Stimulate your beard growth with these 8 tips

Stimuleer je baardgroei met deze 9 tips

So like so many other men, you are planning to grow a beard. And rightly so, because beards are back in, look manly, and many women can't stay away from them!

But if you've decided that you're going for a beard, unfortunately that doesn't mean that a lush coat of fur will instantly appear on your chin. Growing out a beard properly is a process of months to years, depending on what kind of goatee you are satisfied with. And the period until then can be draining: the still-short hairs itch, the thing only half covers your skin, and its shape reminds you of a supervillain from the 1980s.

Can you stimulate your beard growth to minimize this misery? Yes, you can - if you follow these tips.

What factors can stimulate your beard growth?

An average beard grows slower than your head hair - about 1.5 inches per month. How fast your beard grows depends on your genes, health, diet and skin care. And fortunately, you can influence most of those factors yourself!

Tip 1: Pay attention to your lifestyle

The better balanced your life is, the better off your body will be. Taking enough rest, limiting stress, eating a balanced diet and taking enough exercise: all take care of that. A good lifestyle speeds up all the growth and renewal processes in your body, including those in your skin and hair follicles.

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Tip 2: Give yourself over to the process

We already mentioned some of the disadvantages of growing a beard: itching, red skin, bald patches and an unattractive shape. You simply have to get through that. Don't shave immediately if it irritates for a moment. So consider the inconvenience as an investment in a beautiful new look later. You want a beard, so you are a man! Just grit your teeth and wait a month for your beard to look and feel better. Fortunately, you can also do plenty about the itching. You're going to find that out in the following tips.

Tip 3: Leave your beard alone for the first month

A good time to start shaping your beard is after the first month. Only then are the hairs long enough to get an idea of what your final facial coat is going to look like. So after four weeks or so, you can carefully start trimming or trimming your beard and picking out unwanted loose hairs with tweezers. Tinkering with your beard before then can lead to an ugly end result - so stay away from it for a while, no matter how enthusiastic you are!

Tip 4: Drink plenty of water

Humans are composed mostly, 65 percent, of water. On Saturday nights, sometimes also largely made up of beer, but that aside. So water has quite an important place in our bodies. Almost every function, including the processes in your skin, are stimulated by water. Among other things, drinking enough water helps with the production of keratin, the stuff that hair and skin cells are made of. So don't be tough by just chugging whiskey on hot days; a few liters of water a day is good for everything going on in your body. Also for your beard growth and for healthy facial skin.

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Tip 5: Moisturize your beard with beard oil!

Beard oil is a wonderful invention that nourishes and moisturizes your beard hair and the skin underneath. The hairs become smoother and softer and itching decreases. Even better to choose oil with vitamins B6, E and C - these substances will promote skin cell production and beard growth.

Tip 6: Practice beard care with beard shampoo and conditioner

Leaving your beard alone is a good idea, but at some point you really should wash it. This helps against itching, removes excess sebum and dirt that can cause pimples, and gets the hair in perfect condition so that your beard will be beautiful in the long run.

Special beard shampoo and beard conditioner also contain ingredients that care for the beard, soften it and are mild enough that the beard hairs will not be dried out. Besides, don't underestimate how much mud and pizza residue lingers in your beard, washing it occasionally is nice for your friend.

Tip 7: Remove dead skin cells regularly

Your skin is constantly shedding dead skin cells. Especially if you have oily skin, they can block your pores, causing pimples or beard dandruff. The microorganisms and the small inflammations that result can reduce your beard growth and damage the hair. So use a beard brush regularly. This will exfoliate the dead skin cells from your chin. This reduces the chances of an itchy beard and allows the skin to absorb nutrients from, for example, a beard oil much better, which will speed up beard growth.


Tip 8: Use beard growth oil

Beard growth oil is a special oil that helps stimulate beard growth. This oil contains ingredients that stimulate blood circulation in the skin around the beard hair follicles. This stimulates beard growth and allows you to grow a full beard faster. Beard growth oil often contains natural oils such as argan oil, jojoba oil and castor oil that moisturize and condition the beard hairs. Using beard growth oil also ensures healthy skin under the beard.

Apply beard growth oil to a clean, dry beard and gently massage the oil into the skin. Preferably do this before bedtime so that the oil can take effect throughout the night. Regular use of beard growth oil can ensure faster and fuller beard growth.

Tip 9: Leave Beardy alone!

Did we mention that getting a full beard can take a lot of time? Hang in there, man! If you still have an ugly toilet brush on your chin after six months, try to laugh about it and don't shave it off out of frustration. Wait until the hairs are just a little longer, and you'll see that you can suddenly magically shape them just fine.

And no, shaving does not accelerate hair growth, that has been proven a hundred times or so. So leave the clippers in the closet, take good care of your beard and your body, and you'll see: after a year, you too really will be walking around looking like a Viking metal biker, or something like that!

Rule Number One # - Every man should grow a beard at least once in his life.


Growing a beard is a process that takes time and requires patience. But by following these tips, you can encourage beard growth and make the growing period more enjoyable. Maintain a healthy lifestyle, moisturize your beard and skin, give your beard time to grow and use special products such as beard oil and beard shampoo. Remember that every beard is different and everyone's growth process is different. Stay patient and enjoy the process. Before you know it, you will have a beautiful full beard that you can be proud of!

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