Applying Mein Herr Beard Oil
Beard oil is a necessity for the serious beard grower, keeping your beard clean, sleek, and soft. But when is the best time to apply it? How much should you apply? And how do you use it?
Beard oils can be applied anytime of the day to a dry beard or a damp beard. In my experience, and that of many other bearded men, the best time to oil your beard is straight after showering when your beard is warm. The hair follicles are still open from the heat of the shower allowing maximum absorption and effect. As said before though, anytime is good.
The amount of beard oil required depends on the length and size of your beard. For an average-sized beard you would use 5 to 10 drops of oil; for those approaching wizard status, more oil would be needed. You’ll soon figure out the exact amount that works for you. If you are left with too much beard oil in your hands, just use a little less next time.
How to apply it?
So lets take a typical scenario: You have just finished your shower, you are dried off and are admiring the amazing bush of growth on the lower part of your face. You grab your Mein Herr Beard Oil of choice and suck some oil into the pipette lid. What works well for me is to cup my hand holding the bottle in my fingertips. I can then squeeze the desired amount of oil into my cupped palm,keeping the bottle clean on the outside, and refit the lid without spilling the oil.
Rub the oil between your hands spreading it evenly towards your fingertips. Then rake your fingers through your beard, retrieving more oil from your palms as needed. Make sure you also gently massage it into your jaw and chin area. When my beard is sufficiently oiled I like to take the excess beard oil left on my hands and rub it into my elbows. If you do this, you will quickly say good-bye to dry white elbows. Double whammy!
A quick brush or comb through will get your beard neat and sleek. The brushing also helps to get the oil more evenly spread through the beard. This is especially helpful for longer beards.
Now… go out and be awesome!