Jojoba Oil and Beard Growth (Benefits of Jojoba Oil for Facial Hair and Skincare)
Bearded men are always asking what in the world is jojoba oil?
We all see it on the back of ingredient labels of beard oils, balms, waxes etc - but does anyone have a clue what in the world it is?
Brother, it is your lucky day….. If you keep on reading I will tell you all there is to know about the great jojoba oil.
Here we go with some quick facts
Jojoba oil is found in parts of Africa, Arizona, California, and Mexico.
Funny enough jojoba “oil” is actually not an oil at all, but liquid wax esters extracted from the seeds of the jojoba plant.
Here is some boring science stuff about it too.
Its chemical structure closely mimics the character of the esters produced by the human skin’s sebaceous glands.
The oil is ideal for topical skin and hair treatments because it also contains Vitamin E.
Furthermore, the oil has a nice viscosity and great stability which gives it quite a long shelf life.
Also, it's almost nonexistent odor that faintly smells nutty, are just additional amazing properties of the oil.
Jojoba is extremely gentle on your skin because it is non-toxic and non-allergenic, so it will not irritate your skin or leave a thick greasy residue.
We can clearly see from all of these wonderful qualities that jojoba is one of the most ideal “oils” to use for your hair and skin. And since it is so gentle, it can be used close to your eyes and on sensitive skin, and does not have any qualities that would clog pores or cause allergic reactions.
Jojoba Oil Benefits
1.Contains Vitamins and Minerals
Jojoba Oil contains key vitamins and minerals for moisturizing and healing your skin such as Vitamin E, Vitamin B-complex, and other natural minerals.
Vitamin E and B-complex both are used to treat skin aging as well as sunburns and other skin damage.
2. Jojoba Oil is Antibacterial and Antifungal
It has been proven that most fungi and bacteria can’t reproduce when in contact with jojoba oil.
The oil can be used on the skin to fight things topically like acne, folliculitis, skin lesions among others.
In its own right, jojoba oil can act as a beautiful moisturizer but it also helps the skin moisturize naturally since it cleans out pores and removes excess oil.
4. Jojoba Oil Uses
With all its wonderful properties and benefits, it makes sense that jojoba turns up as an ingredient in so many products.
Don’t forget though - It really can stand by itself.
Furthermore, Jojoba oil can be used for:
- Skincare products
- Haircare products
- Treating psoriasis and scalp dermatitis
- Treating skin damage from sun burnsTreating acne
- Treating folliculitis, a fungal infection of the skin
- Cleansing skin and wounds
- Preventing hair loss / improving hair growth
- Carrier oil for essential oil
- Cosmetic ingredient
Jojoba Oil for Beard Care
Now for the part that all the bearded men have been waiting on.
How in the world can jojoba oil help with beard care?
All beard styles, whether short or long, have many of the same problems that plague them.
Jojoba oil can play a major role in solving most of them.
1. Beard Itch
We have all experienced it at one point or another. That horrible, irritating beard itch that won’t go away.
Usually, it is caused by skin that has dried out.
Beard hair soaks up all the sebum oil causing the skin underneath to be dry and un-moisturized.
Jojoba oil can most definitely help stop a beard itch.
Applying the oil will provide extra moisture and will help clear out your pores so that they can produce as much sebum oil as needed.
The oil will moisturize and condition your beard hair along the way.
Essentially – jojoba oil is an amazing beard moisturizer.
It treats and removes the causes of beard itch.
If you’ve dealt with the beard itch, most likely you’ve had to deal with beard dandruff as well.
The dry skin that flakes off, usually because of constant scratching.
Once again, jojoba oil can help stop this.
We can solve the beardruff problem once again by moisturizing the skin.
When you itch dry and irritated skin this is what causes dandruff.
Which, as you know by now, jojoba oil can help solve.
3. Beard Growth
Most of us at one point have had concerns about our beard growth.
Whether we have weak, patchy areas, or we can’t get that length to our beard, or maybe our beard is thinning out a bit.
Whatever the specific concern is, jojoba oil can actually help with hair growth in any form.
It is at the base of our hair follicles that the glands which produce sebum oil reside.
If these glands get clogged up, it can prevent hair from growing from the follicle, resulting in those thinner, bare patches.
Jojoba oil gets deep into the skin and follicles quickly.
The oil can get in and clear out blocked follicles and glands, allowing hair to grow strong and healthy from those follicles again.
Not only does it prevent hair loss, but it can also help speed up hair growth since it treats the hair with vitamins and minerals and moisturizes it making the hair healthy and fuller.
Jojoba Oil for Hair
Since we know what jojoba oil can do for beard hair, it’s obvious that it would have benefits for your head as well.
Thankfully more shampoos and conditioners are using jojoba oil as a main ingredient.
Jojoba oil shampoos are so much better than the alternative chemicals that are used which can really damage your hair.
Jojoba Oil can also help solve many hair and scalp problems
Psoriasis is an auto-immune issue that causes dry, dead skin cells to collect and cause scaling and inflammation.
Jojoba oil can come in and bring relief to the dry itchiness.
It can also treat any potential infection due to its antifungal and anti-bacterial processes since these areas are prone to bacterial and fungal infection as well.
2. Dry hair
Especially for those with longer hair, dry, weak hair with split ends can be a real issue.
While only a trim can actually get rid of the split ends, jojoba oil can nourish the hair and moisturize it, and it can prevent the hairs from splitting further.
3. Hair loss
In the same way, your beard hair follicles and pores can get clogged - the same can also happen to your head.
Jojoba oil works just as effectively on your head to clear the glands, moisturize and nourish hairs and hair growth as it does on your face.
Jojoba Oil for Skin
By now, it should be very clear how beneficial jojoba oil is for your skin.
Here are some of the benefits for your skin:
- Prevents your skin from being too oily or dry by regulating your natural sebum oil production.
- It prevents pores from getting clogged and unclogs the ones that already are.
- Jojoba oil helps fight dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema by fighting bacterial and fungal infections in the skin.
- It contains Vitamins B-Complex and E which moisturize and nourish the skin.
- Helps heal skin from burns, injuries, and aging
Organic Jojoba Oil
Now that you know how amazing jojoba oil is and what it can do for you, you must now be aware of different ways to buy it.
The main thing you have to consider is whether or not you want to purchase organic or “common” jojoba oil.
There can be a significant difference between the two.
Ultimately, when you buy organic jojoba oil you can rest easy because it is sustainably grown, there were no chemical pesticides used on it and there were no genetic modifications.
But you can also rest assured knowing that no chemical additives were put in it, you will get true, pure, oil.
Common jojoba oil, on the other hand, would be coming from plants that had chemical pesticides and fertilizers used in the growth process, possibly GMO’s.
And it would likely have chemical additives in the oil for “improving” its appearance or increasing its shelf life.
Many of these chemicals are known toxins that can build up in the body over time which is a definite problem.
Our skin absorbs everything that is put on it since it is the largest organ of the body.
With this in mind, organic is the way to go if you can manage the price.
To Sum This Oil Up
Now that you know everything about the magical wonder that is jojoba oil, what are you waiting for?
It is one of the gentlest and safest oils to use out in the world today.
With all of its benefits, it is a must-have for everyone’s daily routine.
It’s super easy to apply, too!
Whether you use it on its own or add some drops of it to your shampoo or skin products, it only takes a minute.
What are you waiting for?