Whether you have just started growing a beard or already sport a luxurious one- this guide is for all bearded men.
Natural beard oil is one of the best ways to condition a beard and is especially important for men who are just starting out. When you first start growing a beard, you are troubled with itchy, scruffy faces that look untidy and cause intense discomfort. With regular use of a natural beard oil recipe, you can condition the skin and stimulate rapid hair growth.
Oiling the beard regularly also eliminates other common beard problems like dandruff, ringworm, sparse growth, unruly hair etc. In today’s guide, I will discuss a couple of all-natural beard oil recipes which you can create in the comforts of your home to beat the itch, moisturize the skin and condition the beard hair through its different stages of growth.
Before we discuss the best natural beard oil recipes, I would like to first touch base on how beard hair grows.
How a beard grows and develops
Just like all human hair on other parts of the body, beard hair is also composed of protein called keratin. The beard hair, like hair on your scalp, also goes through different phases of hair growth-anagen, catagen and telogen.
The anagen phase is the most important phase we are concerned with as this is the phase during which hair growth is most active. The length of this stage of hair depends on your genetics, diet and also your environment. You can increase the span of this stage by regularly using the right beard grooming products. Beard shampoos, beard balms and natural beard oils help clean, protect and nourish the hair in this stage so your beard hair grows rapidly and shines with health.
How to grow a beard and things you can do to counter itchiness
The best way to grow a beard is to stop shaving (duh!). However, things are not as easy as they seem. Your skin will protest and you will feel the urge to scratch your face off. Stopping shaving will also lead to problems like inner hair growth, razor bumps etc. Here are some steps to take when you just start growing a beard:
- Use a razor to keep parts of your face hairless-this depends on the style of beard you choose to grow. Invest in a cordless trimmer to help you take care of this. Brush your beard daily. Brush the hair downwards so that it stands straight out from the face. Next, brush it back down so that the hair lays in its normal resting place. This little trick will help your beard lay nicely.
- Shampoo the beard with special beard shampoos. Look for products containing ingredients like olive oil, seaweed extracts, aloe vera, tea tree oil etc. You can also make your own DIY homemade beard shampoo with Castille soap, jojoba or coconut oil and distilled water.
- After drying the beard well with a clean towel, apply natural beard oil recipe which I will discuss below.
Commit to the above steps and very soon you will have a luxurious beard which is free from itchiness.
DIY homemade natural beard oil recipe
A good quality, all natural beard oil recipe contains essential oils that are extracted from seeds, leaves, roots and other parts of the plant. These natural ingredients are compatible with the human hair and skin.
Not only are the oils easily absorbed by the skin; they also penetrate deep into the hair shaft and the skin cells to protect hair follicles and stimulate hair growth. The oils also create a barrier against environmental damage caused to the beard by elements like pollution, sun’s UV rays and so on.
Natural beard oil recipe also contains vitamins, minerals and proteins that create the perfect environment for strong, speedy hair growth. When massaged daily into the hair roots, your beard will grow faster and you will no longer face the itchiness that comes when you first start growing a beard.
Let us now discuss the natural beard oil recipes.
Natural Hair Growth Stimulant Beard Oil Recipe 1
- Bay essential oil – 6 to 8 drops
- Rosemary essential oil -8 drops
- Cedarwood essential oil- 5 drops
- Jojoba carrier oil -2-3 tbsp
Mix all the oils together. Use a dropper to measure the oils. Store the oil in a dark or amber colored glass bottle with stop cap having a dropper.
Take a few drops of the oil into your palms. Rub them together and massage the oil well into the roots of the beard hair. Massage for at least 3-5 minutes. Cover the beard with a hot towel (towel dipped in hot water and wrung to remove excess water) and relax for 10 minutes. The steam from the towel will help the oils penetrate deeper into the skin. You can now wash off the beard using a beard shampoo or leave the oil in as a leave-in-conditioner. Repeat this hot oil treatment 2 times a week.
Natural Hair Growth Stimulant Beard Oil Recipe 2
- 15 drops of Rosemary essential oil
- 5 drops of Lemon essential oil
- 5 drops of Basil essential oil
- 5 drops of Geranium essential oil
- 3 drops of Clove oil
- ½ cup of Jojoba carrier oil
Mix all the essential oils first in a storage container, adding them drop by drop. Add the carrier oil later. Shake well. Store it in a cool dry place. Use this natural beard oil recipe daily all over the beard hair after shampooing to condition the beard.
Natural Beard Oil Recipe For Body And Volume
This is a simple recipe for those suffering from sparse beard growth.
- 2-4 drops of rosemary essential oil
- Your favorite beard shampoo
Mix the oil in the shampoo. Next, wet your beard and work up a rich lather with the above mixture. Let it sit for 5 minutes before washing off. This is an excellent remedy for dandruff and helps stimulate beard growth.
Let me know which natural beard oil recipe worked for you!