May 05, 2022

It’s well known that jojoba oil is a great moisturizer for a healthier, shinier, softer, and more manageable beard. That’s why you’ll find it as a key ingredient in any respectable beard oil.

But is there any truth to claims out there that jojoba oil is good for beard growth?

There are actually two parts to this question. (1) Can jojoba oil make a beard grow faster? (2) Will it help a beard grow thicker and healthier?

For the first part, there really is no evidence to show a beard will grow faster as a result of using this awesome oil. But for the second part… It's a big YES. Jojoba oil is nothing short of amazing for promoting thick, healthy, glorious whiskers.

Think of your face like it’s a patch of soil and the hairs sprout from it like plants. If you till the soil and nourish it, the plants grow taller, thicker and healthier. And that’s where jojoba oil for beard growth works its magic – by treating your skin as well as your whiskers.

Let’s explore jojoba’s benefits…

How Jojoba Oil Helps Beard Growth

Jojoba oil is rich in linoleic acid, sometimes called vitamin F, which helps skin retain moisture, fends off damaging UV rays, and slows the progress of wrinkles. Keeping the skin and follicles healthy promotes stronger, lusher hair growth.

It also contains arachidonic acid, which actively promotes hair growth and follicular survival. It encourages skin revival after injury and helps reduce inflammation from conditions like psoriasis. 

The rich assortment of vitamins in jojoba oil doesn't stop there. It also contains vitamins B, C and E, which have antioxidant and moisturizing properties that hair health depends on.

This is the kind of nourishment needed for healthy hair growth!

Adds Hydration for Beard Hair and Follicles

Dehydrated hair follicles simply don’t allow proper hair growth. When follicles aren’t hydrated enough, they can cause dry, flaky, itchy skin (leading to beardruff) and in some cases they shut down and don’t produce hair at all.

Enter jojoba oil to keep those follicles operating smoothly and efficiently. Plus, it never leaves skin or hair feeling greasy.

Less Beard Hair Breakage

Lubricated facial hairs are less dry and brittle, so they break less and develop fewer split ends. Less breakage and splitting means a fuller, healthier beard. Once again, jojoba oil helps hair growth here by providing that essential moisturization. It’s no wonder this wonder oil is a key ingredient not only in beard oil, but also in shampoos, conditioners and moisturizers.

Less Greasy Sebum Buildup

Sebum is the natural oil produced anywhere there are hair follicles. The face produces more sebum oil because of the concentration of follicles and hormonal factors. While sebum oil brushed evenly through a beard helps its shine and suppleness, sometimes the face produces too much. This can cause a greasy buildup and can make your beard look and feel lank.

Jojoba oil can even out this sebum imbalance, improve blood flow to the skin and follicles, and resurrect a lifeless beard.

Makes Your Beard LOOK Fuller and Longer

Adding some jojoba oil means adding some volume. A beard graced with jojoba oil and brushed well is in peak condition. It’s shiny, soft, supple and easy to control. And healthy hair always looks and feels thicker.

Extra Benefits of Using Jojoba Oil on Your Beard

  • Reduce hair loss and thinning. Dried out follicles produce thinner hairs and can sometimes stop producing hairs altogether. Hydrated follicles will stimulate thicker hair growth. Jojoba oil penetrates follicles to ensure internal moisturization.
  • Cut down on itchy, unsightly beardruff. Jojoba oil’s moisturizing properties prevent skin dryness and flakiness.
  • Condition skin to heal itself better and fight off irritation and inflammation, even bacteria.
  • Chase away beard acne and clogged pores through jojoba oil’s natural cleansing and healing properties.

Don’t Overdo It

More is better, right? Not necessarily. Too much jojoba oil can adversely affect beard growth by inhibiting how your skin produces its own natural sebum oil.

So how do you know how much to use? Simple… by investing in a carefully balanced beard oil that uses pure, organic selected ingredients in ideal balance. Then follow the directions about how much or how little oil to apply.

After that, go by how your beard feels after applying beard oil. If it feels soft and silky, perfect. If it feels greasy or heavy, use less. If it still feels dry, coarse and wiry, use a drop or two more.

Busting Some Jojoba Oil Myths

  • Myth: Jojoba oil makes your skin and beard greasy. No way! 
  • Myth: Jojoba oil causes acne. Um… no! Jojoba oil will simply not clog pores. If your facial pores are clogged, it’s due to another oil.
  • Myth: Jojoba oil irritates skin. Jojoba oil has antioxidant properties, so it reduces irritation.

So, does it work? The answer is definitely yes. Jojoba oil promotes healthier and moisturized skin, follicles and beard hairs. Your beard will feel and look thicker, fuller and more lustrous. 

ℹ️ Tip: Ensure there’s some jojoba oil in your beard oil and you’ll be the envy of other bearded bros… and you’ll be the preferred target of the ladies!

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