Castor Oil for Beards | The Ultimate Guide to a Healthy Beard

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.

castor oil for beard for man

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…

castor oil for beard pipe

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.

barber castor oil for beardWhat to analyse?

  • Beard thickness
  • Bald spots
  • Hair that has not yet grown

Beard thickness

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!

Bald spots

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…

Potential hair

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 🙂

castor oil for your beard

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
– Scissors
– 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

Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer
Boar Hair Beard Brush

Professional Barber Hair Cutting Scissors
Wild Willie’s Mustache Wax






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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).

castor oil for man and beard

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:


  1. abhishek dixit said:

    hello Brittany Jane, first of all thank you for this amazing article about castor oil. Well I have started applying castor oil, with coconut oil. I just want to know how many days will it take to grow a full heavy Bandholz beard.

    August 11, 2017
    • Hi there! Thanks for dropping by and thanks for your words 🙂 It all depends, there is no specific number of days. For some people it can take a couple weeks up to a couple months with regular use. It’s getting into the habit of using and applying it regularly, but if you do, your beard will benefit from it! Best of luck!

      August 15, 2017
  2. Leonard said:

    Hi Brittany. I only have very thin beard, thin moustache. Can it grow? Side burns are also very short. I am an asian so just like what you see on pictures we have a very clean face, I mean very little facial hair. Hoping for your response. 🙂

    September 12, 2017
    • Hi Leonard, thanks for reaching out! My boyfriend is the same, but he used castor oil and let his beard grow out for 4-5 months and ended up having a big handlebar mustache haha 🙂 Castor oil is great for thickening and nourishing the hair follicles already present on your face and in your pores. This means that new hair follicles won’t start growing where there isn’t any hair – lots of that has to do with genetics. But you say your beard is thin, castor oil can help thicken it and make it grow faster, so your beard overtime will appear fuller. Hope this helps! 🙂

      September 12, 2017

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