One topic that comes up often with us is when to apply beard oil. Morning? Evening?
Is it applied after washing? On a wet beard or dry beard?
Because everyone is different, I can only give you a recommendation when to apply beard oil and what works for me.
What is beard oil?
Braw Beard oil is a natural leave-in conditioner. It’s ingredients are chosen to hydrate, nourish and give the facial hair a pleasant appearance.
You generally just need to apply a few drops to enjoy a healthier looking beard.
When to apply beard oil?
Ok, so when is the best time to apply beard oil?
Personally I use it every morning, everyday.
I use Braw Beard Wash in the shower in the morning. Afterwards, I gently towel dry my beard (be careful when drying with a towel, rubbing too aggressively may damage the hair).
Then once my beard is dry, I dispense a pool of Braw Beard oil, the size of a 5p (or dime) into the palm of my hand, then rub the palms together to spread and warm the oil.
Next a run my hands over my beard, massaging down to the roots to hydrate the skin and follicles underneath.
Then I use a boar bristle brush to ensure maximum coverage of beard oil.
I have found this to work all day for me, but again, it’s personal preference. I apply Braw Beard oil to my beard when it is dry. Some of The Brawtherhood members apply it when wet, see what works best for you.
Some of our customers apply a little amount to their beard before bed, that will help if their facial hair feels dry by the end of the day or just a wee top up after washing.
If you are going to use an oil just before bed, we’d recommend Lover or Heather. We use lavender in Lover, researchers found that lavender increased slow-wave sleep, instrumental for slowing heartbeat and relaxing muscles.
the ylang ylang in Heather has been known to reduce anxiety, alleviate stress and help fall asleep faster.
If you work outdoors or in air conditioning, it is worth having a bottle of Braw Beard oil at work too. The outdoor elements and air conditioning can dry the facial hair out quicker than normal, leaving it feeling brittle and irritated.
If this relates to you, consider applying some Braw Beard oil at lunchtime as a top up. Then use the boar bristle brush to ensure even distribution throughout the beard for maximum coverage.
I hope that helps answer when to apply beard oil?
Once at the start of your day should be enough, but a slight top up later in the day may be required.