Itchy Beard? Use Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil For Your Beard Itch
Almost every man has experienced itchy beard at some point in his life. Whether it is from dry skin during the winter months or from growing a beard in. A simple remedy for itchy beard is coconut oil.
We do recommend a high quality beard oil with natural ingredients, but sometimes, itchy beard can pop up, and you need a quick remedy for the itch. Coconut Oil is easy to obtain, and most grocery stores sell it. There are also a lot of organic coconut oil brands in stores like Whole Foods, but generally, they do cost a little more.
Unless you want to sport a dry itchy beard, grab a jar of coconut oil for a quick and easy remedy.
What Causes Itchy Beard?
This could be caused by multiple things like dehydration, new beard, dry skin, cold harsh winter winds, etc. All of these things promote dry skin, and to help with the dryness and itchiness, you need to moisturize your beard and underlying skin. This is where coconut oil comes to the rescue.
Benefits of Coconut Oil For Your Beard
Coconut oil is very moisturizing, has anti-inflammatory properties, and it is full of vitamins and anti-oxidants. In addition, the oil will help to control some of those strays, but it will not work as well as a beard balm for controlling strays though.
In addition to all of those benefits of the oil, the bottom line is coconut oil will hydrate and condition your beard hair. This will make your hair softer, so when the hair curls back into your skin, it will be less scratchy. One of the causes for beard itch is your hair growing out and turning back into your skin.
Keeping your beard conditioned daily will help solve your itchy beard problem.
If you are growing your beard in, you will likely experience the itch at some point, so it is a good idea to start conditioning your beard in the early stages of growth. We do recommend a beard oil if you are going to do this, but if you don’t want to splurge for a quality blend, you can use coconut oil.
How To Use Coconut Oil In Your Beard
Coconut is a solid until it reaches 76 degrees Fahrenheit, so it will need to be melted before you can put it in your beard. Your body temperature is well above 76 degrees, so simply putting a dime size amount in your palms and rubbing them together will do the trick.
Once the oil is melted on your palms, simply rub it into your beard starting at the root and working your way to the tip. This will ensure that all of your skin and beard hair has been coated.
The best time to do this is after a shower when your pores are opened up a bit. This means more coconut oil will be absorbed by your skin. You should be fine doing this once a day.
Coconut oil can be a little greasy, so make sure to start with a small amount to make sure that you do not use too much.
If you want to take it a step further, you can melt about an ounce of the oil and put a few drops of an essential oil like Tea Tree in it. (Make sure you understand essential oils so that you use a skin safe oil.) After you add the essential oil(s), you can put the coconut oil in a small container, as it will return to solid form if it gets below 76 degrees.
If your significant other is having issues with your beard causing beard burn on her face, we have an article on that too.