Finally ! An article dedicated for THE MALE! Or for you ladies who can advise your better (or worse) half! A good beard requires good care. A nice beard is handsome! A nice beard is sexy! To advise you best, I combined my research with the opinion of several experts: my sister’s boyfriend (big beard 2 inches thick) and my boyfriend (shorter beard, slightly less dense with bald spots). This article explains how to grow a nice beard and how castor oil for beards can help you take care of it.
Before starting, a major thing to remember (so they tell me) is that each beard is different! Keep in mind that it is then difficult to give a general advice, as each and every beard can potentially require a specific care!
That being said, I try to be as thorough as possible in my research by combining it with the opinion of my two beard experts. If after reading you feel that something important has been forgotten please feel free to say so in the comment section! Your personal expertise will add great value to this article and it will be with pleasure to integrate your experience of veterans of the beard! Whatever happens I think the information here today will serve as a great guide for the beard novice.
First step: Let it grow, let it grow, let it grow
It might seem obvious but it is the most important step in this long process: especially for youngsters that do not have a big fluffy beard straight away. It’s easy to give up! But don’t! It takes time and only the bravest will grow the mighty bush. Hormones take time to turn duvet into real manly hair. Do not fear, time can help! Patience is key. If your beard is not immediately one of an ancient Greek statue, it does not mean that you should give up.
Once more, be patient, even if this fresh beard isn’t as dense as you expected it to be, do not give up and give it a couple weeks before deciding to shave it all off. My experts suggest letting it grow out for at least a month to analyse the results, the growth speed, the thickness…
Even if this first paragraph seems to rely on common sense, it was essential to mention it as it is the hardest part of the process.
Second step: Check it like a pro
It is not given to anyone to possess the beard genes of Ben Affleck or Santa Clause… After your 4 long weeks of waiting, you will be able to make a decision and see whether or not this beardly adventure is worth it.
What to analyse?
- Beard thickness
- Bald spots
- Hair that has not yet grown
When you check your beard thickness, you will notice its stiffness and should also have a pretty good idea of its growth speed. Do not worry if it’s not as thick as you expected it to be. It doesn’t need to be thick to be pretty, the style will simply vary according to it. There are so many “beard styles”, you just have to make sure it matches your own look. On that part, you could ask a barber’s advice. They are the best to help you out and they will give you professional tips for a pretty beard!
Ahhhh… Genetics… There is (yet) nothing you can do against it. For many men, including my dear boyfriend, their faces will not grow hair on some particular spots of their faces. Well in that case, there isn’t much you can do if you were hoping for a nice full beard. If such was your hope, maybe it’s time to rethink your strategy but wait…
Are you sure you looked close enough? If you check a little bit closer at your bald spots, can you see a hair in the follicle? If that is the case, your hair might only need an extra boost to rise! What you are checking here is to see if you have no hair at all or if your hair is here but is stuck inside.
If you see this little bastard hiding in the corner, one good way to give it a boost is to use castor oil. It’s a natural trick that will give your hair what it needs to make its appearance at the surface of the earth. The Vitamin E present in castor oil is responsible for this incredible virtue. Vitamin E promotes skin microcirculation. It allows greater nutriment supply to the skin. In a localized area such as the hair bulb, it will strengthen the hair and allow it to grow faster.
If there is no hair at all in some areas, consider a small goatee instead of a beard. As I told you, you have to make a decision 🙂
Third step: Choose the right tools
The tools you need will depend on the type of beard you have. Some beards are easily taken care of with a small beard trimmer when other styles will require more precise tools. Having great tools to maintain your beard is very important, especially because a beard groomed with bad accessories could give you a bad look, no matter what you try.
Generally speaking, for most barbs, you’ll need at least this short list of accessories:
– A good beard trimmer
– A brush
– Oil for beard (yes castor oil, find our recommendation – top right corner!)
– Mustache wax (if you want to give it a specific texture)
– A small bag to store it all
Wanna know where to find the best castor oil? Check it out right here!
Fourth step: Keep it healthy, use castor oil for beards
You are here on THE blog dedicated to castor oil so let’s talk a bit more about its great effect on your beard! Castor oil gives an in depth hydration to your beard and in a few days, your hair become more flexible and silky. For those with a thick and rough beard it really is a MUST.
Our advice: Apply a few drops of castor oil directly on your beard or skin before you go to bed. Let it soak overnight and repeat 3 times a week (careful with your pillow, castor oil is an oil (no joke) it could stain, think about protecting it with an old sheet or towel).
Remember that you will probably need to test it out for yourself to have a better idea, depending on your type of beard again. Do not be afraid to try, in any case castor oil is also amazing for your skin!
You will soon be the Michelangelo of the beard! Have fun, and please share your experience with your fellow beard masters! Post your photos and leave a comment! Thanks for reading castor oil for beards on Castor Oil guide!
If you are a visual learner (like me), here is an awesome video on how to simply take care of your beard: