How to Use Beard Oil: For Best Results, Don't Over Apply!

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The first rule for beard oil is don’t over-apply. Start with a small amount and work your way up. Applying too much oil makes your beard greasy. Not a good look.

Using beard oil is one of the best ways to grow a healthy and great-looking beard. But, what is the right way to use it? This article will show you how to use beard oil properly to benefit your beard the most.

Here are the exact steps to follow when you apply your beard oil: 

Step 1 Clean and dry your beard

Make sure that you use beard-specific products, like shampoo and conditioner. Using regular hair products on your beard can strip it of natural oils and lead to dryness and itchiness.

Here are a few tips on how to wash your beard correctly:

  1. Wet your beard with warm water.
  2. Pour a nickel-sized amount of beard shampoo into your hands and work into a lather.
  3. Massage your beard with the lather until you have reached the skin underneath your beard.
  4. Rinse well with cool or lukewarm water to remove all the shampoo.
  5. Gently towel dry your beard, pat rather than rub it dry.

How to use beard oil

Step 2 Apply Beard Oil

Place 2-3 drops in the palm of your hand.  Rub your hands together and work the oil into your beard. Start at the roots and work your way out.

Beard oil is easy to use, but make sure not to overdo it? A few important things to remember:

  • Apply 1-2 times a day at most
  • Start small (2-3 drops at a time)
  • Don’t use too much at once

Step 3 Distribute evenly with a beard comb or beard brush

It is hard to distribute beard oil evenly with your hands alone. Use a beard brush or comb to ensure every strand gets its fair share.

Step 4: Repeat if more is needed.

You may need more than 2-3 drops if you have a long beard or if your beard is dry and soaking all the oil in. 

Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you don’t achieve the look and feel you wanted. 

If you go overboard, use a towel to remove the excess.

Here are your beard oil questions, answered.

Is beard oil only used for long beards?

No, beard oil is not just for long beards. Even if you have a short beard, you can still benefit from using different beard oils, and they can even help stimulate beard growth. 

The oil will help keep your beard soft, healthy, and moisturized, which is essential whether your beard is long or short.

How to use beard oil with Short Beard Styles?

If you have a short beard, you may not need to apply the beard oil daily - once every two or three days should be enough.

Apply a small amount of beard oil to the stubble, then use your hands to rub the beard oil into your skin. If your face looks more greasy than moisturized, remove excess with a towel. 

How to use beard oil with Medium Beard Styles?

Start by applying a small amount of beard oil to your hands. Rub them together to warm up the oil and distribute it evenly.

Then, apply the oil directly to your beard, starting at the roots and working your way down to the ends. 

Make sure to spread it evenly throughout your beard. If you have a medium beard style, you can use a brush or comb to help distribute the oil evenly and style your beard.

How to use beard oil with Long Beard Styles?

Apply a small amount of beard oil to your hands and then rub them together and apply it on your beard by spreading the oils from the roots to the tips. 

Make sure to evenly distribute the oil throughout your entire beard and the skin beneath your facial hair.

How often should I use beard oil?

When you first start using beard oil, you’ll want to apply it once daily. Start with a small amount (1-2 drops) and work your way up.

Once your beard and skin is properly hydrated you can cut back and apply every other day or two if desired.

Should I wash beard oil out of my beard daily?

Daily washing is fine as long as you use beard wash. If you notice your beard is drying out cut back to every other day or two. 

Another tip is to rinse your beard instead of washing it. Rinsing your beard with cool to lukewarm water is a great way to clean it without stripping all the oils out of it. 

Can I use beard oil after shaving?

Yes, you can use beard oil after shaving and also before bedtime. Your skin is dry and sensitive after shaving, so your beard needs some extra care to keep it feeling good.

Beard oil can help soothe sensitive skin and prevent ingrown hairs. 

Should I use beard oil if I've never grown a beard before?

If you have never grown a beard before, starting with a kit that includes the necessary products is best. This will help you get the full benefit of the beard oil and avoid any irritation.

What shouldn't I do when I use beard oil?

Never use too much. You don't want to overdo it. 

Using too much oil, applying it unevenly, and using it on a wet beard can make your beard look greasy or dirty even if you just washed it that day!


Are there any side effects to using beard oil?

Yes, there can be some side effects to using beard oil.  Some people may experience irritation if they are allergic to ingredients (like essential oils) in the beard oil. It is necessary to do a patch test before using the oil on your entire beard.

The most common side effects are the following:

  • Possible allergic reactions
  • Citrus Sensitivity
  • Unhealthy Additives
  • Parabens
  • Fragrances
  • Headaches from strong perfumes

How do I choose the best beard oil?

One of the most critical factors in choosing beard oil is finding one compatible with your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, beard oil can help soothe the area. 

Another thing to consider is the ingredients in beard oil. Some oils contain unhealthy additives, like parabens, which can be harmful if used regularly. It is vital to choose an oil that is free of chemical additives.

Finally, you want to choose an oil that has a pleasing scent. Avoid oils that contain strong perfumes, which can cause headaches. 

Wild Willies creates a few different all-natural beard oils. Check out our selection below. We guarantee you will love it.

Beard Oil - Cool Mint

Beard Oil - Cool Mint

$ 8.88

  BEARD OIL FOR MEN Made with 10 Natural Conditioner Ingredients and organic Essential oils to provide superior performance, promote fast growth & restore moisture.    ORGANIC INGREDIENTS, BLENDED BY HAND IN THE USA Wild willies beard oil treats &… Read More

Beard Oil - Original

Beard Oil - Original

$ 8.88

AWARD-WINNING ORIGINAL BEARD OIL   Wild Willies one-of-a-kind beard oil is made of 10 natural vitamins and organic essential oils that condition and treat each follicle down to their roots. Our unique, easy to use, no waste, pump design enables minimal product usage… Read More

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