There is a perfect oil for beard growth which will help put a stop to the question that has been worrying you: ‘why is my beard not growing?' Many factors come into play when it comes to growing a dense and luxurious beard.
Apart from a healthy diet, daily grooming is a must to ensure that your beard grows nice and thick. Stunted beard growth could indicate underlying nutritional deficiencies but it might even indicate lack of proper love and care for your beard.
So today I am going to talk about some beard growing oil recipes which will stimulate your hair follicles to grow quickly.
What Makes A Beard Grow?
As stated above, there are many factors that decide how long, thick and dense your beard will grow. As you probably already know, hair growth goes through three different phases-anagen catagen and telogen.
Without getting into the science and technicalities behind these, all you need to know is that anagen is the phase when the hair grows, catagen is the stage when the hair stops growing while telogen is the phase when the hair stays at the same length with no new growth. Naturally, if we had things our way, we would want all our hairs to be in the Anagen phase all the time.
Unfortunately, that does not happen. What we can only do is eat well, eliminate stress from our lives and also provide our hair with an environment that is conducive to growth. Essential oils for beard growth can provide this environment by nourishing the hair roots and protecting them from harsh environmental factors that cause hair fall and breakage.
How Does Beard Growth Oil Work?
Beard growth oil prevents damage and wear and tear caused by the environment to beard hair.
While the first step in growing a long and strong beard is to stop shaving, you might still have to trim your beard every now and then to eliminate stray hair and also give a definite shape to your beard. When you first start growing a beard, your face tends to feel terribly itchy.
To counter this itch, I recommend the use of different oils such as Coconut or Jojoba oils mixed with the right essential oils that eliminate inflammation whilst stimulating growth. These oils also moisturize and impregnate the hair follicles of your beard, creating an atmosphere conducive for growth.
Coconut oil beard growth recipe (discussed below) can help eliminate skin and hair problems commonly encountered during the growth phase: acne, fungal infections, ringworm and so on. Let me summarize the benefits of using beard growing oil recipes regularly:
- Regular massage with essential oil for beard growth promotes blood circulation to the hair follicles.
- The essential oils for beard growth also supply your hair with nutrients such as essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
- Regular application of growth oil makes the hair resistant to breakage.
- Oils for beard growth moisturize the skin and also prevent acne, ringworm etc.
- They provide luster and shine to the beard making it look luxurious and elegant.
Best Carrier Oils To Use In Beard Growth Oil Recipes
There are many carrier oils you can use in your beard oil recipes to stimulate hair growth including Olive oil, Argan oil, Hemp seed oil, Grapeseed oil Sweet Almond oil etc.
However, the best carrier oils which will make a remarkable difference in your beard’s condition are:
You will notice tremendous beard growth will with this natural waxy oil derived from Jojoba plant native to western regions of the United States.
Jojoba oil is very similar in texture and properties to the sebum secreted by the human skin.
Therefore, it makes sense to massage this oil into the beard to hydrate the skin and nourish the hair.
When used regularly, Jojoba oil beard growth occurs by stimulating the hair follicles, keeping the skin supple and your beard hair soft and manageable.
Coconut oil beard growth formula prevents protein loss from your beard and you can use it as pre wash conditioner.
It prevents the harsh effects of soaps and shampoos that tend to strip off your hair’s natural oils.
Coconut oil is also anti-fungal in nature which helps prevent dandruff, ringworm and other common beard problems.
Best Essential Oils For Beard Growth
Rosehip oil works as an excellent moisturizer for dry, dull hair. It is proven to eliminate dandruff and provides shine to the beard.
This oil is rich in antioxidants so it prevents premature graying of hair and also hair breakage.
Juniper berry is one of the best hair growth oils. Give daily massage to your beard 2 hours prior to washing.
It stimulates the circulation in hair follicles, promote scalp health and provide a moisturizing effect.
Rosemary Oil (Oops! Good for Head Hair Growth...Not Beards)
Update: A reader (see comments section) sent me information that clarifies Rosemary is not actually beneficial for beard growth...
"Beard hair and scalp hair are totally different. (which is why they feel and look different) Beard hair is like body hair – it’s androgenic – meaning it requires male hormone likes DHT to grow. That’s why men have more body hair than women, including of course facial hair. Scalp hair however is not androgenic. And here’s the catch – the hormone DHT that causes male pattern baldness is the SAME hormone that promotes, yes promotes beard growth.
Studies have shown that regular use of Rosemary officinalis for hair massage can actually reverse the effects of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) which causes hair fall.
So add this oil to your beard growth oil recipe and you will definitely see a positive change in your beard’s appearance.
This is why bald men often have excellent beards. So if you suggest to men that they put scalp hair friendly products like Rosemary oil on their beards, you’re going to HINDER their beard growth and even kill it off completely. Rosemary oil is a highly effective DHT blocker. If you put that on your beard, you will starve it of essentiel growth hormones. "
Lemon oil eliminates microorganisms and toxins living in the hair and creates an atmosphere conducive for hair growth.
It also eliminates dandruff and acne.
Lavender oil is one of the best oils for treating baldness and alopecia.
Therefore it makes sense to use it in your beard growth oil recipes.
This all natural oil relaxes your senses, calms anxiety and eliminates stress which could be one of the factors in stunted beard growth.
Cypress is a wonderful addition to your collection of oils for beard growth.
Not only does its woodsy, manly scent keep your beard smelling great; it also boosts hair growth by providing antioxidants and anti-inflammatory action to your hair and skin.
Sandalwood oil cools down inflammation, obviates toxins and promotes circulation to the hair follicles.
It helps that this oil smells great!
The rich sesquiterpene content of Cedarwood oil promotes luxurious hair growth.
When massaged regularly into the beard, the oil promotes circulation and eliminates toxic elements that hamper hair growth.
Best Beard Growth Oil Recipes
Try one or both of the following beard growing oil recipes and see the difference!
Beard Growth Oil Blend 1
- 3 drops Rosemary oil
- 5 drops each Lavender and Sandalwood oils
- 2-3 drops Lemon oil
Mix all the oils together in a dark colored glass bottle. To use, mix it up with Coconut oil which is one of the best carrier oils for growing a beard.
Massage the mixture well into the hair and skin. Leave it on overnight. Wash off using a mild beard shampoo the next morning.
Beard Growth Oil Blend 2
- 12 drops Cedarwood oil
- 10-12 drops Cypress oil
- 5-6 drops Lavender oil
- 3-5 drops Rosemary oil
- 1 tbsp Jojoba oil
As I said earlier, Jojoba oil promotes luxurious beard growth making it one of the best oils to use when growing/maintaining a beard. Mix the above blend and store it in an amber colored bottle away from heat and light.
Use it daily. This recipe is light enough to be used during the daytime as it won’t give your beard a greasy look.
The above beard growing oil recipes tame unruly hair and eliminate untidy, frizzy flyaway beards.
The shelf life of both blends is around 9 months-so you can make a large batch to use daily.
NOTE: Now that you have your beard growth on the right path, you may want to consider getting a good quality essential oil diffuser to get the same masculine oil aromas floating around your personal interior space.