Growing and maintaining hair, whether it’s on your head or your face, can be difficult. Hair can become thin, dry, and age prematurely if it is not properly cared for. Buying the wrong hair care products that are made with and contain chemicals can cause more harm than good (perhaps even permanently.) Gently rubbing some chemical-free, natural oils into the hair and scalp is the best way to treat nearly any hair condition. Oil moisturizes and strengthens your hair and beard, preventing the split ends or breakage that can make you look more like a character from Duck Dynasty than a handsome lumberjack. These oils are very easy to shop for and can be used to treat beards, mustaches, manly manes, and anything else!
Argan oil is considered one of the best oils–if not the best oil–to use on beards and hair. Native from Morocco, argan oil is extracted from the argan tree and has many different uses. Along with conditioning, moisturizing, and shining hair, the oil is used for treating dry and damaged skin, acne, and brittle nails. The oil contains vitamin E, fatty acids, and many other nutrients.
Avocado oil can soften and shine the beard. It can also restore balance and assist the beards’ health. Gently massage the oil into the beard and skin, or mash up a fresh avocado with the oil and massage it into the beard, let it sit for 15 minutes, and then wash it out. Avocado oil contains Vitamins A, B, C, and K along with copper, fiber, folate, and potassium.
Sunflower oil can prevent hair loss and protect against acne as well as hair breakage. On hair, sunflower oil can prevent frizzing, prevents thinning hair, and it can add a sheen to the hair. The oil is rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E, fatty acids, and omegas which also helps prevent premature aging by moisturizing the hair and skin.
Almond oil can help increase beard growth and get rid of dandruff by cleansing the scalp. It can reduce inflammation because it is high in fatty acids, and it helps improve circulation. The oil contains Vitamin E, potassium, zinc, magnesium, biotin, proteins, and monounsaturated fatty acids.
Unrefined, cold-pressed coconut oil is considered one of the best oils to help beards grow faster, thicker, softer, and healthier. It also moisturizes and promotes hydration. It contains saturated fats, iron, and small amounts of Vitamins K and E. Note: use virgin coconut oil and not refined oil. Refined coconut oil is extracted through physical or chemical means, and is not as beneficial as unrefined or organic coconut oil.