The ability to grow facial hair is based on genetic makeup, and though there are some medical treatments for facial hair growth, most have too many side effects to use routinely. However, supporters of home remedies claim that there are some that can be used to grow facial hair. These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA however, so you should consult your doctor before beginning any type of home treatment.
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Rosemary Essential Oil and Coconut Oil
Mixture of rosemary essential oil and coconut oil to increase hair growth on both the scalp and face. To use rosemary essential oil, make a mixture that is one part rosemary essential oil and ten parts raw, pure coconut oil. Gently dab a clean cotton ball or pad in the mixture and apply it to the skin. Leave the mixture on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing the skin with cool water. There is no need to wash your face with soap unless the rosemary essential oil irritates your skin. You can apply this mixture to the skin up to two times per day. Note that is it is important to maintain the ten-to-one ratio when using essential oils to avoid irritating your face.
Amla Oil and Mustard Leaves
According to Sachs, a mixture of Amla oil and mustard leaves is commonly used to help facial hair grow faster. To use Amla oil and mustard leaves, mix one-quarter cup natural Amla oil and three tablespoons mustard leaves in a blender and blend until the mixture forms a smooth paste. Apply the mixture to your face in the bathtub or shower and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse your face with cool water before washing with a gentle cleanser. You can use this treatment daily as long as the Amla oil or mustard leaves do not irritate your skin. You can store unused portions of this mixture in the refrigerator for two to three days.
Lime Juice and Cinnamon Powder
You can use a mixture of lime juice and cinnamon powder on your face to help facial hair grow faster. To use lime juice and cinnamon powder on the skin, mix two tablespoons freshly-squeezed or all-natural lime juice and one teaspoon cinnamon powder in a small mixing bowl or measuring cup. Thoroughly blend the mixture with a spoon before applying a thin layer to the face. Leave the mixture on for 25 to 30 minutes before rinsing the skin with cool water and washing with a gentle cleanser to remove the sugar from the lime juice. Pat the skin dry with a clean towel and apply your regular moisturizer to keep the skin from drying out. You can repeat this treatment two times daily as long as no irritation occurs.
Vasant Lad, author of “The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies,”
What is Beard Oil?
TWhat is Beard Oil?
Beard oil is designed to deliver your beard with essential oils that will keep it healthy and strong. It also conditions beard hair and promotes healthy hair growth.
Why You Need Beard Oil
At the root of your beard, there exists the sebaceous gland that supplies hair follicles with natural oils. This gives your beard the moisture it needs to grow and look healthy.
These glands eventually run dry after rapid growth and need to be replaced, which is where beard oil comes in.
Benefits of Beard Oil
Softer and smoother beard
Minimizes beard itch
Looks shiny but not greasy
Repairs damaged beard hair.
Beard Oil Application
If you’ve ever applied hair gel then you’ll find the process similar, just this time it’s on your face. Pour a small amount on your palm, taking careful deliberation not to let the whole bottle overflow.
A few drops will do for a light beard, a quick steady stream into the palms will work for a large beard. Spread it evenly on both palms and between your fingers. Apply evenly throughout the beard and massage it into your face.
Finish up with a mustache twirl to end out the oil ritual. Comb or brush the beard depending on its length.
How to Trim a Beard
There dawns a day in any beard’s life that it must be trimmed. Certain skills, tools and circumstances must be accounted for before embarking on this new trimmed journey.
Get out the quill and papyrus, these are the necessary tools you’ll need to complete your trimming quest.
Trimming Items Required:
Peasant’s Electronic Razor (Optional)
The process of a beard trim can be broken down into a few key steps.
1. Determine Your Beard Type (Length)
For simplicity’s sake there are three lengths of beard: short, medium, and long. Then there is curly, straight and either thin or thick. The area you’ll be concerned with for a trim is mostly length.
Longer beards will rely more on using a brush and scissors to cut through that bushy forest of matted hair. Short and medium length beards can be trimmed with an electronic razor.
2. Brush the Beard Out
Begin by taking your boar’s bristle or comb and bring everything out. Most suspect areas for a trim will be located on the chin or below the jawline. It’s important that all stray hairs have been brushed off and everything is visible.
Even shorter beards can benefit from a good brushing. The next step will require the comb.
3. Cut the Beard
There are two ways to actually begin cutting your beard that will contribute to the overall trimming process. The first will require your Brotherhood Comb and scissors, these two tools can be used for all lengths of beards.
3A. Take the comb and put it in the midst of your facial hair. Let the intended amount you want to trim off stick through the teeth. This could be a full couple inches or only a quarter inch. Use the scissors to cut away at the hair sticking out. Methodically move from one area to the next.
3B. Again take the comb and get the hair ready. But this time use an electric razor for a more close and tight trim. The comb can then be turned around and its edge can be used to create the neckline and cheek line-up.
4. Beardscape & Clean-Up
After the main method of trimming has been done, it’s time to go over the beard again with a fine tooth comb. Look for any areas that are sticking out and get rid of them individually.
Now is a good time for a shower with our beard shampoo or a face rinse & oil combo will do the job as well.
Grey beard & Scissors
These are the fundamental steps towards a regular beard trim for lessened length. Individual styles will vary, but this should serve as the basic blueprint for an intelligent beard trim.