5 Tips for Growing Your Beard
Beards aren’t going anywhere anytime soon… in fact, a record number of men are embracing their beards and forsaking their razors. For those of you who are among this number, here are five beard-growing and-maintenance suggestions:
1. Be patient when it comes to growing a beard.
Beards require patience. Every month, your stubble grows around a dozen inches. However, different sections of your face grow at various rates. What does this mean for you personally? Allow at least three or four weeks for your beard to grow before shaving anything.
Many men have given up on their beards because they thought they were uneven or itchy. However, they simply are not allowing enough time. In a few short weeks, patchy beards begin to fill in. That brings us to point number two, the itch.
2. Prevent itching: Keep your beard moisturized.
Beard itch can be a real bother, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. Dry whiskers irritating your dry skin are the main causes of beardruff and itchiness. Both of these ailments are treatable by applying a high-quality beard moisturizer or beard oil to soften your beard. This, in turn, prevents whisker or skin irritation. In addition, it hydrates the skin and removes the itch.
Some men prefer a beard moisturizer to a beard oil since the former is more versatile. Moisturizers contain chamomile, aloe, and other helpful ingredients in addition to the oils found in the best beard oils, providing a level of comfort that beard oils alone don’t offer. That isn’t to say that you shouldn’t apply beard oil. Simply apply it over your beard moisturizer.
3. Build up natural beard oils.
Only wash your beard twice weekly. This is because washing your beard daily can cause it to become dry and rough. This is because the soap removes the natural oils that keep moisture in your beard. Of course, you should wash your face every day with soap and water, but not your beard…unless you have a nasty profession that requires a daily washing.
The hair in your beard is not the same as the hair on your head. A specifically formulated beard wash will aid in the maintenance of your best beard. Therefore, apply your moisturizer after bathing, then put beard oil on top.
4. Maintain a tidy beard.
No neckbeards allowed. Maintaining a tidy appearance while growing your beard is essential. First, do not trim your actual beard during the first month of growth. Trim the edge instead. This means that your stubble should not grow down your neck and merge with your chest hair. The line should be drawn around the mid-neck. Therefore, shave from there south…if necessary.
5. A healthy lifestyle means a healthy beard.
Many men want to grow a beard that is healthier and thicker. While there are no miracle cures, a diet rich in high-quality protein such as fresh fish and lean meats, fresh fruits, and vegetables will provide your body with all the nutrients it will need to grow a full set of whiskers.
When you combine this with regular exercise, your body will have all of the nutrients and testosterone it needs to develop the greatest beard possible. There is no such thing as a magical beard growth oil, by the way. So, unless it’s from your dermatologist, don’t fall for the clickbait.
In conclusion, if you are looking to grow out your beard remember to be patient, keep your beard moist, build up natural oils, keep your beard groomed, and stay healthy. If you’d like a more detailed guide check out this blog post by Cremo Company on How to grow a beard faster.