So you want to sport an awesome beard? But the catch is that you need to do quickly!
This is a guide on how to grow a beard faster and even more important correctly.
If you are going to grow one, you want to do it right. The last thing you need is a scraggly looking beard that isn’t living up to its fullest potential.
With anything in life, greatness just doesn’t magically happen. You have to work for it. The next beard you grow should be your work of art, in fact your masterpiece!
In fact if you follow this insanely easy 4 step guide, I promise to that you will be tremendously happy with how your beard will look and more importantly how you can make it appear faster.
So say you have an upcoming date, event you want to sport a great stubble, or hell just want to sport a rocking beard. This guide will show you the guaranteed most effective ways to make it happen!
It’s not going to be as hard as it seems.
So without further adieu lets jump into this on how we can sport a rocking beard as soon as possible.
1. How To Grow a Beard Faster You Ask? Essential Nutrients
To kick start your beard growth, just like any garden, it needs some TLC. Now this one might sound extremely apparent, but you have to relax! No seriously, relax.
Beards, just like the hair on the top of head will struggle to grow when you are stressed out.
So if your beard is important to you, make sure you hit the gym a few extra days this week (or hell just simply go for a walk after work or even on lunch).
It sounds crazy:
But really, you just need set aside a bit of time every day and take it easy. Stop using the computer, turn off your phone, and just completely disconnect. Clearing your mind will give your beard and your mental state an awesome boost.
When you put your body and mind at ease, the rest of it can function to its maximum potential and thus growing your beard ever faster!
So don’t stress if your beard isn’t coming in quick enough – it will come in before you know it!
Protein! Double down on your protien and you will be giving your beard more of the essential nutrients it needs to grow. Here are a few foods that stand out as high protein monsters:
- Greek Yogurt
These foods accelerate growth in every possible way especially on your hair and nails.
So don’t be alarmed if you seem like you suddenly have to cut your fingernails more often than not. If so, its one of the great signs that everything is working properly!
Last but not least:
The best thing you can to grow a beard faster is to sleep. I know, you have shit that needs to get done.
When you sleep at least 7-9 hours, it not only doubles down as a way to decrease stress as outlined earlier, but you also will give your body time to recuperate and allow all those high protein foods you have been consuming throughout the day to work.
2. This Isn’t a 2 Day Operation
If you’re serious about growing a beard, which you are, or else why would you be reading this?
You need to buckle down and do it.
Hair by and far is the tissue with the quickest growth rate in your body. On average you will be growing at about .5 inches a month (1.27cm). However to note, this is during your optimal growth periods (between the ages of 15 to 30 – source).
You will experience some slowdown once your are older than 30 till about 50. After 50, your hair growth rate will plummet.
Here’s the deal:
When learning how to grow a beard faster, its important to know your limitations and manage your expectations accordingly.
Don’t expect a beard like this to pop up on your face within 1 week:
3. Great You’re Getting Growth!
Ok cool, your beard is starting to come in right?
Don’t freak out and think you have won the beard growing challenge. You need to maintain that thing!
Don’t let it get out of control.
Depending on how much of a beard you’re aiming for, make sure you maintain it along the way.
If you are looking to perhaps have a shorter stubble or a not terribly long beard, you may want to check out a beard trimmer. This way its quick and easy to maintain before it gets too unwieldy.
If you’re looking to perhaps save a few bucks when you go to shave your neck, you should definitely check out our in-depth guide on the different types of razors in order to decide what one works for you!
4. Maintenance Is Key
Sweet so you’re all set up to grow in your next killer beard.
So far we have learned that you need a balanced diet, exercise, be stress free, and to top it off, get some adequate sleep to let all those nutrients do their work and let that beard come in.
We also discovered realistic expectations as it comes in (hint: it doesn’t happen over night no matter the age), and importantly how to maintain the length and edges of this killer beard as it comes to fruition.
Now what? Were done right?
This is the most often overlooked step that I see so many men mess up on. You need to maintain your beard properly. Beard oils and beard balms are the key to your success!
So what’s the deal with beard oils?
For the most part beard oils (like their beard balm counterparts covered below), gives you a healthy beard and skin. Oils can moisturize, prevent dandruff, reduce skin irritation, and also give your beard an awesome but subtle scent (if you use essential oils).
To break it down there are two types: Carrier and Essential.
Ok so whats the difference and why should you care?
Carrier oil is used primarily as the base of your beard oil. Typically carrier oil will dilute the highly concentrated essential oil (caution using straight essential oil is not advised as it may be highly irritable on your skin – and you will stink). The carrier oil will be the one that gives you most of the benefit when applying it to your beard.
Essential oil is primarily used as the scent and then secondary with some added benefits such as preventing acne, reducing skin irritation, repairing your beard, etc.
To put it simply, think of it as a can of Pepsi. Carrier oil is your carbonated water and essential oil is like your high fructose corn syrup.
Overview of Carrier Oils
Ok, so now since we have that covered, you have a plethora of the more popular carrier oils to choose from (several others not included in the list below):
We are breaking this down by oil and then the use on your skin, and on your beard.
“Jojoba” by Kenneth Bosma – Seeds on a Female Jojoba Bush
Skin – This oil is going to be the closest oil that matches your natural oils found within your skin.
