How to
Grow a Beard

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Over the last decade, beards have made a big comeback and more and more men are sporting them. You may have tried to grow one yourself, but been frustrated that it hasn’t come in faster or fuller.

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First and Foremost: Just Be Patient

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Everyone’s facial hair grows in at different speeds

When growing a beard, especially for the first time, just don’t touch the dang thing for at least a few weeks. It will likely be itchy and uneven, but that’s okay. You can deal with it for awhile.

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Whatever you do, don’t buy into the myth that regular shaving will make it grow back quicker. That urban legend has been dead for years, so if you still believe it, you’re just a nincompoop.

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Sleep Well,
Eat Right, Exercise

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Sleep Well,
Eat Right, Exercise

Get your 7-8 hours of sleep each night

First, most of your hair-growing happens overnight, when cellular turnover is at its peak.

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In addition to getting plenty of zzzz’s, exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet of proteins, veggies, whole grains, fats, etc. will also enhance your hair’s growth rate and health.

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Increase
Your Testosterone

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Taking care of your physical health will not only increase the blood flow and nutrients your hair needs to thrive, it will also boost your testosterone, a hormone related to hair growth.

More testosterone = more facial hair and better growth.

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That said, boosting your T won’t overcome poor facial hair genetics and bring you from baby-bottom-smooth to world-class-lumberjack. What happens is that optimizing your T will optimize your beard genetics.

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Take Care of the Skin Underneath

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Sleep Well,
Eat Right, Exercise

Happy hair comes most heartily and speedily out of well-cared-for skin underneath it.

You probably don’t associate the male set with good skin care, but adopt a routine of washing your face well each morning and night, exfoliating 1-2 times per week

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Not only will it encourage facial hair growth, but your complexion will improve too! Win win!

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Use the Right Beard Care Products

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Shampooing will keep both the skin and hair itself clean so that follicles don’t get plugged up.

Growing a beard is really a very simple thing. Let it grow, keep it clean, have a healthy lifestyle.

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Don’t buy (either literally or metaphorically) any snake oil sales pitches about needing a regimen or supplements or one silver bullet to promote beard growth.

Wait for it to come in. That’s about it.