Let’s face it – growing a beard can be a practice in patience. This is especially true for those men with a genetic predisposition to hair loss, or those who experience low testosterone levels.
Fortunately, there are natural ways to grow your beard faster. One such way is with the use of a homemade beard growth oil. Take a look below to learn what components make up a quality beard growth oil, and how you can make your very own.
Components of Beard Growth Oil
There are two main components you’ll want to include in your beard growth oil in order to obtain best results. They are carrier oil and essential oil.
Carrier oils are, in essence, a transport mechanism for essential oils and herbs. There are a number of carrier oils which have been scientifically proven to stop hair fall and improve hair growth. Some of my favorites include:
Grapeseed Oil – Shown to increase blood flow and promote the conversion of hair follicles from non-active to active hair growth, grapeseed oil is an essential tool in your beard growing arsenal.
Sesame Oil – As an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant oil, sesame provides you with hair growth results that are just as effective as those seen in individuals who use Minoxidil but even Minoxidil takes time to work.
Almond Oil – Another hair cycle converter, this nut oil has been shown to increase the length of the hair growing phase of the hair cycle.
As extremely potent liquids, essential oils are used successfully for a wide range of treatments. Their potency does require dilution (I recommend at least 5ml of carrier oil for each drop of essential oil), but this can also make them more effective by providing them with the transport they require. Now, let’s look at some of the more effective hair growth-promoting oils.
Peppermint Oil – Promoting the propagation of new hair follicles, the growth of hair, and even increasing hair thickness, this triple-threat oil is a great addition to your beard care routine.
Rosemary Oil – An immune stimulant and anti-inflammatory, rosemary oil can be used to promote the growth of healthy beard hair.
Cedar Wood Oil – Shown to ‘restart’ hair follicles which have stopped producing hair, cedarwood oil can boost hair growth and improve beard hair quality. Not to mention, the woodsy-smelling essential oil gives you a manly essence.
3-Ingredient DIY Beard Growth Oil
With a better understanding of the two main components of beard growth oil, it’s time to try your hand at making your own.
What You’ll Need:
- Grapeseed Oil (1 ounce)
- Rosemary Oil (1 drop)
- Cedar Wood Oil (1 drop)
Using a dark bottle, add the above three ingredients. Mix well, and be sure to shake each time prior to use.
Store in a dark space, such as a closet or drawer. This will preserve the quality of the oil.
To apply, first, wash and towel dry your beard. Add a few drops (2-3 to start) of the oil to your palm, and use your other hand's fingertips to apply. Once your beard is fully covered from root to tip (but not saturated), use both hands to gently massage the oil into your beard and the underlying skin. Finally, use a beard comb to evenly distribute the oil and style.
Benefits of Use:
To improve beard growth rates and speed up the process, the use of an all-natural, homemade beard growth oil is just what you need.
With just two components (carrier oil and essential oil) you can make your own combinations, tailored to suit your needs. Remember, there’s no ‘right’ way to make a homemade beard growth oil. As long as you use ingredients which are high quality and proven to be beneficial for the promotion of hair growth, you won't be disappointed in the results.
It's also important to break bad habits that hinder beard growth. This can be things like brushing to often and touching your beard frequently.