Beard growth myths BUSTED!

Beard oil does not mean bushy beard... and other myths

Fancy a bushy beard? But not getting much traction? Who do you ask for beard tips? Your friends, colleagues, elder brother? Truth be told, finding scientific info on growing and grooming beards is difficult. That's when we decided to collate some super scientific myth-busting tips on beards, so you can true from false. Read on!

Myth 1: Beard oils make beard grow
Fact: Yes and no. If there are no hair follicles (roots), there's no beard. It's all down largely to genetics, and beard oils can't help. However, if the causes for poor beard growth are dryness, lack of nourishment, or damage, beard oils can help. A good beard oil can soften, avoid hair damage, provide nourishment and help keep the under-skin healthy and moisturized.

Myth 2: Shaving makes the beard grow back faster
Fact: Shaving is a surface activity, and does nothing to the hair follicle. Hair that grows after shaving "feels" thicker because it is coarse. It's not thicker. So stop wasting time with this ritual.

Myth 3: It's normal for beards to be itchy
Fact: Is it normal for your head to be itchy? No, right? So there's no real reason why beards SHOULD be itchy. Beards COULD be itchy, and this post will tell you how to solve it.

Myth 4: Beard oil causes acne
Fact: This is not a universal truth. If your beard oil contains comedogenic oils (stuff that clogs pores), there's a likelihood of pimples cropping up. Make sure you use a high-quality beard oil that uses lightweight, non-comedogenic oils.

Myth 5: Hair can be made to grow in "bald" areas on face
Fact: Like we saw in (1) above, no follicle = no hair. What does happen as your beard grows longer is that hair from surrounding areas fills up the gaps, and thus the gap does not appear as big.

There are lots of other myths surrounding beards - let us know if you want some scientific lowdown on any of those. Until then, keep enjoying thePHYlife. 


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Hello, and welcome to #thePHYlife, Vishal! Someone from our team will be in touch soon to understand what we can help you with. Cheers, Team Phy

Admin March 26, 2019

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Admin March 25, 2019

Hello Sanjay Kumar Majhi. The important thing to understand about beard growth oils is that they can only work where hair follicles exist and are under performing due to reasons like dryness, blockage, lack of nourishment or breakage. The Phy Cult-ivator Growth Promoting Beard Oil is intended to work on growing, nourishing & conditioning your beard with a blend of non-sticky, natural oils. We would recommend using it twice a day, post-wash, for best results. It will help if your growth is slow or light. It will not help if your growth is currently not there at all. The MRP is Rs. 590 and you can view it here: https://thephylife.com/collections/everything-we-got/products/cult-ivator-growth-promoting-beard-oil

Admin March 25, 2019

Hello, and welcome to #thePHYlife, Pal! Someone from our team will be in touch soon to understand what we can help you with. Cheers, Team Phy

Admin March 25, 2019

I am 34 years old I have patchy beard does this oil help to fill the patchy areas at this age.

Mohammed Ghouse Nazeer March 25, 2019

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Vishal shinde March 25, 2019

Baba institute of technology and science
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Madhurawada
Visakhapatam 530048

Ramkrishna March 25, 2019

Hello Vijay. The related product is Cult-ivator Growth Promoting Beard Oil. It is a magic mix of 8 natural oils with proven growth-promoting actives from enzyme-activated oils. It is intended to work on growing, nourishing & conditioning your beard with a blend of non-sticky, natural oils. We would recommend using it twice a day, post-wash, for best results. You can know more about it here at: https://thephylife.com/products/cult-ivator-growth-promoting-beard-oil. Do let us know if we can help with anything else. Cheers, Team Phy

Admin March 19, 2019

Beard growth

Sanjay Kumar Majhi March 25, 2019

What product

Vijay March 19, 2019

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Pal barua March 19, 2019

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