A quality beard oil can be an amazing, versatile product that does much more than enhance your beard. Below are some of our favorite unconventional uses for your premium beard oil.
Overnight Beard Mask
A beard mask is an intensive treatment for dry and damaged beards and using your beard oil as a beard mask is super easy.
Shower before bedtime and pat your beard dry. Then, apply at least double the amount of beard oil you’d typically use. Finally, rinse out with cool water upon waking in the morning
As the name implies, pre-shave oil is used before applying shaving cream/shaving. They provide protection against razor burn; soften your stubble resulting in a smoother, more comfortable shave; help “lift” the whiskers thereby promoting a closer shave; and moisturize your skin. Your face will feel soft and smooth after shaving
Remember, not all oils are created equal. Cheaper beard oils tend to clog your pores (and razor) when applied directly to the skin.
Shower or rinse your face with warm water to open up your pores and towel dry. Then, dispense a few pumps of beard oil into your hand, rub together and massage into the area to be shaved. Apply shaving cream on top and shave as usual.
Say what now? We know, this might be a new one to you. A cuticle oil is applied to your nails/skin resulting in softer, healthier and less brittle nails. If you work with your hands/wash them frequently, give this a try. You’ll find your nails catching on fabric far less and your cuticles will no longer be a flakey, white mess at the base of your nails.
Wash and dry your hands. Then apply a few drops of beard oil and massage into your nails and skin. You’ll notice a difference the next morning, but for maximum benefit, consistency is key.
A little goes a long way – warm a drop or two in your palms, then work it through your hair, massaging it into your scalp. You’ll notice that your hair is not only softer and shinier, but also more manageable. Argan oil also stimulates circulation, so your hair growth will get a boost, too. (This same circulation-stimulating property applies when you use argan oil in your beard).
It’s also great for taming hair on the fly: if you’ve got frizz or flyaways, rub half a drop of beard oil over your trouble spots.
A hair mask is a deep conditioning treatment that helps heal dry and damaged hair.
Wash and towel dry your hair. Dispense desired amount of beard oil into your hands and rub together. Then, massage the oil into your hair, working it in root to tip. For added effectiveness, wrap (or place) a warm towel over your hair to speed absorption. Leave in for at least 20 minutes or sleep with it overnight. When done, rinse out excess oil with cool water and towel dry
Moisturize Dry Skin
Rub a few drops wherever you feel chapped: on your face, elbows, cuticles, and nails. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, start with a tiny amount and only add more as needed, since applying too much oil can overwhelm your skin’s natural balance.
Protect From Heat Styling
If you blow dry your hair into an undercut or quiff, this one’s for you. Instead of using a hairstyling product loaded with chemicals, try beard oil. Distribute 2 – 3 drops of beard oil through your hair. The oil will coat your hair shaft, protecting your strands from heat damage.
Use In An Essential Oil Diffuser
You can literally turn your Beard Oil into a subtle room fragrance. Place a few drops into an essential oil diffuser to spread your favorite scent all around your house.
As A Household Lubricant
In a pinch, beard oil can fix a squeaky hinge, wheel, or door that refuses to slide. Just try not to use it all up on household fixes.