Good question, Sherlock. Beard dandruff happens when there are excess oils on the skin and the presence of fungi. Using a natural beard oil to replenish needed moisture will not cause beard dandruff. The reason being is beard hair is different than the hair on your body and head – it’s much coarser and it absorbs any moisture away from your skin. So, it’s important to make sure your skin doesn’t dry out and is replenished with hydration. Beard oils that are 100% natural absorb properly into hair and skin, providing the right type of hydration and nutrition and without leaving a greasy buildup.
Even if you are prone to oily skin, don’t be afraid to use a natural beard oil. You still need to nourish and moisturize your skin and beard correctly to keep it balanced and healthy. Sensitive skin, or acne-prone skin still require proper hydration and nutrients, especially if it’s covered with coarse beard hair. Try using beard oils with antibacterial or anti-inflammatory ingredients that help calm and soothe skin.
Think of beard oil as the ‘conditioner’ for your beard. If the beard wash is your shampoo, the beard oil is your conditioner. And the beard balm is your additional styling product. All together, they are designed for the makeup of your beard hair and skin underneath, giving your beard what it needs to grow, thrive and look clean, fresh and healthy.