Unlock the Secrets to Cultivating a Majestic Beard: 6 Expert Tips!
by Jeroen Convens on Oct 07, 2022
It's still a trend: men with beards. But... beards come in many different types and styles - from long, full beards to 3-day beards, and from stubble beards to ducktail beards. Which beard would you like to go for? What's your favorite? Which type suits you best?
Letting your beard hair grow is not that difficult, but to turn it into a real masterpiece... that requires the right care, attention, and time. And remember; anything you give attention to grows - this certainly applies to your beard! In this article, we'll give you 6 tips to help your beard grow into a masterpiece.
#1 Take Your Time and Be Patient
The average beard hair grows at about the same rate as head hair. So growing a beard takes time. Additionally, the amount of beard growth varies from person to person; some men have a lot of beard growth, while others only get beard and mustache hair in a few places. Beard growth depends on factors such as age, genetics, and testosterone, among others. Special beard care products can positively support beard growth, see also tip #5. But growing a beautiful beard always starts with patience!
#2 Don't Shave In Between
Maybe you've heard that regularly shaving your beard will make it grow better and faster. That's a myth! If you want to grow a beautiful (long) beard, put the razor or shaver aside and let your beard grow for a while. Again, be patient!
#3 Take Care of Yourself
It may sound strange, but relaxation and rest really help in growing a beautiful beard. How is that possible? Stress and lack of sleep are detrimental to testosterone levels. And testosterone is the natural hormone that supports beard growth. In addition, stress also leads to hair loss. That's the last thing you want when you're trying to grow a beautiful beard. Another thing that positively influences your testosterone level: exercise. Regular exercise also contributes to better blood circulation, which stimulates beard growth. So make sure you get enough sleep, exercise, and take care of yourself.
#4 The Right Diet
A balanced diet also contributes to good and healthy beard growth. Especially foods rich in proteins and healthy fats help hair grow quickly and healthily. So don't forget to include these foods in your diet. Think, for example, of fish, nuts, eggs, chicken breast, dairy, and avocado. And drink plenty of water! Note that alcoholic beverages have a negative impact on testosterone levels. So consume them sparingly.
#5 Use (Beard) Care Products
Many women use skincare products regularly, such as day and night creams, oils, moisturizers, and face washes. As a man - especially if you want to create a beautiful beard - you can also benefit from such products. Clean your face - especially the area of your beard - regularly (e.g., once a week) with a face scrub. This removes dead skin cells and stimulates healthy skin cells and blood circulation. Using a day cream also stimulates healthy beard growth, as it helps maintain optimal skin moisture. So be sure to look for facial care products - and also check out the shelves of care products especially for beards - and let that beard grow!
#6 Take Good Care of Your Beard
If you already have a beard, it's important to continue taking good care of it. Only then will you ensure that your beard becomes (and remains) a masterpiece! For the care and maintenance of your beard, you can visit many barbershops and hair salons, but with a bit of practice and information, you can often do it yourself too! There are countless videos on the internet about the perfect care for different types of beards. Additionally, make sure to use high-quality materials; a good trimmer and high-quality care products, such as beard shampoo, beard oil, or beard balm, and possibly a beard conditioner. If you have a mustache, you can also style it beautifully with our mustache wax.