Whether it's for a patchy beard or a beard that seems to grow slowly, a lot of guys are looking to see if there is a magic elixir to help their beard grow fuller and faster. While genetics play the biggest role in your beard growing potential, there are some benefits from beard oils that may help you get the beard you're looking for.
Can essential oils make your beard grow?
Let's get straight to it. There are oils that "promote" hair grow. I put that in quotes because most natural products are used as supplements to support and optimize your genetic potential. They don't necessarily plant new follicles or give you some kind of beard growing super power. But, that doesn't mean they can't help in a big way.
The 3 main ways oils help your beard
Most oils help in one or more of the following three ways:
- Improve blood flow - Certain oils, such as peppermint and cedar, can stimulate blood flow to the skin. Better blood flow can improve hair growth.
- Reduce inflammation - This is a big one! Skin that is inflamed, whether it's because of beard hair irritation (itchy beard) or dry skin, is going to swell. That swelling leads to narrow pores which restricts hairs from growing and causes a number of issues such as poor hair growth and early hair die off.
- Balance oils and reduce clogs - The oil in your face, sebum, is rather waxy and can lead to clogged pores. When you begin growing a beard several factors can lead to increased oil production and therefore more clogged pores and ingrown hairs. Certain oils, such as argan, are great for balancing the oil in your face which gives your follicles a fighting chance.
Setting your expectations for oil effectiveness
As already mentioned, essential oils support the existing ability of your body to grow a beard. That means it's not technically beard growth oil, but more like beard health oil. There's nothing wrong with that and it's certainly recommended to get the most out of the beard God gave you.
If you're looking to grow a thick beard, you've got to support your skin. That means through a healthy diet and oils that keep your face and follicles healthy. While there is no magic beard growth formula, you can make small moves that add up to big results and a better bearding experience.
If you have any questions about growing your beard, just reach out and we'll be glad to help.
p.s. We have a free sample pack of our beard oils. Check it out here.