I’ve recently been in the market for some new Beard Oil. My old one, Mr Natty’s Beard Elixir, leaked out in my bag (ironically breaking my breadtrimmer) a while ago and I’ve been putting off getting something new mainly due to cost. I thought it was about time I bit the bullet, especially with my beard getting a little longer and slightly more unruly recently. I turned to the good people of twitter/my fellow bloggers/my bearded pals and got inundated with suggestions. From Bedfordshire beard co, the Brighton Beard Company and Bear Face to a couple of US based ones like Bath Sabbath and Jack Earl Co.
I eventually opted for something from The Dapper Duke, in part due to them offering fairly cheap wooden combs (and I’d been in the market for a new one for ages). For a 10ml bottle of oil it was £7.50 which compares very well with the competition with prices ranging from about £6 to £18. Wooden combs are great for combing beards and combing through oils. As well as for standard hair (my current comb sucks). They have a selection of oils on offer under various categories from Sweet to Citrus and finally “Masculine”. I went for one from the Masculine section as I’m not too keen on overly sweet scents on myself. The oil is their Gentlemen’s Summer Oil which uses orange essential oil with jojoba, argan and almond for a wonderfully fragranced oil. Once combed through it helps shape the beard wonderfully, also helping to soften it up. I’m looking forward to an extended test to see just how well it helps soften the beard. The packaging is also great, with the oil coming in a little pouch with a Dapper Duke plack. A great touch. It also took less than a day between ordering and arriving, and for only £3.50 delivery I really can’t complain. Excellent service and an excellent product. Now I just need to find myself a good barber… Suggestions welcome (Leeds & London).
Also, it was payday and the sales happened. So I bought things I shouldn’t have.
Can anyone recommend a different oil or a barber? Suggestions in the comments below!