Rugged, thick and powerful beard has always been a symbol of power throughout history for a great number of cultures. Beards are gaining traction and becoming a new pop culture symbol of pride, so we’ve decided to compile a shortlist of 5 simple steps you can start doing today to make your beard grow faster.
Before we dig deeper into the subject, you’ll need to understand how your genetics are a big part of your ability to grow a thicker and fuller beard. It all comes down to the testosterone levels your body produces and successfully employs, so we’ll outline some lifestyle habits you can introduce to make the most out what your organism has to offer.
Step 1: Take Good Care Of Your Body And Feed It Right
Focus on bringing some protein rich food to the table that will automatically result in an increase in testosterone levels of your body, but also think about stuff like strength exercising where you’ll start pumping that blood flow to a higher level and benefiting the process of testosterone creation.
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Another thing you can do is get some quality sleep at night in the duration of 7-9 hours and try to reduce your stress levels as this is one of the main factors why males experience hair loss in their 20’s.
Massaging and cleaning dead skin cells through exfoliation is also something you’ll need to promote, so you get the max out of your genetical structure.
Try and create a routine where you exercise in the morning and quickly after that shower and clean your face beneath that beautiful beard you’re growing with warm water and some natural glycerine soap. This way you’ll clean any dead skin and debris and increase your testosterone levels from the morning. You can round up your routine with a fresh and nutrient rich beard growing breakfast.
Nothing will work better for your beard than having healthy eating and living habits in general.
35+ Foods You Must Take To Grow Your Beard Stronger
HIGH-LEVEL PROTEIN SOURCES
- Farm bred poultry (chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks..)
- Farm bred chicken eggs
- Organic fish
- Healthy red meat
- All sorts of beans
- Dairy products
HEALTHY NUTS AND SEEDS
- Brazilian nuts
- Sunflower Seeds
GET YOUR SUGARS FROM FRUIT
GREENS ARE HIGH IN MINERALS
- Fresh Cabbage
- Romaine Lettuce
- Brussels Sprouts
Step 2: Understanding The Full Scope Of The Commitment Of Growing A Beard
Understand how your beard won’t grow the way you like in nine out of ten cases. It’s a living thing that has its own soul. Like seriously. It will take any direction it wants and grow with a pace of its own if you don’t groom it the way a real man should.
The beginning is the hardest as it’s advisable to start with a clean shave, so you even out all areas on your face. The problem here is you’ll need to deal with that itch in the first couple of weeks until you gain up on some real beard growth.
This is usually the time frame when most so called men give up on the whole process of growing a strong beard for themselves as the itch becomes just one nag. Don’t be this guy and control yourself. Shaving off your beard at this point is the worst thing you can do, as your beard facial hair will grow only stronger afterward.
Allow your beard to grow and control the itch by using a beard oil or pomade.
Once you overcome the itch, your beard will continue growing in a softer manner and you’ll experience noticeable gains of about one inch per month.
Step 3: Take Your Minerals and Vitamins As Supplements If You Must
Eating better and making the right food choices is one thing, but have you had enough? The problem happens when you start thinking about the level of minerals and vitamins you’re using as a part of your dieting.
In most cases, you’re falling short, so it’s important to know which are the most important elements your metabolism needs to boost that testosterone levels.
The mineral/vitamin you need to take care of is biotin as it’s one of the most important elements that’s a part of the process of facial hair growth. There are various supplements available on the market and one pill will usually do the trick, but you need to also take into consideration how a big number of food sources can act as a great substitute for medicines.
That’s why we’ve listed so many vegetables and greens in the section about the thirty-five plus beard foods you can start using today. They are probably the most underrated biotin source there is, so go through them all before you decide to purchase a supplement from your local drugstore.
Some other minerals and vitamins that will surely improve your beard’s overall look and health:
- B-Complex vitamin group
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Flax Seed Oil
It sounds like a lot, especially when you also need to think about food sources that contain all of this, so we won’t be mad if you decide to go with the easier option and choose some of those high-quality Men’s Multivitamin products. It’s all good, as long as it’s for your beard. For those more cautious, you can also speak with your doctor and ask him for a second opinion on your beard orientated dieting.
Step 4: Give Your Beard Some Time
Your beard will grow faster if you just leave it alone, trust me on this one. I’ve trimmed a couple of times in the first three months and the growth has just stagnated for a while. This is connected with the growth cycle of your hair, so you should just leave your beard to go wild until you reach a certain length that makes you feel good.
Be patient for at least month and give your beard some room to operate on its own. After the first month you’ll have sufficient length, so you can think about trimming a little bit for your desired style.
If you want to keep stagnant and you’re happy with a certain length, shape up your beard every couple of weeks. If on the other hand, you want to grow a longer beard, shape up and trim every month or so, and always avoid using razors and electric trimmers at any cost.
They’re great for 5 o’clock shadows and stubbles where you’ll need to trim every couple of days or once per week, but they only create split ends for longer beards.
Just be patient and give your beard some time before you start thinking about trimming your beard. This all depends on the style you’re after, so think this one carefully.
Step 5: Play With Your Beard And Learn From It
Every beard is unique. I don’t know how many times I can emphasize this avoiding the danger of sounding like a broken record.
But really. Think about it.
It’s not just your genetic structure and the testosterone levels your body has, it’s the beard as a type of hair itself. It isn’t the same as any type of hair on your body. They grow slower than your chest hair, yet they have a similar structure. They grow at the same pace as your scalp hair, yet they have a different structure.
Your beard is probably the closest to your eyebrow hair, just on steroids. I haven’t seen a man combing his brows anytime soon. Have you?
That’s why you need to give your hair some time to grow and play with it because not everyone can grow a powerful full beard to your nipples and not everyone can wear that 5 o’clock shadow like George Clooney does.
Experiment with the beard style you’re after and see how your hair responds to any grooming changes you implement. You’re maybe better off with coconut oil instead of argane and that brand new wax you got is maybe a worse solution than regular combing.
You never know until you try it out!
We encourage you to be unique and original when it comes to the growth of your beard, but we also understand how this can be a hard process, especially if you’re a first time grower, so don’t hesitate to post your questions in our comment section and contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.