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What beard oil does and how to use it

by Jeroen Convens on Oct 07, 2022

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What beard oil does and how to use it

The world of beard oil can be overwhelming, especially if you're new to growing a beard and have never used beard products before. Beard oil is a conditioner used to hydrate and soften beard hair. Beard oil is also effective at moisturizing the skin under the beard.

Men use beard oil to make their beards look fuller, softer and tamer. It is also used to hydrate your skin, so that the hair follicles remain healthy, beard growth is stimulated and you get a full beard faster. We will give you more information about what effect beard oil has and how to apply it.

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What does beard oil do??

Beard oil works as a conditioner for your beard and, more importantly, for the skin underneath the beard growth. Every skin produces a natural oil, what we call Sebum. Sebum is another word for sebum, a fatty substance produced by sebaceous glands. This fatty substance has a protective effect and keeps hair and skin supple.

Sebum is therefore crucial for the general health, condition and appearance of your beard. In the shower, the sebum is removed by the aggressive detergents found in regular soap. Beard oils help replicate this natural oil and prevent your beard from becoming dry, brittle and coarse. In addition, beard oil adds a wonderful scent and light shine.

Ingredients of beard oil

Beard oil mainly consists of carrier oils and essential oils. Carrier oils are the ingredients that do most of the heavy lifting when it comes to conditioning, moisturizing, and softening your skin and beard. Essential oils add the fragrance component, making using beard oil even more pleasant.

Essential oils also usually contain some anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Jojoba and castor oil are two of the best and most commonly used carrier oils. You will find these two ingredients in most beard oils. But there are other commonly used carrier oils for beard oil, such as:

  • Castor oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Argan oil
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Grape seed oil
  • Apricot kernel oil
  • Sunflower seed oil
  • Rosehip oil

Why beard care is important

Beard care is important so that you look well-groomed. Just like washing and styling your hair, this is also important for a beard. You want to appear good for the day. In addition, your beard could use some extra care if you suffer from dry, dull, frizzy or stiff beard hairs. Also beard itching, beard dandruff and irritated skin under the beard growth..

Baard & Co recommends everyone with a beard to beard care products to use. Whether you have a stubble, trimmed beard, little beard growth, a beard without a mustache, it doesn't matter. For a stubble beard you only need 1 to 2 drops of beard oil per day. With a long or full beard we recommend using 5 drops. Don't forget to take the skin into account.

Beard care is important to prevent irritations and beard itching, to get a healthy shine and to keep the beard in good shape. In addition, natural beard oil hydrates the skin under the beard and good hygiene is of course not a bad thing either. Nothing is more annoying if you have irritated skin, you would rather prevent this than cure it. With the right beard care you will be healthier and you will also look more confident. You can easily buy the best beard care products in the online store Beard & Co.

Benefits of beard oil

For your convenience, we have listed the benefits of natural beard oil for you:

  • Beard oil contains nutritious oils
  • Less beard itching and irritation
  • Hydrates the skin and beard hairs
  • Less beard dandruff
  • Hair follicles remain healthy
  • Your beard shines beautifully
  • Boost for your hair and facial skin
  • You look neat and well-groomed

How to use beard oil?

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Dispense the beard oil into your hand and then warm it between your palms. Apply the oil directly to the skin under your beard and then to the hair. It is important that you apply the oil well to the roots of the beard hairs. Then use a boar bristle brush or beard comb to evenly distribute the oil and shape your beard.

The number of drops depends on the length and thickness of the beard hairs. After applying the oil, you can shape and brush the beard more easily. Natural beard oil makes the beard hairs softer and therefore less likely to split, which promotes beard growth.

How much beard oil to use

How much beard oil to use depends on the length and thickness of the beard. Below we give you a guideline of how many drops you can use. Keep in mind that it is a guideline, meaning you decide how much your beard needs and what works best. Do not apply too much as oil does not evaporate like water does. If you apply too much it may end up dripping.

How often you apply beard oil drops depends on a number of factors. Firstly, not all beard oils are created equal and secondly, humidity also plays a role. For example, men who have a short beard and live in a humid climate only need beard care once every few days. If you live in a dry climate, you may need beard oil drops several times a day. For a healthy and well-groomed beard, we recommend daily use, preferably in the morning.

Beard length

Drops of beard oil


< 1 cm

2-3 drops

1x per day

1 to 3 cm

3-4 drops

1x per day

3 to 10 cm

5-6 drops

1x per day

> 10 cm

6 and more drops

1-2x per day

How long does it take for beard oil to work?

The main benefits of using beard oil (adding hydration and fragrance to your beard) take effect immediately upon use. Beard oils from Baard & Co are light and non-greasy, and your beard absorbs the oil like a sponge. With consistent use, it may take a few weeks before the soothing and caring effects are noticeable. Especially if you have a long beard or a full beard.

