The Benefits of Natural Oils on Beards and Men's Facial Hair
The best ingredients are provided in their purest form by our bountiful Earth.
If you’re growing your beard long and want to keep it strong, look no further than what nature herself has to offer. Natural oils have been used for their medicinal and cosmetic properties since ancient times, and have been known to Arabs for generations for their excellence in the growth and conditioning of healthy skin and hair.
Don’t rely on shampoos and conditioners that will dry out your skin and cause itchiness and irritation. Read on to learn the benefits of natural oils on beards and men’s facial hair!
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil is rich in magnesium, calcium, and zinc—all minerals that are vital to healthy hair growth. Deficiency in these minerals can lead to alopecia, poor hair growth, and hair loss. It is no surprise, then, that sweet almond oil is one of the 8 natural oils that are used in Diggn’it beard oils and balms. As a bonus, sweet almond oil also softens skin, meaning your beard won’t be dry and itchy.
Castor oil is well-known for its viscous texture and unique fatty acid composition that encourages the growth and thickening of hair. Dating back to Ancient Egypt, it is rich in ricinoleic acid, salts, and esters, making castor oil an excellent emollient and skin conditioner. It also improves blood flow and circulation to the areas it is applied to, stimulating hair follicles and white blood cells.
Moroccan Argan Oil
Argan oil, considered by many to be “liquid gold,” is derived from the fruit of the Argan Tree. Use of argan oil for healing and beauty dates back as far as 600 BC. Due to its high amounts of vitamins A, C, and E, as well as antioxidants, linoleic acid, and omega fatty acids, argan oil is known for boosting cell production, leading to healthier, stronger, and fuller hair. This makes it a great addition to beard oil.
Black Seed Oil
Black seed oil is a unique oil in that it is an essential oil, making it much more potent and powerful. The use of black seed oil dates back to Ancient Egypt and the Middle East. Black seed oil nourishes and strengthens skin, as well as conditions dry and brittle hair. Its nourishing make-up also fights against dandruff, making it a prime oil for dry and brittle beards.
Cactus oil, also known as prickly pear seed oil, is indigenous to Morocco. Cactus oil is excellent in promoting moisturized skin. Containing large amounts of linoleic acid, a fatty acid that stimulates healthy cell production, cactus oil also deters hair breakage. Cactus oil makes for a great addition to any oil blend for beards, providing exemplary conditioning and protection for beards.
Like many oils on this list, tragacanth use dates back thousands of years. Famous in Saudi Arabia, and grown in Syria and Iraq, Its most lauded use is the strengthening of hair and the cessation of hair loss. By applying it to your beard or facial hair, you are manufacturing a natural shield that prevents damage and provides volume and thickness.
Like black seed oil, cedar oil is an essential oil. Grown in the Southern and Western regions of Saudi Arabia, it is derived from conifer trees and has been widely used in medicine as well as industry. Cedar oil is renowned for curbing hair loss and stimulating hair follicles by increasing circulation. It is also a natural pesticide and anti-fungal that can help prevent fungal infections that can impede hair growth.
Wild Hemp Oil
Hemp is an extremely versatile plant that has been used in many capacities for hundreds of years. Wild hemp oil contains lipids that condition and soften your beard, and it also contains fatty acids that nourish the hair follicle by increasing circulation. Additionally, wild hemp oil helps moisturize your beard so it doesn’t become brittle and break.
Olibanum oil, also known as frankincense, is another essential oil. Derived from Boswellia trees, this oil is known for moisturizing existing hair follicles to prevent and treat hair loss. It can also be used to treat ingrown hairs, as well as moisturize skin. These qualities make it an excellent addition to beard oil!
Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E oil rounds off this list of excellent oils for beard health. Vitamin E is an important nutrient and antioxidant and is necessary for the growth of healthy hair. Vitamin E oil can be applied topically to treat dry, damaged hair, and even reverse damage to the hair shaft. The addition of this oil makes for an especially strong and conditioned beard.
Diggn’it, the first Arabian beard company, prides itself on utilizing these oils to their fullest capacity, creating formulations that allow each nourishing natural oil to showcase its unique talent.