I've been growing my beard for a few months now and it has reached that awkward long stage that makes it looks unruly. Despite trying to keep my beard trimmed, I fear I'm looking more like a hobo than a hot lumberjack. Just as I was thinking of shaving off my beard and starting afresh, a friend mentioned beard oil.
As a fan of all things old fashioned, I was intrigued by beard oil. The name conjures images of men in union suits and top hats applying a potion to their facial hair. After a little research all I have to say is I can't believe I haven't used beard oil sooner! Like a conditioner for facial hair, beard oil promises not only to help smooth my whiskers, it'll leave a lean-in-and-smell-me scent on them too. Talk about a win-win!
- BRO: Beard Rejuvenating Oil from Amazon ($14.00) I just ordered this beard oil and it should be arriving today. I'll report back on how my beard and face react to it. I was drawn in by the promise that one of the ingredients, apricot kernel oil, contains vitamins A, C and E. Oh, and it smells like Patchouli. I'm embracing my inner hippie.
- Burroughs Beard Oil from Prospector Co. ($28) This woodsy-scented concoction contains kukui, jojoba, argan and grapeseed oils.
- Red Hook Beard Oil from Brooklyn Grooming ($29) From Brooklyn, the land of hipsters with beards, and made with organic sesame and hempseed oils, this face tonic smells like "Bay Rum with hints of Cardamom and Citrus."
- Tree Ranger Beard Oil from BeardBrand ($24.99) Embrace your inner lumberjack with this eucalyptus, cedarwood and pinewood scented oil.
- Wild Man Stud Tonic from Wild Rose ($13.99) Good for face and beard, the Stud Tonic contains the same age fighting oils as the brand's feminine Renewal Serum, only with a more manly scent.
- Simply Great Beard Oil from etsy seller BeardOil ($19.95) Handcrafted in Massachusetts, with olive, hazelnut, almond, rosemary and wheat germ oils.
- Stingray Bay Beard and Moustache Gloss from Amazon ($16.80) This wax contains pure plant and essential oils, including bay, rosemary, cedarwood and lime.
- Portland General Store Old Fashioned Beard Oil from West Coast Shaving ($68) Made with jojoba, hempseed, and marula oil, they call it a "cologne for the beard," with hints of tobacco and floral scents.
- Professor Fuzzworthy's Beard Care Gloss and Conditioner from Amazon ($16.98) This Australian brand wins for name alone! The herby/woody scented soft wax is made from "Leatherwood honey from the rainforest, certified organic olive oil, and certified organic and bio dynamic Tasmanian herbs."
- Carpenter Beard Oil from Dream Beard ($15) The scent is described as "wooded heaven." Rawr.
- DUDE No. 1 Beard Oil from MCMC Fragrances ($65) This 100% natural oil from Brooklyn-based boutique fragrance brand MCMC is infused with Virginia cedarwood, green coriander and pink peppercorn.
- Beard Oil from Honest Concoctions ($15) Handmade in Columbus, Ohio, this beard softening oil is made with grapeseed oil, eucalyptus Essential Oil, bergamout Essential Oil and clove Essential Oil. You may have to resist taking a swig out of the bottle.
MORE BEARD OIL POSTS AROUND THE WEB
- Best Beard Oils to Tame Your Beard from Men's Journal
- What Is Beard Oil and Why Do You Need It? from Cocktails & Cologne
- How to Apply Beard Oil from Can You Handlebar
- Your Beard Needs Oil from Esquire
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