Last Updated on June 5, 2020 by Cristina
So one might be wondering what if I no longer have problems with my facial hair or if perchance you want your hair (I mean the hair on your head of course) to grow or be properly conditioned, how can you go about it? You ask yourself can you resort to the beard oil that has helped you groom your beard and can you trust the beard oil to produce the same results for your hair without suffering any side effects or allergies. Can you use beard oil on your hair? I’ll be sharing my thoughts on how you can use beard oil on your hair without repercussions.
How Beard Oil Works
The components of good beard oil are jojoba oil, grape seed oil, and argan oil. Beards Oil eliminates any itching and irritation by moisturizing the skin underneath and also keeps the skin healthy which eventually helps beard growth. Now we are not here to discuss beard growth per se right? , I know, but talking about this gives us a good understanding of how beard oil works, so kindly stay with me.
By default, what beard oil does is to moisturize facial hair and the skin under it. It basically hydrates the skin and softens beard hair. Beard Oil works better if you apply it after showering or cleansing in the morning, that way your hair follicles and pores open up and absorb the oil easily. They also make your beard smell nice of sorts.
From the above, you can deduce that beard oil works primarily works on the skin in a bid to help beard growth. It’s quite to how manure added to the soil increases soil fertility to help plants grow better.
Non-Beard related Uses of Beard Oil
You can use your beard oil in several non-beard related ways or purposes. Since we’ve established that beard oil works to produce healthy skin for beard growth, here a few uses of beard oil
- Curing Dandruff: Applying a few drops of beard oil containing jojoba oil helps fight dandruff. It creates a barrier that replicates skin natural sebum production. The stimulating and anti-inflammatory ingredients like peppermint and Australian sandalwood heal the skin.
- Condition your hair: beard oil can serve as a conditioning treatment for your hair. Argan Oil is a carrier oil that carries essentials oils and is quite rich in Vitamins, A, C, and E as well as antioxidants and omega-6 fatty acids.
A few drops in your palms, rub it together and rub on the hair, rubbing and massaging it into your scalp produces a shinier and more manageable hair (believe me, I’ve tried it).
- Heal Wounds: Some beard oils have antibacterial and antiseptic ingredients, so you can expedite the healing process of wounds by applying a few drops to the wound. Grapeseed oil helps to heal wounds faster with minimal scarring, and also acts as an anti-inflammatory. Another Ingredient safflower oil helps in generating new skin cells
- Cure Dry Skin: Almost all beard oils contain Vitamin E, an antioxidant that blocks free radicals, and keeps your skin protected from the environmental stress. Apply a few drops on the dry area once or twice a week on the areas where you feel chapped and voila! , you’re good to go. If perchance you have oily skin or acne-prone skin, start with a tiny amount and only add more drops if needed because applying too much can disturb the natural balance of the skin.
- Beard Oils also work effectively in a range of other skin situations like damaged cuticles and dryness and calluses. Beard oil peels off skin flakes and leaves your hands clean. It also works on stretch marks fresh from skin exertion of some sorts; some beard oils contain Geranium which increases collagen fibers and patchouli which is known for repairing damaged skin tissue.
How to Select the Proper Beard Oil that Works On your Hair
Not all beard oils are fit to be used on the hair, you have to carefully consider the ingredients in the beard oil before making a purchase or even applying it on your hair. So what should you look for when selecting beard oil that you might be using on your hair. There’s also the place of personal preference as regards scent and the way results may appear due to your skin type.
They are a major component of any beard oil. They should be non-comedogenic i.e. they should not block the pores and be easily absorbed by the skin. Beard oils containing jojoba oil, grape seed oil, argan oil, and coconut oil are highly recommended.
Some beard oils might contain essential oils which are used to provide a natural scent. It is advisable that you use beard oil products that contain all-natural ingredients, so when buying a beard oil choose a beard oil that uses essential oils that contain natural scent than a beard oil that uses fragrance. If you have sensitive or irritable skin, you might use an unscented beard oil because essential oils are quite strong, so they are used in small portions with larger quantities of carrier oils.
Using Beard Oil on your Hair
To get the best results, apply your beard oil after cleansing or showering. Showering with hot water opens your skin pores and conditions your hair. So drop a few drops of your desired beard oil in your hands. Rub your palms together and use it to rub your hair. Of course, this should be after drying your hair. Remember to wash your hair well preferably with a shampoo before using your beard oil.
Beard oils are little vials of wonderful elixir that can work wonders on your hair. You can use them on a wide range of skin-related circumstances.
Before you purchase that beard oil be mindful of the ingredients and also know your allergies and check if you won’t be affected by any of its ingredients.
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