Beards go through a lot of wear and tear when they are washed, exposed to harsh chemicals, and when dead skin and dust accumulate in the hair. Our hair becomes stripped of its natural oils, which causes beards to become itchy, have dandruff and develop split ends. This can result in your beard not growing.
However, there is a solution. Essential oils are a great natural alternative to harmful shampoos and other cleaning agents that dry out your skin and stunt the growth of your beard. Essential oils can be used to promote growth and general beard health.
Essential Oils that Promote Beard Health and Growth
Jojoba oil is a liquid wax and is very similar to the structure of the skin’s nature sebum, which makes it a great natural moisturizer. This oil also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to soothe inflamed skin and counteract acne.
Sunflower oil is packed with vitamins that contribute to beard growth, as well as keep the skin underneath the beard young and vibrant. Vitamin A in sunflower oil also helps regulate natural sebum production. The Beta-Carotene inside the oil helps to protect beards from harmful UV rays and prevent sun damage.
Avocado oil eliminates dry skin and dandruff, as well as reduces patches of uneven skin tones or blemishes (age spots). The oil also increases collagen production, which can give your beard a fuller and more healthy appearance.
Coconut oil can be used to help control unruly hairs and shape your beard. It smells great, keeps your beard and skin hydrated and soft, and protects the skin from sun damage and bacterial infection.
Castor oil prevents hair loss, increases blood circulation to new beard follicles, treats split ends, promotes growth and makes your beard look fuller and denser.
Cedarwood treats dry scalp, has antiseptic properties to disinfect any cuts and scrapes caused by grooming, and has a great smell.
Peppermint oil will have your smelly minty fresh, while the oil promotes hair growth by increasing blood circulation to the beard follicles.
Vitamin E softens the beard hair making it easier to groom and style. It also stimulates hair growth by increasing the blood flow to the beard hairs, which delivers more nutrients to the follicles and promotes growth.