How to Grow a Beard


The big question many men ask is “How can I grow my beard out?”  There are many reasons that a person can’t grow a beard or doesn’t grow a full thick beard when they try, but that’s for another time. Here are some great tips on how to grow a beard.

Nutrition

The most important tip anyone can ever give on how to grow a beard is proper nutrition. Our bodies use vitamins and minerals to boost hair growth, so with a poor diet, overload of stress and not enough rest our bodies struggle to remain healthy and encourage hair growth. Eat healthy and well-balanced meals that are high in essential vitamins such as iron, vitamin A, B, C, D and E and high protein. Reduce your stress level and get plenty of rest so that your body isn’t using your vitamins and minerals improperly. Lastly, it’s a good idea to take a multivitamin to help balance your vitamin intake.

Stop Shaving

You can’t grow facial if you are shaving it off every day. It has been recommended and suggested to not shave at all during the first month of growing your beard out. If you experience facial itching known as “beard itch” you can shampoo and condition your beard daily while your skin adjusts to the new growth.  Your facial hair may grow unevenly, or some parts may grow quicker than others, it’s important to refrain from shaving or trimming it temporarily. You will notice less beard itch as time goes on, once the facial area adapts to the growth and the skin starts to produce oil regularly with the new growth.

Filling in Thin Spots

What happens when you have spots that don’t fill in? Learning to work with your facial hair is all part of how to grow a beard. To fill in the bare spots you will want to allow your beard to grow out. This way you can work with your beard once its long enough to cover those bare spots. So it’s important to remember that you will need to trim your beard regularly.

Not all hairs will grow at the same length and speed, plus you will need some parts fuller than others. This way you will have some facial hair to work with and help fill in the bare or thin spots. You can train your facial hair with some work to lay in a manner that covers areas that didn’t fill in as desired.

Wrapping it Up

Essentially genetics will determine how well your beard will grow if it will grow at all. You can encourage your beard growth with a well-balanced diet, proper nutrition, and lowered stress levels. You will have a no shave period that requires dedication and patience and not letting what others think to bother you. Then you will have to maintain and trim your beard to keep it clean and neat looking, as well as to keep your bare or thinning areas covered.


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Neel Joshi
Already an accomplished graduate student and a published scientific author, Neel enjoys writing on a wide range on topics for pleasure.

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