Hairy men, read up! If you are fond of sporting a full beard, chances are you have already experienced itchiness and flaking on your jaw line covered with hair, leaving you with no choice but to shave your sexy beard. It’s what’s termed as “beardruff” and it’s not a pretty sight after shaving.
One of the best ways to avoid such problem and keep your beard intact is by using beard oil. Just like what the name says, it’s a product that you apply exclusively on facial hair. However, the problem with beard oil is it usually does not come cheap. This isn’t really surprising because it is made up of essential oils that are commonly expensive, especially the ones that come with superb quality. There are pocket-friendly beard oils available on the current market but most of them are mere imitations — they do not contain high quality essential oils!
Fortunately, it’s possible to come up with your very own beard oil. Certainly, it is cheaper than getting your hands on one of the top-notch beard oils out there, but you will still have to shell out a decent sum of cash as you will need to use premium essential oils. Otherwise, you may not get the full benefits of applying the DIY beard oil.
Before we proceed with the simple recipe, it’s a good idea to momentarily focus out attention on the importance of using beard oil. Does it really matter for a hairy guy like you to apply the product on your head-turning facial hair?
Using beard oil is basically just like splashing your beard with water, which is something that is impractical to do every couple of hours just to make sure that your full beard remains pretty. Keeping your beard well-hydrated is very important in order to ward of the so-called “beardruff” and the annoying signs and symptoms it brings.
You see, no matter how long your beard gets, the size of the sebaceous glands supplying the beard with oil remains the same. This means that time will come when the amount of oils those glands produce will be insufficient, leaving your beard as well as your skin along the jaw line to end up really dry, causing skin redness, itchiness and flaking to transpire. When all of these issues strike, chances are you have no choice but to shave. Bye, sexy beard!
Applying beard oil on a regular basis helps keep those problems from ruining your day and ultimately the look you are trying to project. The said product helps keep the beard as well as skin well-moisturized. Also, it leaves your facial hair smelling so irresistible — thanks to those fragrant essential oils in the product. In addition, beard oil helps keep your full beard looking neat so no one will have to mistake you for a homeless man!
Here’s how to make your very own beard oil:
- 14 grams argan oil
- 7 grams sweet almond oil
- 7 grams jojoba oil
- 7 drops of lavender essential oil
- 5 drops of rosemary oil
- 3 drops of cedarwood essential oil
- Grab a small amber (dark-colored) bottle with a dropper.
- Place all of your ingredients in the bottle using a small funnel.
- Place the dropper to seal the bottle.
- Gently swirl to mix all of the ingredients.
You’re done! It’s really trouble-free to make beard oil at home, isn’t it? Following the recipe above saves you from spending more money than necessary. Apply it everyday to keep your beard traffic-stopping!
So how do you apply this homemade beard oil? Here are the steps:
- Wash your beard with shampoo and water. Towel dry.
- While still damp, place 3 to 5 drops of beard oil on the palm of your hand, depending on the length or amount of your beard.
- Rub your palms together and apply on your beard. Use your fingertips to massage the bear oil on your skin.
- Use a small comb to prettify your beard.