on how to apply beard oil the right way in 6 easy steps.

The most important thing is to read it thoroughly and do all the steps one by one, as described.

So make sure you do not skip a step, because it is required for the best results.

If you already know how to apply beard oil the right way, you can use this guide as a reminder in the future. This guide is suitable for newbies, gurus, youngsters, men and women and even the bearded special one, Santa.

A well-oiled beard is manageable

Smooth, and soft.

The application of beard oil is simple and can be learned in a few minutes.

So, What’s the Difference: Beard Oil, Beard Balm, and Beard Wax?

Beard oils and beard balms are the two most basic beard grooming products. They are often confused for each other because they appear to be similar in purpose and packaging, however, each beard oil and product are different from the other.

Beard oils are typically mixtures of carrier and essential oils that are applied to the beard to moisturize and soften the skin and hair. They have a lighter consistency and are less oily than beard balms.

Beard balms are a combination of wax and oils that are made to be somewhat stiffer than the oils. Beard balms are often infused with various herbal extracts and other essential oils to give it additional benefits to the hair and skin. Examples of beard balms are Honest Amish Original Beard Balm and Maverick American Beard Care, Bay Rum.

Beard waxes usually have some sort of wax base instead of oils. There are several waxes you can choose from to provide styling that can straighten and hold the beard hair in place or to soften the hair and have it flare out.

Here Are The Easy 6 Steps on How to Apply Beard Oil The Right Way:


Some men grow beards because they really want to, but many more do it as a result of laziness. Either way, we are always here to make sure you are getting the most out of your beard and enjoying a healthy, happy beard.

Some guys, like my friend Richard, enjoy a constant one. I however, enjoy the fun of the occasional beard. At some point in time, all too many of us have experienced the descent into patchiness that comes along with commitment.

What can I say, people like variety. If a guy is feeling particularly lazy, or wants to hold up career progress, he might decide not to shave for a while. That leads to some awkward and ugly beard stages. The problem is that many of us who opt out of a shave for a while aren't really taking into account how our facial hair is being treated.

You see, it's really tough to keep a beard looking good if your face and your beard are two separate entities. Just like our hair, the health of our facial hair also depends greatly on what we do with it.

This, naturally, is the reason why the market is literally flooded with beard products. However, it is very important to understand which products are right for you and for your specific type of beard.