Beard Growth Products are they a scam?
You may have seen or heard of companies that claim they will make your beard grow like a caveman on steroids just by using their growth products.
This is something I've wanted to write about for a while now, as I see these products all over the internet. There is a vast amount of people that are being sucked in with the expectation, they are going to grow an amazing beard overnight. Many of these companies fail to even display the ingredients that are in their products, you could be putting anything on your beard and skin...
There is one product called Minoxidil which is a drug that is used to treat head hair loss and does actually grow hair (only while using it, once you stop it will fall out). This product is available over the counter at pharmacies but must be used regularly and vigorously for it to work. It usually comes in a foam or liquid with a dropper. Both the foam and liquid cause extremely dry skin and itchiness which for a beard is a big no-no, your beard needs hydration and this does the opposite. Minoxidil has been proven to work on head hair and the theory is the same as the beard but isn't advertised as such. There are many side effects to using Minoxidil including:
- temporary edema (swelling) while taking this medication, especially during the first few weeks as your body adjusts to the lower blood pressure. This is normal.
breast pain or tenderness,
- changes in the color, length, or thickness of body or facial hair.
- Once you stop using the product the newly grown hair will fall out.
We do not recommend using Minoxidil and the chances that this product is actually in any of the "Beard growth products" you are viewing online is near to none as it is an over the counter medicine from the pharmacy. If you are considering using it all please talk to your doctor about the risks.
I'm not even going to get into beard transplants, feel free to google what this actually involves but this is not recommended by us.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the short answer is NO, these products marketed as "Beard Growth" do not work. Now don't get me wrong I would love a growth product that filled out my beard like magic but I've tried several "growth products" and Hair will not magically grow in an area it has never grown before. The simple reason being is that it comes down to your genetics, generally, if your father or grandfather had trouble growing facial hair, well then, unfortunately, it's more than likely your not going to have much luck in this department.
I think most men that wish to grow a beard, want thicker and faster growth on their faces including myself. The two areas I would like to have more growth on are my upper cheekbones and the area that fills in the soul patch, unfortunately, these fall on my genetics. Everyone's facial hair grows differently and you need to harness and work with what you have, I've learned to shape my beard for my growth type through my bearded journey and I've found what works best for me with trimming and styling.
To put it simply beard products that are advertised as growth products are not backed up by science and are often used as a marketing plot just to sell as many as possible. Now don't get us wrong we love to sell our products too but we won't make up false claims to sell you to us. We're old school and our values are to bring the best naturally made products to the market without outrageous claims that do not work.
So What Does Our Beard Oil Do?
Firstly it's advertised as what it actually is "Beard Oil" our beard oil promotes healthy growth and will encourage what your genes are capable of producing. It provides a healthy growing base for your skin and balances your sebum oil to ensure your hair follicles grow the best they can, with the right vitamins and nutrients they need to grow strong and healthy. Our beard oil will help reduce ingrown, beardruff, split hairs and will keep the skin and facial hair moisturized.
We won't claim our beard oil will produce miraculous growth as it won't but it will assist the growth your body can produce and will allow you to grow the best beard you can. All our products are made from natural ingredients and we are clear about what we use in our products so you can be sure of what you are putting in your beard and on your skin.
Check out our beard oil range here