Have you seen that clip on youtube about drunk elephants and monkeys after eating marula berries? Apart from making animals drunk in the African jungle. Marula oils also offer benefits to beards, read on to learn about these benefits.
So, is Marula oil good for beards? Marula oil is a great beard moisturizer, anti-dandruff, acne, frizz, and split ends solution. Additionally, marula oil will moisturize dry skin under your facial hair. Marula oil can also act as an alternative for argan or jojoba oil. People with dry, oily, and sensitive skin can use marula.
What is marula oil
The marula tree is indigenous to the Southern Part of Africa, marula tree was considered sacred in ancient times and was linked with happy marriage and fertility.
The marula oil is extracted from the fruits of the tree, the marula oil is rich in proteins and absorbs easily into the skin one of the main reasons it is used in most cosmetic products.
Marula oil for beard
Marula oil will act as the best oil for stubble, dandruff, and acne-prone skin facial hair.
Keeping your beard moisturized, will help you prevent several common beard problems such as dry beard, dandruff, frizz and it will also add shine and softness.
The biggest problem that most men face is finding the best oils to moisturize their beards.
Well, when in the market for a beard moisturizer, look for beard moisturizers or oils that are made of natural oils that have saturated and monounsaturated fats.
These oils have been proven by research to have a high penetration power on the hair. This means that they will moisturize your beard from the inside and also prevent your beard from absorbing excess water or humidity.
Marula oil has high levels of these two oils meaning it will keep your beard moisturized all day long. Other oils that are great moisturizers include avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil, and aloe vera.
Marula oil has anti-microbial properties that will help get rid of dandruff in your beard.
Dandruff is caused by dryness, bacteria, or fungi. Given that marula oil can keep your beard and skin moisturized and at the same time has some anti-microbial properties will help you treat and prevent dandruff.
You can either apply it on its own or mix it with other oils as mentioned earlier.
Marula oil is a good beard conditioner due to its ease of penetrating your beard. It will prevent dryness and brittle beard by moisturizing your beard and also preventing excess absorption of water and humidity from the environment.
Combine it with other oils such as argan and jojoba and coconut oil for a more conditioning effect.
Marula oil is so good that it can also be used as a full-body lotion to moisturize your skin.
Studies show that marula oil is good for aging skin to remove wrinkles, prevent stretch marks, and can even act as a lip moisturizer.
Marula oil does not clog the pore, on the contrary, it helps fight off bacteria that lead to pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads due to its antimicrobial properties.
This property of marula oil makes it a good option for people who have a sensitive skin that is prone to break outs.
How to use marula oil for beards
Now that we have already established that marula oil absorbs easily into the skin and beard. Below is a guide on how to use it on your beard.
The best time to apply any oil to your beard is right after the shower. If you have treated your beard with chemicals or dyes or permed it, you should apply coconut oil since it has a high affinity for hair protein and will protect your beard from losing protein as a result of the damage caused by these processes.
Wash your beard with lukewarm water to help open up your beard cuticles and skin pores to allow for easier absorption of oil.
Right from the shower, when your beard is damp, apply marula oil mixed with other oils of your choice.
Use your fingertips to work the oil into your skin underneath the beard and then make sure your beard is well oiled without overdoing it.
The best way to use marula oil is to mix it with other oils such as coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil, almond oil, argan, and jojoba oil. You can two or three oils of these to make DIY beard oil.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Marula oil smell? Marula oil has a fruity, floral scent with a nutty undertone. So if you do not like the smell of nuts you should kip off Marula oil.
Marula oil is little-known beard oil, its moisturizing properties make it a great beard conditioner and moisturizer. When buying beard oil avoid beard oils that oils with high levels of polyunsaturated fats as these do not penetrate your beard and go rancid very fast. If you are into DIY beard oils make marula oil one of your ingredients.