The first thing you need to know about beard oil is that it's not just for beards. In fact, the word "beard" doesn't even appear in the dictionary listing for beard oil. Instead, this potent elixir can be used to soften any kind of facial hair (including mustaches), as well as skin and nails. That said, there are some misconceptions about how best to use it that we'll clear up right now so you can start applying this amazing product correctly—and reap all its benefits.
Is it better to apply beard oil to a wet or dry beard?
It depends on the type of oil you are using. Light oils, like jojoba and argan, are better applied to dry hair. Heavier oils, like coconut and avocado, work best when applied to wet hair.
Should you blow dry your facial hair before or after applying beard oil?
The answer is: it depends on the situation. If you want your beard to look fuller, you can use a blow dryer to style it before applying beard oil. If you're applying beard oil after showering or swimming in chlorinated water, though, it's better to leave your facial hair damp and apply the oil right after toweling off.
If you need to use a blow dryer, make sure that your heat setting is low and that you use a diffuser attachment (which helps distribute heat evenly) so that the heat doesn't damage your skin. You can also use a brush with boar bristles instead of nylon ones—the bristles will help distribute natural oils through each strand of hair, making them look thicker and fuller in no time flat!
The answer isn't as simple as you might think.
The answer isn't as simple as you might think. It's not like beard oil is a one-size fits all product. There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to deciding how to apply beard oil, including what kind of hair you have and how much time you want to spend styling your beard every day.
To understand why, let's take a look at the different properties of water and oil:
Water evaporates quickly and easily from skin—much more so than oils do. This means that when you wash off your face after applying beard oil, most of the oil will still be there on your skin.
Oils are much thicker than water—so they don't evaporate as easily from skin or other surfaces they're applied onto (like hair).
The short answer is that it depends on what works best for you. There's no right or wrong way to apply beard oil - just experiment until you find a method that works well for your unique beard-growing needs!