Do You Really Need To Use A Beard Oil Or Beard Dry Oil? | Can You Handlebar Moustache and Beard Co.
Free U.S. Shipping on Orders Above $60 | WE SHIP EVERYWHERE THE GOVERNMENT WILL LET US

Do You Really Need To Use A Beard Oil Or Beard Dry Oil?

by Adam Barraclough

The simple answer to that question is:  Yes. Yes you do.

Of course, I will elaborate:  I get asked this question almost as frequently as I get asked how long I’ve been growing my beard.  As beard oil has become more popular and awareness has spread, a lot of guys are left wondering whether it’s a necessity.  The easiest way I can explain why it’s needed is to compare it to another product: lip balm.

We’re all familiar with the sensation of having chapped lips.  Whether it’s exposure to the cold, the sun, saltwater or whatever other factors, when our lips get dry and cracked, we notice.  It looks rough and depending on how bad a case you have, can actually cause some painful splits.  We all also know that one guy who just never does anything about it, and whose mouth could star as an extra on The Walking Dead without any additional makeup effects.

Your hair reacts the same way to extreme conditions, and to dryness in general.  It may not be as immediately noticeable, but that splitting, cracking and drying is all taking place on a much smaller scale with each strand of hair in your beard or moustache.  Just as a good lip balm seals splits and nourishes the skin of your lips, a quality beard oil or beard dry oil will do the same for your facial hair.  And like a lip balm, continued use results in softening and an overall healthier look.

Double-tap that zombie damage by starting your day with some Beard Dry Oil for a little extra beeswax protection, and freshen up mid-day with some beard oil.  Healthy lips are proven to lead to more kisses, and I think it’s fair to say the same of healthy beards and moustaches.

 

This post is part of an ongoing Can You Handlebar series designed to help our customers.  Please visit our full library of articles at TheBeardMentor.com


4 Comments

Tim Kramer
Tim Kramer

May 28, 2017

Hey DJ,

Thanks so much for reading and for the comment. Great points on why it makes sense to use a beard oil or dry oil as a lip balm. We do mention that specifically in an article on how to survive flu season with a beard :-D.

Thanks for having a read and for leaving the comment. Stay bearded!

Tim
Can You Handlebar

DJ St. John
DJ St. John

May 28, 2017

Really helpful article. I actually started questioning whether I could use one of my beard oils which was produced with a bit higher quality than some others, as a lip balm as well. I mean, why carry chapstick if you are going to have oil around a couple times per day? Obviously, convenience is the main reason there, but if you have the time, which is going to be better for your lips? A beard oil that you have have taken the time to research meticulously, ensuring it is made with the highest ingredients, or the mass produced $2 lip stick balms that are sold in every store worldwide? It is funny, I just tried a single drop once, and my lips felt incredible. The oil absorbs and revitalizes the skin of the lips, rather than leaving them with a greasy smear of cherry flavored grease. I found this article trying to see if others used beard oils as lip balms ad well, and while the article is written for a different purpose, it seemed to imply that the beard oils are a far superior product for the beard itself……. So. I guess I may have read a little between the lines. Commenting on the topic of the article, there isn’t a day that I get out the door without putting oil on my beard. For those with beards that have been growing longer than a couple of weeks, it is as needed as deodorant is to the armpit, or as this article clearly states, lip balm (maybe try your beard oil for that too, it’s pretty great) for the lips! Constant Reader! Thanks for the good post!

Tim
Tim

January 16, 2017

Hey Steve,

Thanks so much for letting us know you’re loving TheBeardMentor.com project. Really appreciate the feedback. Enjoy your day!

Tim

Steve Sharp
Steve Sharp

January 14, 2017

I love the comparison between chapped lips and a dry beard/skin underneath. I’m going to use this when I talk to guys about beard care. I LOVE this beard mentor thing. Thus far, I’ve agreed and supported everything I’ve read. Great articles. Fantastic information!! :)

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.