Unless you’ve been asleep or worse yet, living under a rock for the past two years, you’ll have come across, heard of, or even bought beard oil. It’s inescapable in this present day. From the high street to pretty much any eCommerce website out there, beard oil has certainly taken the world by storm, and so far has shown no signs of slowing down.
Today we wanted to take an in depth look as to why its so popular and effective, and why there is a need for it in the first place.
Bringing things back to basis, the only real reason why beard oil is so incredibly popular at the moment is because beards are too. But what has caused this rapid rise in beard and even stubble growth amongst most men under the age of 40?
Some people answer by saying that it is cyclical. They argue that throughout recent history there have been peaks and troughs when it comes to beard growth amongst the populous. They argue that roughly once every few decades, there is a sustained period of time (usually 2-3 years) where beards suddenly become more fashionable than usual and it become more socially acceptable for men to grow out their beards a bit.
The only trouble with this theory is it isn’t exactly accurate when it comes to this recent spate of beard mania. This time round many more men seem to be growing their facial hair than usual. On top of that this period seems to have gone on longer than the normal 2-3 years, as it is now approaching it’s fifth year.
All of these reasons mean that this spate might just be different. It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that this time beards are here to stay. The recent uprise in beard related products and gifts only helps confirm this suspicion, beard oil being the main product it seems.
We happened to try some of it out ourselves and quickly realised it is actually quite a handy accessory to have if you are currently sporting a beard. You can find our favourite brand by clicking on the link above.
Hope you enjoyed this one. Tune in again soon for more of the same.