Beard oils have become so popular in recent years, as men all over the world are looking for ways to tame their wild mane. With beards coming back in fashion (and it looks as though they are here to stay!), beard oil are the go-to product of choice to help control a wild beard, soften and styling, and even to encourage beard growth.
All beard oils aren't made equal, with so many varying factors in ingredients, how do you know which is the right one to use? how do you know which oils you need for your beard?
The Sardar Co launched in early 2019 with a classic range of five beard oils. Each involving months of research, prototyping and testing (on real beards) to ensure the ingredients are perfect and the scent is exactly what you would expect and then some.
If you are passionate about your beard, you should know exactly what you are putting in to it.
Here's a breakdown of what's in our classic beard oil range, and what the benefits are:
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet Almond oil comes from the edible part of the nuts produced by almond trees (they also produce bitter almonds). However edible almonds are selectively cultivated for their sweet taste. The oil from this nut is mild and hypoallergenic which naturally contains Vitamin E and Vitamin A. This helps to protect your hair and skin from oxidative stress and UV radiation damage.
If you suffer from acne, the Vitamin A in Sweet Almond Oil can help reduce symptoms, by penetrating the skin and breaking down the the dirt and oil that accumulates in your pores.
Sweet Almond oil is great for the scalp, but also has benefits for hair, including restoring the protective layer of oil which is usually stripped off from washing. This is the reason why your beard hair is usually dry and/or brittle.
Jojoba Seed Oil
Pronounced "ho-ho-bah", jojoba is a plant that originates from Mexico and southern United States. The seeds from this plant are used to create a waxy type of oil, which has many benefits and is used in a wide variety of cosmetic products.
Jojoba oil is a natural moisturizer which helps to strengthen hair growth by dispersing oils from hair follicles. It has antibacterial and antioxidant properties which can help to keep the skin and hair follicles clear of infections.
The natural anti-inflammatory properties within jojoba seed oil can soothe inflamed skin and hair follicles. This causes thinning and reduced hair growth due to damaged hair cells, which obviously you would want to prevent if you want a great looking beard.
Argan Kernel Oil
Argan oil natural plant oil, which derives from the kernels of the fruit of the argan tree. It’s been a culinary staple in Morocco for centuries, but is now used across the world in cosmetics and medicinal applications.
What makes this oil so beneficial is that it is rich in vitamin A, C and E (tocopherol), as well as containing antioxidants, linoleic acid and omega-6 acids. When applied,, this oil can help boost cell production and helps to lock in moisture, resulting in healthier and naturally shiny hair and skin.
More specifically, for beards, this oil can help produce thicker and stronger hair, by strengthening the hair follicles. It can also help repair split ends and reduce frizzy hairs, which allows hair to grow more consistently with less breakage.
Apricot Kernel Oil
Similar to Argan Kernel Oil, the Apricot Kernel Oil is derived from the kernels of the fruit from the apricot fruit. Thought to have originated in China, Korea and Japan, these fruits are fully packed with beta-carotene and fiber.
Apricot Kernel Oil is rich in proteins, soluble sugars and fibers, whilst also being composed primarily of oleic acid and linoleic acid. It is widely used in a lot of beauty products due to its excellent softening and moisturising properties, that can help repair and protect skin, scalp and hair.
If you have oily skin or an oily beard, this oil works well to moisturise, as it is a very light oil which doesn’t leave your skin and hair greasy. When applied to damp hair, it can help seal in moisture and keep it hydrated and soft.
Grape Seed Oil
Grape Seed Oil, as suggested by its name, is extracted from crushed grape seeds. This oil is quite common within cosmetic products due to its ability to balance out dry and oily patches on the skin. It is one of the thinnest and fastest absorbing oils, and combines well with thicker oils to help balance out the consistency.
Just like coconut and olive oil, Grape Seed Oil is an an effective natural hair moisturiser and conditioner. However, this oil has far more benefits due to it also containing omega-6 and omega-9. It helps combat hair issues such as hair loss and dandruff, while consistent use of this oil can also increase hair growth.
For beards, this means healthier and stronger hairs, which don’t appear greasy and with no dandruff or flaky patches on the skin. Generally, if you have a brittle and dry beard, grape seed oil will help restore your hair and give it a great shine.
As well as the above carrier oils, our premium beard products also contain their own individually scented essential oils, with their own unique benefits.
Lavender & Tea Tree Beard Oil
Lavender essential oil contains plenty of useful compounds to encourage hair growth as well as helping to reduce stress. It also reduces inflammation and speeds up the healing process, not to mention the soothing, calming aroma.
Tea tree is excellent for hair growth, as when applied to your beard or directly to the scalp it stimulates and increases blood flow to that area. This in turn improves the conditions for hair follicles to strengthen and grow.
Due to these benefits, our Lavender & Tea Tree Beard Oil is highly recommended for beard growth, due to its ability to stimulate hair growth and improving the conditions to allow hair to grow faster.
Cedarwood & Lime Beard Oil
Cedarwood essential oil is has a woody aroma with smoky undertones, this essential oil is said to have a calming, soothing effect on the mind and body and can help with respiratory and skin problems. Being an antiseborrheic, it is excellent for treating skin conditions such as eczema, acne and various types of skin inflammation.
Lime essential oil is full of antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients for your skin and hair, such as toning and evening out the skin underneath your beard. It contains anti-ageing properties that can repair damage to skin and hair from continuous exposure to UV rays, and can even contribute to rdding your scalp of a build up of excess oil, leaving your hair looking conditioned and naturally shiny.
The Sardar Co’s Cedarwood & Lime Beard Oil is your perfect choice if you have an itchy beard, suffer from acne or other skin conditions, and have dry or damaged hair. It’s excellent soothing and healing properties allow your skin to naturally repair and improve with continuous use.
Original Blend Beard Oil
Bergamot essential oil has lots of natural qualities, its continuous use certainly helps boost the health of your facial hair and skin. It acts as a natural stimulant that increases blood flow around the areas it is applied to. As hair roots get stimulated by the oil, hair follicles become nourished and can significantly increase in growth.
As chemicals from hair products build up around your skin and hair follicles deep in your beard, pores can clog up and cause dark patches, spots and even acne. The antimicrobial properties of bergamot oil are highly effective of getting rid of this build up and cleansing the skin of free radicals.
We highly recommend using our Original Blend Beard Oil if you want to maintain the health and appearance of your beard. Bergamot has many beneficial properties including being antimicrobial and antiseptic which which the clean your hair. It is also great at naturally moisturizing and conditioning your beard, by restoring and sealing in lost moisture within the hair fibers.