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Coconut Oil For Beard Growth: Does it Work?

coconut oil for beard growth
Written by Maria Marie

Coconut oil is good for hair, but using coconut oil for beard growth is also good and works well when you have consistency.

Coconut oil is still the best oil for hair growth in general, but when it comes to facial hair (read beard) people seem to be skeptical about coconut oil.

Coconut oil is a great moisturizer and the best part is that it gets absorbed quickly, thus leaving no oily patches behind.

Still wondering whether coconut oil will be beneficial for beard growth or not?

The catch here is that coconut oil might not aid in beard growth directly, but it definitely helps in maintaining your beard by keeping the skin underneath moisturized and preventing dandruff.

If you want to get rid of the frizz beard, then coconut oil is the answer. In case you are looking for best beard conditioner, then look no further because coconut oil serves the purpose.

The benefits of coconut oil

Coconut oil is one of the healthiest oil to have because it contains the highest concentration of saturated fat that is naturally occurring.

Coconut oil has several medicinal values that protect you from various diseases and you can have it internally and externally without any risk.

Here are some medicinal values of coconut oil –

  • Boosts immunity
  • Kills Candida
  • Fights acne
  • Relief from constipation
  • Good for sick pets
  • Aids sleep
  • Protector
  • Fights inflammation
  • Prevents osteoporosis
  • Aids weight loss
  • Stabilizes blood sugar
  • The cure for psoriasis and eczema
  • Treats Alzheimer
  • Cancer protection

Coconut Oil – Used For Shaving

The coconut oil is rich in anti-fungal properties that help in keeping the skin under the beard fresh and free from any kind of infections, thus promoting healthy beard.

If you are prone to cuts and nicks, then coconut oil might just do the trick for you. Apply a generous amount of coconut oil before applying your shaving cream and see how your razor glide through while shaving, protecting you from the nicks and cuts.

In case you have just run out of shaving cream, then coconut oil can act as the best substitute as it will provide the much required extra lubricity for shaving.

Coconut oil doesn’t stop there; instead, it works wonderfully as an after shave cream too.

The healing properties of the coconut oil will soften the skin and heal your nicks and cuts, if any, rapidly. Moreover, the smell is also pretty mild, so no need to worry about anything.

Beard and coconut oil

coconut oil for growing beardWe have spoken at lengths about the benefit of coconut oil, but whether coconut oil for beard growth is a nice idea or not, let’s have a look.

You can do your own research by going through the ingredients of some of the best shaving creams or aftershaves. You will be surprised to see that coconut oil is part of most of them.

Coconut oil has proved its worth to find its place among the best selling beauty products and men grooming kits.

Coconut oil has properties that aid in slowing down the process of balding. It is not just an assumption, but a proven fact. Moreover, once you start applying the coconut oil, you will notice the change in the quality of hair for yourself.

Your hair will be manageable, soft, and the rate of growth will also increase. Coconut oil works on the hormone level.

The two powerful hormones for male are the DHT and the other one is the testosterone.

One increases the density of beard and the other one is known to promote the growth of the beard linearly.

Then there is the thyroid hormone that directly affects the skin, nail, and the hair growth all over the body.

Now take into consideration the presence of ketones in the coconut oil that is responsible for the speeding up of the function of the thyroid gland and also the metabolic rate that boosts the facial hair growth naturally.

Testosterones are necessary for beard growth and coconut oil has the properties that boost the testosterone level naturally, thus helping the growth of beard.

Don’t get tensed about DHT because using coconut oil won’t affect it adversely. DHT is the hormone that is considered to be more powerful than testosterone when it comes to growth of the beard.

People using coconut oil have seen an increase in testosterone and when the testosterone increases, 5 % of it gets converted into DHT automatically, so even when studies suggested that coconut oil might adversely affect the DHT level your testosterone is there to take care of it.

Next time, while having coconut oil, don’t think twice, rather increase the intake of coconut oil to ensure that it increases the hormones that are responsible for hair growth naturally.

If you are thinking of using coconut oil for your beard, then here are some benefits that you are going to witness for yourself pretty soon-

  • It will make your beard look healthier and shinier
  • It will make your beard softer
  • It will hydrate your skin
  • It cleanses your face
  • It aids in beard growth

How to use coconut oil on your beard

So, now you know that coconut oil will indirectly help you with your beard growth, but how do you use it? Don’t stress yourself too much over this because the application of coconut oil is very easy.

You need to take the coconut oil in the palm (make sure that your hand is clean and dry) and rub it gently to generate heat.

Now when the oil has been heated and is in liquid form, apply it onto your beard. Remember to start the massage from the end of the beard to the root.

It is necessary that you moisturize the root of the beard with coconut oil as it will soften the skin and also aid the growth of new hair.

Moreover, when the skin is moisturized then it will cause less irritation or itching. Coconut oil gets absorbed into the skin instantly, so you won’t have any sticky feeling afterward.

It is advisable that you apply the coconut oil on your beard during night time, just before going to bed.

You can also apply coconut oil after taking a shower and as this is non-sticky and quick absorbent oil, so you won’t look bad stepping out with coconut oil in your beard.

If you have some time in your hand, then you can mix some more oil to your coconut oil and apply it for a better result.

You can mix half an ounce of jojoba oil and virgin coconut oil with 7 drops of lavender oil and rosemary oil. Now in order to store it, just take a 1 Oz of pet bottle and store the oils securely in it.

Your beard oil is ready to use.

Not many have taken into consideration coconut oil for beard growth, but now things are changing and many companies have also included coconut oil in their beauty products after learning its usefulness.

Coconut oil will also serve its purpose if you eat it either cooked or raw. So, if you don’t feel like using it as your beard oil, then you can include it in your diet and enjoy its benefits.

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