Beard hair is hair, right? This is probably the reason you are thinking of using your beard oil on your hair. You've seen some of the benefits its given your beard, like how manageable it is and how soft it feels. Well, the following is going to help you understand if you can use beard oil in hair.
The reality is that beard hair is not the same as head hair. To understand the difference, you have to learn about the hair all over your body. There are little hairs all over your body called vellus hairs. These little hairs are soft, light, and pretty fine. Most of the time, you can't really see these types of hairs, but they are there.
Now, vellus hair goes through a bit of a revolution when you start growing up. At some point, some of this vellus hair becomes what some call terminal hairs, which are quite thick, long, and dark. The reason this happens is because your hormones begin to dictate this change during puberty.
The hormone mostly responsible for this change is the andronetic hormone. As you probably guessed by now, your beard hair is considered terminal hair or androgenic hair. This type of hair grows in spurts; it can sometimes grow about 3mm in just one day, but then it lays dormant unlike head hair that grows every day.
Beard Oil is Good for Hair
Now that you know a little bit about the differences between beard hair and head hair, you can begin to understand why you can use beard oil in hair.
Beard oil is usually made up of oils that do not plug up your pores and resemble the natural oils your hair already produces. These factors make beard oil perfect for your hair. You are going to begin to notice softer hair because this oil is going to moisturize your hair, which is vital, especially if you don't already do it.
Hair Products Won't Do
It is important to point out that you won't be able to do the same with hair products. The products that were made specifically for your head hair are likely not going to work so well for your beard.
One reason you can't use your head hair product on your beard is because of the ingredients. Most of the time, companies that make products for your hair include astringent and powerful ingredients. The reason they do this is because they know the skin on your head is pretty resilient and thick. The same cannot be said about the skin on your face, which is pretty sensitive, and a product with harsh chemicals can lead to breakouts or other skin reactions you don't want.
How to Use Beard Oil on Your Hair?
If you are going to use beard oil on your head hair, then make sure you only use about a dime-size amount of oil. This is because your hair already has some sebum oil that is naturally produced by the glands in your hair, so you don't need any excess oil.
You are going to want to apply this directly to your scalp, and make sure you massage it in very well. The only thing you have to keep in mind is how expensive beard oil is. Those who want to use a little oil on their head hair for maintenance should consider inexpensive alternatives, like jojoba oil that should get the job done without costing you an arm and a leg.
Hopefully, this information helps you understand your beard oil a little more and how your head hair might react to it.