The ability to grow a thick, well-shaped beard has become something of a badge of honour for men in recent years. Once a hallmark of lumberjacks and the hipster subculture, they are now proudly sported by athletes, actors, and models alike. In other words, if you can grow a beard you’re automatically cool. So where does that leave those who are ‘facial hair challenged’, or those who are just too impatient to wait? Here are a few tips to help encourage your beard to blossom.
A Healthy Lifestyle
A high-protein diet combined with plenty of sleep and reduced stress can help your beard grow faster. Protein gives your body the nutrients it needs to grow more hair, and sleep helps your body to recuperate.
You can also take supplements to improve your overall health and hair and skin quality. Biotin tablets from Holland & Barrett are just £5.99 and help to supply energy to cells through fatty acid metabolism. Biotin also contains vitamin B6, C, and E, all of which keep your hair and skin in optimum condition.
Make the best of what you’ve got
As new growth begins to come through, don’t be afraid to experiment with styles. Beards vary in shape and substance, and what might work for you might not look as good on someone else. So just because your beard hasn’t reached maximum growth, that doesn’t mean you should let it become messy. Using specialist trimming products such as these beard scissors from Beardbrand will create the appearance of thicker and fuller hair.
Try A Beard Thickener
Many men experience patchy hair growth during the initial stages, so a beard thickener could help to give the appearance of a fullness when the hair is still short. Beard thickeners are spray-on products, and can be used to great effect. Make sure you choose a shade that is closest to your natural colour and use sparingly for best results.
Keep Your Facial Hair in Good Condition
Once your beard has begun to take shape, it’s important to maintain its quality. After all, a rough, unkempt beard is nobody’s friend. Conditioning treatments such as this nourishing beard balm from Fat Buddha Store are good for shaping, controlling, and reducing flyaway hairs. Castor oil can also help to promote healthy hair growth when applied at night and washed off in the morning.