While most of the men are engrossed in the “Break the beard” challenge these days, there are some of them who feel terrible for this whole concept. These awful feeling people are none but those men who find it difficult to grow their beard. Gone were the days when people used to blame their genes for their slowly growing facial hair. It’s true that genetics play the most important role in the growth and thickness of your beard but they are not wholly and solely responsible for your misery. Now, growing a beard faster is in your hands. Rather than sitting and denouncing your genes and questioning your masculinity, just follow these simple tips.
1. Boost your protein intake
Facial hair growth is affected by the amount of proteins, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and fats in our body. Increasing the amount of protein in our diet helps a lot. Protein found in meat, fish, eggs and nuts will help the hair on your face grow quicker.
On the other hand, zinc, magnesium and vitamin D when taken in adequate amounts can help in achieving optimal testosterone production, thus increasing the rate at which your beard grows
In addition to this, Vitamin A, C, E, B1, B6, and B12 also play a vital role.
2. Don’t Shave Daily or too frequently
When it comes to admonishing, everyone tells about the do’s but no one ever shares the don’ts. The saga we’ve all heard about, “shaving daily results in faster growth”, is complete claptrap. If this was true, we would have never ever met a bald man. Using blades daily can turn your skin harder. It neither helps in growing the beard faster nor thicker. So avoid shaving on a daily basis.
3. Eucalyptus – The Saviour
Massaging your face with Eucalyptus oil twice in a day can help in nourishing and moisturizing your beard. Eucalyptus promotes facial hair growth. 10 to 15 drops of it on the beard area with a little warm water will make the skin smoother. Massage on the face increases blood circulation, thus accelerating hair growth. Coconut oil, Amla oil and rosemary oil also boost the process but I’d bet my money on Eucalyptus oil.
4. Shed Your Dead Skin
A scrub or exfoliant on the face helps in removing the dead skin cells which in turn increases the hair growth rate. Using an exfoliating mask once in a week would be best.
Keeping the face clear and clean increases the chances of growing beard faster. Washing face with warm water for two times in a day will result in the growth of small hair.
5. Less Stress, More Sleep
A great writer Paulo Coelho once said, “It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.” And what is more important to men than their masculinity. The stress hormone directly lowers testosterone and DHT levels. Bust your stress by random exercising, traveling or doing whatever that makes you stress-free. On the other hand, Sleeping helps in repairing the damaged cells of the skin and increases the hair growth manifolds. I don’t think there can be a better idea than having “sleep” as a solution for any problem.
6. Scientifically Proven Supplements
If you are wondering that whether there are supplements that can increase your facial hair growth, then the answer to this most asked yet unanswered question is yes. Scientifically proven supplements containing micronutrients, herbs and acids can help you with your problem. It is scientifically proven that consuming 2.5mg of biotin daily increases hair growth.
7. Quit Smoking
Well if it had not been for the beard, still it would have made a point in the social context. “Say no to smoking”, as simple as that. One of the major side effects of smoking is hair loss. Cigarette contains nicotine which stops the flow of an adequate amount of oxygen and nutrients through your blood.Because of an insufficient amount of nutrients your hair can become unhealthy.
8. Prevent Ingrown Hairs
Beard won’t grow if you have ingrown hairs. Wash your face with warm water prior to shave and with cool water after shaving. Keep a check on your ingrown hairs as they can be a reason for your slow beard growth.
So these were some tips to grow your beard faster. Now don’t wait for someone to tell you about which razor to use or which lotion to apply because that won’t turn a leaf. Don’t just sit on your rocking chair blaming your father for your late growing beard. Just follow these steps and be a massive beard bearer.
9. Start Working Out
Testosterone and beard growth go hand in hand, Working out increases testosterone levels and testosterone triggers facial hair growth. SCIENCE!.
Deadlifts, Bench presses, squats, and rows, all targeted exercise routines that will boost your testosterone levels sharply.
Don’t skip the leg day.
So, these are some basic tips, which if followed with discipline will surely enhance your beard growth.