Beard oil is a moisturizing, nourishing and styling product for beards. There are a lot of brands of beard oil available in the market, especially with today’s focus on men’s grooming.
Things were not always like this. Men did not care as much for their beards before, since their jobs would require men to shave them. A lot of people saw beards as unkempt and unnecessary. But as workplaces became more flexible with their employees’ styles, more people became accepting of beards. Now there are specific styling products for beards, like beard oil.
What are the ingredients in beard oil?
Beard oils consist of two types of oil: carrier oils and essential oils. Carrier oils are plant extracts that have medicinal value. Argan, coconut, jojoba and moringa are just some of the more popular type of carrier oils. Argan oil contains linoleic and oleic fatty acids, as well as Vitamins A, E, and antioxidants. It repairs damage and aids in hair growth. Coconut oil has lauric acid which nourishes hair and keeps it from drying. Jojoba oil retains moisture and makes thin hair look denser. Moringa oil helps strengthen hair. Essential oils make beards smell fragrant. Cedarwood is one of the most common essential oils in beard oils. Because most beard oils are all-natural, they can be used on sensitive skin.
Health benefits of beard oil
Beard oils are used more for hair care purposes than vanity. Here are some of the health benefits that you can get from beard oil.
Prevent long beards from drying and becoming itchy
The sebaceous glands in our bodies produce sebum, a naturally-occurring oil that covers our hair follicles. Longer beards become dry and itchy because sebaceous glands produce only enough sebum to cover the hair near the scalp and on the face. Beard oils provide moisture to sections of the hair that sebaceous glands cannot.
Prevent beards from having dandruff
“Beardruff” are flakes of dry and dead skin coming from beards. Beard oils moisturize hair and the skin underneath thus preventing beardruff from occurring.
Promotes beard growth
Men with skin conditions are likely to grow uneven and patchy beards. Some types of beard oil address these skin conditions in order for a beard to grow naturally, fully, and beautifully.
Prevents acne from growing
Beard oils not only benefit the beards, but the skin underneath them. Lots of beard oils have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that prevent acne from growing. Their all-natural oils do not interfere with the natural sebum production process nor clog up pores.
Where to buy beard oil in Singapore
You can buy beard oil in Singapore from the Panic Room, one of the country’s premier men’s grooming salons. They have a wide array of beard oils. Check out the brands they are carrying here: http://thepanicroom.com.sg/webstore/en/102-beard-oil.
Aside from beard oils, the Panic Room also carries different brands of pomade, shaving gels and other men’s grooming products. You can view them here: http://thepanicroom.com.sg/webstore/en/6-pomade. Visit the Panic Room at their shop in Geylang.