Jojoba oil is also absorbs into your skin really easily, therefore it will quickly replenish and repair any damage that was done by shampoos, soap, and whatever else might have snuck their way into your skin. If you are just starting out this is likely the best one to test first.
Beard – Jojoba as listed in the skin section is the closest thing to natural oils that you can find. What’s great about that is your beards hair follicles will (especially if dry) will be treated through additional moisture and nourishment giving it a great healthy look.
Products you should check out if interested in Jojoba carrier oil:
Skin – Argan oil contains tocopherols (vitamin E), phenols, carotenes, squalene, and fatty acids, (80% unsaturated fatty acids) – Source.
Let me translate that:
Your skin will receive the following benefits by using Argan oil including, assistance in preventing wrinkles, treat dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis, also is an extraoridnalrily effective moisturizer.
Beard – With the loaded vitamins in Argan, you will be less prone to split ends and frizz while giving your beard a strong and healthy look.
Top rated Argan oils:
Sweet Almond Oil
“PikiWiki Israel 7025 Amond blossom” by באדיבות אתרצמח השדה.
Skin – Sweet Almond carrier oil is going to be extremely rich in the following vitamins: A, B, and E. The benefit to having those extra vitamins is that it will be terrific in treating dry or irritated skin.
Contrary to jojoba oil, this will also help improve complexion. Also sweet almond oil is easily absorbed into your skin, so you don’t have to worry about having your pores clogged.
Beard – With the additional vitamins found, your beard will be thankful especially if it is prone to split ends. While not of course eliminating them (you will need to trim your beard to completely eliminate), the sweet almond oil helps in preventing them. Also expect to have a soft and shiny beard with this oil.
Highly rated Sweet Almond products:
Hemp Seed Oil
“Hemp bunch-dried out -seeds close up PNr°0063” by D-Kuru
Skin – When you rub Hemp seed oil into your skin, it will provide plenty of nourisment while increasing blood circulation in the applied areas. It will make your skin feel pretty damn smooth and soft. Great for folks with eczema.
Beard – Overall like several other oils, hemp seed oil will give your follicles a stronger and healthier base.
Products using Hemp seed oils:
“Wine grapes03” by Fir0002 – Own work.
Skin – Great at curing dryness and any sort of skin irritation. If you’re cleaning up your neckline, spreading a bit of grape seed oil will help prevent any sort of irritation on your skin. Like some other oils listed, grapeseed oil won’t clog your pores or make you break out.
Beard – Ever notice any flakes that come off your skin when your rub your beard? Don’t be embarrassed, I get the same thing too. Well guess what? Grapeseed oil will help prevent that.
Grapeseed oil will give your beard a boost by preventing dandruff, soften, and all the while nourishing and strengthening your hair. Don’t worry, you won’t have a nasty greasy look.
Grapeseed oils worth checking out:
“Persea americana fruit 2” by B.navez – Own work
Skin – Avocado oils are great at moisturizing your skin and giving it a bit more elasticity (anti-aging). Avocado’s as you know are filled with several proteins, fats, and antioxidants, therefore will give your skin a healthy glow.
Beard – What does all this mean for your beard? Well Avocado oil will give it a much more healthy growth of your hair and plenty of nutrients as its packed with proteins and vitamins.
Don’t be scared of trying avocado oil as it won’t give you a greasy or oily residue.
Products to check out:
Overview of Essential Oils
Ok, there are a TON of essential oils on the market. All of them have some duplicative benefits when compared to each other. However, here is a list of just a few of the more popular ones and their benefits:
- Lavender – Blood flow benefits, more of a soothing and calming scent, clears up complexion.
- Orange – Anti-inflammatory therefore reducing skin irritation. Uplifiting and invigorating (like a good aftershave).
- Sandalwood – Reduces skin irritation through mosturization. Soft woody aroma.
- Rosemary – Cuts down on greasy beards. Beware, more of a stronger aroma strength. Stimulates cell renewal and prevents wrinkles.
- Black Pepper – Blood flow benefits, sharp spicy aroma.
- Jasmine – Cures dry, sensitive and irritated skin types. Aroma is a bit more on the sweet and warm side.
Looking to save a few bucks on beard oil? Be sure to check out our writeup on how to make beard oils!
Beard Balm and Beard Wax – Keep it Healthy and Under Control
Ok, so your beard is fully in. In fact your beard came in fast because you followed all guidelines. Great!
So what’s the deal with beard balm?
So beard balm is very similar to beard oil in some respects. With highly touted beard balms like Honest Amish, you get all the great skin care benefits baked right in just like a beard oil. However the application is a bit different (buttery as opposed to liquid like the oils).
There are also beard waxes as well. These are used in side-by-side with beard balms. Beard waxes will tame your unruly hairs and make your beard a bit more manageable.
So if you’re looking to sport some killer styles with your beard definitely check out beard balms and beard waxes.
As a Wrap Up
So as we discussed in steps 1 through 4, growing your beard faster and healthier is insanely easy.
Your state of mind and the food that you put into your body will be one of the single biggest impacts on growing a beard fast.
So be sure to follow the advice very closely to ensure the best success as possible.
What are the biggest hurdles you face while growing or maintaining your beard? Let me know below: