A lot of people nowadays are seeking natural D.I.Y solutions to their beauty problems. It’s cheaper and more legitimate when you can whip up your own hair and face masks at home and get the same results that you would if you spent money on the processed products. With that in mind, many men are also chasing thick connecting beards, and to achieve this, you don’t necessarily have to spend money on expensive products. You can make use of ready ingredients at home to achieve that dream beard that you’ve always wanted.
Here are a few things you can do to enhance your beard growth.
- Rice water
Women in China, Japan, and Southeast Asia have used rice water as a hair treatment for centuries. It has numerous benefits including hair growth and skincare benefits as well. It is made by simply fermenting rice in a bowl of water for twenty-four hours or longer.
A research facility in Japan has developed an imaging technique that visualizes the strengthening effect of inositol on hair. Inositol is contained in rice water.
Apply rice water to your beard for 15-20 minutes then rinse it off thoroughly.
- Lemon and cinnamon
As I said earlier, combining some simple ingredients in your kitchen, and using them on your beard can help it to grow. Lemons are packed with nutrients such as citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, and flavonoids, that promote hair growth.
On the other hand, cinnamon is sought after for hair growth potential because of its ability to exfoliate on a physical and chemical level. It helps to remove build-up from the scalp, allowing for healthier follicles that in turn promote better hair growth.
Mix one teaspoonful of ground cinnamon bark with two teaspoonfuls of lemon juice and apply to your beard for fifteen minutes then rinse it off thoroughly.
Some people, however, react to this particular beard mask, and so you might want to do a skin test first before applying it properly to your beard, lest your skin starts to react.
- Coconut oil
Coconut oil is possibly one of the most versatile oils out there. It can be used for skin, hair, cooking, to improve your dental health, and even as a non-toxic insect repellent.
When it comes to the beard, it nourishes and heals the skin beneath your beard thereby stimulating beard growth. Healthier skin means less irritation as hair follicles grow to the skin’s surface, while coconut oil also helps prevent the growth of wild hairs. When the skin is healthy, your beard is healthier, as well. 11 Reasons You Should Be Using Coconut Oil
Rub a teaspoon’s worth of coconut oil together in your palms. This will warm the oil enough for it to melt, making it easier to apply. Slowly massage the oil directly onto your face, stroking the oil in a downward direction to tame stray hairs and shape your beard.
- Avocado mask
How do you feel about smothering avocado all over your beard as a hair mask? Well, maybe once you hear the benefits you’ll be better convinced. An avocado mask is a great way to restore balance, promote beard health, soften and make that beard shine. Avocado has Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E. These vitamins plump up collagen production and give your beard a fuller and healthier appearance.
Mash up an avocado and massage it into your beard and skin. After 15 minutes, rinse off in the shower with a conditioner. You may look ridiculous for 15 minutes, but the results will be worth it.
- Facial massage
Turns out, massages are good for beard growth. Facial massage stimulates new hair growth on your face by improving the circulation of blood through the hair follicles.
Massage is one of the sure ways of improving blood circulation on your face and getting a fuller, thicker beard in the minimum time possible. The best thing about this is you can do it by yourself from the comfort of your home. You can add oil to your beard prior to the massage.
Scalp massages increase hair thickness by stretching the cells of hair follicles. This, in turn, stimulates the follicles to produce thicker hair. It’s also thought that a scalp massage may help dilate blood vessels beneath the skin, thereby encouraging hair growth.
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