Beard Oil Vs Regular Oil: Know the difference
Most hair oils in the market are formulated for women, some of them may be rebranded as beard oil and offered. These are light perfumed oil which do no good for your beard. Essentially beard oil differs from other hair oil because the hair is different and so its application. To know more you should know the difference between the two type of body hair
- Beard follicles tend to be flatter and curlier than regular head hair
- Hair on the face has a much shorter growing phase.
- Facial hair tends to be thicker, and of a much more wiry texture than that on the head
- Scalp skin tends to be more oily than facial skin
- Scalp hair may be straight, yet beard hairs grow thicker and curly because follicles are different
- Beards need a milder cleanser and natural conditioning ingredients to soften it (such as a Probeard oil).
Why sporting a beard is a fashionable trend?
In India the trend to sport a beard has caught on with style crazy young Indians (call them pognophiles, the fancy term for beard lovers) as per economic times. Celebrity Cricketers, Bollywood stars are now sporting stylish beards and millions of their fans want to emulate them. Premium men’s salons in India are now reporting high demand for stylish beard. Salons are making good business as beards requires high maintenance costs especially if you want to keep them in a particular style and indians are ready to spend
It also has to do with sex appeal, women are more attracted to men with beard as per a report in Canada’s globalnews site. It reports a study that points to women looking for a fling relationship liked the scruffy look, showing a high preference for men with light and heavy stubble and little interest in the clean-shaved baby-faced look.
Beard also contributes to personality grooming and a robust initial or first impression. Because facial hair enhances masculine facial features, It gives the appearance of having a longer face and a bigger jawline, and it frames the mouth and emphasizes the eyes
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Choosing your beard style, which beard suits you?
It usually takes 2-3 weeks of beard growth before you go to your barber to decide on which beard style suits you best. The basic thumb rule to select beard style is to select one that symmetrically fits you depending on your face shape. By that yardstick you should grow long beard if your face is squarish, or go for a bushy beard if its oval. Your local barber will be your good judge for this exercise! For example, growing your entire beard the same length will actually make your face appear more round or oval shape as the sideburns blend into the hair on your head
Beard growth tips 1: to make beard grow faster and longer castor oil is most widely recommended
Beard growth – how fast can you grow it?
The average facial hair or beards grow about 1.25 centimeters or half an inch per month. This rate may be a tad slower or faster depending on your genes. The genetic makeup determines your hormone levels which greatly influence your body hair growth and its onset at puberty. This varies from person to person (and even among human races, Orientals for instance tend to have lesser facial hair than say Caucasians) and therefore your beard may grow slower or faster, as also not all parts of your beard will grow at the same rate. Anecdotal data (as reported in healthline site) claims that using castor oil once a month can spur growth three to five times the normal rate. However there is no clinical evidence to support this
Essentials of a good beard Oil: Uses & Benefits
The perfect beard oil helps you in your beard journey; from weathering troublesome offshoots to unruly adolesent hair to maintenance high mature full grown hair. So after spending on getting the perfect beard shape from the salon now you want to maintain it in prime form. For this you need a good Beard Oil that should essetial address But did you know that Beard
Penetrate hair shaft for Growth: A good beard oil gets absorbed easily and quickly in hair strands. One key to whether or not an oil penetrates into the hair is the amount of triglyceride and short-chain fatty acids it contains. Oils which penetrate hair tend to contain larger amounts of fatty acids like lauric acid, caprylic acid, palmitic acid, myristic acid, oleic acid, or linloeic acid.
Beard Itch: As your beard grows from offshoots, the skin begins to itch and become uncomfortable. Reason why most people don’t like to grow long beards. Beard-related problems is mostly related to itchiness and dandruff can be addressed with proper hydration. Repeated scratching may irritate the skin and cause inflammation or worse infection from nails. Probeard contains castor oil well known for its antibacterial properties that ensure that inflamed and irritated skin can be soothed. Probeard conditions the bristles and has a balming effect on the itch. Its pure cocunut oil softens the hair and makes you feel comfortable
Skin Nourishment: A good beard oil should nourish the skin underneath the beard. Because If your beard skin is healthy, the better your beard looks. Did you know the skin under the hair is different in beard. Scalp skin tends to be more oily than facial skin so using cleansers might work well for removing excess oil from your head but can be too harsh & drying for the face.Also a good beard oil prevents prevents beard dandruff that may caused by dry scaly skin underneath
Coverage: A good beard oil will help stimulate hair follicles when there are offshoots. This will help address patchy coverage . Some people can have patchy growth initially wiith coverage lacking in some cases. It is normal to have beard parts that are just patchy or not growing in at all. However Alopecia barbae is a medical condition that can cause bald spots on your beard.
