A beard softening oil is not just good for you.It is good for your significant other as well.
“Hunny… I don’t like the way your beard scratches me when we are making out! …….. It kinda turns me off!” she blurted out. I was definitely angered by her remarks but the gentleman I am, I kept calm and asked her to explain in detail what she was talking about.
After the long explanation, (we all know how wordy our women can be especially when they are nervous), the bottom-line was this; my beard was rough, unhealthy and even though she didn’t use these exact words, unattractive.
Like a handful of men out there, having silky beard makes us feel masculine and of course attractive. You are probably in the same situation I was in four years ago. But do not worry for I am here to change your life for good.
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The first thing to do when growing beard is to think of it as something you really love. If you are a footballer, maybe you can think of it as a football. You know what I mean right? Treat your beard like it means the world to you.
With that you will be able to choose a beard softening oil for your beard which is the second step. Remember, good beard oil is one of the secrets behind a healthy soft beard.
Choosing a beard Softening oil
If this is your first time choosing beard oil, it is important that you know at which stage your beard is. There are four stages of beard growth as follows;
This is usually when your beard is young and your five o’clock shadow looks like a full moon on a facial eclipse. Men give up on their beards on this stage because of sheer discomfort. Using light beard oil in this stage is ideal since it comes with healing properties.
If your skin is very itchy, look for oil that is packed with vitamin A, E and K. They work well repairing skin and also the hairs. It is also important that the oil has proteins and fatty acid which help in the same.
Do you always feel like scratching your beard at this stage? It is important that resist the urge as scratching only makes the situation more difficult and irritating.
How do I know that it is the medium stage of my beard? This is when your beard measures from ½ an inch to 1 ½ inches long. This stage is my favorite and in fact for most people too. It is commonly known as the sweet spot stage.
So, what happens in the sweet spot stage? Here almost all beard oils will work. My advice is that you take advantage of the situation and use the beard oil you have always wanted to use. This may be in terms of scent, texture or whatever that appeals you most.
When your beard goes past 1 ½ inches to 3 inches long, you should know that your sweet spot is officially over. Some people choose to trim it over and over again just so they can remain in the sweet spot. This is not a bad thing. But, that the sweet spot is over doesn’t mean it will be hard. If you follow through my guide you will enjoy the rest of the stages as you enjoyed the sweet spot. It’s a guarantee!
The first step is to use heavy beard oil. How does this help? It weighs down the beards which have grown out of your face shape and helps them find their shape by keeping them in line.
Is there anything better than such a beard? Heavy beard oil contains hemp seed and sweet almond which are best especially during winter.
This is the last stage of your beard growth. If you have successfully gone past the last three stages then you are good to go.
The last stage is any beard that is more than three inches long. At this stage you are supposed to use the heavy oils… or even heavier but in large quantities.
As you beard grows, the amount of oil you use will also grow without saying. I would not say how much oil you would need to use since beards vary from one to another. This might be due to genetics or anything else.
Types of beard Softening oils
In order to know the oil that works best for silky beard which is ideally your dream beard oil, it is important that you know the different types of beard softening oils.
As the name suggests, the oil comes from the jojoba plant and is golden liquid at room temperature. It generously provides the skin with ceramides which help in hydrating the skin.Jojoba is one of the best beard oils in the market.
Apart from keeping the skin hydrated, the oil also has vitamin E which gets rid off radicals that age the skin and the hair too. It gives you the advantage of strong but shiny beard.
Jojoba has a reputation as a beard softening oil.
The oil comes from the Argan tree mostly found in morocco. Have you ever wondered why some people, with little effort are able to maintain soft silky beard? This is because they use beard oil that is rich in Argan oil.
It guarantees a soft, silky beard which grows on a well hydrated skin. It sure feels good to the woman who just wants to touch it!
Since it is rich in vitamin E, the skin will remain supple and at its best. Another advantage of the oil is that it leaves no residue behind it no matter how heavy it is. It leaves you feeling new and fresh. It is one of the best beard oils for your beard.
Argan is a wonderful beard softening oil.
Many people do not know this and you should consider yourself lucky that I told you. (It is also ideal for softening the hairs down there, you know☺) Coconut oil is solid at room temperature and for best results you may have to warm it up before use.
Coconut oil may very well be known to some of you as a beard softening oil.This is why;
For someone who has a not so voluminous beard, the oil can be used to increase volume as it prevents hair loss. Moisturizing the beard and making it silky is another added advantage.
This oil extracted from castor seeds, has been used since time immemorial for beard perfection. Just like the other oils it ensures that the beard remains silky and healthy. Why then is it unique?
That castor oil is a beard softening oil, is a fact.
You may wonder. This is because it contains both antifungal and antibacterial to keep it hygienically clean. It also keeps beardruff away. It works best when used alongside other beard oils.
Sweet almond oil
So what makes Sweet Almond a beard softening oil?
Almond oil is extracted from pressing almonds. It is for a fact one of the most popular beard oil out there. Why? Because it possesses and invigorating effect or in other words refreshing effect. It not only conditions your beard but also softens it.
It gets rid of the dry skin around the beard leaving you feeling refreshed. Trust me on this; almond oil has a phenomenal effect on beard!
How to use beard oil
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So now you have already assessed your needs but how exactly do you use beard oil. Using beard oil is not as difficult as many people make it sound. You just need to perfect the art and everything else will fall in place. In this section I am going to teach you how to oil your beard and things that you should do to transition from bristle to glittering and silky beard.
- To begin with, understand the number of drops that you should use for progression. If your beard is at the first stage, use 3 to 4 drops daily. As it grows, add the amount of oil as the size demands.
- Avoid using too much as it ends up going to waste. There is a special technique that you use to bring out the healthy beard. Add the required drops to your palm and rub your hands together then work it between your fingers.
- Then move on to the best part of kinda caressing your beard. (I hear this turns on some people especially if they think of their woman doing it) work it through the skin and moustache and within no time, you will have your dream beard. Read on to see additional tips to use for silky beard.
- Trimming is a must! I know you want your beards to grow long but trimming your beard after two weeks or so will give it a better appearance. Use a good pair of sharp barber scissors to do so.
- Condition it. When you are done washing your beard, put on conditioner and then wash it off after five minutes. Washing it off immediately is waste.
- Do not trim your beard after showering; you may end up cutting off more than you desired which is the last thing you want.
- Brush your beard using boars hair brush which opens up follicles to stimulate growth.
Last but not least, do not get frustrated if your beard does not turn out like that of someone you admired. Just like fingerprints all beards are different and unique in their own ways.
Embrace yours and be happy… am sure there’s someone out there who wants golden lustrous beard like yours.