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Do you know what one of the most common questions we get asked at Badass Beard Care?
"How do I grow a better beard?"
And here's the truth.
For some, growing a full long beard comes naturally and for others it may take a little more work. But for nay man who desires a glorious face jacket, there are a variety of things you can do to help grow an impressive beard naturally at home.
To help you get the beard you want and that women love - seriously though, in a recent study from the Journal of Evolutionary Biology that asked 8,500 women if they desired men with or without beards, guess how many chose the beard?
EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM preferred their men with some stubble!
That’s why we’ve put together a list of 7 important tips to help you grow a better, sexier beard.
First, some important things to remember about beard growth.
The five biggest factors when it comes to growing a healthy beard are genetics, age, nutrition, and hair and skin health. Unfortunately, age and genetics determine where and how much hair grows on your face.
So, if there are spots on your face that don’t typically grow hair, there is little you can do outside of hair growth supplements and praying every day for one. However, if you’re gifted with badass beard genetics and deal with common issues such as a patchy, thin beard or dry, itchy, flaky skin - those things are correctable - We’ll get more into that later.
Okay, are you ready for our 7 proven beard growth tips?
1. Improve Your Overall Health
Remember what your mother used to tell you, “a healthy body grows a healthy beard.”
Alright, not many mothers say this to their child but here’s the thing.
Growing a healthy beard starts from inside. We highly recommend you practice healthy habits such as exercise and nutrition to send all those necessary nutrients to your beard. Trust us, we’ve seen the guys who clearly don’t take care of their health and their beard reflects it. A poor diet, lack of sleep, and bad hygiene all can lead to a gross, unhealthy beard. We’re not saying you have to look like Captain America but just do your best to stay active.
2. Use the Right Grooming Products
Growing your beard is the first step and maintaining your beard may be the most important one.
As badass beard care experts, we take pride in providing the best beard grooming products. That’s why this tip is at the top of our list.
Using products like beard oil will help hydrate, relax and detangle hair. It gets rid of the itch and dandruff and relaxes your hair for easy combing and brushing so you don’t rip any hairs out.
You should also use beard balm to help smooth and strengthen your hair. The balm helps give cohesive shape to your beard and makes it less likely to break up.
At Badass Beard Care we provide both beard oils and balms along with other grooming products with thousands of 5-star reviews online (see our Ladies Man Badass Beard Oil - it’s a customer favorite!).
Plus, each of our beard oils and balms contains all-natural ingredients that are safe to work into your hair and skin.
Be sure to check out all our Beard Care Products here.
3. Wash Your Beard
One of the best ways for your beard to reach its full potential is to use natural shampoo and conditioner.
A quality shampoo and conditioner, like our Chuck’s Hog Wash (all-in-one beard, hair, and body wash) will help soften the beard and give it a fuller look. Made with 100% natural ingredients, this beard wash moisturizes your beard hair to help stop breakage and keep it from becoming brittle. We recommend every man trying to grow a full beard to wash it at least 2-3 times a week.
4. Use the Right Grooming Tools
The types of tools you use when caring for your beard makes a big difference in how it grows. Using a brush with natural bristles (such as our boars hair beard brush) for example gives you a static- and tangle-free bush that helps remove dead hairs, exfoliates the skin, and overall promotes better beard growth. We also highly recommend using straight-edged shaping scissors or a wooden comb with strong tines that won’t snag hairs and cause patchy lines.
Take a look at this video for a quick tutorial on how to use our oil, balm, brush, and comb to maintain and style your beard.
5. Take the Right Vitamins
Taking daily vitamins not only keeps your body big and strong but it also does the same to grow an amazing Fu Manchu.
The best vitamins for beard growth are Vitamin C, A, B3, and E as all of them help improve the health and nutrition of your skin, which can lead to less breakage. You can either look for foods that are high in any of these or take supplements or multivitamins as part of your everyday routine.
6. Get Your Damn Beauty Sleep
We talked about hair and skin health being a top priority when it comes to natural beard growth and sleep is a big part of that. Healthy sleep habits are always recommended as this is the time where your body regenerates and rests after a long, hard day.
If you’re a restless sleeper, that means you’re letting stress, anxiety take over and your body isn’t getting enough rest to be in a healthier state.
Well, getting the recommended 6-8 hours of sleep can actually lend a helping hand in the beard growth department. It’s something a lot of men overlook but allowing your body to properly refresh every night will help your beard grow thicker, longer, and faster.
Our Final Tip For You...
7. Be Patient
We know you want to wake up tomorrow with this full, thick beard, but that’s not going to happen. Some men grow beards faster than others and will see noticeable growth in 6-7 days, and others it may take a couple weeks. Have patience with the process, like most great things in life, they take time.
And we’re warning you now about the itchy phase for beginners. As you grow your beard and it gets longer, you’re going to want to scratch it. To help you fight the urge to scratch - use beard oil to condition the skin and hair as well as a boar’s hair brush to exfoliate.
And finally, if you keep your beard well-groomed and wash it weekly through the process you’ll be sporting an attractive beard sooner than you think.
We hope you all found these beard growth tips useful and if you have any other questions on how to grow your beard or about our other products or tools, visit www.badassbeardcare.com today and you’ll find everything you need.