Hipster trends like coating your facial hair in glitter or baubles may have put beards under a bad light in the past – but don’t let that stop you from grooming your prized follicles for the festive season. Just like the hair on your head, beards require a little maintenance, and these oils made especially for your bristles will give your beard looking at its best in all your Christmas snaps. You didn’t think Santa Claus wasn’t using this stuff, did you?
Modern Pirate Superior Crystal Beard Treatment Serum
Doubling as a hair and beard treatment, this moisturising serum comes in a clear, non-greasy formulation that goes straight into beards and freshly washed hair to soften and condition. With the sweet scent of pomegranate, the Aussie based brand is changing the notion of the smelly pirate into an ethos of the free-thinking traveller with class.
$20.80 (50ml), available at The Panic Room and online at thepanicroom.sg.
beardbrand Tree Ranger Beard Oil
Inspired by lumberjacks of who many owe their beard and flannel aesthetic to, beardbrand’s lightweight formula is easy to work in without weighing you down. While essential oils like Jojoba, almond and grapeseed work their magic, fragrances of eucalyptus, cedar and pine put you into the thick of the woods, no matter where you are.
$28 (30ml), available at The Panic Room and online at thepanicroom.sg.
The Bluebeards Revenge Cuban Blend Beard Oil
Calling upon inspiration from The Caribbean, this ‘Cuban Blend’ keeps beards in check through the natural moisturising properties of olive and sunflower seed oils, while smoothing out hairs for easy grooming. Taking on a masculine profile with cedarwood bark and vetiver oils, the Cuban-inspired aromas will teleport you the picturesque streets of Havana.
$20 (50ml), available at The Panic Room and online at thepanicroom.sg.
Big Red Factory Beard Oil
An ode to hardworking men of every trade or craft, Big Red’s ‘Factory’ formula combines Argan, Jojoba, coconut and Hempseed oils to moisturise work-weathered hair and stimulate hair growth. Lightly scented so as not to overpower its wearer, the blend features a woody character with subtle hints of spice and citrus.
$21.60 (30ml), available at The Panic Room and online at thepanicroom.sg.
The Bearded Bastard R.E. Byrd Oil
Combining a number of essential oils and exotic scents, The Bearded Bastard’s tribute to the American naval officer, R.E. Byrd, is a testament to the travelling gentleman. With natural oils like Argan and Jojoba to name a few, the treatment exudes sophistication and danger with scents like peppermint, cinnamon and precious woods, while keeping your beard soft and reducing itchiness.
$39.20, available at The Panic Room and online at thepanicroom.sg.
Text Trent Davis
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