What is beard oil?

This is a commonly asked question. When we talked about myths, we clarified that beard oil is not all you need to grow beard hair. So why use it? Why is it important? Why should you use it if it won’t grow your hair? What’s the point? What is beard oil?

Beard oil is a cosmetic product that is used to moisturize skin under the beard, as well as the beard itself and it keeps it shiny, healthy looking and smooth.

Nowhere in this definition does it state that it helps grow hair. The only thing beard oil can account for is better and healthier beard growth, not more of it. Let’s get that clear. However, beard oil is one of the most important tools you need as you grow a beard.

We picked out some of the benefits of beard oil:
  • Beard oil as a moisturizer- this oil is perfect for the beard and the skin underneath it. It keeps ingrown hairs and pimples at bay. In as much as it will not make your beard grow longer, it will definitely keep it looking, smelling and feeling good.
  • Beard oil as a softener- consistent beard oil use detangles the hair and makes it more manageable. You can easily comb through it and style it without difficulty once it is soft. You’ve seen women committed to oiling their natural hair. They don’t do this for fun but they do this because it makes the hair softer and easy to maintain and most of all, it makes it look good. Don’t forget that your beard hair is natural.
  • Beard oil gets rid of the itch and ‘beardruff’- most men growing beards know how itchy it can get, especially during the first month. The reason behind this is the skin beneath the beard needs oil to stay hydrated. A dehydrated beard itches and this leads to flakes or peeling which look like dandruff and are referred to as
Here are some of the best ways to use beard oil:
  • Use beard oil right after you shower- just as you oil the rest of your body (at least those of you who don’t like to look ashy), then you should spread some of that love to your beard as well. After you shower, the pores of your skin and you hair follicles are open, so beard oil is absorbed easily and it easily locks in moisture to keep it soft.
  • Use extra beard oil as your beard grows longer- as your beard grows longer, it will need more nutrients. These nutrients are found in beard oil.
  • Comb or brush the beard after applying oil- this allows for the oil to really get in there and to style it too!
A common debate:

Beard oil vs. Beard balm:

Some members of the beard gang choose to use either one depending on what they have with them. We suggest that you use both. The beard oil acts as an everyday oil while the balm conditions the hair. They complement each other to give you a fuller, healthier, shinier and softer beard.


Remember, beard oil is not a miracle hair grow oil.  Don’t get caught up in false advertising. The only way to ensure beard growth is to take care of you- work out, eat right and moisturize and condition that facial hair. When you combine all of these, then you will be able to grow the beard you’ve been dreaming of. Don’t just slap on some beard oil and expect it to work miracles. Put in the work, it’s worth it!

You can start your beard care journey here https://mandevu.co.ke/pesapal/product/beard-oil/

Words: Ciku Kimani
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