Maintaining facial hair is just as important, especially if you love a longer beard compared to a skin trimmed one. Beard oils are among the products that can give you and easy time managing your beard. The skin will absorb the oil and provide numerous benefits to the beard including growing it. But just like any other product, the ingredients that your oil contains are basically the determinants of what the oil will do to your beard and how effective it actually is in achieving the results that you desire. In essence beard growth oils are made up of carrier oils and essential oils that are blended perfectly for amazing benefits.
Here is what the ingredients in your oil will actually do with your beard:
Argan oil – It is an oil found in many skin moisturizers because of its Vitamin E which works in hydrating and softening the skin. As for your beard, the fat content of this oil will boost the skin and at the same time reduce the discomfort that comes with hair follicles sprouting. It is also non-greasy and non-irritaing which makes it a popular ingredient in beard oils. The oils absorb quickly into the skin without leaving oily greasy feel.
Castor oil – This is another very popular ingredient in beard oils that are all-natural. It is probably because of how quickly it penetrates skin under beard thus alleviating wild, coarse and dry hairs. Castor oil also has properties which eliminate itching, dandruff and at the same time also promote growth of the beard. An easier to manage and style beard means less breakage hence manlier beard at the end.
Almond oil – It works by straightening and softening the facial hairs without split ends or tangles. Beard growth oils containing this ingredient are often suitable for all beard hairs including coarse and fine ones. The oil also leaves beard looking and feeling healthier and it stimulates facial hair growth.
Shea butter – It is a very popular ingredient in a majority of beauty products. When used in beard oils, Shea butter transforms wild and frizzy beards into smooth, tangle free and smooth lovable beards. It has moisturizing properties, making it a great ingredient for facial hair growth and management.
Tea tree oil – It promotes beard growth by reducing redness, dandruff and itching. This oil also moisturizes, heals and repairs damaged beards leaving them smooth and shiny. Considering that it is quickly absorbed into the skin, it does not leave greasy oily residues on the beard.
Jojoba oil – Growing a beard can be difficult when there is too much itching and jojoba oil saves the situation by eliminating the itching from the source. It also moisturizes and gets rid of dandruff and flakes.
Other ingredients that are good on beard oils are grape seed oil, olive oil, wheat germ oil and vitamin E a well as different types of essential oils. It is important to check all ingredients in your beard oil before buying so you know exactly what you stand to benefit.
These are just some of the main core ingredients in beard oils, but there are plenty ingredients that all have a different effect on your beard. Experiment 1 at a time adding different oils to see what works best for you and your beard. Check out some other essential oils here.
If you’re looking to get starting saving money by making your own beard oils, I have put together a list of things you’ll need. Buy them once, and you’ll be good for a long time, trust me.
Another benefit of making your own beard oil is that you get to chose the scent! Here’s a list of great scents to add. Everything from Woodsy, Sandalwood, Sea breeze, and pretty much any cologne scent you can think of. See what your choices for scents are from this list