The Virtues Of A Well Balanced Beard Oil
It seems everywhere I look lately, there’s another company popping up making beard oil. It’s usually the only product they make and they all seem to have the same ingredients and smell like everything under the sun. Unfortunately not every oil or oil blend is going to be beneficial for your hair, and you may just end up a greasy mess. There are a few oils that I recommend if you want to mix your own beard oil, or if you want to check to see if your current beard oil is up to snuff.
Jojoba oil - Jojoba oil is a great addition to beard oils because in actuality, it is not an oil at all, but a wax and being that it is a wax, it does not leave greasy stains on everything it touches. It is also wonderfully moisturizing to your hair and skin and leaves hair with a natural shine.
Argan Oil- Argan oil is one of those ingredients where a little goes a long way, which is great because this is one of the more expensive ingredients out there. Used for centuries as a hair treatment in the middle east, this oil is all the rage right now for women’s products, mainly because the stuff just works.
Fractionated Coconut Oil- Is there anything coconut oil can’t do? According to our neighbors in the Carribean, no, it is the cure for everything. Fractionated coconut oil has the solids(and the smell of coconut) removed which makes for a very lightweight oil, which is non comedogenic.(Doesn’t clog pores.)
Emu Oil- Emu oil is the closest oil to our skins natural oil and it definitely helps keep the dry skin and “beard-druff” to a minimum. Counter-intuitively it also helps keep your skin from becoming oily.
Cyclomethicone(Silicon Based Oil)- This oil, instead of being made from vegetable or animals is made from dinosaurs(well, what’s left of them, petroleum based) And it is the stuff they use in women’s anti-frizz serums and dry body sprays. This oil, in very small amounts (>1%) changes the whole feel of the oil from greasy to dry, while helping to tame flyaway hairs. This stuff is legendary.
I have been mixing and remixing the formulas for our Snake oil for the last three years, and it has been exhaustively tested by members of The Long Island Beard and Mustache Society, The Gotham City Beard Alliance, and countless others who claim it to be game changing for their beard. Try some yourself and let us know how you like it!
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