One of our most frequently asked questions is, can beard oil help with beard growth?
The answer is yes.. just not in the way you might think.
Although nothing can change the rate at which your hair grows, the best beard oils help create ideal conditions for healthy growth. A healthy beard means less breakage, which means a thicker, fuller look faster than you would achieve without a high-quality beard oil.
How It Works
Beard oils that contain unrefined jojoba oil and pure argan oil promote beard growth by naturally moisturizing the skin underneath your beard. This removes unwanted dead skin cells and other impediments to fast facial hair growth. The right beard oil will penetrate your facial hair pores, enhancing your whisker’s elasticity and stimulating speedy beard growth. In addition to these benefits, beard growing oils contain naturally occurring antioxidants and vitamin E that further strengthen your beard by repairing the damage done to the cellular membranes of your facial hair. The stronger and more resilient your beard is, the faster it will appear to grow.
Applying beard oil to your beard and the skin underneath also prevents that stubborn growing-in stubble itch, which can cause even the most beard-committed to give in to shaving before a full beard grows in.
How to Choose
Choosing the right beard oil can seem overwhelming, but there are only a few key things you need to know to buy an awesome oil that will make your beard grow in fuller and healthier.
- Beard oil only needs a few key ingredients to work, and its main ingredients should include either jojoba or argan oils. These oils are the most like sebum, the natural oil produced by the skin itself, and are easily absorbed by the hair and skin.
- Avoid beard oil with heavy carrier oils like olive oil or castor oil. These oils sit on top of the hair and can make it appear greasy.
- Choose beard oils that are scented with from-the-earth essential oils. Artificial fragrances can irritate both your lungs and your skin.
When to Use
There’s a common misconception that you should only use beard oil on a beard that’s already established. Those with barely-there facial hair who are hoping to grow a beard shouldn’t wait for facial hair to grow in before using beard oil. The right beard oil also makes a great moisturizer, so begin nourishing those potential beard hairs that are growing beneath the skin now so they can grow in strong, moisturized, and healthy. Apply daily and repeat throughout the day as needed depending on your climate, environment, and activity level to grow and maintain a strong, conditioned beard.
How to Apply
For best results, we recommend splashing a small amount of beard oil into your palm and massaging it into your skin and beard. Apply in the morning after washing and towel drying your beard, and again before bed. You can apply more throughout the day if you notice your beard feeling a little dry. In order to distribute the beard oil evenly through your facial hair, we recommend using a boars hair beard brush (ours is cruelty-free). This also serves the important purpose of gently removing dry, dead skin cells that can clog pores, cause ingrown hairs, and prevent full beard growth.
For more information on applying beard oil and basic beard care, see our video below or check out our complete Beard Guide.