Some men are blessed with fast-growing facial hair, while others may struggle with slow-growing or patchy whiskers. The rate that your facial hair grows depends mostly on genetics, but if you are anxious for your beard to come in, there are a few tricks you can try to maximize growth rate and fullness. To grow a beard faster, care for your face by cleaning, moisturizing, and exfoliating properly, take biotin or other vitamin supplements that encourage hair growth, and leave your beard alone as it starts growing in.
Round face? A more square beard can help define your jawline. “Everyone should aim to trim in tighter on the cheeks and leave hair a little longer where a goatee would be,” says Olvera. For inspiration, tips, debunked myths, and more, check out our modern man’s guide to beards.
A beard brush is another one of the beard tool essentials every bearded man should own. It’s even good if all you’re sporting is stubble because even short beard hair needs to be guided in a sensible direction every now and then.
For one, it comes with a zoom wheel that allows you to lock-in on one of 17 built-in precision length settings, all the way from 1/64th of an inch to a half-inch. You’d be hard-pressed not to find the right length for your beard and the look that you’re trying to achieve.
Excellent read. I enjoyed the ease of reading cause we’re just a bunch of hairy men. Out of 20 employees about 16 of us have beards. We have 3 gingers and the can grow a nice one thin but usually consistent. I have got most of the on board with proper care they look to me for answers so I’m use this site as reference. Thanks
One thing that I find important when I select a beard oil and it isn’t mentioned in your post is the container an oil has and the dispenser. There are so many cases of beard oils that I’ve used and made a mess while I was trying to get it out of the bottle. This is very problematic since you waste oil and not to mention, you need to clean after yourself once you’re done. As for the container, it’s crucial to have a dark bottle, preferably in glass, so that heat, light and oxygen doesn’t oxidise the oil while keeping its shelf life unaffected. My two cents.
Another main moisturizing ingredient is lanolin, which deserves its section, as its excellent skin benefits have largely been forgotten. Lanolin is a natural moisturizer that comes from sheep’s wool, in the case of Beard Balm, Merino sheep. In the days of yore, shepherds and sheep farmers were known for their amazingly soft hands, and it was the lanolin all along. And since lanolin comes from the wool, it doesn’t harm the sheep, so it’s still animal-friendly by most people’s standards.
Scoop out a small amount (about the size of a thumbnail) of balm from the tin. Some balms require a slightly larger amount, but you’ll ultimately be the best judge in determining how much is right for your beard.
The Braun 9 series has an extra trimmer as compared to the series 7, which the brand calls ‘Direct and cut’. The trimmer is used to align the hair that grow in different directions and then cuts them away.
Another important thing to note is that you shouldn’t judge your beard against the next guy. There is nothing wrong with a sparse beard; just because your best friend had a full thick beard at high school graduation doesn’t mean you will or should have the same beard type. And while facial hair is a sign of male physical maturity, the important thing is that you have facial hair and can grow more.
Oil and Balm are very similar in that they both condition and style your beard. The main difference is that beard balm will do a little more to shape and hold your beard. Beard oil is usually enough for short beards, beard balm gives a little more aid to longer, wilder beards.
You may think your beard-softening job is done after conditioning your beard, but not so fast—beard moisturizer will kick that softening up a notch, which is exactly what you need if you’re experiencing an itchy beard. Go for a beard moisturizer with added benefits, like Percy Nobleman’s Face and Stubble Moisturizer. Not only is it designed specifically to soften new beard growth, but it also reduces wrinkles and skin damaged. Better still, it’s pH-balanced to keep both your skin and your beard at their healthiest.
Once you’ve washed your beard, you can pat-dry it with a towel to get the excess water out while the remaining moisture will dry in a matter of minutes. You should also comb your beard – using a good beard comb that’s designed for the job – to ensure that all of your beard’s hairs are lying flat.
Wizard beards, or American Civil War-type throwback beards will take some time to cultivate, but essentially involve growing the beard out as long as possible, but still trimming the neck periodically, as well as the mustache, so it gets out of the way of your lip.
Next, clogged pores can prevent hair from growing in properly, so using a washcloth when washing your facial hair is beneficial, and a boar bristle brush with firm bristles. You can find that here: http://themodcabin.com/product-category/beard-brushes/
Decide on a cheek line. You will need to choose how high the beard should go on your cheeks. Most people leave this section to natural growth, but if it seems to be creeping up to your cheek bones, you should trim the upper section.
In addition to vitamin B supplements, you can promote hair growth with a diet anchored in proteins, vegetables, whole grains, cheese, and yogurt. This will ensure that you get all the right nutrients for sturdy, efficient hair growth. You’ll want to focus on foods rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E in addition to proteins. Here’s a shortlist for your next grocery run: eggs, almonds, whole grains, cheese, yogurt, salmon, chicken, leafy greens, carrots, legumes, avocadoes, onions, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes. Round out that roster with other nutrient-dense foods, and you should be sending all the right vitamins and proteins into your blood stream for maximum hair growth and strength.
As for the “how to” part, in order to get the most out of this product, just scrape a bit of balm with you nail and rub it between your fingers. It doesn’t have to be more than a pea size. And that only if you have quite a mature beard already. Once melted, start massaging your beard from tips to roots. Now you’re ready to break some hearts!
Great article. My wife turned me to coconut oil as she applied it to her hair a couple times a week. It makes my beard so soft and really makes it shine. Not to mention once you brush it out after applying it really looks tight and full.
On Halloween of 2014, Eric Bandholz shared the Beardbrand story with the sharks of Shark Tank. We made a big impact on them and even was able to convince Lori (a beard hater) to feel the softness of a Beardbrand beard.
It was normal – as normal as it is to debate a thing at a barbershop. But beard discussions aren’t just in the barbershop, they’re everywhere. The beard is lifestyle and strategy is necessary. That’s why “how to use beard balm” was the fifth most-searched grooming question of 2015.
A couple things to note. This balm isn’t going to provid a significant hold, but for most beards it’s enough. It’s going to apply and feel much like an oil once on the beard. The classic version has no scent added, but the base ingredients do have a slight smell to them.
Garrick is home buddy who likes to spend time with his son and wife. On his free time he tries to keep himself in shape by exercising at home or playing ball with the boys. He used to dread shaving but after discovering the right techniques it has been a joy every since.
Tip: It may seem counterintuitive when you’re trying to grow your beard out, but you can use a beard trimmer to keep all your facial hair trimmed to a shorter length closer to your face, which will help make those sparse patches less apparent while they’re filling in.
Add these steps in, and your facial hair should take more shape and feel softer. Plus, if you have beardruff, your facial hair is probably soaking up the oils from your skin and leaving it dry and flakey. Getting into this good routine of cleansing, conditioning, and putting some good beard oil on will help keep you free from flakes, soft, and style ready.
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It’s important to note that full beard maturity may not happen until your mid-twenties. It’s not just your brain that continues to develop into your mid-twenties—it’s your hormones as well. Simply put, you’re not fully baked until you’re in your mid-twenties, so you shouldn’t expect to physically appear as a full-grown adult male until then either.