2014 is without a doubt the year of the beard. No longer just the facial hair choice for bloodcurdling bikers and ageing hippies, everyone from Hollywood superstars to Royalty across the globe sport some facial follicles nowadays but no matter how epic your beard is, regular grooming and maintenance is mandatory to keep your manly face mane looking top notch. Queue beard oil.
For centuries, men have relied on natural oils to condition and replenish their beards. In Ancient Egypt lads incorporated several of the same essential oils we use today, in to their grooming routines. Luckily for us, companies like The Brighton Beard Company and Captain Fawcett carefully conceptualised and created beautiful beard oils developed specifically to help you avoid wild whiskers, all day, every day.
Beard oil restores your facial hair’s natural oils and it moisturises and conditions both the hair and your skin – a good way to avoid horrible dry itchy skin. If used regularly, not only does it keep the hair and skin conditioned and smelling good but it also seriously improves the appearance of a beard and will definitely help combat itchiness, damaged hair and just generally looking like you’ve just been airlifted from the Australian Outback after having been lost for 12 years.
Regal Gentleman has got the perfect collection of beard oils to help tame your chin tresses. Blended with essential oil and Sweet Almond, Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E, the Private Stock Beard Oil by Captain Fawcett (£10-34) will moisturise and invigorate both your beard and skin with a charming scent beautifully blended with Cedarwood, Black Pepper, Patchouli and Palmarosa.
If you’re not quite prepared to say goodbye to the summer yet, then get your hands on the Mr Natty Bring Me Sunshine Beard Elixir with its delightful summery scent that will keep your beard and skin cleansed and conditioned. Citrus notes, Black Pepper and Vetiver, a popular ingredient in a lot of men’s fragrances, will keep you looking good while enjoying the last days of summer and sunshine.
The Brighton Beard Company’s Ylang Ylang and Sandalwood beard oil is a stunning handmade oil created on our very own shores containing only the best ingredients to nourish your beard and skin. This beard oil is great for preventing that dreadful itch and will also promote hair growth while the combination of Ylang Ylang and Sandalwood will give your manly face mane a fantastic and invigorating scent.
So my goateed gentleman friends, what is your favourite beard oil? Let us know by tweeting us at @RegalGentleman.
Ged (Grooming Editor)