How To Grow A Thicker Beard - Effective Tips

How To Grow A Thicker Beard

Is it possible to grow a thicker, more luxurious beard?

Lord of the Beards wants to know about your beard struggles, so we know best how to help you. One of the most common concerns we come across is beard thickness. Many of our fellow beard growers want to know how to grow a thicker beard.

The good news is, yes, you can improve the thickness and quality of your beard hair. However, not all men will get the same result. Genetics, general health, and age all play a role in facial hair thickness. But there are things you can do to improve the hair you were gifted.

Understanding your beard growth

Genetics plays a huge role in your ability to grow a beard. They affect the length, thickness, and even when you are likely to go grey. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do about your genetics. That’s just the hand you were dealt.

The same goes for age. Men grow beards at different times. While some start noticing fluffy hairs in their mid-teens, others will be smooth until their late teens. Most men don’t develop a full beard until their late twenties. Any consistent growth before then is a bonus.

You do get a little more say over your health. Eating right, exercising and generally looking after yourself will improve hair growth, regardless of your starting point. How much of an influence will vary from beard grower to beard grower.

Time is an essential factor. Growing a beard takes time, and so does improving its thickness. Even with our tips, growing a thick, luscious beard will not happen overnight. 

Preparing for beard growth

The first and most important tip for growing a thicker beard is: to stop shaving and not touch your beard for at least four weeks.

It takes at least a month for your beard to fill in and start to take shape. Patience is vital in these early stages. Stay strong when the itching begins. Usually, by week two, you’ll get the itches and may even think about reaching for the razor. Avoid the razor, it will pass, and your patience will be rewarded.

Post four weeks

Once the first four weeks have passed, you’ll have the beginnings of a beard that you can work with. Now is the time to put Lord of the Beards’ tips into practice.

  1. Sleep

The levels of growth hormone in your blood increase while you are asleep. Hair growth and cell reproduction speed up as a result. The process peaks around 2m, so you should aim to be fast asleep by then. You should aim for eight hours and a regular sleep pattern for the best results. This will help prevent stress-related hair loss.

  1. Exercise

Testosterone promotes hair growth, especially facial hair. You can increase your testosterone levels with regular exercise, which also improves blood circulation. You don’t need to start running marathons or pumping iron suddenly. Any activity that increases the heart rate will help. Dancing, running, walking, or cycling are great examples.

  1. Eating Right

A balanced diet is essential to good health and provides the energy you need for exercise. The right combination of fruit, vegetables, proteins and nuts can also help promote healthy beard growth. Choose the fruits and veggies you love the most, and try to eat a wide variety. When it comes to nuts and proteins, some are more beneficial than others. Good examples include:

Nuts — almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts

Protein — beans, eggs, soya, seafood, white-meat poultry, and Yoghurt

  1. Taking care of your skin and beard

Wash your face and beard regularly to improve circulation and remove dead skin cells.

Use a specially formulated beard soap or wash and invest in a good beard conditioner for the best results.

Don’t wash your beard daily, as this will strip away its natural oils.

Invest in a good beard oil to moisturise your beard and the skin underneath your beard. Keep your regular moisturiser for the rest of your face.

  1. Water

Drinking plenty of water seems to be the answer to many of life’s problems, but when it comes to your beard, it really does make a difference. Drinking enough water helps hydrate your skin and keep it healthy. Healthy skin is more likely to produce a thick, healthy beard.

  1. Stop smoking

There are many reasons to quit smoking; you can add your beard health to that list.

Cigarettes contain around 5000 chemicals that damage pigmentation and hair growth. Smoking also impairs blood circulation, decreasing blood flow to your roots and causing hair to grow thinner.

There you go. Follow Lord of the Beards’ six tips for growing a thicker beard, and you’ll have a beard to be proud of in no time. Don’t forget to check out our fantastic range of beard care products to give your beard a little extra attention.