How To Use Kitchen Ingredients and Products to Condition the Beard
Beards are not created equal. You’re lucky if you have naturally soft facial hair that is easy to manage and style. That’s not to say that you’re doomed if you’re one of those who have to face the challenge of disciplining a coarse and somewhat unruly beard. There are specially formulated beard conditioners that can help in solving this dilemma but sometimes, we like going natural in order to give both our beard and skin a breather from the store-bought options.
You’ll be surprised to know that you can actually use some fruits, vegetables and other kitchen ingredients at home to condition you beard safe and easy. Continue reading this post to learn more:
Apple Cider Vinegar: Dedicated shampoos, conditioners and cleansers for beard work wonders but continuous use may possibly leave chemical impurities on your facial hair and skin which makes a beard stiff and soiled. After washing your beard, rinse it with ½ cup apple cider vinegar diluted in 1 liter of water. Rinsing your facial beard with this mixture will make your facial hair incredibly soft, lustrous and shiny looking. There’s also an added bonus of dandruff protection from the enzymes and amino acids found in apple cider vinegar.
Rosemary: Not only does rosemary help in enhancing hair growth and preventing baldness, it also works great in softening the hair shaft and conditioning the facial hair from roots to tips. Simply heat one teaspoon of oil or more depending on how dense your beard is and massage onto your beard and skin for several minutes before rinsing with water.
Mayonnaise: Perhaps, the good old mayonnaise is one of the most traditional (and effective) kitchen ingredients that soften even the wiriest beard around! It has numerous moisturizing and conditioning properties because of its egg content. It penetrates the hair shaft and locks in moisture to keep it hydrated. Use a comb to distribute mayonnaise on your beard and skin and let it sit for 30 to 45 minutes. Rinse beard with water and wash thoroughly.
Olive Oil: The use of olive oil for skin and hair conditioning purposes has been around for thousands of years. It has a lot of anti-oxidants and vitamin components that conditions and moisturizes normal to dry facial hair. It can even treat split ends of beards caused by dye coloring and free radicals from the surroundings.