How To Grow A Beard

How To Grow A Beard

by Angelo Ausi | June 27, 2016

how to grow a beard

Beards are back. Throughout history beards have gone in and out of style. In some cultures they are a sign of virility, wisdom, strength, and sexual prowess, while others see people with beards as dangerous, uncivilized, lacking in proper hygiene, or savage. No matter your reason for wanting a beard, if you are a pubescent or adult male, growing a beard is as easy as falling off a log.

Growing a beard

The ideal time to start growing a beard, is while you are on vacation. This gives your facial hair an opportunity to grow out and thicken a bit before you have to face and impress people you know. The first step in how to grow a beard is to simply let your facial hair grow out. Your genetics will decide what type of beard you will grow and how long it will take to grow. It takes the average adult male about 4 weeks to grow a healthy beard. Don't worry about shaping or sculpting it, just let it grow.

Testosterone and Beard Growth

By the way, when it comes to genetics, DHT is a key factor. DHT stands for dihydrotestosterone and higher levels are associated with higher growth of beard & facial hair. If genetics haven't helped you in this area, then you can try some natural ways to increase testosterone levels and help spur beard growth. The key driver to increased T levels include a healthier lifestyle with better diet, exercise, and activity. Check out WiseBeard's article on Testosterone and Beard Growth for more helpful info.

How to Grow a Beard: Monitoring The Process

When they are figuring out how to grow a beard, some people document the early stages by looking in the mirror or taking selfies every few days. Whichever method you choose, just relax and let your facial hair grow. You can also use natural beard growth products like Biotin but, regardless, once your beard has grown in, you can decide if what style you want. But for the first month, simply comb your new beard as it grows, relax, and enjoy the process. You don't have to put on any special creams or use special soaps. Just let it grow.

Defining Your Beard

After about four weeks, you should have enough of a beard for you to begin deciding how you want it to be shaped and how thick you would like your beard to be. Many people have a barber or stylist define a neck line where the bottom of their beard meets the neck. Some people buy a trimmer and create the neckline themselves. Others simply let their beard grow where it will.

And there you have it. You are now the proud owner of a beard. Net, you have to decide if you want a full beard, a light beard, a partial beard, or something in between. For some people their jobs, wife, or social circle would frown on a full beard. Other people simply don't like how they look with a full beard.


Date Modified:Oct. 28, 2017
Main Topic:Ways to Grow a Beard
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