Does beard oil help against itching?

Yes, beard oil helps prevent itching and also stops beard itching. The most common beard itch occurs during the first weeks of growth, when the hairs begin to curl and prick the skin. During this time, your skin needs some help to adapt to the new growth. Your skin does not yet produce enough sebum, which makes it feel a bit drier than you are used to. Beard oil helps soften the beard hairs and provides extra hydration to your skin. This prevents skin irritation.

Does beard oil help against flakes? Yes, because your skin and beard remain hydrated by the delicious beard oil, it also helps against flakes. Flakes occur when your skin is dry. The beard oil ensures that your skin is nourished and remains moist. This then ensures that beard hairs emerge for the first time in new places..

Beard itching with a full beard

If you experience beard itching with a longer or full beard, it is likely an indication of excessive dryness of both the skin and hair. Use a beard shampoo and beard conditioner, which are designed to be gentle on your face. As RAW Naturals Rustic Beard Shampoo and Conditioner which you can buy in the Baard & Co online shop. Be careful not to wash a long beard too often. Add beard oil or beard balm to your care routine to further care for the beard hair and skin.

Exfoliate the skin under the full beard with a boar bristle brush. This helps remove dead skin stuck under the hair and better distributes the oil over the beard. Please note, do not scrub your skin, but exfoliate. What is the difference between scrubbing and exfoliating? Exfoliating is a gentler way to remove dead skin cells and is also called peeling. Unlike scrubbing, you do not remove the old skin cells from your skin, but they are loosened. For your face, this is a better way to get rid of dead skin cells..

What is beard dandruff?

Just like with your head hair, beard hair can also cause dandruff. Beard dandruff are flakes that come off your beard. In most cases, beard dandruff is a signal that you need to peel the skin under your beard. Treat it the same way you would a long beard that itches. So use beard shampoo & conditioner, a soft brush with boar bristles before brushing and add beard oil to your grooming routine. Beard oil helps against flakes and itching.

If you're experiencing excessive flaking and beard itching that you can't control, you may have seborrheic dermatitis. Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition that occurs in bearded men and is easily treatable. Provided you approach it the right way. If you have tried to treat the flakes on your own without success, contact your doctor or a dermatologist.

Does beard oil have side effects?

Some people may experience allergic reactions to ingredients in beard oils. Oils derived from plants and fruits are often allergenic, but this is a possible side effect with all cosmetic products - not one exclusive to beard oil. Fragrance blends found in cosmetic products such as beard oil can also cause irritation in people with very sensitive skin.

When to use beard oil?

You can do the best beard oil Use in the morning, after washing your face. Take care of your beard daily with a wonderfully scented beard oil. Not only does your beard smell wonderful, but it also shines beautifully. If the climate is very dry, such as in the summer, you may consider applying a few drops of beard oil at the end of the afternoon or before going to bed. Moreover, we recommend starting with beard oil as soon as you start growing your beard. It nourishes the hair follicles, makes your hair softer and reduces itching.

Can beard oil make your beard grow faster?

There is not yet enough scientific evidence that beard oil stimulates beard hair growth. What beard oil does do is care for the hair follicles and keep the hair healthy. That is, it prevents split ends, so your hair grows better, is stronger and does not break off quickly. Users of beard oil certainly benefit from the nourishing effect that this oil has. Everything starts with good hydrated skin condition that allows beard hair to grow. This creates the best way to grow your hair.

That said, beard growth is determined by genetics. External products like beard oil cannot change your DNA and turn you into a Viking if you aren't already one. There are still a few things you can try if you want to give your beard a boost. Such as minoxidil and a biotin supplement as a beard growth agent.

Biotin supplement

Biotin improves the body's keratin infrastructure. Keratin is an essential protein that makes up hair, skin and nails. The result is healthier, thicker hair, both on the scalp and face. Biotin will not change the genetics of your beard. But if you don't get enough of this vitamin in your daily diet, a biotin supplement can help you grow your beard optimally.


Minoxidil is used in hair loss products. There is limited research on its effectiveness in promoting facial hair growth, but a growing community of men claim it works. Minoxidil is worth looking into if nothing else works for you.

What is the best beard oil?

There are so many beard oils available these days. Determining the best beard oil comes down to what works best for your beard in a scent you like. Of course we think Baard & Co, with its unique mixture of apricot kernel, jojoba, almond, argan oil and rosehip oils, is the best beard oil.

Below we list 5 beard oils that are very popular with customers Beard and Co:

You can try Baard & Co beard oil risk-free with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you have any questions about our beard products in the online shop, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are also happy to give you advice about which beard oil and other products you can use for a good, healthy and shiny beard.