How to Grow Out a Beard

If you’re looking for a new way to freshen up your style, getting a quality cut can do the trick. But if you want to give your appearance a major overhaul and make yourself look more mature, you should seriously consider growing out a beard. Plus, it’s scientifically proven that men with beards are more attractive (no, really).

While some men can grow out a beard quickly, others simply have to wait longer to get a noticeable beard. Either way, you’ll want to take good care of your beard while you grow it out and get ready to reveal the new you.

Plan Out Your Beard

This may sound a bit silly to some. After all, don’t you just wait for the hair to grow out? While this is technically true, planning out your beard growth will help keep you motivated to keep going and to take good care of your beard. You should also think about how long you want to grow out your beard so you know when you’re getting closer to your goal length.

Don’t Shave It Before You Start to Grow out a Beard

Unless you’re having fun with a before and after photo, don’t shave your beard if you have a headstart on it already. Many men believe the myth that hair grows thicker when you shave it clean, but it only seems this way because the hair feels more coarse while it’s shorter.

If you have some length, feel free to clean it up so you can better gauge how it’s growing. Plus, you’ll just feel sharper after you get a good trim!

Try Beard Oil, for the Right Reasons

Don’t fall for sales pitches that promise you’ll be able to grow a beard quicker by using beard oil. However, using beard oil can definitely improve the appearance of your beard and reduce any itchiness that results from the new hair on your face.

Brush Your Beard

If you want to look your best, be sure to get a brush dedicated to your beard. By brushing your beard, you can exfoliate your skin and reduce some itchiness. If your beard is coming in a bit patchy, which is common for many men, brushing it can help reduce the appearance of patchiness. Plus, brushing can train the hair to grow the direction you want it to.

Take Care of Your Body

There’s never a bad time to do this, so really, getting a better beard out of taking care of your body will be a sweet bonus. Getting plenty of nutrients, particularly biotin, will prompt healthy hair growth overall, including your beard. Exercising regularly and sleeping enough at night are also linked to better beard growth.

How Long Will It Take to Grow out My Beard?

On average, facial hair grows at a rate of a half-inch per month. Of course, this will vary depending on genetic factors, so if your growth rate seems slow, don’t get discouraged! Once you see some good progress, you’ll have a whole new dimension of style to have fun with.