Maintenance: When facial hair grows to its desired size i.e.,thick beards require more maintenance. Because a young beard is softer as the hairs are relatively new and have not been exposed to the outside elements for a very long time. But as it grows it tends to be thick, unruly and gets weather beaten. Beard is usually not soft because it has little moisture content in it. And when we talk of moistururizing it, we mean oils, not water.
Beard Growth tips 2: A good beard Oil is heavy not light. Castor oil, Coconut oil, Sesame, Thuja and Jaborandi are heavy oils that penetrate the hair shaft and seal the hair like champion.
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These essential hair oils will do a world of good for your Beard and give you the perfect groomed look.
Castor Oil: As per dermatologists (like Dr. Deepali Bhardwaj) castor contains ricinoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids which helps in increasing the blood circulation and improves hair growth when massaged onto the cheeks or the scalp . It is thicker, heavier and denser than other oil because of its rich fatty acid content. This is ideal for beard hair which is dry, curly and sometimes knotty. Dr. Hadley King MD , a certified MD in NYC says in Cosmopolitan “it is a natural emollient and ideal ingredient for ulta hydrating conditioners and masks”. Michelle Blaisure, a certified trichologist, also reports “castor oil is not only anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, but it also helps maintain moisture in the skin,”
Coconut Oil : its natural properties promote soft, healthy beards, and keeps the skin underneath your beard moisturized and hydrated. It does wonders on curly hair, and provides essential moisture and locking the hair cuticle to prevent frizz and split ends. It is extremely important that the skin underneath your beard is healthy. It is the foundation upon which your beard grows.
Jaborandi: is also known by the name of Pilocarpus , it is well known to stimulate circulation beneath (subcutaneous, i.e., capillaries carrying blood to follicles) by its exothermic action. Improving cheek circulation is good way to speed up beard circulation
Til: Traditionally known for its therapeutic skin and hair care applications, Sesame oil is a natural emollient, meaning it can help to soften your skin and make the strands of your hair look smoother. It contains fatty acids that is considered healthy with edible foods, also make it good for topically combating dry hair and underneath skin. It is rich in beta carotene, vitamins d, c, e, antioxidants and essential fatty acids.
Arnica: contains helenalin, a anti-inflammatory agent that has a soothing effect on irritated skin. Topical arnica oil application will help reduce inflammation that causes itching and irritation. It rejuvenate skin, stimulates the hair follicles by improving the blood flow and prevent premature hair fall.
Cantharis: as topical application is known to controls sensitive irritations, control eruptions with burning and itching and leaves a cooling effect on skin
All the above oils are easily absorbed into beard strands and when applied modestly, and do not weigh down. All these oils are well blended in Probeard oil in right proportion to give you potentially the best beard oil in market
|Oils with high penetration||% Lipids that can “seep” under cuticles||Triglycerides||Polar triglycerides (these penetrate hair)||% Monosaturated lipids||Penetration improves with heat?||Hair penetration documented by research|
|Coconut oil||0.95||Yes (64%)||Yes||0.06||Yes||Yes, excellent|
|Castor Oil||0.15||Yes (86-90%)||Yes||0.07||Unknown|
|Sesame seed oil (til)||~86%||Yes||Yes||40-50%||Unknown|
|Mineral oil||No penetration|
Beard growth tips 3: Dot go for beard oil that claim to contain mineral oil. They have no hair penetration as per documented by research and therefore little value.
Application: Take three to five drops of Probeard oil in the palms of your hands and rub it for even spread across your palms. Then massage it into your entire beard in a downward motion. Do this when your beard is moist or damp, but not wet or drenched. Make sure to work it through your entire beard using your fingers. If your beard is long or thick, use a wide tooth comb to make sure the beard oil gets evenly distributed
Side Effects of Beard Oil: The chances of a allergic reaction are little or nil in a good beard Oil. Always do a patch test to check skin suitability i.e., apply it one area of shallow section of the beard to check skin sensitivity if any. Many beard oil in the market contain carrier oil which may interact with sensitive skin. ProBread oils is made of all-natural ingredients and free of any perfume or preservatives.
How should you use Probeard Beard Oil everyday for best results?
You should apply Probeard beard Oil daily in the morning after washing your face. If you live in a dry climate zone like India, you should consider applying a few more drops of Probeard Beard Oil later in the day or before bed. Additionally, we recommend beginning to use Beard Oil as soon as you start growing your beard. For best results and really enjoy the benefits of Probeard beard oil, you must apply it at least 2 times a day (morning and evening) for a minimum of 3 weeks