Beard oil is one of the essential beard care products that a bearded man can own. High-quality beard oil has the power to turn your beard from "hipster" to "gentleman" due to its blend of quality carrier oils and essential oils.
How often do you oil your beard depends on a lot of contributing factors and varies from person to person. Climate, ingredients, and other factors also play a role in the number of times you oil.
- If you have a short-length beard and you don't have much dryness or itchiness, you should apply beard oil once every two days.
- If you have a medium-length beard and suffer from slight dryness, itchiness, or dandruff, then I would recommend applying beard oil once a day.
- If your beard is long in length and you suffer from dryness, itchiness, or dandruff, I would recommend you apply beard oil twice a day, and then you are going to use a lot more beard oil in a shorter time frame.
- Your beard condition also depends on how often you oil your beard.
Key benefits of using Beard Oil
- It becomes smoother and healthy and less prone to breaking
- Softer and fuller facial hair
- Making grooming routine much easier
- Promotes hair growth
- Reduces skin irritation
Over application of beard oil
Can you over oil your beard? Yes! You can. When you apply too much beard oil, it resides on your skin's top layer, which builds up grease on your skin and beard. You will find it dripping an hour after its application. Apart from having a buildup of grease on the beard, the big problem here is that the oil will sit over the openings of your pores until it's wiped off when you wash it. That means that any grime or dirt in there becomes trapped, which can eventually lead to acne, red spots, infected follicles, and irritation. At first, it would be pretty difficult not to overdo oiling, but with gradual practice, you can make it right.
Side Effects of using beard oil
Though natural oils do not pose any threat to your skin due to some faults, some of the common disadvantages of beard oil include:
Oxidation - Buy quality products when shopping. If the essential oils are exposed to open air or sunlight before being added to the beard oil, they can quickly become oxidized, which can cause some allergic reactions.
Photosensitivity - Some beard oil products contain citrus oils, which are usually photosensitive and can make you more sensitive to UV rays.
Synthetic Fragrances - Synthetic fragrances in beard oils can dry your beard, cause some allergies, result in dry and split ends, and also prevent quick beard growth.
So, unfortunately, it isn't a question where someone could give you an exact time, and if they did, it would only be a guess. So how often do you oil your beard?