Beards are prized masculine features, and ensuring that they are well-groomed is essential.
However, not all beards look or develop the same, which boils down to various factors, including genetics and age. While some men can grow full beards effortlessly, needing the assistance of an oil is valid and is beneficial for the longevity of one’s designer stubble.
A beard grows out from various parts of the face, and the skin that it covers can succumb to neglect, resulting in it feeling dry. Beard oils can help keep the skin moisturised while taming the hairs. Whether one desires to soften, detangle, or add volume to their beard, a remedy is likely in the world of beard oils. The following are some locally produced oils to try out.
This beard oil brand began in a quaint home in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The three founders started making their various elixirs in a kitchen and have steadily grown since their launch. They pride themselves on their incorporation of Arab traditions and the use of natural ingredients.
Claiming to “soften, thicken and enrich a man’s beard”, their line of traditionally Arabian scented oils features six scents, including smoke and pine, citrus, and amber. They also have a sampler set with four of their beard oils, which is a good bargain. All their oils have five-star ratings, and their level of customer satisfaction is impressive.
Diggn’It oils are nourishing blends of sweet almond oil, argan oil, castor oil, and vitamin E oil, which are great for replenishing hair strands. More details about their oils are available on their website.
OALEN Beard Oil
OALEN beard products are native to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Its beard oils have been reviewed internationally, with commentary available on YouTube. While the brand sells its oils individually, its Beard Kit—featuring a comb, brush, beard balm, and oil—has become a customer favourite.
A 50ml bottle of OALEN Beard Oil contains argan oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, vitamin E oil, and ginger extract—a blend of light oils that won’t bear weight on the hair strands. OALEN Beard Oil is available on Amazon.
Aichun Beauty Beard Oil
Another beard oil native to the UAE is Aichun Beauty’s product, sold online by DubaiGallery. The product’s packaging displays a child with a thick beard and a surprised expression, probably alluding to how effective the oil is in nourishing facial hair. Along with the humorous packaging, the product claims to assist with hair growth and density. It also has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties for healthy hair.
Jack Black Beard Oil
Jack Black Beard Oil is made by the UAE-based cosmetics business BasharaCare. Interestingly, an actor with the same name as the beard oil is notorious for adorning his beard.
BasharaCare was founded by licensed and trained dermatologists who strive to offer high-performing products; their emphasis on science is shown in the diversity of their ingredients.
Although ratings aren’t available for their 30ml oil, it appears to be a best-seller as it is frequently out of stock. The oil consists of Kalahari melon oil, carrot extract, brown algae, plum oil, and Vitamin E oil.
Additionally, the Marula oil found in the mixture is rich in fatty acids, which aids in better absorption of the product, rather than it sitting on top of the strands of hair and causing a build-up of oil and subsequent dryness. This exotic mix of ingredients handles brittle facial hair well and gives them a fresh lustre.
Ustraa Beard Growth Oil
Ustraa is a cosmetic brand that creates products for men’s grooming. In their own words, they aim to “help our bros look and smell good”.
Its best-selling oil is sulphate, petrolatum and paraben-free, and has not been tested on animals.
The brand’s 35ml Beard Growth Oil is claimed to be able to repair damaged hairs and activate hair stem cells, soothe the skin, which boosts hair growth, and promises visible results after 90 days of use.
To back its bold proclamations, the brand allowed an independent lab to conduct cell proliferation tests that revealed its oil produced 40 per cent more hair-growing cells. Ustraa credits its mix of Redensyl—an oil developed in a lab in Europe that is said to be the latest breakthrough in solving hair loss—as well as eight natural oils, including vitamin A, B, C, E and K oils.
Ustraa’s product seems like quite an oil and is available for purchase online.
When choosing an oil, keep one’s skin type in mind. Many beard oils contain essential oils compatible with oily and acne-prone skin, like cinnamon and rosemary, while some are best suited for normal and dry skin, like lavender oil.
Regardless of skin type, for the best results, ensure that the oil selected is additive-free, cold-pressed and organic.