Do you make your own Beard Oil?

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Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Post by Stanley76 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:33 pm

What exactly is beard oil supposed to do? Is it like hair tonic or is it like conditioner to make your beard soft and fleecy. I usually just wash my beard with Pine Tar soap and call it a day. It's bristly but I don't care.
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Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Post by JimVH » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:46 pm

Stanley76 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:33 pm
I usually just wash my beard with Pine Tar soap and call it a day. It's bristly but I don't care.
This. Don’t over soap your beard. Natural skin oil is your friend.

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Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Post by Steverino » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:36 pm

I never have but my oldest son does. He transferred to the vice unit so he can have a beard now, and boy does he. He's been experimenting with all kinds of ingredients and he really likes the way it makes his beard feel and smell. Not sure his wife is that crazy about it. I keep my beard trimmed real close so I haven't seen the need to try it.
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Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Post by Joshoowah » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:15 pm

JimVH wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:46 pm
Stanley76 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:33 pm
I usually just wash my beard with Pine Tar soap and call it a day. It's bristly but I don't care.
This. Don’t over soap your beard. Natural skin oil is your friend.

A diet rich in pork fat doesn’t hurt.
Actually, pine tar soap is one of the few soaps okay for your face and beard (I've been using it for 3 years), though you still shouldn't wash your beard with it every day. Beard oil can soften your beard hair, but it's mainly meant to moisturize the skin because with a beard your skin can get all kinds of irritated (dandruff). I wash my beard every day because of the dust here (extremely mild natural shampoo), but I keep it hydrated with oil or balm and it's healthier than it ever has been. I have it keep it that way or it itches to heaven and back on me.
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