Beard Hair vs. Head Hair

I'm sure you've noticed when you look in the mirror...the hair which makes up your extraordinary beard looks and feels different than the hair on your head.  There is a very good reason for this...simply put they are not the same type of hair.  

Your body hair is also called Androgenic hair.  It is very different from the hair on your head and vellus hair, which are much finer and lighter in color.  Androgenic hair is very much associated with levels of male hormones in your system.  Because of this, typically men have more androgenic hair than women.  Also, your beard hair tends to be much thicker and have a courser texture than the hair on your head.  In addition, the growth cycles between active growth and dormancy of facial hair are much further apart.  This is why your beard hair will never grow as fast or long as your head hair.

Now that we've established a biological difference between your head and facial hair it is important to remember to NOT treat them the same.  For instance, don't use head hair shampoo and conditioner on your beard as it tends to strip your natural oils and leaves a waxy build up.  Keeping your beard moisturized with a premium quality beard oil, like Extraordinary Beards premium beard oil, is essential to beard awesomeness.