Over the last decade, beards have made a big comeback and more and more men are sporting them. You may have tried to grow one yourself, but been frustrated that it hasn’t come in faster or fuller.
There’s no secret tonic that will make your hair grow quicker and/or thicker. If it’s not in the genes, it’s just not going to happen. Hair color and growing patterns are determined by your DNA. If you’re 35 and haven’t seen much hair you probably won’t get the beard of your dreams.
There are, however, a few things you can do to slightly accelerate hair growth, and promote the health of your facial hair as well, which will help give it the look you’re going for. What you’re really trying to do is maximize your body’s potential for facial hair growth. Read the tips below to ensure you end up with the beard you want.
1. Be Patient
Everyone’s facial hair grows in at different speeds, thicknesses, and ranges. The good news is that with a little patience most men can rock some style of facial hair. For some it’ll be a full beard, and for others it might just be a light goatee. Whichever style you go with, achieving it might take a month, or it might take a year — it’s all about patience.
When growing a beard, for the first time it will be itchy and uneven for a while but will start to fill out in about a week. Don’t shave as it will not make the hair grow back faster.
2. Sleep Well, Eat Right, Exercise
Hair growth is promoted by a few things that relate to your general health and well-being.
First, most of your hair-growing happens overnight, when cellular turnover is at its peak. If you aren’t resting and re-charging properly, your hair isn’t growing as well as it could. Another byproduct of not being rested is decreased blood flow, which means less nutrients reaching their destination (your hair follicles). Less nutrients = comprised health and growth of facial hair.
In addition to getting plenty of sleep, exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet will also enhance your hair’s growth rate and overall health.
3. Take Care Of Your Skin
Healthy hair starts with the skin underneath. Well-cared-for skin is the foundation for your beard. Adopt a routine of washing your face morning and night, exfoliating 1-2 times per week, and regularly using a moisturizer.
Once you take care of your skin, don’t forget the beard. Shampoo your facial hair just as you do the mop on top of your head. Normal shampoo is fine, just take special care that your beard gets fully rinsed. Shampooing will keep both the skin and hair clean to prevent clogged pores and ingrown hairs.
Along with shampooing your beard, don’t forget to moisturize. A beard oil will keep your skin and hair hydrated to keep your beard healthy and growing.
Growing a beard is really a very simple thing. Let it grow, keep it clean, live a healthy lifestyle, and visit High End Barbershop for regular hair and beard care.