What Does Beard Oil Do? Exploring Its Essential Benefits

What Does Beard Oil Do?

    Why Beard Oil is Essential for Healthy Facial Hair Growth: Insights from Lord of the Beards

    Lord of the Beards believes beard oil is the most important product for growing healthy facial hair.

    Yes. Beard oil is vital to your daily routine if you want a healthy, well-groomed beard. 

    What is it about beard oil that makes it so crucial to your facial hair? Read on, and Lord of the Beards will tell you.

    What is Beard Oil?

    Beard oil moisturises and hydrates your facial hair and the skin beneath it.

    It has two key ingredients:

    • A carrier oil like grapeseed or jojoba oil accounts for most of the product
    • Essential oils like sweet almond oil help nourish your beard, and other oils give it a citrus, fruity, or woody scent

    Applying beard oil to your facial hair provides additional, much-needed nourishment.

    Androgens, like testosterone, are responsible for facial hair growth. However, the very thing that makes your beard grow also makes it prone to being brittle and dry. Your facial hair draws moisture from the skin to try and gain the nourishment it needs. However, doing this makes the skin dry and irritated. Not only that, but as your beard grows, it becomes harder to draw the nutrients it needs from the hair follicles to the entire length of your beard. The ends are left wilting and desperate for moisture.

    The result is a dry, brittle beard with rough, damaged hair and dry, flaky, irritated skin. It’s not the look you want.

    The carrier oil in the beard oil complements your body’s natural sebum oil. Vitamins and minerals are added to the mix through the essential oils, giving your beard everything it needs. A few drops applied daily moisturise and hydrate your entire beard and the skin beneath it, giving it much-needed support.

    A well-oiled beard prevents dandruff, itchiness, and damaged hair. It also looks, feels, and smells great.

    Should I Use Beard Oil?

    Are you growing facial hair? Do you have a full beard of any length? Do you have a moustache, stubble, sideburns, or any combination of these? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then YES, you should use beard oil.

    What Else Does Beard Oil Do?

    Beard oil makes your beard more manageable. Moisturised hair is easier to comb and style. Your beard will be tamer, with fewer broken hairs, as you’ll be scratching less. Less irritation also reduces the risk of hair loss, ensuring your beard is less patchy and looks much fuller.

    What Can’t Beard Oil Do?

    While beard oil is fantastic, there are a few things it can’t do. For starters, it won’t clean your beard. You need a high-quality beard shampoo for that, which should be followed by a beard conditioner for the best results.

    Beard oil makes it easier to style your beard, but it isn’t a styling product. Beard wax is ideal for styling.

    While beard oil can make your beard look fuller, it won’t make it grow thicker or fuller. To achieve this, you must look at your lifestyle and ensure you are eating right, exercising, and getting enough sleep.

    When Should I Apply Beard Oil?

    Apply beard oil every day. You can use it as many times a day as your beard needs. Start with once a day and build from there, depending on your beard.

    The best time to use beard oil is in the morning after you’ve washed your face. This is when your skin will likely feel dry and itchy, and your beard will need some attention.

    How Do I Apply Beard Oil?

    Squirt three pumps of beard oil onto your palm and rub your hands together. Massage the oil into your beard, working from the hair follicles down your beard. Don’t forget the skin under your beard.

    Work the oil through your beard with a beard comb or brush. Which you use will depend on how long you’ve been growing your beard. Your beard brush is excellent for the early stages of growth. Your beard comb does a better job from around three months onward, but personal preference also plays a role.

    Which Beard Oil Should I Use?

    There are plenty of beard oils to choose from, and much comes down to personal taste.

    Lord of the Beards recommends choosing a beard oil that uses natural ingredients sensitive to the skin, like sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, and jojoba oil.

    Go for one that isn’t tested on animals because it’s better for the animals and gives you that feel-good factor.

    When it comes to scents, try a few and find the ones you like the best.


    Check out the incredible range of beard oils from Lord of the Beards. If you have any questions about our beard oils or anything else related to growing and maintaining facial hair, our team can help.