We answer the most commonly asked questions so you can get a better idea of what is beard oil?, what it does and why you might need it for growing a beard.

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Q. What Does Beard Oil Do?

A. Beard oil moisturises your facial hair and the skin beneath to help you grow a fuller, more luscious beard.

A good quality Beard Oil hydrates your skin and hair follicles, which tames your beard and keeps everything in check. Keeping your facial hair hydrated is the key to preventing itchiness and irritation of the skin underneath the beard and acts as the foundation of a healthy looking and feeling beard. This will help you unlock the ideal bearded look – shiny and groomed — not dusty, flaky and shaggy.

It does this by mimicking the natural oils produced by your skin, such as Sebum and provides essential oils straight to the hair follicles, preventing your hair from fading, flaking and splitting.

Keep your facial hair free from flaking and makes your beard smell fresh. The moisturising oils will help eliminate flaking and beard-ruff (think dandruff but for your beard) as well as keep your beard smelling great (important for any close encounters with other humans).

In summary, a quality oil will moisturise your beard and the skin beneath which helps it look, smell and feel much better. Because your skin will be more hydrated and also helps you to grow a fuller, more luscious beard.

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Q. What Is The Main Reason Anyone Should Use Beard Oil?

A. Quality Beard Oil will make having a beard much more manageable and enjoyable by reducing the dreaded “beard itch”.

In short, you will notice considerable irritation when your beard reaches a certain length because it won’t have enough natural moisturiser to go around. The root of your beard follicles contains glands called sebaceous glands. These glands are key to making sure that your beard stays well nourished by producing an oil called Sebum Oil. As your beard grows, it requires more Sebum Oil to coat the follicle while also keep your skin well nourished and moisturised. The main reason it exists is because no matter the length of your beard, your sebaceous glands stay the same size.  This means that Sebum Oil production can’t effectively keep up with the demand of your beard follicle which leaves the beard dry and flaking resulting in the beard itch.

This is why it acts as a supplement to your Sebum Oil making the dreaded beard itch go away while also giving it the proper nourishment that it is seeking.


Q. When Should I Use it & How Often?

A. The best time to apply is everyday right after washing your face in the morning.

We recommend using your first thing in the morning after showering. This ensures that your hair follicles and pores are open and will easily absorb the Essential and Carrier Oils. Caring for your skin with or without a beard, is crucial to ensuring your skin stays healthy.


Q. Can You Use it Without Having A Beard?

A. Definitely!

In many ways, Beard Oil is a facial moisturiser for men. If you don’t have a beard but are suffering from dry or itchy skin, It makes a great option for keeping everything hydrated and feeling fresh.

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Q. What Is Beard Oil Made Of?

A. Quality Beard Oils will contain both natural carrier oils and essential oils. Even better organic oils will have added, natural ingredients such as Vitamin E, which help protect your skin cells even further.

Carrier oils make up the bulk of most oils and are usually derived from seeds and nuts such as Jojoba, Argan, Sweet Almond and Grapeseed. These ingredients are all natural and are used for their excellent hydrating and moisturising abilities for your skin and hair follicles.

Essential oils are found in only the highest quality and include tea tree oil, lavender, and eucalyptus. These essential oils have numerous health benefits and will define what it may smell like. Essential oils are are derived from the plant’s scent or “essence”. Essential oils have been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety, insomnia, inflammation and headaches amongst other benefits.


Q. How Do You Use Beard Oil? 

A. We created a quick visual guide on how to properly use. Learn how to use by clicking here. 

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Q. Does Beard Oil Actually Work?

A. Being a moisturiser, it helps to keep your facial hair and skin healthy.

Made from natural carrier and essential oils, it acts as a much needed hydrating agent that keeps your beard moisturised and prevents split ends and irritation of the skin. Supports healthy beard growth by keeping the skin and roots of the beard healthy. Think a combination of a conditioner and a face moisturiser for your beard.


Q. Does Beard Oil Help You Grow A Longer Beard?

A. Yes, it will help you grow a longer beard.

Remember the Sebum Oil that your skin naturally produces to keep everything healthy? When you don’t have enough of this, your beard and skin will dry out. This will stunt your beard growth and leave your beard looking scruffy and unhealthy. Once your beard reaches a certain length, your hair follicles struggle to produce enough Sebum Oil to keep everything healthy. Beard Oil supplements Sebum production, keeping your beard healthy and able to grow to its full potential. It’s like watering a tree, keep it up everyday to ensure the tree grows tall and healthy.


Q. Where Can I Get Quality Beard Oil?

A. If you’re looking for the best quality out there, Banjo’s Beard Oil contains the finest natural carrier oils, essential oils and vitamins out there.

Our Oil is made from, Tea tree oil, Grape seed oil, Jojoba seed oil, Almond oil, Vitamin E and Aloe vera which is an extremely light formula that will leave your beard feeling moisturised and healthy. With an average of 4.5 stars out of 5 from over 60 reviews, this is one of New Zealand and Australia’s most popular products.

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And that’s a wrap! We answered our most commonly asked questions as best we could. Hopefully you’ll walk away from this article knowing a little more about why it exists and why you need it. If we missed anything, please let us know in the comments below.

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