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How to Grow a Healthier, Thicker Beard

by Glenn Lompon | April 11, 2024

You want to grow a thicker, healthier beard because why else would you be reading this?

We’ve been in the beard game for over a decade and were actually the inventors of beard butter back in 2013.

So, the knowledge you’ll be reading in a second isn’t just based on random assumptions, it’s backed by years and years of real-world experience.

Let’s start.

Essential Nutrients for a Thicker Beard

Nourishing your beard starts from within (not in the spiritual sense), and there are a lot of key nutrients that play a vital role in helping your facial hair become the peak of health and thickness.

Here's a deep dive into the nutrients your beard craves and how they work their magic:

Vitamins A and E

Vital for repairing and building tissue, Vitamin A helps maintain a healthy dermal layer, builds strong hair roots, and boosts sebum production.

That means your beard stays conditioned and less prone to breakage.

Vitamin E, on the other hand, fights oxidative stress and according to several studies, this is one the key factors behind hair loss and damaged hair.


This B-vitamin is known to stimulate keratin production and increase follicle growth rate and is essential for beard growth.

Regular intake can lead to visibly thicker beard strands and a fuller facial profile. To get your daily dose, look to eggs, almonds, and whole grains.


Since hair is predominantly made up of protein, specifically keratin, making sure you get enough lean meats, eggs, dairy, beans, and nuts can directly contribute to a thicker, healthy beard by giving it the essential amino acids it needs to grow strong and healthy.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Not only do these fatty acids boost hair density, but they also help the oil glands around your follicles work better. This results in a softer and more manageable beard.

Incorporate fish like salmon, mackerel, and flaxseeds into your diet to get these benefits.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C helps protect against oxidative stress (the beard killer we mentioned before). It also plays a major role in the production of collagen which also helps prevent beard hairs from becoming brittle and weak.


Research shows that iron deficiency can lead to hair loss, which, of course, directly affects the fullness of your beard. Eat leafy greens, red meat, and lentils regularly to make sure you get enough iron into your system.

Beard Care Tips You Need to Follow

Closeup of a man applying a beard oil

To get that thick, healthy beard you've been dreaming of, it's not just about what you eat. You also need to treat your beard like the treasure it is. Here are some genius beard care tips that'll help your beard reach its full potential.

1. Wash Your Beard Regularly

Your beard is like a sponge, it can collect dirt and oil throughout the day. Keep it clean by using a gentle beard shampoo like Detroit Grooming’s Beard Wash that won't strip away its natural oils.

This keeps the skin beneath happy and itch-free, and a happy skin means happy beard growth!

2. Dry Your Beard Carefully

After washing, pat your beard gently with a towel to dry it. Don't rub too hard, because that can create flyaways the strongest of beard waxes can’t hold down — be nice and gentle!

3. Apply Beard Oil

These oils are amazing for your beard especially when they have ingredients like Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E, because that means they’ll keep your beard soft and manageable and boost beard growth.

4. Use a Beard Wax for Styling:

If you’ve had a beard for some time now or just started your journey you’ve definitely experienced flyaway beard hairs, and they’re a PAIN to deal with.

 If your beard gets a little crazy and wants to point in every direction, beard wax is like a super nanny that calms it all down. It helps shape your beard and keeps it looking sharp all day long.

The key is finding one that has enough strength to hold everything in place without having you look like you cast your beard in hair gel.

We recommend our In-House Beard Wax that’s packed with natural ingredients so you can get that hold without putting a hold on your beard growth.

5. Comb and Brush Daily

Just like the hair on your head, your beard looks its best when you comb and brush it. This helps spread the natural oils and makes your beard look thicker. Use a wide-toothed comb for detangling and a beard brush for styling.

6. Stay Hydrated

Water is good for your whole body, including your beard! When you drink plenty of water, it helps your skin and beard stay hydrated, which is super important for a thick, healthy beard.

Think of it like watering a plant – give it what it needs, and it'll grow!

The Bottomline

By following these guidelines, your journey towards stronger, thicker beard growth is well underway.

But a healthy beard doesn't appear overnight. It's a commitment, just like taking care of the rest of your body.

With persistence, the right nutrients, grooming habits, and a little help from quality beard products, you'll be on your way to achieving the beard of your dreams.