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How to Apply Beard Oil


A GIF guide to save face

By Adam Hurly, writer & editor at Birchbox

Before You Begin
* The best time to apply is after a hot shower, when your hairs are cleanest and softest; this is when they will most easily absorb the oils.
* Dry your beard completely before applying any oil. Water will prevent the oil from being absorbed.

Beard Oil Application
Put 2-3 drops of oil in your palms. (This will go a long way, and you can always apply more if you need it later.)
Spread it evenly in your palms and fingers.
Brush your palms along the sides and front of the beard.
Then bring both hands up through the bottom of the beard.
Use your finger tips to coat the mustache.
Use a comb--with the teeth facing inward--to evenly distribute the oil while setting the beard back in place.

Additional Tips:
* Frequency of application varies based on season, climate, and numerous other factors. Start with an every-other-day application and adjust as you deem necessary.
* Not all beard oils are alike. Be sure to find a beard oil that best suits your needs (and senses).

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