How to Use Beard Oil for Growth? An Ultimate Guide

Written by: Kaushik Jethva

Last Updated: November 23, 2022

a man with full grown beard
A bearded man with a full-grown beard

This will be the only blog that you will need on how to grow a beard. How can we say that? because we have defined all the odds in this blog. I was just like you at one point I had basically a clean face that looked like the surface of the Moon. Completely smooth, nothing but maybe two or three little hairs sprouting out of my chin, and then I went to this full beard.

So first of all I would like to dispel two myths because when you look into growing a beard you want to know and gain all the knowledge you can.

myths about growing a beard
Common myths about growing a beard.

Keep Shaving!

The more you shave the faster your hair will grow and that’s completely false. It’s not true. Dispelled by doctors time and time again, the mistake that people make is that they think that when they shave their face it’s growing back thicker but in reality, all you’re doing is you’re cutting the hair follicle at a stump so that instead of having a point at the end there’s just like a square stump so it looks thicker. But in reality, when it grows out it’s gonna have that same point and look the same thickness or thinness as before so don’t fall for that mistake. Let your hair just grow, let it ride out.

Everyone can grow a beard

That’s simply not true. You’re not going to grow a beard. Growing a beard comes down to two main things:

  • Genetic Predisposition

Some people are simply better genetically predisposed to grow beards than others. Hairs have two main functions:

  1. To keep you warm
  2. To control your sweat function

Your sweat function is what keeps you cool. Indian people tend to have more hair because it’s advantageous during the day to sweat more in order to cool down because we are in such a dry hot climate. Similarly, having hair on your face and body at night will keep you warm.

  • Testosterone Levels

The very hormone that separates men from women. It gives us the very first signs the very first visible authentication that we are in fact men with big muscles hair a deep voice a jawline. It’s absolutely advantageous to optimize your testosterone production and the normal range that you want to be in as a man is between 300-1000 nanograms per deciliter.

2 How does beard oil help your beard hair grow rapidly and nourish your beard and skin?

There is limited research to support claims that certain beard oil promotes beard growth and nourishment. You can enhance the growth of your beard by using beard oil on your facial hair.

If you’re looking to increase the size or length of your beard, there are some things you can try.

  • Minoxidil

In spite of limited research, a growing number of men claim that minoxidil is effective in promoting facial hair and beard growth. According to the study, using minoxidil will probably result in heavier hair, suggesting that more hair is growing than is being shed. Minoxidil stimulates hair growth and thickness where it is applied. For this reason, minoxidil is used to stimulate male beard growth.

  • Biotin

The body gets its keratin from the blend of biotin, and keratin is an essential protein that makes up hair, skin, and nails. Using biotin results in a thicker, healthier scalp and facial hair. A biotin supplement can help your beard grow to its full potential if you don’t get enough of this vitamin in your daily diet.

3 The best way to use beard growth oils for growth

It is recommended to follow the instructions on the back of the beard oil. As a guide, here’s how you should apply beard oil for men:

  1. Spread a few drops of the best beard oil across your palms by rubbing them together. It’s better to use beard oil in small quantities and add more oil later.
  2. Take both hands and rub them across your skin.
  3. Ensure that your hands cover your mustache and chin by rubbing them along your face.
  4. Gently rub the hair and skin once again.
  5. Combing your beard is one of the ways to ensure the beard oil is distributed evenly. Keep combing your hair both against and in favor of the growth.
  6. Make sure your beard is well-groomed as you like it.

4 How often should you apply beard oils?

Beard oil should be applied after taking a hot shower or washing your face when your beard hair and face are clean. You need to dry your beard with a towel before applying the oil to your skin. Daily application of beard growth oil is probably not necessary. Instead, you can apply the beard oil on alternate days on the skin underneath your beard as well as your facial hair.

In the case of a dry climate or a long beard, you can apply more frequently.

5 Mistakes to avoid when applying the best beard oil for men

You can apply beard oil in any quantity and frequency you like, but try to avoid:

  • Oiling your beard too much even when it is wet.
  • Letting clusters of nourishing beard oil uncombed on your skin and hair.
  • Direct application of beard oil to the skin and face.
  • Using beard oil if your skin feels irritated or gets rashes.

6 Derma-roller for beard growth: how to use it?

derma roller for growing a beard
A man rolling a derma-roller on his face for growing a beard.

Several studies have found that micro-needling helps grow beard and scalp hair when combined with other treatments. If you’re wondering how to use a derma-roller for micro-needling your beard, follow these steps:

1. Do a needle check:

Use sterile needles no longer than 0.5mm. Do not use needles larger than 0.5 mm more than once or twice a week. When using needles frequently, choose 0.25 mm.

2. Sterilize the needles:

Clean and sterilize your derma-roller by rubbing alcohol before and after each use.

3. Wash your face:

Apply a mild face wash to your face and wash it with warm water. Pat dry your skin with a clean towel.

4. Roll on:

Roll the device in different directions over your beard using light to moderate pressure. In order to prevent skin injuries, cover all areas in a consistent pattern and lift the roller when changing directions.

5. Apply a beard growth oil:

Gently massage the rolled area with beard oil until it’s absorbed into the skin.

7 How much time does it take for the best beard oils for showing results?

You may start witnessing that your beard will immediately benefit from the use of beard oils. The best beard oils and other essential oils are mainly used to add fragrance and keep your skin and hair hydrated. Your beard will soak up this beard oil like a sponge. After a few weeks of consistent use, you will begin to see softer, more conditioned beards – especially if you have a longer beard.

8 Wrapping Up

Beard oil is an irreplaceable grooming product for men who wear beards. Not only does it promote growth, but it also nourishes and moisturizes the skin underneath the beard.

The frequency of applying beard oil is considered after several factors, including your beard length and the climate around you. It is recommended to apply beard oil twice a day, first in the morning before you begin your day, and second at night before you go to sleep.

FAQ's about Beard Growth Oils

How often should I use beard oil?

A number of factors will influence how often you should apply your beard oil, including its length, its type, the humidity of the surrounding area, and the coarseness of the hair on your beard. For a newbie, we would suggest using beard oil once a day and using that as a guide. If you feel your beard might need more oil, apply it twice a day, once in the morning and once before sleeping at the night.

With your beard getting longer, you’ll need more oil, so here are our recommendations:
If you have beard growth between a month to 3 months, apply 1-3 drops daily.
If you have beard growth between 3 months to 6 months, apply 2-5 drops daily.
If you have beard growth between 6 months to 12 months, apply 4-6 drops daily.
If its been a year since you are growing a beard and you have a long beard, you can apply 6-10 drops daily.

As per our experts, it is observed that most men apply beard oil twice a day, once in the morning before starting their day and once at night as they retire for the evening.

Even though most beard oils are made of natural ingredients, an allergic reaction to it is still possible. Beard oils can be formulated with hundreds of essential oils and carrier oils. We recommend to stop using the beard oil if you feel rashes and if your skin gets irritated with the use of such oils.

We suggest you should seek medical advice before using any products including a beard oil, if you suffer from ongoing acne breakouts. It is possible for some beard oils to contain significant amounts of ‘comedogenic’ ingredients (excessive pore-clogging ingredients) which needs to be avoided.

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