Why Hemp Oil?


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If you struggle with a patchy beard, hemp oil is a great solution to help you grow a healthy, full beard. Why hemp oil? It's full of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that moisturize skin and hair, as well as stimulate healthy facial hair growth. It strengthens hair follicles, which can protect dry, brittle hair that is prone to breakage. We avoid putting artificial ingredients in our products at all costs, and this natural oil is free from chemicals, preservatives, or any artificial colorants.

Now let’s get into the details!

What exactly is hemp seed oil?

Hemp seed oil comes from the small seed of the hemp plant, which is part of the Cannabis Sativa species. The marijuana plant is also part of the Cannabis Sativa species, but— don't freak out just yet—it's a different plant altogether, and it doesn't mean you're putting marijuana or THC on your face! Rubbing hemp oil into your beard won't get you high. (If that's what you were hoping for, sorry to disappoint!)

While both hemp and marijuana come from a cannabis plant, they aren't the same thing. THC is the psychoactive component in marijuana that gives you a "high" feeling. Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC, which means it has no psychoactive properties, but it does contain many of the same benefits that come from cannabis plants.

How does hemp oil help with beard growth?

Hemp seed oil is known for its many benefits and has been used for centuries for its nutritional and medicinal properties. It is especially beneficial for hair and skin conditions because it is easily absorbed into the skin and contains beneficial fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6. It can also replenish vitamins that our bodies may be missing due to poor diet or sun exposure. 

Hemp seed oil helps facilitate the formation of keratin, which is a protein that is the main component of hair and nails, and also helps in the formation of the epidermis (the outer layer of our skin). Keratin is a strong protein that helps your hair grow stronger and softer.

Improves Blood Circulation

Hemp oil improves blood circulation, which stimulates hair growth. When blood vessels supply more oxygen and nutrients to your hair follicles, it can prevent hair loss and encourage hair regrowth. Many people with patchy beards struggle with hair growth overall, and stimulating blood circulation may increase hair regrowth.

A derma roller can also improve blood circulation. When you use a derma roller along with hemp oil, it increases the absorption of the oil by over 500%, making it even more effective. You simply apply the oil to your face, and then press the derma roller against the skin where your facial hair grows, rolling it back and forth. The 0.3 mm micro-needles will open up pores and encourage additional oil absorption, and it's completely painless.

Strengthens the Hair Shaft

The essential fatty acids in hemp oils improve hair density, which can prevent hair breakage that comes from dry, brittle beard hair. If you're trying to grow out your beard, strong hair strands are a must. Especially if you are using a beard straightener or beard brush on a daily basis, you want to use hemp oil as a protective barrier to encourage healthy hair growth and prevent damaged hair that can come from tangles as your beard grows longer.

Reduces The Likelihood of Ingrown Hairs

Different hair types have different needs. If you have curly hair, you may have noticed that you're more prone to ingrown hairs, since curly hair is more likely to bend backward and re-enter the skin, especially after it's been shaved. Hemp oil contains ceramides, which help keep the hair flat, making it less likely to curl inward. The oil also reduces inflammation and pain that can come with ingrown hairs.

Moisturizes Hair

Nobody wants a dry, brittle beard. And nobody wants to kiss a dry, brittle beard, either. Hemp oil has high moisturizing properties that leave you with softer, healthier hair that is easier to style and feels good to the touch. Plus, it moisturizes the skin underneath your beard, which means no dry skin or skin irritation while you're trying to grow out your beard.

Here is a quick breakdown of the benefits: 

Hemp oil helps to…

Which results in…

Increase blood flow

Added oxygen to the hair follicles and increased growth

Strengthen the hair shaft

Stronger hair and less breakage

Flatten the hair follicle

Reduced ingrown hairs

Moisturize your hair and skin

Softer beard hair and hydrates skin

Other Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil is great for many things, not just for growing a killer beard. Here are some other ways that using our hemp beard elixir can improve your skin overall. 

Hemp Beard Elixir

Hemp Beard Elixir

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Provides Relief From Skin Conditions

Hemp oil contains an omega-6 fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is not only a growth stimulator but also a powerful anti-inflammatory. If you struggle with skin conditions like atopic dermatitis (eczema) or acne, the anti-inflammatory properties of industrial hemp can soothe irritation, reduce redness and inflammation, and provide relief from these conditions. 

Balances Out Oily Skin

You may initially think that putting oil on oily skin would make the condition worse, but hemp oil can actually help balance out oily or combination skin types. It moisturizes your skin without clogging pores and helps to balance out oily skin by regulating oil production. It's great for dry skin, too, because dry skin can sometimes cause an over-production of oil, which can lead to acne. 

Has Anti-Aging Properties

In addition to hair health, hemp oil has anti-aging properties. It strengthens the outer layer of the skin and prevents water loss. Since our skin is made up of about 64% water, moisture preservation is key to a youthful appearance.

The Ultimate Beard Care Routine

If you struggle with a patchy beard, or if you just want a thicker beard that grows longer and healthier, you need a good skincare routine that will promote healthy growth. Here's our suggestion for the ultimate beard care routine:

Step 1: Cleanse your beard. Wash your beard with warm water and our PROGRO Beard Shampoo, which removes dirt and bacteria but won't strip your hair of the natural oils it needs for proper growth.

Step 2: Condition your beard. Use our PROGRO Beard Soft conditioner to lock in moisture and hydrate your facial hair.

Step 3: Moisturize and soften your beard. After washing and conditioning, use a microfiber towel to remove excess water from your facial hair. Then, use our Hemp Beard Elixir (which comes in two great scents—Fresh Squeeze or Wild Vanilla Spice) by putting a few drops into your hands and rubbing it thoroughly into your beard, making sure to also get the skin at the roots.

Step 4: Style your beard. Finally, finish off by brushing your bead with a boar bristle brush that is made specifically for facial hair to remove tangles and tame wild hairs. If you are going for a specific style, you can use beard butter to lock in the look.

Hemp Beard Elixir

Hemp Beard Elixir

$ 14.99

Wild Willies Hemp Oil is one of our best products that you can put on your skin and beard to achieve the greatest results but is probably the most widely misunderstood. The Hemp name tends to throw people off, so… Read More

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