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Beard Oil NZ

May 30, 2023Drew Mitchell

If you’ve been cultivating facial hair with any seriousness, then you’ll probably have heard of beard oil, beard balm and moustache wax. These products are there to keep a beard manageable, glossy and generally pleasant to look at and wear. The best of them will confer benefits to the underlying skin, too.

As professional barbers the three most common questions our customers ask relating to beard oil are:

  1. do I need beard oil?
  2. how do I use beard oil?
  3. do you use beard oil and beard balm together?

    beard oil nz

      Do I Need Beard Oil?

      First of all, if you're growing a beard, you're going to need a good quality natural beard oil, beard balm or for some of us, both. More and more of us are sporting fantastic beards – which can only be a good thing. But there’s more to growing a great beard than simply not shaving and waiting for magic to occur. Clearly, there’s a difference between a good beard and a bad beard – and that difference is often a matter of having your beard professionally trimmed or sculpted and applying the right beard oil products in the right way.

      How Do I Use Beard Oil?

      To use the beard oil place a few drops into the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and be sure you get some on the tips of your fingers. Rub the oils into the skin beneath the hair using your fingertips and rub the rest into your beard using your hands. The oils are just as good for your skin as they are your beard. Once you've applied the oil, comb your beard using a beard comb or a beard brush, this helps to further spread the oil evenly throughout your beard while creating the finished look.

      Do You use Bear Oil and Beard Balm Together?

      All of the oils and butters are compatible, so this is up to you - personal preference. In Gents barber shop we don't mix the products but there is no harm in doing so - just make sure you're using the same scented products.

      Natural Beard Oil

      If you’re looking to bolster the state of your facial hair, then it’s worth investing in natural beard oil. Some beard oils are scented using natural essential oils and others with fragrance (parfum). Don't let fragranced beard oils deter you from buying as they smell amazing, and the amount of fragrance used in a beard oil is very little. If you're looking for 100% natural beard oils consider Cutthroat New Zealand® 'Black Cedar' or 'The Tobacconist' scented oils, these are handmade using natural carrier oils and natural essential oils. All of our beard oils will nourish and help to lubricate your beard hair, and thereby help your beard to become fuller and healthier. However long or thick your beard might be, beard oil is a product that’ll help it to achieve the required lustre. If you’re thinking of further growing your beard, take a moment to read our recent brief guide to beards post which answers other questions such as how long should I grow my beard? how much work does a beard involve? and which beard products do I need?

      Improve the Quality of Your Beard Using Beard Oil NZ

      But there’s a certain category of beard oil NZ which, legend has it, will not only improve the quality of the beard you’ve already got, but promote the growth of beard hair. Being experts in all things grooming related, we thought we’d take the opportunity to run you all through the science and see if we can determine precisely what effect these beard growth oil products have.

      In Conclusion

      Some men are blessed with good fortune. They’re able to grow thick, bushy beards in next to no time. The rest of us aren’t quite so lucky. We might be suffering from a nutritional deficit, or we might just have naturally blotchy, dry skin that isn’t conducive to optimal beard-growth.

      In many cases, these problems can be corrected with a few alterations to diet. If you’re not getting enough essential fats and vitamin E, then you’re not going to be able to fulfil your beard-growing potential. Malnourished men rarely, after all, sport healthy beards. If you can’t get enough of those key nutrients through the stuff you eat, we’d suggest that tracking down the right beard oil NZ is a sensible next step. Suffice to say, we’re a premier stockist of premium beard oil and beard balm – so, if you’d like to see what’s on offer, be sure to peruse our extensive selection!

      What’s Contained in Beard Oil NZ?

      Most beard-growing oils will contain one or more of a small group of key nutrients. These are believed to stimulate growth, either directly or indirectly. Let’s assess a few of them.

      Benefits of Argan Oil for Beard

      This naturally-occurring carrier oil comes from the seed of the Argan tree. It’s used extensively by the global cosmetics industry, much to the delight of Moroccan people, in whose country the Argan tree is overwhelmingly found. The country’s climate is dry and scorching hot, and thus the tree has adapted to store large amounts of nutrients in its kernels. You’ll find antioxidants, essential fatty acids and healthy doses of vitamin E in each helping. Argan oil is typically cold-pressed, as warmth tends to destroy a portion of the nutrients, while emphasising a naturally nutty aroma.

      Benefits of Jojoba Oil for Beard

      Here we have a variety of nut, this time coming from a shrub rather than a tree. It’s found in California and Mexico, and its oil contains unusually long straight-chain wax esters. For those of you who aren’t experts in biochemistry, this basically means that it has more in common with animal fats than it does with those found in other plants. Jojoba oil is used extensively by sufferers of acne, sunburn and other skin conditions. It also acts as a mosquito repellent, effective for up to three hours.

      Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for Beard

      Of all the entries into this list, you’re probably most familiar with Tea-Tree oil and its much-trumpeted acne-fighting properties. It has, interestingly enough, nothing to do with the plants that make actual, drinkable tea; the oil is poisonous when ingested, and should be administered only topically.

      Tea trees are found all over the world, but the plant is especially important in New South Wales, where there are extensive plantations devoted to their cultivation. Tea-tree oil is favoured as a natural alternative to anti-acne medications, and it’ll therefore clear up the skin in order to allow for a fuller beard to come through. After all, those hairs won’t be able to penetrate areas where the skin is all blocked up by acne scars.

      Benefits of Almond Oil for Beard

      Almonds, as we all know, aren’t actually nuts. They’re the seeds of the fruit of the almond tree, and they’re used extensively in cooking. Grind them into a flour and they’re great for baking; squeeze them into a liquid and they’re a great vegan-friendly alternative to milk.

      Almond oil can be refined to more easily extract the chemicals. However, if the process employs excessive heat or caustic chemicals, then the medicinal properties of the oil can be greatly inhibited.

      The fats found in the oil can act as an emollient, reducing moisture loss from the skin and helping to keep it hydrated. Much like Argan oil, almond oil is also rich in vitamin E, which guards against damage caused by ultraviolet light, and which helps to slow the ageing process.

      Benefits of Grape Seed Oil for Beard

      Grapes are delicious – and their seeds contain an oil that’s good for your skin, too. The seeds are a by product of the world’s vineyards, and thus this particular oil is in abundant supply. It’s therefore not quite as expensive as some of the other nutrients we’ve talked about.

      The oil is rich and fatty acids, and dense in key nutrients like vitamins C, D and E. It will keep the skin taught and hydrated, and thereby provide your beard with the perfect environment in which to thrive. It also contains acne-fighting polyphenols and antioxidants. As well as bolstering the health of the skin, it’ll also help reinforce and strengthen the beard hairs themselves.

      NEW! 'The Tobacconist' Beard Oil

      If you're a lover of all things masculine try Cutthroat's new Tobacco and Black Pepper scented beard oil. It is the latest addition to our masculine beard product range. This top quality beard oil is infused with real Tobacco and Black Pepper essential oils and carried in Jojoba and Grape seed oils to deliver a nourishing and non-greasy experience. 

      Fragrance notes: slightly peppery perfectly balanced against the sweet and bold scent of fresh tobacco.


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