How can I thicken my beard?

Having a thick beard is nice, but what if you don't have one? If that's the case, you might want to start building your facial hair with some of these tips from our expert friend.

Are most beards hereditary?

The only way to know if you're genetically predisposed to a thick beard is by asking your parents and/or grandparents. If they have a lot of hair on their faces, it's more likely that you'll have thicker facial hair as well.

If your family has a history of thinning beards, it might be hard for you to accept that there isn't much that can be done about the situation. But no matter how much time and effort you spend trying various treatments or supplements (which we'll discuss below), some guys are just going to have thinner facial hair than others—and that's okay! You can still get some thickness in there if you use some combination of these strategies:

Don’t shave too frequently.

Shaving is a quick fix that can make your beard seem thicker, but if you do it too often, it will only cause it to look patchy. Instead of shaving every day, try trimming with a trimmer and then styling as desired.

If you have a full beard already and want to maintain the look without shaving off all the hair growth each time, trimming with scissors or clippers will help keep things tidy without sacrificing any thickness.

Eat better. 

Food is a major part of your beard’s health and growth, so it’s important to feed it well. If you want to thicken your beard, be sure to eat high-quality protein every day. Eggs and chicken are both excellent sources of protein that can help give your beard strength by providing the building blocks for healthy hair growth.

Additionally, try taking a multivitamin that contains vitamins A and E as well as Biotin (a powerful vitamin that promotes hair growth). You can find these vitamins in many stores or online via Amazon or other websites like or where they offer quality products at affordable prices

Avoid over-shampooing.

Shampooing too often can dry out your skin and strip your hair of its natural oils, which are vital to keeping it healthy. Over-washing also causes irritation and breakouts, as well as hair loss.

Check the ingredients of your grooming products.

  • Avoid products containing alcohol. Alcohol can dry out your skin, which can exacerbate the problem of thinning hair.

  • Avoid products containing parabens. Parabens are a type of preservative found in many cosmetics that have been linked to cancer and hormone disruption. They're also not good for you or your beard!

  • Avoid products containing sulphates. Sulphates are often used as foaming agents in shampoos and other grooming products, but they're bad for your hair because they strip it of natural oils and make it brittle instead of thickening it up nicely like you want it to be thickened up nicely (and not thinned down).

  • Avoid products containing DEA (diethanolamine). The Environmental Working Group warns that this chemical may cause cancer or birth defects if ingested by humans—not exactly what you want near a part of your body that inevitably comes into contact with food during meals! So definitely keep away from any cologne or perfume that contains this dangerous chemical unless you just want to damage your beard even more than nature already did when she made it so thin in the first place...

Consider using beard oils and balms.

A few drops of beard oil or balm will help keep your skin moisturised, which is good for both your hair and your skin. The essential oils in these products are also great for conditioning the hair, making it softer and preventing dandruff.

Ease up on the styling.

  • Avoid over-styling.

  • Use the right tools.

  • Wash it regularly.

Make sure you’re getting enough exercise and sleep.

You need to be getting enough exercise and sleep. Sure, it’s easy to make excuses and say that you don’t have time for either of these things, but you should make them a priority nonetheless.

Exercise improves blood flow throughout your body, which is essential if you want thickening hair on your head or face. If the nutrients needed for healthy hair growth aren't circulated properly throughout the body, they won't reach those areas where they need to go in abundance—and that includes facial hair.

Sleep is also crucial; lack of proper sleep has been shown to cause hormonal imbalances that can affect many aspects of health including hormone levels (which affect skin health), metabolism and even mood fluctuations that may lead to depression or anxiety disorders as well as irritability or other mental issues (which can further exacerbate any underlying health problems). These factors all contribute towards having thinner facial hair growth than usual so make sure you're getting enough rest each night! The average adult needs about 7-9 hours per night but it varies based on age: younger people tend towards needing less while older adults require more time between waking up from one cycle and falling asleep again during another cycle; younger kids typically need less than newborn infants because their bodies haven't fully developed yet so there isn't much activity going on during this period except perhaps sleeping itself! When looking at how much someone sleeps per day versus how long they live they usually end up being similar amounts over time--but if someone doesn't get enough sleep then their health will deteriorate faster than normal due…

Follow these steps to help improve your beard-growing capability

  • Accept that it's hereditary.

  • Don't shave too frequently.

  • Eat better: natural foods, healthy fats, and plenty of protein are going to help your beard grow in thicker and fuller than ever before!

  • Avoid over-shampooing: regular shampooing can strip away the natural oils from your scalp and hair follicles, which can lead to dryness, itchiness and a lot less growth potential overall (and no one wants that). So try using less shampoo or switching up brands until you find something that works best for you without leaving behind an oily residue on your head after washing off with cold water like so many other commercial brands do nowadays—this will also help keep dandruff at bay too!


If you’re having trouble growing a beard, it’s probably not for a lack of effort on your part. Sometimes genetics just don’t favour us in this department. But there are still plenty of things you can do to help yourself, from eating better and exercising more to finding ways to relax and let go of stress. If you haven’t already tried some of these tips and tricks out, now is the perfect time! Your beard will thank you later when it finally shows up after months (or even years) of waiting patiently by your side—and with enough patience on both sides, anything can happen!