12-14-2016, 09:15 AM
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I am on week 4 of growing a beard and have read elsewhere of the benefits of using a beard oil daily to help "train" the hair. I see lots of products out there, but also have been told to try coconut oil, which certainly is less expensive, as you can get it at any supermarket. I was wondering if anyone has compared various oils and can offer some feedback. Thanks!

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 12-14-2016, 09:16 AM
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I am on week 4 of growing a beard and have read elsewhere of the benefits of using a beard oil daily to help "train" the hair. I see lots of products out there, but also have been told to try coconut oil, which certainly is less expensive, as you can get it at any supermarket. I was wondering if anyone has compared various oils and can offer some feedback. Thanks!

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 12-14-2016, 09:26 AM
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Jojoba and Avocado would be my next recommendations. Both are compatible with the skin and hair. Grapeseed oil or Macadamia nut oil are definite contenders as well. Look at a local health foods store.

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 12-14-2016, 10:34 AM
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Mac nut oil! That's gotta be pricey.

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 12-14-2016, 04:25 PM
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  • Johnny
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When I wore a goatee I use a product made by Beard Baron.

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 12-14-2016, 04:28 PM
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I like Proraso beard oils

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 12-14-2016, 05:49 PM
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I use jajoba in my hair to add luster, doubt it'd help with training a beard - but it's awesome stuff. Alternatively, honest Amish beard balm is good too.

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 12-21-2016, 04:51 PM
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(12-14-2016, 05:49 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: I use jajoba in my hair to add luster, doubt it'd help with training a beard - but it's awesome stuff. Alternatively, honest Amish beard balm is good too.

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 12-21-2016, 06:36 PM
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I have had a beard most of the last 6 months.  My current favorite beard oils are listed below, roughly in those groupings.


JS Sloane.

O'Douds 
Brooklyn Grooming
Mystic Water
Blackbird The Present

Grave Before Shave
Mr Natty
Handlebar Initiative from AoS


They all work, but for me that's only part of it.  Using a good beard wash, moisturizing (I use AS balms after shower), combing / brushing etc are all important.  I also use beard balms when I want more control.

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 12-22-2016, 03:30 AM
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Thank you, gentlemen! Although the coconut oil made my face smell nice for a while, it did not do much to control my beard (but it did slowly run down my neck and stain my inside collar). I have tried Honest Amish classic oil and see a big difference. Now the trick will be to exercise some self control so I don't go nuts buying a lot of brands to compare, like I did when I started DE shaving. Thank you again and happy holidays to all!

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 01-11-2017, 09:25 PM
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There are various benefits of using Coconut oil for beard like it makes beard softer, Facial hair looks shinier and healthier after using it, It also Hydrates the skin, prevents hair damage while promoting hair growth. Most of the folks also prefer to use it as a pre-shave oil. I have also read good reviews of Beardilizer's Beard oil with incredible fragrances like Cherry Pipe Tobacco, Island Coconut Rum, Joe Roast Coffee, Lavender Nights etc.. Look at this website to get more in detail.

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 01-18-2017, 06:39 PM
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Balms seem to give me some folliculitis, but adding some castor oil to my beard oil regimen has helped give my curly beard hairs a bit of control.  Not as nice as some of the firm balms with beeswax and cocoa butter, but it's just enough to get it looking presentable for me.

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 02-21-2017, 01:39 PM
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Here is a breakdown of how the oils work:

Coconut oil is a solid at room temperature and has a melting temperature of 76 or 93 degrees depending on the fractionation you buy.  Great for the skin and hair, but not my favorite as it is brittle when solid and greasy when liquid IMHO.  
Olive oil is by far my favorite oil.  It is mostly oleic acid and moisturizes very well.  
Canola, sunflower, safflower, rice bran, avocado, and others are similar to olive.  Olive in most cases is cheaper.  
Hemp, sweet almond, grape seed absorb into the hair and skin better to not give a greasy feel.  
Castor is GREAT for preshave oils, but is thick and greasy
jojoba is a liquid wax and along with argan is one of the best oils for hair and skin.  It is very simular to human sebum and cleans out pores.  It is VERY expensive.
argan soaks into the skin very easily, sooths itchy skin and dandruff.  great for eczema.  VERY expensive.

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 02-23-2017, 03:08 AM
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You are correct about the coconut oil.  One $14 jar last me months.  I used for beard oil, when I had one.  Now, I use it as a pre- & post- shave product.  It is great.

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 02-23-2017, 06:57 AM
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(02-21-2017, 01:39 PM)asiliski Wrote: Here is a breakdown of how the oils work:

Coconut oil is a solid at room temperature and has a melting temperature of 76 or 93 degrees depending on the fractionation you buy.  Great for the skin and hair, but not my favorite as it is brittle when solid and greasy when liquid IMHO.  
Olive oil is by far my favorite oil.  It is mostly oleic acid and moisturizes very well.  
Canola, sunflower, safflower, rice bran, avocado, and others are similar to olive.  Olive in most cases is cheaper.  
Hemp, sweet almond, grape seed absorb into the hair and skin better to not give a greasy feel.  
Castor is GREAT for preshave oils, but is thick and greasy
jojoba is a liquid wax and along with argan is one of the best oils for hair and skin.  It is very simular to human sebum and cleans out pores.  It is VERY expensive.
argan soaks into the skin very easily, sooths itchy skin and dandruff.  great for eczema.  VERY expensive.


Thanks for sharing, I had no idea


~Jesse~

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