Don’t forget to style
In the dark ages of beard care, you had only a few options for styling. You could trim your beard, comb it... and that was pretty much it. With oil in the mix, you have a lot more flexibility -- be sure to use it. The oil will keep stray hairs in line and give them a nice shine, so take the time to comb the beard into the look you want. Plus, the hair will be more pliable, so it should be easier to shape.
Don’t expect a miracle
Head hair and beard hair aren’t the same, so don’t expect them to grow the same, either. “Androgenic hair tends to be thicker and coarser than what you've got up top,” Burns explains. That means a lot of things about your beard, but mostly, keep in mind that it’ll be much harder to tame than hair that grows from your scalp -- so don’t expect soft, luscious locks out of nowhere. Sadly, beard oil also will not make your hair grow faster or fill in any patches. That’s just not how beards work. “To support beard growth, I recommend a healthy, well-balanced diet and a whole lot of patience” Burns says. And that part is up to you.