Here are 7 tips to finally get that nice healthy beard that you always wanted:
1. Have Patience with Your Beard
If you’re starting from scratch, prepare to dedicate at least 6 weeks to your beard journey. The average beard growth rate is ½ inch every month. Hair follicles need to be stimulated and your growth pattern needs to take shape, and this takes time. In the early stages, you may notice particular areas of your beard that appearance patchy, or locations that grow in thicker than others.
You may even experience beard itch, this is perfectly normal. Leave it alone and let it grow. A thick luxurious beard is not going to happen overnight. This is a process— you must understand and trust it. During the first 6 weeks, follow the tips below.
2. Wash Your Beard
Yes, that’s right. Your beard needs to be thoroughly washed at least once a week. Depending on your lifestyle, you may need to wash your beard as often as every 2-3 days.
From the food you eat to the pollution in the air, the hair on your face grows best when the hair follicles and surrounding area is clean. RULE #1- Never use regular hair shampoo or regular body wash for your beard, as these products can strip your beard of all its natural essential oils. Use a beard wash that is specifically designed to clean and condition your beard at the same time such as Chilion. The main goal is to deep clean in order to make sure you’re promoting healthy beard growth.
Beard and Hair Shampoo
When looking for a beard wash, go for one that offers a cleanse that is soft enough for your face but strong enough to clean even the thickest beards. Our beard wash helps you rinse away the excess oil and dirt of the day without drying out your beard, leaving your beard soft, moisturized and conditioned.
3. Keep Your Beard Moisturized
Your hair naturally needs more oil, and the oil glands on your face will not generate enough moisture for both your skin AND your beard.
Although our amazing beard wash cleanses and conditions your beard at the same time, for best results, follow up with a natural beard balm/butter product or a natural beard oil or beard growth oil that will lock in that moisture.
Beards thrive from moisture, and a beard oil or beard balm will keep your beard hydrated and soft all day long.
4. Use High-Quality Products for Your Beard
The biggest mistake men make is trying to use regular hair shampoo and moisturizer on their beard. Avoid using products with harsh chemicals at all costs. These products will either clog your pores or strip them of the oils that are good for you. When it comes to taking care of hair and skin, natural is ALWAYS better.
Aside from the benefits of not exposing your body to harsh chemicals, high-quality natural products rarely have adverse effects on your overall health. What you put on your body is just as important as what you put in it, does your current product lineup reflect this?
In addition to high-quality products that you put on your beard, you should also be using high-quality products to groom and style your beard. The right comb or brush can make a big difference in your beard growth. When choosing a comb for your beard make sure it’s smooth so that it won’t pull or tug at your hair. Not only does that hurt but it could also damage the hair follicles and affect how your beard grows.
If you prefer a brush, choose one with medium to soft natural bristles. This type of brush can tackle to unruliest of beards without damaging it.
A natural beard growth oil will moisturize your facial hair and skin underneath. This helps prevent itchy beards and create ideal conditions for healthy hair growth. Our ultra-conditioning beard oil is considered one of the best beard growth oil and is packed with some of the most powerful all-natural ingredients proven to help your beard grow and take it to the next level.
A beard balm helps style and shape your beard while also serving as a leave-in beard conditioner. Our legendary beard balm is guaranteed to fill in those patches, increase beard growth, and stop beard dryness, split ends and tangles once and for all.
5. Change Your Diet for a Better Beard
According to Jim White, a registered dietician for The American Dietetic Association, the condition of your facial hair directly relates to the health of your body. Omega 3 Fatty Acids (walnuts, salmon, flaxseed oil) will definitely boost hair growth. Protein (chicken, fish, eggs) is also essential for healthy hair growth. Foods that are rich in Vitamin A (spinach, squash, and sweet potatoes) will improve the skin underneath your beard. Vitamins C and E will keep your skin and hair hydrated (ex. broccoli, fruits, and peanut butter).
By changing your diet to foods that support growth, you should see results in no time.
6. Drink Plenty of Water to Help Your Beard Grow
There’s a strong and direct correlation between water consumption and beard growth. Staying hydrated leads to increased blood flow and circulation. Great blood flow ensures that your skin is getting the important nutrients it needs.
Healthy skin is the foundation and is mandatory for a healthy and full beard. Proper hydration keeps your beard’s foundation in peak condition.
7. Be Consistent (Bonus)
Growing a beard from scratch is a fulfilling journey that requires patience, a bit of knowledge, and the commitment to stay the course throughout its peaks and valleys. While your beard-growing experience may differ from that of other men, you’ll encounter many of the same things along the way, and we hope this guide helps you understand each stage.
We’d love to hear from you, too. What are your experiences with growing a beard? Are you in the process of growing one now? Your comments and feedback are always welcome.