What actually helps beard growth?

It’s not as simple as it used to be. Those with thick hair can still grow a great beard, but if you are like me and have thin facial hair, then things are different. If this is the case for you, then you may have been looking for ways on how to help your beard grow faster and stronger. While there are many techniques out there that people swear by, I wanted to share some tips from my own experience along with what experts say actually works.

Get more sleep

Sleep is essential for growth. If you're not getting enough sleep, your beard won't grow as much.

The amount of sleep you need depends on your age and the time of year (if it's summer or winter).

Sleep helps beard growth by allowing the body to rest and recover from daily activities, which increases testosterone levels in men--a hormone that promotes hair growth on your face! To get more zzzs, try these tips:

Don’t stress too much

Stress is a big one, so don't stress too much.

Stress can reduce testosterone levels and cause hair loss, which in turn will make your beard grow slower. Stress also reduces overall health and makes you feel tired and depressed. Stress has been found to increase cortisol levels, which may slow down the growth of facial hair as well.

If this is something that applies to you then take some time out for yourself each day or evening - maybe even try meditating or yoga!

Eat a healthy diet

A healthy diet is important for growing a beard. You need to get enough protein and vitamins, minerals, omega 3 fatty acids and other nutrients that are good for your skin. A balanced diet will help you grow a thick and strong beard faster than if you eat less healthy foods or skip meals altogether.

Here are some tips:

  • Eat more meat - meat contains lots of protein which is essential for growing facial hair quickly;

  • Eat more fish - oily fish like salmon or tuna contain omega 3 fatty acids which help keep acne away while promoting cell growth in the face area;

  • Avoid junk food - fast food isn't good for anyone's health but especially not if you want to grow facial hair faster because it contains lots of trans fats which clog pores on the face causing breakouts instead of helping them clear up as they should do under normal circumstances (like when growing out one's beard);

Exercise regularly

You might be surprised to learn that exercise can actually help with beard growth. It's true! The health benefits of exercise are well-documented and well-known, but there are also some lesser-known (yet equally important) ways in which regular workouts can benefit your skin, mental health and even beard growth.

Exercise is good for your health: Exercise has been shown to reduce stress levels by releasing endorphins that make you feel good about yourself. When you're feeling good about yourself, it often leads to better self-esteem and confidence--which means less stress overall! Exercising regularly also helps improve sleep quality because it increases melatonin production while decreasing cortisol levels (the hormone related to stress). All of this contributes towards healthier skin overall by reducing inflammation caused by free radicals within the body as well as improving blood circulation throughout the entire body including facial hair follicles where new hairs grow from beneath the surface level epidermis layer.*

Take supplements if you need to

Supplements are a great way to help your beard grow, but they're not the only option. If you want to try them out and see how much of an effect they have on your beard, here's what you should know:

  • The best supplements for hair growth are biotin and vitamin C. These are both natural ingredients that have been shown in studies to improve hair growth by up to 33%. However, they don't work overnight--it takes at least three months before any results can be seen!

  • You should take 500 mcg of biotin daily (the recommended daily allowance). This is usually enough for most people who want thicker, longer beards but not so much that it causes side effects like headaches or nausea. You could also try taking 1000 mcg if those symptoms don't bother you too much; however keep in mind this will increase cost significantly since most multi-vitamins come with 100 mcg pills rather than 500 mcg ones.

  • If possible try getting organic versions from trusted brands such as Nature Made or Nature's Bounty instead because these companies use higher quality standards during manufacturing processes which means there'll be less chance something could go wrong later down road due

Consider trying a beard oil

If you're looking for something to help your beard grow faster, consider trying a beard oil. Beard oils are great for moisturizing the skin and hair, which helps with the health of both. This can also help keep dandruff away as well as itchiness or irritation caused by dryness in your face area.

Beardruff is another common problem that many men experience when growing beards--it's basically just flaking skin from around their mouth area that comes off in clumps or flakes when they scratch at it enough times over time (kinda gross). But don't worry! You don't need any fancy products or tools; just use some soap and warm water every day before bedtime to get rid of all that gross stuff on top of your face so it doesn't end up getting stuck underneath where nobody can see it anyway."

Leave it alone in the early stages

The first thing you need to do is leave it alone. Don't touch it, don't trim it, and don't shave it (if you're going for a full beard). You might be tempted to wax or thread your new facial hair at this point but don't do it! Waxing or threading can cause damage to the roots of your facial hair and make them grow in thinner than they would otherwise have done.

If you're growing out a mustache only then please feel free to trim with scissors - just remember not too close!

Really review your shaving routine

But before we get into the nitty-gritty, let's take a minute to talk about shaving. Shaving is a big part of your beard care routine and it can have a huge impact on how fast or slow your facial hair grows. For example:

  • If you shave too often, it can damage your facial hair follicles and make them less likely to produce new hairs. This means that every time you shave off one of these follicles (which usually grows back as smooth skin), they'll be more likely not to grow back at all!

  • Another problem with frequent shaving is ingrown hairs--small red bumps on the face caused by curly or coarse hairs being cut too close inside the skin's surface line which then become inflamed when they start growing back out again (and poking through). This happens because these overly curved hairs get stuck under adjacent skin layers while trying to emerge from their former home in order to reach their full length potential outside onto our faces where they belong!

Make sure you are giving your facial hair what it needs to thrive and you will be on your way to growing the best beard possible.

If you want to grow a beard, it's important to give your facial hair what it needs to thrive.

If you aren't eating right and getting enough nutrients, then there's no way that your body will have the energy or resources needed for growing hair. If something is wrong with the food that goes into your body, this can also affect how well your skin and hair grow.

Protein is one of the most important nutrients when it comes to growing facial hair because without enough protein in our diets we can't produce keratin (which makes up 97% of our hair). We need vitamins and minerals too; these help keep our bodies functioning properly so they can make use of all their potential abilities--including growing facial hair!

When we're talking about vitamin levels being low during puberty or as an adult male entering his 30s (which happens often), then there may be another reason why he isn't seeing results: dead skin cells blocking up his follicles!


We hope this article has helped you understand what it takes to grow a beard, and how you can do so more effectively. It's important to remember that your facial hair is not just something that grows on your face; it is also a reflection of who you are as an individual. So keep in mind all the things we've talked about here today--from getting enough sleep and exercise, eating right (and maybe even taking supplements), leaving your beard alone until its growth cycle fully kicks in--and use them as tools when deciding on what course of action will work best for YOU!