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BE THE BEARD YOU CAN BE
Health & Wellbeing writer
How do you feel about beards being back? To give your beard a little DIY nourishment find your favourite beard oil and let it grow on you...
They say there are two types of people in this world: those who appreciate good beards and those who are wrong. If you can pull off a bright and beautiful beard you can pull off anything! However, there is nothing worse than a dry, prickly and frazzle-filled face. Boys, it’s important to remember that just like the top of your head, your boastful beards need some taking care of too. This means regularly shampooing, conditioning and trimming but one thing that’s often forgotten is: oiling. Natural oils applied to the beard, are the secret to being a better man because you get a better beard. Not only do natural oils nourish and moisturise facial hair but they also hydrate the skin underneath, keeping your face flawlessly fresh and smelling good too!
Beard oils work in different ways to nourish and maintain healthy beard hair; they are the essential formula to achieving a sleek and shiny look. They also importantly keep the skin under the beard smooth and soft and work wonders on itching, sensitivity, beard-druff and dryness, allowing you to groom your beard neat and smooth. The Native American Indians used natural oils such as almond and grape-seed to keep their beards radiant. Since then, beard trends have made several comebacks through fashion and with that beard oils have stood by their side! There is an oilcyclopedia for beards and picking the right one is unique to each beard and skin type so it’s important to know the different blends and ingredients there are available when you’re looking for your magic beard potion...
AMAZING ARGAN OIL
Argan Oil also known as Moroccan oil is extracted from the kernels of the Argan Trees of Morocco and is one to use on particularly dry beards. The oil is loaded with anti-oxidants, fatty acids and Vitamins E and A. It is best to pick a pure Argan Oil as this powerfully works to condition and soften hair as it penetrates hair and repairs damaged follicles. It soaks through the beard to moisturise the skin underneath, whilst at the same time reduces grease by replacing it with shine.
Conditions and maintains hair
Heals split-ends and broken hair.
KING COCONUT OIL
Coconut oil is the king of nourishment, it has intense moisturising powers which soften hair and create shine. Extracted from the kernels of coconuts it has super powers which stimulate hair growth, reduce any protein loss in hair and maintain a healthy mop of hair by protecting it from damage. It also leaves you with a cool coconut aroma. Make sure you use it in small amounts as too much can leave things greasy.
Treats daindruff and dry skin issues.
Conditions and maintains hair.
Boosts hair growth.
KEEP IT CAMELLIA
Camellia oil which is also known as tea seed oil comes from the seeds of theCamellia sinensis plant, which is predominately used for tea making. It is a brilliant moisturiser and was traditionally used in Ancient East Asia as a hair conditioner. The oil has no scent and is known to give beards the lightest, non greasy feel.
Conditions and maintains hair
A JOB FOR JOJOBA
Jojoba oil is the most natural feeling oil; it comes from the seeds of the Jojoba shrub found in Mexico and is packed with vitamins A, D and E copper, zinc, iodine and selenium. The oil is known to mimic ‘sebum’ which is your skin’s naturally produced oil. Because it has many similar properties to sebum, it is absorbed extremely well by the face. It is great for your skin but is also absorbed brilliantly by beard follicles.
Conditions and maintains hair.
Helps heal acne and other skin issues.
Anti-fungal and regulates skin oil production.
SWEET SWEET ALMOND
Coarse hair and skin? Almond oil is the answer as it has exceptional benefits for the skin but can simultaneously work magic to improve hair shine. It is created by crushing almonds found in South Asia to create oil which is abundant with nutrients such as mono fatty acids and vitamins E, A, D. It is also known to soften and condition hair which is particularly helpful for those suffering from itchy beards.
Protects against the sun and UV rays.
Maintains normal pH level of skin.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) You can use carrot oil only in small drops on your skin in the morning/during the day since it is highly potent. Carrot oil is rich in vitamins and is a very effective moisturiser. You can also mix a few drops of Carrot Oil with your favorite face cream. You can do that at least twice a week or include it in your daily skincare routine. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks