The question of how often to oil your beard is a complicated one. On the one hand, you want to get the most out of your oils and make sure that your beard stays as healthy and shiny as possible. After all, some people spend more money on their cars than they do on their beards! But on the other hand, washing too much can strip away all that goodness that you're trying to apply in the first place. So how often should you wash? How often should you oil? Well let's take a look at some different options...
The simple answer is daily. Daily oiling is best for your beard because it helps to keep it soft and healthy, hydrated, and moisturized.
You can oil your beard once a day or twice a day depending on the time of year you live in and how hot or humid it is outside (or if you're just an oily guy). A good rule of thumb is to start off with one application per day and then work up from there as needed.
Every other day.
It's a good idea to oil your beard every other day. You can use regular oil or balm, depending on what you prefer. Just put some in your hand and rub it into the roots of your beard. Then let it sit for 15 minutes before washing off with warm water and shampooing as usual. Applying the oil will help keep your skin moisturized, which is important because dry skin is one of the main reasons that beards split and break off!
3 times a week.
3 times a week is the best frequency to oil your beard.
Beard oil and balm are both great options, but olive oil is the best kind of all. You can add essential oils to your beard oil, but it's not necessary. If you do want to use essential oils, here are some suggestions:
Once a week.
You don't need to oil your beard every day.
In fact, that's one of the biggest mistakes I see guys make when they're just starting out with their first beard. They think that if they don't apply an oil or balm every single day, their facial hair isn't going to grow properly—but this is not true at all! Your beard will grow whether you have any oils or balms on it, and applying too much product can actually make things worse by clogging up your follicles and making them look greasy (not cute).
So what's the solution? Well I would say once a week is good for most people because it gives them enough time between shampoos so that the shampoo doesn't strip away all the moisture from their skin leaving them looking like Snooki after she comes out of a pool.
Oiling your beard daily is best, but you can oil it twice a week if you want to!
Oiling your beard daily is best, but if you want to oil it twice a week that's just as fine!
If you want to oil your beard less than daily, that's fine too! Just be sure to do it at least once every other day.
Oiling your beard more than twice per week is also an option, and we'd encourage that if you have the time and energy for it!
There’s no wrong way to oil your beard. It all depends on how dry you need it and how often you want to do so. As long as you’re using a good oil, you can do it daily if necessary or every other day if preferred!