I've always been the guy with a beard. As a teen, my parents would beg me to shave it, but I'd stubbornly refuse. Now that I'm older and wiser (I think), I know that I didn't need a beard in order to be "manly" or "cool." But there's no denying that having facial hair adds some character—and gives you something interesting to talk about when you meet new people. A lot of guys want to grow their own beards but don't know how; others just want more control over theirs so they don't look like they're stuck in a caveman era. If you're wondering whether there are any supplements or other products out there that can help your manly mug get some hair on its face, this guide will help shed light on what works—and what doesn't!
Can I use Rogaine (minoxidil) to grow a beard?
Rogaine is a topical solution that contains minoxidil, an ingredient used to treat hair loss. It's FDA-approved for use on the scalp but not for application anywhere else on your body (including your face).
Using Rogaine on your face could cause irritation and redness of the skin, so I don't recommend it!
What other options are there besides Rogaine?
Beard oil. Beard oil is a natural product that will help to soften your facial hair and make it healthier, as well as give it some shine. It's also great for conditioning your skin!
Beard balm or wax. This is similar to beard oil in that it moisturises the beard and conditions it, but it also gives it a little bit of hold so that when you style your beard with this product, everything stays together nicely--no stray hairs flying around everywhere!
Beard brush/comb/trimmer combo tool: These three things are used together for different purposes depending on what type of style you want (or don't want) for your facial hair; these tools can be used either before or after styling products have been applied depending on how much control over individual hairs vs general styling needs there are at hand at any given moment during grooming sessions.*
Should I try a supplement to help my beard grow?
Supplements are not a substitute for good grooming habits. For example, if you're not washing and conditioning your beard regularly, then supplements aren't going to help much. They can only do so much if you're neglecting the basics of caring for your hair and skin.
But if you have been doing all the right things (washing, conditioning, trimming), then there is still some benefit to using supplements as well. Supplements can help with the health of your hair and skin--and this will indirectly make it easier for beard growth products like minoxidil or biotin supplements to work their magic on growing out those pesky patches in between shaves!
Will vitamins help my beard grow?
Vitamins are important for a healthy body, but they may not help your beard grow. For example, vitamin C and biotin are two of the most common ingredients in beard growth products.
However, these vitamins will only aid in hair growth if you're lacking in them--and even then it's not guaranteed that they'll do anything at all. That said, if you want to take a supplement as part of an overall healthy-living routine (which is always a good idea), there's no reason not to try one out! Just talk with your doctor first to make sure it's safe for you personally before purchasing anything that promises miraculous results overnight without any side effects whatsoever because "all natural."
Do any beard growth products work?
Rogaine is not designed to grow hair on your face. It's a topical application that is meant for the scalp and not the face, so it's not going to work for you. Rogaine is only FDA approved to treat hair loss and has been shown to work in some cases but not all cases of male pattern baldness (the kind that affects men over 50).
Upgrading your grooming regimen.
There are many different types of products available, but you may want to consider upgrading your grooming regimen. While some of these products could be beneficial for growing a healthy beard, they aren't all regulated by the FDA and some could even be harmful. It's important to note that most beard growth products aren't approved by the FDA either--and that should give you pause before buying them.
I hope this article has given you some insight into whether beard growth products work or not. If you're looking for a more permanent solution and want to grow a healthy beard, then there are definitely better ways than just relying on supplements or vitamins. In fact, there are plenty of other options out there that don't require any additional spending at all!