Beards have been in fashion for many years. It’s not just about fashion, though, it’s simply what a man’s face does! In fact, before the times of razor blades and shaving, it’s likely that all men walked around rocking a beard, whether it was full or patchy.
Nowadays, beards are trimmed, styled, sculpted, or even completely removed. In 2016, a survey in the United States showed that almost 50% of men clean shaved every single day. However, there is still an extremely strong cohort of bearded men sporting their beards in all kinds of shapes and sizes.
So, you may be considering growing out your beard to a nice length or style. If you’ve never done so before, it can be a daunting prospect. Even if you have done it once or twice before, you may well be wondering just how long it’s going to take and if there is anything you can do to assist with the process. Luckily, you will find 4 useful tips for properly growing out your beard below.
Full Beards Rule
Everyone loves a full, thick, manly beard. Arguably, those who can grow them should, while all the men who can’t are simply shocked that a man with that much facial hair chooses to shave it off! Full beards are epic looking, creating a strong facial look that simply cannot be matched.
But, not all of us are blessed with strong, thick, bushy facial hair, and that’s ok! Sometimes, no matter what you try, you’ll still have some gaps, some patches, or some parts you simply aren’t thrilled with. That’s fine, don’t worry! The best thing to do is learn your facial hair’s shape and style, roll with it and rock it proudly. As long as you’re cool with your beard, that’s all that matters.
1.Consider a Beard Growth Kit
For those who do want to attempt to add a little thickness to their beard, there are some potentially helpful kits and tools out there for you. The guys over at The King Beard are experts in this field, stating that beard growth kits can help you “grow the beard you’ve always dreamed of.” These kits contain several tools, vitamins, serums, and ingredients that are designed to help promote beard growth and regrow lost hairs. Let’s take a look at what you might find in a beard growing kit.
Serums, Oils, or Creams
There are many serums, oils, and creams available in different beard kits. Some are made from entirely natural ingredients such as ginger, root extracts, and natural oils. Others contain cell-based ingredients like biotin. You can even find the classic ingredient of Rogaine – Minoxidil – in some of them. If you have concerns about the ingredients, reach out to the seller or manufacturer for more information, as they will more than likely be happy to help.
There are said to be certain vitamins that help to promote beard growth. You can buy specifically engineered multivitamins aimed at hair, nails, and skin, which will help the thickness of your beard. These often come in beard growth kits.
Beard Roller Device
The beard roller is a rolling device covered in tiny needles. These needles promote blood flow to the face when rolled across the skin, which, in turn, helps to promote hair growth. When used in combination with whatever serum or cream you have purchased, this can massively help boost new hair growth and promote thicker hairs.
All good beard kits also come with cleaning products to help keep your beard roller clean. This thing is obviously punching thousands of tiny holes into your cheeks, so you don’t want it to be dirty when you do so. These kits come with antibacterial cleaners, wipes, and other products to ensure your roller is never dirty or covered in skin particles. Keep it clean to help keep your face fresh!
Now, even with an awesome beard kit in hand, you still need to be realistic with the potential beard growth you may see. These kits are not a quick fix, you will not see changes overnight. In fact, some people don’t see changes at all – though most companies offer a growth guarantee or money back.
If you have very little beard hair to start with, it’s unreasonable to expect to see thousands of new hairs growing. You will likely get some new growth, for sure. But, sadly, you will not go from baby-faced to lumberjack beard. It’s important to be realistic with your beard aim and know what look you are heading towards. As mentioned at the top – it’s fine to rock whatever you’ve got!
This applies to men with beards of all thicknesses and shapes – be patient. Even the guy with the biggest beard you’ve ever seen had to be patient to get there! These hairs do not grow three inches in three weeks. No matter your coverage or style, you need to be patient. There may be some days where you feel like you’re never going to get there, but don’t panic. Just ride out the storm and see where you get. 90 days is the minimum to wait to see a decent level of growth.
4.Trim As You Go
Finally, this may seem counterintuitive, but you may want to trim as you go. Just like when growing out your hair, trimming can help keep the shape and remove unnecessary bulk. The neck region can get especially messy during long-term beard growth, but also you want to keep any rogue hairs in check all over the face. Small amounts of trimming can help even out patchy beards, too. Trim back bushy areas with scissors or beard clippers to help make the beard look even all over.
Following these four simple tips can help you promote beard growth, whilst also understanding a little more about how to tame and manage your slowly growing beard. In a way it’s super easy, in another, it requires patience and dedication! Good luck on your beard growth journey.