Best Beard Oils For Men To Gain A Fuller, Thicker, Healthier Beard

Other than possibly children, a car or a luxury watch, a beard is something a man can take great pride in. Being able to sprout a thick mane of facial hair and to keep it looking tidy can not only completely transform a man’s look, but it becomes a hobby and something that requires regular maintenance.

Sorry, by the way, to any guys reading this who don’t rock such follicular prowess.

But growing a beard isn’t as simple as just growing a beard. Just like the hair on your head needs looking after, so too does the hair on your face.

Yet, we understand if guys feel a little too metrosexual investing in skincare products designed specifically for a beard, such as beard oil. Moustache wax gets a similarly bad rep, despite the fact that both of these two products are absolutely key in keeping your beloved facial hair in check (and more importantly, healthy) should you decide to have a proper crack at growing a beard.

Because let’s be real, there’s nothing wanky about growing a beard, and there certainly isn’t anything wanky about wanting to be comfortable while growing said beard.

The hair on your jawline is as important as the hair on the top of your head, so you may as well treat it with a little more respect. Here’s how.

What is beard oil?

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You’ve almost certainly heard of beard oil before but you might not know exactly what it is, what it does or why you need it. Well, let us enlighten you.

Beard oil essentially acts as a leave-in conditioner for your beard, moustache and the skin underneath your facial hair as well. Most beard oils are made from natural oils that have long been used for moisturising and conditioning purposes, such as jojoba oil, argan oil, grape seed oil and coconut oil, which are used to essentially replicate the natural oils your skin produces.

They’re also occasionally given a (usually) masculine scent (unscented versions are available too) and can effectively replace an aftershave or cologne.

What does beard oil do?

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“A beard oil is just the same as a moisturiser then?” you may be thinking, and in a way, yes a beard oil does act in a similar fashion. However, if you’re serious about growing a damn fine burly beard, we strongly recommend you look into beard oils as they have myriad benefits over a run of the mill moisturiser.

Beard hairs are thinner and wispier than the hairs on your head, making them much more prone to dryness and damage from day-to-day exposure to the elements (especially in cold winters). Beard oil helps to combat such factors by nourishing your facial fuzz in the same way conditioner does your hair.

Not only does this help to keep it feeling softer to the touch, but oil also has your beard looking more full, healthy and luscious. Yes, luscious is a word that can’t just be applied to long hairstyles. 

Your scalp is much tougher than the skin around your face, and as anyone who’s tried to grow a beard will passionately tell you, it can get bloody irritating after a while. Beards and moustaches tend to suck the moisture out of your face like nothing else, and once you go past a certain length, no amount of moisturiser will help the inevitable itch that every avid beardsman must endure.

Beard oil can help this, not only softening the hairs meeting your face, but leaving a moisturising layer of oil on the skin below to soothe it. They’ll make the inevitable itchy phase a whole lot more endurable.

And don’t think it’s just the guys who are sporting full-bearded manes that need to use beard oil, as guys who choose to (or have to) rock some stubble and a 5 o’clock shadow can benefit from it as well because the oil will still work to keep the skin underneath the stubble moisturised.

Beard oil also generally smells awesome, making it a great, subtle alternative to cologne if you don’t want to get Eau de Parfum all up in your whiskers.

So now you (hopefully) understand the benefits to using beard oil, it’s time to head out and buy some for yourself. But which brands should you be looking out for?

Once again, we here at DMARGE are more than happy to come to your aid. These are some of the best beard oil brands around.

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