Now that beards are in style and widely accept in the workplace, there are many men that have been growing their beards out over the past few years. While most men sporting full grown beards know how to use beard growth oil, guys who are new to beards still don’t how much beard oil to use.
It is an essential aspect of maintaining a healthy and well-kept beard. How much of it to use depends on the length and thickness of the beard, and the type and brand of the beard oil. While you should follow the guidelines of the beard brand product you are using, as best you can, through trial and error you will find what works best for you and your beard.
How Much Beard Oil to Use Every Day?
Ideally, with quality beard oil, you should only need a few drops a day, so a little can go a long way. The average length beard requires only 5-6 drops a day to maintain a well-kept look. For example, a typical one ounce bottle can last up to three months of use – approximately 100 applications for the average length.
Of course, your daily usage will vary and change as you grow your beard out. For example, for the first three months you may only need 3-4 drops between 5 to 8 months you will need to use about 5-10 drops. This is just a rough estimate of how much beard oil to use, as it will ultimate depend on the thickness of your hair and the length of your beard.
Beard Oil Application
Because it comes in small bottles, care must be taken when dispensing it. Typical bottle sizes range from 1 to 3 ounces, with various brands employing different pouring mechanisms meant to prevent waste and contamination of the beard oil. Simply turning the bottle over and tapping its side will allow droplets to fall into your hand.
Rub the oil between your hands so that it becomes evenly distributed, then stroke your beard to work the oil into your skin. It is suggested to apply it after a hot shower because the pores of the skin are open, which allows more oil into the skin. Because it is specially designed for skin health, if you have any extra left on your hands, you can rub it on commonly dry areas of your body, such as the elbows, knees, and neck.
Frequency of Use
Once you determine how much beard oil to use, the frequency of use is up to you. Daily use is advised to keep your beard and facial skin healthy, and to manage and style your beard the way you like it. However, some men prefer to apply it every few days, or as frequently as required, depending on the climate where they live. In dryer climates, applying a few times each day may be needed.