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Why Castor Oil Alone Won't Grow Your Beard Faster - Beard and Company

Posted by David Boiano on Oct 12th 2018

Why Castor Oil Alone Won't Grow Your Beard Faster - Beard and Company

Finding the Best Oils for Beard Growth

If you've ever Googled how to increase beard growth naturally, it's likely you've heard about castor oil and claims that it encourages beard growth.

Though castor oil alone isn't the best option for beard growth, it turns out you can boost your beard health and even increase its growth with the right blend of carrier and essential oils.

The trick is finding just the right combination.

In this post, we're going to explain why castor oil alone will not grow your beard and what essential oils are best for growing long, healthy beards.

Castor oil is made from the seed of the Castor plant (Ricinus Communis). Its anti-allergenic properties have made it a popular folk remedy for everything from skin rashes to hair thinning. Many oils we use are anti-fungal and anti-bacterial which are well-known enemies of healthy hair. Luckily using a combination of these oils for beard growth products work wonders to stop issues from even happening.

Argan oil undoes damage and also fights hair loss

Argan oil is known by a few different names such as "tree blessed by Gods" in Morocco. It's also known as "liquid gold" and for darn good reasons.

1. Contains a large amount of antioxidants and vitamin E which revitalize cells of your hair.

2. Has a high amount of linoleic acid to restore shine and health back into your follicles.

3. Nourishes keratin to normal levels. Encourages cell regeneration for already-damaged hair.

Almond oil cleanses the scalp and treats beard dandruff

Almond oil packs an incredible amount of vitamins, nutrients, and protein into each serving. It's no surprise then, to learn about its awesome healing properties and why almond oil is great for increasing beard growth.

1. Almonds contain high levels of magnesium and biotin, both of which are vital nutrients for beard growth.

2. When it comes to beard growth, dandruff is your enemy. Luckily, almond oil cleanses the scalp and removes dead skin cells which destroys dandruff. Learn more: how to treat beard dandruff.

3. The high fatty acid content of almond oil moisturizes and softens skin which improves circulation and in turn, increases beard growth. Learn more: The Ultimate Beard Growing Guide: 30 Tips for Increasing Beard Growth.

Jojoba oil keeps beards moisturized and hydrated

Jojoba oil is the liquid that's produced from the seeds of the Jojoba plant (Simmondsia chinensis).

1. Unlike other oils, jojoba doesn't make your skin feel greasy or leave residue behind.

2. A build-up of sebum can drastically slow down the growth of your beard. Since jojoba is non-allergenic, it gently removes excess sebum, leaving skin clear and hydrated.

3. Jojoba has a low melting point, so it absorbs quickly into your beard and is fast acting. This is especially useful for treating beard split ends.

So here's the deal...

For the best results in beard growth, you should use a beard growth oil with a combination of healthy carrier oils like almond oil, argan and jojoba oil paired with the right proportions of complimentary essential oils for increasing beard growth.

Using a carrier oil alone, such as castor oil, won't do much for your overall beard health and beard growth. It is a great oil to use in combinbation with other oils, though. It's a great oil but really requires some assistance to bring out its full potential.

More power! *grunts*

We combined castor and tamanu oil with our natural growth formula for an oil fitting of the name "extra strength." When we talk about the right combination, we mean it and this is the result. High quality tamanu oil like what we use has been used around the world to facilitate hair growth. It fights bacteria that can retard hair growth. There are many factors that lead to hair not growing properly and with this oil you can combat many of them.

The Best Beard Growth Products That Actually Work

Give your hair and beard everything it needs to grow longer and thicker with Extra Strength Hair and Beard Growth Oil. This premium organic oil is sulfate-free, paraben-free, and is perfect for all hair types and textures.


✔ Encourages faster hair and beard growth thanks to premium castor oil, tamanu oil, and other natural growth oils

✔ Fills damaged, porous hair with natural proteins. Perfect for hair that's damaged from bleach, hair dyes, and chemical processes

✔ Penetrates the skin underneath your beard, eliminating dry skin and beard itch

✔ Deeply conditions, replenishes, and maintains moisture

✔ Lightweight non-greasy formula won't weigh hair down

✔ Softens the texture of dry, brittle hair

✔ Smooths and nourishes hair follicles

✔ Treats and prevents dandruff and dry skin

✔ Prevents hair breakage and split ends

✔ Doesn't clog pores


✔ Overnight as a deep conditioning treatment

✔ Before blow drying to detangle and protect hair

✔ After blow drying to smooth hair

✔ To enhance shine

✔ Use on face and skin as a daily moisturizer

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Beard and Company's Beard Growth Spray is a moisturizing aloe vera-based beard softener formulated with premium essential oils that replenish moisture to your whiskers while encouraging growth naturally.


✔ Encourages beard growth naturally

✔ Oil-free base that is light but effective

✔ Easy to spray bottle and won't stain

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Beard and Company’s beard growth balm is formulated with pure beeswax, shea butter, and all-natural essential oils rich in vitamins and nutrients that increase beard growth.


✔ Encourages beard growth naturally

✔ Fix patchy spots in your beard

✔ Makes your beard appear fuller and thicker

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Grow your hair and beard faster with the help of Beard and Company's high-protein, high-omega hair oil formulated to encourage hair and beard growth.


✔ Encourages hair and beard growth naturally

✔ Adds luster and shine to dull hair

✔ Eliminates dryness

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Our all-natural mustache growth oil roll-on is a botanical blend of vitamins and nutrients that stimulates and promotes mustache growth naturally.

With liquid coconut oil as its carrier oil, combined with Vitamins A, C, and E and other essential oils that are great for growing hair, this oil blend is jam-packed with proteins and vitamins formulated to increase healthy mustache growth.


✔Liquid coconut oil base is high in protein and fast to absorb

✔Keeps inflammation away due to the anti-fungal properties of Lauric acid

✔ Full of Vitamins A, C, E which protects your facial hair from damage

✔ Moisturizes and softens dry facial hair without clogging pores

✔Great for sensitive skin

✔Promotes thicker growth

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No matter what you choose, your facial hair will thank you. Our products are made with only all-natural ingredients that are the best in their class. Formulated products like our growth oils are made with proven ingredients to help hair growth naturally.

Premium Ingredients

Beard and Company's products are formulated with premium organic essential oils, coconut oil, shea butters, and beeswax sourced from our trusted partners here in the USA. Our shampoos and conditioners are certified organic and are free of sulfates and parabens.

Our hair and beard growth products are formulated with natural ingredients proven to reduce inflammation, treat dry skin and dandruff, and increase growth such as castor oil, tamanu oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, almond oil, and tea tree oil.

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Our products are handmade to ensure the freshest quality and usually ship within 24 hours of purchase via USPS with tracking for orders in the United States and USPS Priority Mail International for orders outside the U.S.

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