Facial hair has always been a symbol of power, a sign of masculine supremacy and a source of immense pride. So for all the beard enthusiasts who are tired of settling for a patchy and wispy facial growth, let me tell you there’s hope. First of all, let me start by saying that you’re not alone. There are many dudes right there with you who don’t find it easy to grow facial fair, but there are couple of things you can do to help. That said, I won’t promise that each man out there can grow an equally bushy and thick beard, but these 5 tips will make sure you at least put your best effort.
1) Vitamins Save The Day
Believe it or not but some of the vitamins, minerals and various other nutrients in your everyday diet can have a huge impact on your ability to grow beard. Your facial hair growth can be impacted by both the macro-nutrients (proteins, fats, carbs) as well as micro-nutrients (vitamins and minerals). So, ideally you should make sure you’re getting good levels of zinc, magnesium and Vitamin D—they induce testosterone production that can actually be a huge game changer. Eat eggs, salmon, spinach, broccoli, nuts (cashews and almonds) and dairy products to get what you seek to achieve.
2) Exit Stress, Enter Sleep
Technically, the average adult needs at least six hours of sleep. Your body, along with your facial hair, needs to time to rebuild and repair. Whilst you catch on the zzzs, your body relaxes and minimizes the stress. All of this together fortifies facial growth. Another healthy lifestyle choice that you can make to get that hair spurt from your lip is by exercising. Your testosterone level will automatically increase if you’ll try to raise your heart rate for at least an hour every day.
3) Be Patient And Commit To Growing A Beard
We get it you want your beard to grow faster, but you need to understand it won’t happen in a day. Don’t have unreasonable expectations; you can’t just magically wake up one morning to a face with full-fledged beard. It’s gonna take time, so be patient. Often, most people call things off too early because they grow impatient. Not all facial hairs grow at a same rate. If you’re growing it for the first time, give it at east 4-6 weeks minimum. Your beard will thicken into your 30s and 40s, so if you’re in your 20 and your beard is patchy, give it time. It will catch up!
4) Quit Smoking
Well, in case you were looking for a valid reason (I mean apart from the fact that it’s slowly killing you and you don’t care because you’re badass like that) to kick the habit of smoking, this should be good enough. That below par moustache that you’re sporting, yes that might be due to your awful habit of smoking. It promotes ageing, hair shedding and premature balding. Smoking also messes up your diet, it depletes the amount of food you feel the need to consume and as your food intake drops, so does the amount of vitamins and minerals in your body.
5) Show Some TLC To Your Skin
Honestly, a man should always take care of his skin—beard or not. Firstly, try avoid taking toohot showers or washing your face with hot water, it will cause your skin to dry prematurely. Of course after washing, when your follicles are dry, a good moisturizer should be used. Moisturisers with Vitamin B5 is always preferred when it comes to increasing bodily functions and circulations—that in turn is essential for growing facial hair. Another thing to try is exfoliation. You need a smooth canvas to draw something; similarly you need to get rid of dead skin cells and grime to stimulate hair growth.
If you’ve done everything and your full beard hasn’t still seen the light of the day, then I say work with what you have. Stubble looks incredibly sexy, so does clean shaven. You can always carry a beard comb which you can use to cover up all the patchy bits by a comb-over. And then for all the rich victims, you’ve got an option of beard transplant process This surgical process entails the follicles from the back of your head to be removed and transplanted onto your face. The procedure guarantees results but of course comes with a hefty price tag.
Or you can forget everything and take pride in whatever little facial hair you have. Learn to love yourself no matter what. The world will love you back!
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