History is cyclical, this fully applies to the history of fashion. Looking at how many men began to grow a beard, and even to take great care of it, it is impossible not to remember the times when beards were just as frequent attribute of the appearance of men. And then there were also means for the care of this brutal element, but today there seems to be much more. Oil for the beard – one of these means.
Why is it needed?
The value of oils in their composition, very rich and extremely nourishing for the bristles. Vitamins and antioxidants are needed in the care of both hair and bristles. The principle of action is the same.
The oil’s action on bristles includes:
- nourishing the roots;
- softening and moisturizing the bristles and at the same time the facial skin;
- strengthening the pigmentation of the beard and mustache;
- awakening of “sleeping” follicles;
- acceleration of skin cell regeneration;
- healing of microcracks;
- saturation of hair with nutrients;
- giving the beard a pleasant fragrance;
- improving bristle growth.
The oil film can envelop literally every hair, making it stronger and helping to resist aggressive UV rays, protecting the hair from frizzing and drying out. It works to soften and improve the overall appearance of your bristles. Plus, it will become more pleasant to the touch. Those who have used oils for a long time know the effect they have on stubble growth, on stubble density – it’s a great way to make a beard more convincing for those who think it’s sparse.
In short, as a grooming product, oils will be the best option, affordable and not very expensive, always giving results.
The best oils
Oils are divided into base and essential oils. Base oils are compositions that can be used daily, and on their basis you can prepare nourishing masks for bristles, various recipes of care mixtures. But essential oils are used strictly dosed, it is the prevention of hair loss and hair deterioration. They are more concentrated, so the daily application is excluded.
If your beard is growing badly, and you would like to solve this problem, one of the best options is burdock oil. It is inexpensive and very rich in fat. It is proved that it accelerates hair growth, affects the density of the bristles, and makes the hair more manageable. Those who complain of an unyielding beard, bunched up in “lumps,” the use of burdock oil is indicated. Apply it warm or cold along the entire length of the beard, and after about 45 minutes wash off with shampoo and warm water.
And other oils are also suitable for hair growth:
- Castor oil. Its composition of valuable vitamins, many micronutrients, which also regenerate and renew the skin. On its grooming depends and what will be the beard. The oil is hypoallergenic, which means it is suitable for everyone. In addition, it has antibacterial properties, softening and soothing.
- Olive oil. One of the most accessible, because it is sold in the grocery store. It is better if it is a cold-pressed oil with active hair growth stimulation and effective moisturizing. Also, this oil is great for restoring skin, healing wounds, taking away irritation after shaving and beard correction.
The oils can be alternated so that there is no addictive effect.
To soften and moisturize
The same castor oil copes well with this task, but a wonderful alternative is argan oil. It’s a very powerful moisturizer that’s also a prophylactic for aging skin. The first significant wrinkles it can prevent. It is a necessary choice to “wake up” the hair follicles.
Jojoba oil, the texture of which is incredibly soft and very quickly absorbed, is also suitable for softening. It contains rare amino acids that normalize blood flow, and this is also important for the work of hair follicles. Oxygen delivery to them is improved, and stiff hair soon gets the desired softness.
For dry hair, coconut oil is a valuable purchase, it penetrates into the very hair shaft, trapping moisture in it. Hair will be flexible and shiny after a couple of weeks of using the oil. And if you mix it with argan oil, in addition to the emollient properties, the composition will show itself as a growth stimulant.
For the prevention of ingrown hairs, for the manageability and softening almond oil is suitable. It will also soothe and remove irritation from the skin. Almond oil is useful for those who are dissatisfied with the elasticity of hair.
And this category includes linseed oil, which will definitely be in the top three in the rating of care products for the beard. It consists of 70% polyunsaturated acids, vitamins (A, E, B, F). The oil is quickly absorbed into the hair and begins to work, saturating both the shaft and the bulb.
Macadamia and avocado oil and cedar oil are often used in formulations that help style the beard. For example, a product called Wood and Space is a great oil mix that not only takes care of the bristles, but also styles the hair the way the wearer wants it.
An alternative is Beardiest Warming, a product with chilli extract, almond oil and wheat germ oil. It strengthens, helps hair growth, warms, nourishes, moisturizes, copes well with beard styling – its popularity is quite justified.
How to use beard oil
A single dose is 3-4 drops, no more. If the beard is very thick and long, the dose can be increased one and a half times, and that will be enough.
Learn how to apply the product:
- It should be slightly rubbed in clean palms.
- Using the palms of your hands, go over the entire beard in one direction, as if trying to crush it, to absorb the composition in the hair.
- It is more convenient to apply the oil starting from the bottom of the beard, moving smoothly to the cheeks. The left hand applies on the right cheek and vice versa.
- The beard before applying the composition should be washed and dried.
- If necessary, a comb is used for combing.
- Frequency of application is up to 3 times a day. In most cases, 1 time in the morning is enough.
If you have not showered and need to apply the oil, you can do so. Wash well, bend over a bowl of hot water for about 5 minutes, cover your head with a towel.