September 01, 2020 4 min read
Wondering how to grow a beard faster? You've come to the right place.
Growing a full, glorious beard can be tough. Just because you can grow a thick head of hair, doesn’t mean you can grow a beard or mustache just as easy. Most men actually face a whole set of challenges when taking the plunge into the bearded life.
Growing a beard fast naturally is possible, but requires a certain level of dedication. However, with the right beard growth tips and regime, nearly everyone can have a stylish, good-looking beard.
COMMITTING TO A ROUTINE
Men have a tendency to give up growing a beard just before they get to the ‘fun’ phase. When you’re growing your beard, there will come a time when your beard begins to itch and becomes troublesome.
This is when the pessimist in most men simply shaves his scruff off. To get the beard of your dreams, you will need to commit to letting it grow for a minimum of 4-6 weeks before you allow any trimmer near it.
UNDERSTANDING THE STAGES OF BEARD GROWTH
Start with a clean shave (0 weeks)
Committing to the routine starts with a clean shave. Once you’ve shaved, you want to keep your skin clean and start exfoliating on a regular basis. Clean skin encourages hair follicles to grow. Use a Face Wash and Moisturizer to help with this process.
The Stubble (0-2 weeks)
Every beard grower will express his optimism at this stage. Scruff is something you can live with and it can also be cool to have a small beard developing. At this stage you still want to be exfoliating regularly, however you will also want to think about investing in a Scruff Cream to add moisture back in to your ever-growing beard cuticles.
Son of an itch (2-8 weeks)
The pessimist in you will, at this stage, be thinking that being clean shaven isn’t so bad. Your early beard may not look so great, and to add insult to injury, will be itchy and possibly flaking. Make sure you hydrate every day with a decent Beard Oil or Scruff Cream. Do not think about shaving or trimming, as it will likely make it look worse, and you will end up once again at the stubble stage.
Baby Beard (8 – 16 weeks)
Congratulations, your beard is finally born! Patches will start filling in as the overall length increases. If you’ve been using Beard Oil on a regular basis, your beard should be healthy and vibrant. You can now start trimming and shaping your beard, either at home or at your local barber.
Adolescent Beard (16-30 weeks)
Your beard has taken shape and will start receiving admiration from friends, partners and fellow beard enthusiasts. At this stage, you may want to consider using a Beard Balm which nourishes and protects the beard, but is a little heavy for beards of a young age. At this stage, you and your beard will be so intrinsically linked, you’ll never want to see your chin again.
The Beard (30 weeks +)
Your beard is now fully formed and wonderful. People will stop you in the street and comment on the length, shape and how distinguished it makes you look. At this stage, a routine is still important, so make sure you hydrate the beard as much as possible. Use a Beard Brush or Comb once a day to assist you with cleaning, detangling, styling and applying Beard Oil/Balm.
DIET FOR GROWING A BEARD
If you're wondering how to grow your beard faster naturally, take a close look at what you're eating.
Just as a personal trainer will advise you to eat right for muscle growth, your personal beard trainer recommends a well-balanced diet for optimizing beard growth. But which foods help you grow a healthy beard quickly?
Heard of or already eat ‘complete proteins’? Good, because they deliver fantastic nutrients your beard requires. Not heard of ‘complete proteins’? No sweat – Beef, chicken, eggs and fish will become your new dining companions. These foods contain all of the good stuff a growing beard requires.
Fruits and Vegetables
Beard hair cannot grow without the correct nutrients in the body, and to get them we need to eat fruits and vegetables coupled with a balanced diet. The best ones for beards are oranges, brazil nuts, raisins, potatoes, kale and spinach.
Vitamin B5, C, E, Biotin, Inositol and Niacin promote hair growth. However, be aware that although they promote hair growth, they do NOT actually cause hair growth. If genetics have deemed you whiskerless, there is only so much supplements can do.
Living a healthy lifestyle is beneficial to the mind, body, soul and BEARD. If you don’t already, you might consider these quick hacks to get your beard on track.
Exercise & Reducing Stress
Beards grow more quickly when you’re relaxed. A good relaxation method is to exercise once a day, whether it’s going for a walk, hitting the gym or attending your local yoga class – Namaste.
Sleep helps repair damaged skin cells and promotes beard growth.
Try lowering your smoking intake by substituting with fruit, and lowering your weekly alcohol consumption by replacing with water. Your body works better when hydrated, as it pushes nutrients around your body and thus promotes hair growth.
TAKING CARE OF YOUR BEARD
Growing a beard is a labor of love that can take up to 9 months to come to true fruition. And, there are many trials and tribulations on the path of success. That’s why Blaze beard products are so important to getting you past to and beyond those most important milestones.
Beard & Scruff Cream
Perfect for that 2 weeks or more scruff, this product helps soothe beard itch, dryness and keeps beards bright, healthy looking and smelling its best.
For beards past the 2 weeks scruff phase, this product softens the bear and reduces beard itch, while naturally restoring moisture.
Tames flyaway hairs while shaping and nourishing your beard. Shea Butter and essential oils leave your beard feeling fresh from morning to night.
Ideal for grooming, shaping and styling beards of all lengths. Unlike synthetic brushes, the firm, natural boar bristles of our Blaze Beard Brush absorb and evenly distribute product while detangling the toughest of knots.
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