These days men are spoilt for choice when it comes to grooming products heck walk down your shopping aisle and there are even sections dedicated to the beard and all its glory who would have guessed this 5 years ago.
But with so many options to choose from how can you be sure you are getting a good quality product? After all, surely the big brands know what they're doing right?
You would be surprised at the number of chemicals and fillers that are in big brand products and to the uneducated man what makes his beard feel amazing must be good right? Wrong again most contain silicone imagine putting the same compound that seals your bathtub from the mould on your beard yikes no thank you.
How can you be sure you are getting the best beard oil for your money? That’s what this article will explain. After reading this you will be able to make an educated and informed choice about which beard oil is right for you.
Every beard oil pretty much does the same thing in that they replace the natural oils lost throughout the day from your skin and beard whilst also providing a light hold and pleasant scent for a period of time and the oils that go into your products can be broken down into two levels.
Extracted from the kernels of Moroccan Argan trees, Moroccan men have known of the benefits of argan oil for centuries.
Often described as liquid gold this is the Rolls Royce of oils when it comes to beard oils, known to thicken, soften and make a beard more manageable. Argan Oil improves the flexibility of beards that have become brittle and damaged through the day to day conditions or general neglect. Argan targets damaged hairs and repair them, helping to reduce split ends and breakage and helps keep it in tip-top condition thus promoting better growth.
From the Sonoran and Mohave deserts, Jojoba oil is from the shrub Simmondsia Chinensis. What makes this oil amazing is that its the only oil that has the same structure as sebum; that’s the oil your body makes to keep your beard and skin in tip-top condition.
Most face scrubs, body butter, shampoos and conditioners strip away these oils thus its vital that any oil your purchase has this oil in it to combat the loss of these oils. Jojoba will strengthen your hair and hydrate it from the inside. It's also pretty nifty at stopping that thing men hate beard itch. Jojoba it the best conditioner because it softens the facial hair and also increases volume giving you a fuller looking beard whilst adding all the goodness your beard needs.
Apricot Kernal Oil:
Extracted from the centre of the apricot this oil has many benefits it contains gamma linoleic acid that is useful to firm and tone the skin underneath your beard. This oil also contains Vitamin A and E to soothe the skin and slow down the ageing process. Also because of its anti-inflammatory effects, it is great for soothing eczema and helping with beard dandruff.
Grapeseed oil is cheaper and more available than the two oils mentioned above and as such most companies use it as a main ingredient of there oils as much as 97% of your beard oil could be grapeseed oil. One of the downsides to this is the short shelf life of this oil any beard oil based on this carrier oil has the shortest of shelve lives and has the tendency to turn rancid esp if the oil is a few months oil before you purchase it.
Coconut oil is a rich oil that softens and provides shine to facial hair, most of the goodness in this oil is lost during the pressing process and as such you should always purchase oils that have unrefined versions of this oil.
As with anything we buy be it beans or beard oil you get what you pay for and there are various levels of quality the best oils contain Jojoba and Argan as there main ingredients however this makes them a premium oil and the majority of brands have grapeseed as there main carrier oil and add the smallest amounts of the Jojoba and Argan oils whilst shouting about the quality from the rooftops.
Our oils are a blend of 4 main oils; Coconut Oil (unrefined), Apricot Kernal Oil, Argan Oil and Jojoba oil whilst many oils out there are 97% 2nd tier oils our oils have a 30% minimum top tier oils along with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera gel extract.
Odinsbeardcare constantly trying to improve the quality and value for money whilst delivering a product that does what it says it will do.