Any guy trying to grow a beard who has seen the film Evan Almighty may have looked on in envy as Steve Carell’s beard grew quicker & thicker than he could shave it off. But unfortunately creating a thick, full-on beard is like watching artificial grass grow.
Most guys fall at the itchy beard hurdle in the early stages of starting to grow a mighty beard. The reason for the dreaded itch is because when you shave, your beard hairs can retreat beneath the skin. When they grow out that can make your skin irritable. This kind of itching last around 3 weeks, though for a lot of guys this can be shorter. To help you understand the best way to put your beard on the fast track to be long and luxurious, let’s first delve into a little bit about what it is that makes your facial hair grow naturally in the first place.
The Genetics of Facial Hair
If you happen to be one of those guys whose facial hair moves at a snail’s pace and it doesn’t grow as full and luscious as you would like it to, there’s nothing wrong with giving your facial hair a little push in the right direction to grow faster.
So, whilst we can’t get you looking like Brad Pitt we can answer what gives some guys the ability to infuriatingly grow incredible beards without trying. The simple answer is they have a fortunate combination of genes.
You see, you were born with teeny tiny hair follicles all over your body, including of course your face.
Now as it happens the hair follicles on your face are the last ones to be activated, and this generally only occurs when you hit puberty otherwise you’d come out the womb like this fella.
Now, these hair follicles have everything to do with how quickly your facial hair grows.
So, if your dad sports a pretty awesome bushy beard but you struggle to get a whisper of hair growth, you might want to keep an eye on the postman for any similar features between you both.
Fortunately, though, even if you didn’t luck out in the gene pool there are ways to grow and maintain an impressive beard.
It’s just going to take some patience and a bit of work but the results will come sooner by following these simple techniques.
Eat your way to bushy glory by increasing Folic acid (and folate) food. Check out our post titled Diet & love your beard.
Wash your beard around 2-3 times a week with a decent shampoo that is meant for beards. Avoid over washing with other products meant for the hair on your head and use just warm water on other days to rinse your beard clean.
Groom it like a prize-winning pony and care for it daily with a good comb or brush to promote the growth of healthy hair in the right direction.
Investing in a beard oil with high-quality natural ingredients is key to getting that healthy look and feel. By using regularly, it will increase the speed of growth and applying it before bed after a warm water rinse will do wonders whilst you sleep.
So, a bit of time and love and your beard will love you back developing strong and proud as will your look. Make sure you check out our range of professionally made beard oils and balms. Designed by our in-house herbalist and aromatherapist team to look after you and your beard for life we’re here to look after you.
Got the secret to a beautiful beard? Tried any other beard growth techniques that have worked for you? We’d love to know! Comment and tell us what’s on your mind.