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What is beard oil and why do you need it?

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What is beard oil and why do you need it?

Good beard oil moisturizes the skin under the beard, which gets really dry when you wash your face. It also adds sheen and luster to the hair so it looks healthier.  When soap or shampoo is used on the face your beard and the skin underneath can get dried out.  Beard oil not only keeps the skin under the beard from flaking, it gives the beard itself a soft feel and lustrous look. And it makes it less scraggly looking.

                                          

5 Things You Should Look for in a Beard Oil

Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed oil is a light oil that helps moisturize your beard and face, prevent split ends, strengthens the hair and promotes a natural shine without the greasiness.  It also helps in treating hair loss, so put a little on your head every now and again for good measure.

Hazelnut Oil

Hazelnut oil acts as an excellent emollient and moisturizer because it has a number of essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid, which can hydrate the skin. This oil is very light and easily gets absorbed into the skin and the antibacterial and astringent properties prevent the excessive secretion of skin oil that results in acne, thus maintaining soft skin. It has the ability to strengthen the hair because of the high level of Vitamin E.

Hempseed Oil

Because hemp oil is nearly identical to our own lipids, it is able to penetrate our cells easily and effectively lubricate them. Hemp seed oil contains gamma-linoleic acid, which improves the condition of hair and contributes to keratin formation for stronger and healthier strands.  This oil is a natural moisturizer that boosts scalp health and prevents irritation and dryness. Hemp seed oil will condition your hair and scalp with the high content of vitamin E. The lipids present in the oil increase hair’s elasticity, volume, and shine while softening the strands from the vitamin E and fatty acids. Softer, hydrated hair is stronger than dry, brittle hair, and this oil is shoring up the intercellular matrix, which protects our tresses from moisture loss. 

Neem Oil

With extraordinarily high levels of antioxidants, neem oil protects the skin from ongoing damage that is caused by the free radicals. Neem also has regenerative properties that support healthy cell division and stimulate hair follicle growth and function. Its moisturizing effects revitalize and restore dry, under-nourished or rough hair to a smooth, silky texture.  It’s immense healing properties – anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral –helps combat dandruff, eczema, dermatitis, and keep bacteria and secondary infections at bay (i.e. nasty ingrown hairs).

Essential Oils

Your beard oil should contain a few drops of essential oils to make it smell Godly, but also add in some health benefits depending on the essential oil. Cedarwood and peppermint are great antiseptics with stimulating properties and Lime essential oil treats blemishes and fights dandruff.

 Basically, if you are going to use beard oil (which you should!), make sure that ALL the parts are derived from natural, sustainable sources. No point in skimping out on quality and settling for anything less than the best for your skin.

FYL Hair & Beard Oil contain these 5 ingredients and more (how convenient!) so if you are serious about taking care of your most sought-after feature, apart from that award winning smile, grab yourself a beard oil or two from my store.

Until next time

XOXO

Shakirah



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