It is an era of ‘beard gang.’ Most guys in this gang didn’t grow out their beards for religious reasons. Nope! It’s all for the sake of looking dapper. You may have wondered once or several times how you will look with a beard. Is there any beard growing tips they have read? Maybe you’ve even tried growing one but got frustrated along the way and fired your razor. Either because your beard was itching you so bad or it kept growing in patches unlike that of your friend.
Whatever the case may be, you should know that there’s a routine to follow if you want to grow a great beard. Sure, genetics have a lot to do with how your facial hair grows.
However, you can try these beard growing tips that have helped many men grow their beards. Note, you’ve got to be patient when you embark on this rite: itching is normal in the first few weeks but you can manage it with a good moisturizer and hold off on grabbing a razor. Here are some of the best beard growing tips:
Groom It The Right Way
You should care for your beards the same way you care for the hairs on your head. When those stubbles start appearing underneath your jaw, use beard oil to manage any itchiness or flakes. Moisturizing your facial hair also makes it look and smell great.
For softer stubble, use a soft goat scruff softener. And you need to use a beard comb or bristle brush to untangle your beards before stepping out of your house.
Trim Your Beard Properly
The overall structure of your beards needs a good base. When trimming your beards, keep your razor or clipper a little far away from areas between your neck and chin. Eric Bandholz, a beard specialist, dished out a simple hack: place your thumb close to your neck right under your head and place your index finger on your chin, forming an L-shape. Trim off anything below your thumb if you like and leave anything above.
Due to the risk of making mistakes that will make you shave off the whole beards, it’s advisable to wait a month before trimming. You may find it easier to trim with scissors than clipper as scissors give you better control.
Capitalize On The Best Parts Of Your Beard
Capitalize on those portions of your facial hair that has the potential of growing well. You could be better off with a goatee, a mustache or distinct sideburns. The areas of your face where you currently have facial hairs should help you decide which beard style will be easier for you to grow.
Improve Your Diet And Take Supplements
Eating foods that are rich in protein can increase the production of testosterone in your body—you need this hormone for better hair growth. You can also stimulate the growth of your facial hair by taking supplements like zinc, copper, vitamin B, magnesium, vitamin D, iron and vitamin E. Experts also recommend taking biotin for a thicker beard.
Ignore The ‘shaving’ Myth
Your friends may have told you that constantly shaving your beards make your beards grow faster or thicker. Ignore this, it is a myth. Keep razor or clippers away from your beards and let your beards grow.