Have you heard some buzz about jojoba and its use as a beard oil? Are you wondering whether it's the real deal or just another fad? Let's get started with the basics:
Jojoba oil is actually a type of wax that's derived from the Jojoba plant. It's been used for centuries to treat skin and hair ailments, but only recently have we begun to understand why it works. The nutrients found in jojoba can balance the body's natural oils, leading to improved skin and hair. There's even some evidence that it can prevent hair loss when used regularly.
So do the real-life effects of jojoba live up to the hype? And if so, how helpful are its properties in beard care and maintenance? Well, let's look a little closer at this 'miracle' plant.
Jojoba is an ideal skin moisturizer. Unlike many traditional oils, it won't leave a residue behind or make your skin greasy. It's gentle and non-allergenic, which is why jojoba beads are often used in natural exfoliating scrubs designed for sensitive skin. Jojoba melts at a low temperature, meaning it will absorb quickly, keeping your skin hydrated and pores clear.
But it isn't just good for skin. Because of a special property that causes jojoba wax to remove excess sebum, it can do wonders for oily or dry hair. Sebum is a natural oil your body produces to stay hydrated which, when overproduced, leads to oily hair and build-up. Sebum is a double-edged sword, because if your skin or hair is dry, the hair follicles produce more sebum, often leading to pore blockages and oily skin. Jojoba can bring this natural process back into balance, and regular use can prevent future problems.
Know what else the removal of excess sebum encourages? Hair growth. Sebum build-up can inhibit hair's full growth potential, so using jojoba regularly can actually encourage beard growth.
It's great to know that jojoba can keep your skin hydrated, oil-free, and promote hair growth. But you're probably wondering if it's the infallible repair serum you've been hearing about. Well the good news is, yes. It is. It helps hair grow, but it also helps damaged hair heal and stay healthy. Hair becomes brittle or breaks when it isn't fully hydrated. Because jojoba keeps hair safely hydrated, it keeps it strong and healthy too.
And did I mention it's packed full of nutrients that support healthy hair? If your body is lacking in Vitamin E (one of the most essential vitamins for hair and skin health), jojoba has you covered. Vitamin E is very effective when applied topically, so you can put it directly on the source of your beard frustrations (goodbye dietary supplements). Vitamin B is also present, and aids in retaining moisture, improving your hair's ability to stay hydrated.
Jojoba oil isn't a new fad. It has been used to cure hair and skin woes for generations. Thanks to modern science, however, we now have proof of what our grandparents always believed: Jojoba oil can keep hair healthy, repair damage, and give your beard the nutrient boost it needs. At the end of the day, it may be a bit of a stretch to call it a miracle, but you have to admit it's pretty close.
Jojoba oil can be found online and in many health and natural stores. As always, be careful that you are buying 100% natural jojoba oil and not jojoba oil that has been cut with other oils.
If you're looking for jojoba oil that has been specially formulated with other essential oils to increase beard growth, repair split ends, and strengthen weak hair, Beard and Company's formulated beard serums are what you need.