Beard oil is a necessary component of your beard growing strategy. How do you tell a good beard oil from a not so good beard oil?
A good beard oil should moisturize the skin under your beard, soothe the irritation of early growth and create the necessary conditions for growing a healthy beard. Beard oil should also moisturize and condition your facial hair to prevent split ends and breakage. The fact that a good beard oil will also make your beard smell amazing is an added perk!
There are several moisturizing oils that nourish your beard as well as the skin underneath it. When shopping for beard oil you want to make sure it contains non-comedogenic oils that will moisturize your beard without clogging your pores. You also want to make sure your beard oil is all-natural so it will not irritate your skin like synthetic beard oils. Any beard oil worthy of putting on your beard should contain the following oils:
Jojoba is a liquid wax ester that does not contain triglycerides, so it will not become rancid in a short amount of time like grapeseed oil, and jojoba is non-allergenic and non-comedogenic so it will not block your pores. Jojoba contains generous amounts of important nutrients such as vitamin E and B complex vitamins and minerals that stimulate beard growth.
Argan oil, often referred to as “liquid gold” by hair experts, penetrates facial hair pores where it enhances elasticity and stimulates beard growth. The natural antioxidants and vitamin E in argan oil strengthen your beard by repairing the damaged cellular membranes of your facial hair while also repairing damage done by synthetic chemicals found in most store bought soaps, shampoos and conditioners.
Essential Oils (an added perk to make your beard smell awesome)
Essential oils are extracted directly from plants such as cedar and fir and are by far the best way to make your beard smell amazing. Avoid any beard oil that uses synthetic fragrance oils or does not list what they are using to scent their beard oil with. A quality beard oil will either list the essential oils individually or contain the term ‘essential oil blend.’
All of The Mod Cabin’s all-natural Beard Oils contain unrefined jojoba, pure argan oil and pure essential oil blends so you can feel good about what you are putting on your beard. Follow our simple advice, and you can have a healthy, happy and awesome beard.