If you can’t give your beard the attention it deserves, you shouldn’t grow it as you want. Unsurprisingly, you can equate beard growing to adopting a puppy, and for good reason: A beard needs to be groomed and tamed properly, as well as nourished and hydrated. Beard oil can help with all of that. Now it is time you should start to get acquainted with the most important product for your beard.

What Does Beard Oil Do?

Beard oil has a variety of functions: It hydrates your beard’s bristles, moisturizes skin, softens whiskers when they grow, and also allows longer bristles to be groomed into place. Moreover, it is often scented thanks to natural ingredients such as cedarwood oil, sage, or citrus.

How Do You Apply Beard Oil?

Rub 3-4 drops in both palms and through the fingertips, apply in upward motions to a clean, dry beard. Start with the underside, moving the right hand across the face toward the left cheek, and then opposite for the left hand. Using a beard comb can help evenly distribute the oil after application. Remember to comb it into the mustache and then comb all of the hairs into place.

How Often Should You Use Beard Oil?

Application frequency varies from one person to the others. Apply it once in the morning, and again when desired; at the very least, you can wait a few hours between applications, and you shouldn’t need more than three doses in a day. (For most of us, once daily is enough.) Make sure to do this only after you have washed and dried your beard since a dirty or wet beard will not absorb the oil properly. If you apply oil before bed, it might soak into your pillow if you don’t wait for the beard to entirely absorb the oil.