You may have wondered, can beard oil be used on your hair? As in the hair on your head?
Like many things in life, the answer is not a simple “yes” or “no.” The answer is somewhere along the lines of “well, it depends.”
So before you run out, grab a bottle of beard oil, and start applying it to your head, it's important to understand some details. Let's dive into the topic.
No, It Won’t Make Your Hair Grow Longer or Faster
It’s important to set realistic expectations, so we’ll start with this one: beard oil won’t make the hair on your head (or beard) grow. Now you may have the appearance of more growth because the strands become stronger and hair follicles get more stimulated. The result is your hair becomes healthier and more well-nourished. But beard oil isn’t a miracle drug.
Does the Beard Oil Have the Right Stuff?
Not all beard oils are created equal. Obviously, we’re biased (after all, we made BLVD Beard Oil), but do your research. There's a reason we stand behind our products with a money-back guarantee.
It's all about the ingredients. Facial hair and the hair on your head are NOT the same. In short, some beard oils are very different from hair oils in their formulations. Many beard oils are thicker, and if the hair on your head isn’t as course as the hair on your face, you could run into some issues using a heavy oil. The same holds true if your scalp tends to be more on the oily side.
With all that said, as a general rule, if the beard oil has natural oils, you shouldn’t encounter any problems as long as you use the beard oil sparingly. More on that below.
Why You Should Use Beard Oil in Your Hair
- Added Moisture: Just as beard oil hydrates and nourishes facial hair, it can provide much-needed moisture to the hair on your head. And who doesn’t want softer and more manageable hair?
- Enhanced Manageability: Taming unruly hair becomes more manageable with the help of beard oil.
- Shiny, Happy Hair: The right beard oil can improve your hair’s appearance by giving it a healthy sheen, so you can shine on…
Why You Should Not Use Beard Oil in Your Hair
- Greasiness: As we noted before, many beard oils have rich, heavy ingredients that may leave your hair feeling greasy or weighed down. This is especially the case if you apply too much or have naturally oily hair.
- Sensitive skin: Some individuals may experience skin sensitivity or irritation when using beard oil, especially if it contains fragrances, chemicals, or other potential allergens. It's essential to patch-test any products new to you before applying them.
How to Use Beard Oil for Hair
Let's talk about how to actually use beard oil in your hair care routine:
Frequency: The frequency of beard oil application depends on your hair type and individual needs. As a general guideline, consider applying beard oil to your hair 2-3 times per week. If you’re very active or wash your hair daily, consider adjusting as necessary. It all is going to depend on your hair's moisture levels and overall condition.
Technique: Put a small amount of beard oil in your palms then rub them together. Your hands shouldn’t be dripping with oil, only slightly moist. For example, 3 pumps of BLVD Beard Oil are plenty unless you have very long hair (i.e., shoulder length). Gently massage the oil into your hair, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends.
Important: Avoid applying oil directly to your scalp, as this may lead to greasiness.Styling: Beard oil can also double as a styling product, helping to smooth and shape your hair. Depending on your hair texture, you can use beard oil to tame stray hairs, add definition to curly or wavy hair, or create a sleek, polished look and feel.
While most beard oil is primarily designed for facial hair, the right beard oil can also offer benefits when used on your head’s hair. By understanding how to incorporate beard oil into your hair care routine effectively, you can enjoy softer, more manageable locks with a healthy, natural shine. As with any grooming product, choose high-quality, skin-friendly formulations, and adjust your usage based on your hair's unique needs and preferences.