Step one, grow a beard. Step two, apply beard oil… but wait, what kind of beard oil? Finding the true match for your facial hair can be challenging and some men end up using the first product that they were introduced to. To get the most out of your beard oil and to make your beard shine, grow thicker and healthier, here are a few details you might want to pay attention to.
One word – natural. You want to avoid all synthetic and processed oils as they do not have the same benefits as the naturally produced ones do. Give your natural hair the quality it deservers. Typically the oil consists of a mix of carrier oils added with some essential oils. Many of the artisans crafting their beard oil seem to agree that Argan oil is the king of the base oils. Jojoba oil seems to be in favor of many manufactures as well. It is no secret that great quality comes with a higher rate. Low price might indicate poor and synthetic materials or even blends that only consist of one or two ingredients. In that case, it is recommended to go buy that Jojoba or Argan oil straight from your local health food store.
2. The scent
This is the most exciting part of picking your favorite blend. Just like after shave, you need something that you and your partner (or partners) prefer. Most beard oils are sold online and those sold in stores are not always available for sniffing. Smells are hard to describe, yet it's still the best indicator while choosing one. If unsure, you should pick the one that is the most common and then later experience with more exotic blends. Also, user reviews might help you picking up the one that pleasures your nostrils. If you are allergic to perfumes, you might want to choose a more sensitive product that only contains carrier oils. Some producers add fragrances, vitamin E, glycerol or other additives to their products. You may also want to pay attention to the actual oils, since they might include ingredients like almond and citrus fruit. It should be explained in detail what you are splashing your face with. Some producers list their base oils, but hide their essential oil ingredients behind "mix of essential oils". European commission has more info on allergens that has to be listed as an ingredient of it exceeds certain amount. You have to be on the lookout if you have allergies or sensitive skin.
The best looking one might not always be the handiest to use. First, look at the cap of the bottle. The dropper may not look sexy, but it’s the most practical when measuring how many drops you want to use. If you have to pour it straight from the bottle, you might OD and the bottle won’t last as long. Pouring oil from the bottle makes it easily messy, too. Another thing to look at is the color. Most of the beard oils are packed in amber glass bottle for a reason. The same reason applies with beer. The UV light affects the product and weakens it. So should you put the beard oil in the fridge like you do with your beer? Well, some of the beard oils might include oils that solidify (like coconut oil) under room temperature.
The main focus on developing Risu beard oils was getting the best effect for your beard. Our treasured berries (Seabuck thorn and Cranberry) pack killer attributes for beard oils but are hard to come by. After a long process of developing the perfect blends and fine quality, we are more than happy with the results. Our beard oils are designed for the Nordic climate and smell fresh and natural, too. We didn’t want to use any other perfumes or additives. Instead, we wanted to stick with just pure and effective essential oils to bring out the perfect scent.