5 reasons to use coconut oil for beard care



Coconut oil has become one of the hottest ingredients in the hair and cosmetic industry over the past few years.

Although we hear about the benefits of coconut oil through influences and social media, many of us are unsure of what exactly coconut oil is and what it does to benefit us.

From curing Alzheimer’s disease to supporting weight loss, there are 1000’s of reasons why coconut oil has been deemed by many to be one of the world’s great super ingredients.

Out of all the claims out there, the bottom line is that using coconut oil for your beard can be an excellent way to help your beard looking and feeling it’s absolute best.

Read on to know the benefits….

1. A long, thicker, & fuller beard

A study conducted back in 2003 showed just how powerful coconut oil for your beard could be. Due to coconut oils lauric acid properties, it has a high affinity to stimulate new hair growth. Because of coconut oil’s low weight and molecular structure, it can directly sink into the skin and hair follicles instead of sitting on top of the hair like other oils do. This makes your beard appear thicker, fuller, and healthier even after you wash it out.

A common reason why hair loss occurs in males is due to protein loss. Due to coconut oil’s ability to stop protein loss, it makes it a perfect solution to preventing hair loss.

2. Fight dandruff and inflamation

Dandruff, also known as Pityriasis Simplex, is a common issue that many men around the globe face daily. Dandruff is caused by excess shedding of dead skin from your face or scalp due to extreme dryness or oiliness.

Although there is no permanent cure for dandruff, coconut oil is one of the most effective treatments for minimizing the problem. Coconut oil works with your skin to help reduce serum build-up and add extra moisture.

Forget a dry and itchy beard. Try adding a little coconut oil directly to your skin and notice the difference immediately.

3. Adds shine & moisture to hair making your beard softer

Instead of using chemically enhanced conditioners on your beard, try using coconut oil as an alternative moisturizing agent. Coconut oil deep conditions each hair strand from the inside out by sinking into the hollow center of every hair follicle. This prevents the loss of internal moisturizer, leaving your beard looking shinier, fuller, and softer.

4. Won’t clog pores

Just as important as your beard is the skin that grows underneath. Since coconut oil mostly consists of medium-chain fatty acids, it has a strong antibacterial effect on the skin. This means that coconut oil kills off harmful bacteria in the skin that causes acne.

In a famous study, coconut oil has been seen to kill off more acne-causing bacteria than Benzoyl Peroxide-a popular acne-fighting treatment agent. When conditioning your beard full of coconut oil, you won’t have to worry about it breaking out the rest of your face.

5. Repair damage and breakage

One of the most common reasons men do not see their beard-growing thick and healthy is because of internal damage to the hair follicles themselves. Damage can happen for all sorts of reasons, many of which might be out of your control.

Some of the most common reasons why damage to the beard can occur are:

  • UV damage
  • Wind Damage
  • Smoking
  • Pollution
  • Diet

Since many of these factors are out of an individual’s control, coconut oil can be used as a natural protective barrier to your hair. Coconut oil has been shown to have a natural sun protector of 8, making it a great defense against environmental factors if used regularly. Using coconut oil for your beard can be a great way to keep your beard looking strong and healthy.

How to use pure coconut oil for your beard for maximum results

To have the greatest effect, coconut oil should be applied evenly all over the beard. Since pure coconut oil is in a solid form at room temperature, make sure to warm it up before applying all over your beard. After applying an even coat over the face, brush through your beard coating every single strand of hair.

If you are going to be using pure coconut oil, there are two different recommendations we give our clients depending on their routines.

  1. If you prefer to take showers in the morning, it is best to apply the oil 10-15 minutes before you go to bed so that it can fully condition the hair while you sleep. Wash entirely off in the mornings with shampoo while you shower.
  2. If you have a preference to take night showers, we recommend using pure coconut oil as a mask 2-3 times per week, applying it 3 hours before you shower. This should give it enough time to work its magic on your beard. Make sure to rinse with soap and water when showering.

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