The biggest trend right now and has been for the last couple of years is BEARDS. Beards have become socially more accepted as much as tattoos have become. Of course, there are a few people out there who object to the idea of either. The biggest product out there being used by the beard community is beard oil.
What is beard oil?
Beard oil is a product made to moisturize and hydrate the hair and skin. You know when you have a dry scalp, it’s itchy, and irritated? Well with facial hair your skin underneath is sensitive and can definitely have the same problem. Using the same products you use for the hair on top of your head is a big no no. Majority of shampoos sold in grocery stores or drug stores has chemicals that create the dryness a lot of people try to avoid. The biggest problem is most don’t realize what they are using as a shampoo might as well be the main cause.
My wife is a cosmetologist and she refuses to wash her hair everyday or even every other day. My wife washes her hair once, maybe.. twice a week. Her hair is naturally unruly like facial hair is and she says, “Curly hair is naturally dry, the hair cuticle on the hair shaft if shaped differently than a straight haired individual. The natural oils that should fall down the hair shaft doesn’t because of the shape of the cuticle.” Beard oils replace the dryness that can occur on the skin and hair.
What is beard oil made out of?
Beard oil is normally made of a variety of oils, of course, this depends on the company. Some companies will have other additives to their mixture. Like I was saying beard oil is usually made with a variety of oils, and the main oil is a carrier oil. A carrier oil is a base oil, which is used to dilute essential oils before applying to the skin. The other part of the mixture is essential oils, which can either be used as more of a scent, remedies for the skin, or both. Tea Tree Oil, is a great example of an essential oil known for its medicinal properties. Tea Tree Oil usually helps fight off three types of infections, such as; fungi, bacteria, and viral. Other essential oils are known to help relaxation, depression, and anxiety.
Maintaining a good regiment with beard products, will keep your skin and hair healthy. Preventing dryness and irritation from many different elements we come across day to day. Because of the social acceptance from society, this is why beard products and beards for that matter are becoming so popular.