Patchy Beard? We May Have a Natural Solution
By María José Jaramillo | May 25, 2020
We’ve already established that the beard trend is not dead so now we can focus on proper grooming techniques that elevate your beard game. For those who are struggling with growing their beard, filling in the patches, or just wanting a fuller look, rosemary is your herbal alternative to the chemicals.
Many of you know what rosemary is, but you might not be aware of how beneficial it is to supplement into your daily routine. Rosemary originates from the Mediterranean and aside from garnishing your chicken it has some powerful healing properties that not only helps with hair growth but provides other natural benefits. The herb has traditionally been used to help alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, boost the immune and circulatory system, and of course promote hair growth. Mix it with a carrier oil such as castor or almond oil to unlock its beard growth benefits and steer away from the patchy beard look.
Here are the top 5 benefits of Rosemary that’ll stimulate your beard game:
1. It promotes circulation around the roots
For any kind of hair growth to occur, the follicles need to be receiving constant blood flow. A lot of patchy beards don’t receive this stimulation and to allow that to happen, you have to massage the oil in. Applying the oil to the base of your hair and massaging it in will allow the oil to replenish the roots. This could help prevent hair follicles from being starved of blood supply, dying off, and ultimately help prevent hair loss. Apply a few drops of the oil into your beard and gently massage it daily.
2. Serves as an antioxidant
Due to its antibacterial and antioxidant properties, it gently cleanses the hair. Not only does it work well on your delicate hair follicles but rosemary is also a great source for your skin. It contains anti-inflammatory compounds that make it useful for reducing redness and puffiness. It increases blood flow to the head and brain and is used in aromatherapy practices to boost memory and decrease stress.
3. Provides scalp control
Beyond stimulating hair growth, rosemary essential oil is used to prevent premature graying and dandruff. It’s an effective solution to help that nasty beard-ruff and dry scalp. You can use it both in your hair and beard to keep it flake free.
4. Its versatile
Rosemary oil light and easily able to be ingested or applied topically. Koza beard oil and balms already carry a blend of oils essential for your hair and skin, but we also have a rosemary scented oil that will serve as an on the spot applicator. All it takes is 5-6 drops onto your beard, massage it in, and keep it in throughout the day. With daily application you will begin to notice some baby hairs sprout to hopefully fill in that patchy beard.
5. It works as well as the chemicals
Through a lab test that spoke on the popular chemical based hair stimulant minoxidil, it was shown that rosemary performed just as well as minoxidil with hair growth with less itching! Seeing that this had a proven positive result, it’s important to make the natural switch to avoid any chemical based side effects.
We source our rosemary oil from Amman, Jordan ensuring that our products have authentic, high-quality natural ingredients in them. Using this as one of our top ingredients, we have created a high-end line of Rosemary Chai grooming products to guarantee visible growth and thickness to your beard.
The benefits of rosemary oil are extensive but in the world of personal care we’ve seen that it can definitely improve your beard game with consistent usage. Seeing these benefits.. are you going to try it? Let us know in the comments and be sure share this post with someone with a patchy beard!
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