Are you hoping to make your beard grow thicker but aren’t quite sure how to do it?
Thick beards are more popular than ever before. But, growing a thick beard isn’t as easy as avoiding trimming for a few months. While some people can grow thick beards naturally, others need some help.
Read on to learn how to make your beard grow thicker.
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1. Care for the Skin Underneath the Beard
If you wish to grow a thicker beard, one of the main things you need to pay attention to is the skin underneath the beard.
Washing your face on a regular basis will help stimulate circulation. Washing also helps exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells that may be causing ingrown hairs.
Make sure you use a facewash that’s specially formulated for your skin. For example, if you have dry skin, look for a face wash meant for dry skin. Also, make sure you select a facewash that is non-comedogenic, as this means it won’t clog your pores.
If you have sensitive skin, choose a cleanser that doesn’t contain any fragrances or preservatives. In addition to cleansing your skin, make sure you’re moisturizing it on a daily basis. Moisture helps to combat dry skin, and it’ll help make your beard grow faster and thicker.
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2. Use Essential Oils
Applying essential oils to your beard can also help it grow thicker and faster. However, you shouldn’t just select any beard oil off the shelf. You want to look for beard oils that contain the right ingredients, including:
Argan oil is one of the best oils for improving the thickness of your beard. Argan oil comes from the kernels argan trees that are native to Morocco. It’s gentle and can be applied directly to the skin.
In addition to stimulating beard thickness, argan oil also moisturizes the skin and protects it from sun damage. Argan oil can also help treat a number of skin conditions, including psoriasis, rosacea, and acne.
It can also improve wound healing, and it has anti-aging effects.
Another ingredient you should look for in beard oil is jojoba oil. Jojoba oil comes from the perenniall jojoba plant that grows native to North America. It’s gentle enough to be used on its own, but you often find it mixed in with other essential oils.
In addition to aiding in beard thickness, jojoba oil has antibacterial, antioxidant, and moisturizing properties. It’s also hypoallergenic and noncomodegenic. Jojoba oil can also accelerate wound healing and control sebum production.
The third key ingredient to keep your eye out for is grapeseed oil. Grapeseed oil is a winemaking byproduct. After pressing grapes to make wine, grape seeds are left behind.
Grapeseed oil is high in omega-6 fatty acids that can help your beard grow thicker. The oil also contains vitamin E, which protects your skin from free radicals. Grapeseed oil also helps tighten pores, heal acne, moisturize skin, and reduce the appearance of scars.
If your beard gets dandruff, grapeseed oil can also help clear it up.
3. Brush Your Beard
Another way to make your beard thicker is to brush it on a regular basis. Brushing your beard helps to distribute the natural oils created by your skin.
Brushing these nutrient-rich oils into the ends of your beard will help give it an injection of moisture so it can grow thicker. Brushing your beard also helps to increase blood flow near the roots of your hair follicles. In turn, your hair follicles become healthier and improve the ability for your beard to grow thicker.
However, you need to make sure you choose the right beard brush. Ideally, you want to find a brush that’s made from 100% organic materials. It’s also critical to pay attention to the texture of the brush’s bristles. We recommend choosing a brush made from high-grade boar’s hair, as it’s not too hard and not too soft.
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4. Take Supplements
Ingesting certain supplements can also help you grow a thicker beard. There are thousands of supplements available online, so it’s important to pay attention to the supplement ingredients before purchasing.
Here are key ingredients to look for in beard supplements:
- Jojoba oil
- Argan oil
- Grapeseed oil
- Vitamin B, C, and E
- Hyaluronic acid
Before starting a supplement regime, make sure to consult with your healthcare provider.
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5. Dye Your Beard
If you’re searching for a quick fix for your thin beard, you can always dye it. If you have light brown or blonde hair, dying it a darker color will automatically make it look thicker.
And, you don’t even need to go to the salon to dye your beard. There are many over-the-counter beard dyes that you can purchase online or in the store. Make sure to follow the instructions on the label before dying your beard.
If you’re new to hair dying, we suggest using a beard dye spray. Sprays are easy to apply and you can add on spray in layers until you achieve the desired color. Like other beard care products, you should look for a dye that’s paraben, sulfate, and Phthalate-free.
6.Stop Shaving Your Beard
Contrary to popular belief, shaving your beard often does not make it grow thicker or denser.
Shaving your beard every day will automatically restart the growing process. And the rate of beard growth depends on your health, hormones, ethnicity, and age.
The average beard grows about 0.5 millimeters, or 0.01 inches, per day. It could take you anywhere between eight to twelve weeks to develop a full beard. Or even half a year.
Hair strands are always thinner at the end. The diameter of your beard hair shrinks and thins out the longer it grows but stays thicker at the base.
Your beard hair is thicker at the base of the pore it is growing out of.
And the hair follicle is rooted deep in the dermal layer of your skin.
So, your razor never reaches it.
When you shave, the thick part of your beard hair is flush with the pore opening. So, you are making the wide part of the beard hair you want to show off impossible to see.
Your stubble is tricking you into believing that your beard hair is getting thicker. As the thicker base stubble grows longer, it will naturally thin as it gets longer.
Stop shaving your beard. Trim it and groom it as needed but stop shaving if you want a thick and full beard.
7. Wait for the Right Age
Growing a thicker and full beard may be programmed into your genetics, especially relative to age.
Some men grow full beards a few years after hitting puberty in their late teens. However, this is an extreme exception.
Some men can't grow a beard until their late teens or 20s. Other men have to wait until they are in their 30s until they can grow a full beard.
8.Get a Full Night's Rest
Five hours or less of nightly sleep can reduce your testosterone production by over 10%. And getting a full night's sleep is one way that the human body regenerates testosterone.
Try to get up to eight hours of sleep every night.
9. Chill Out
It may take years or decades, but stress can kill you. Being constantly stressed bombards your body with adrenaline, which will take a toll on your body over time.
Being constantly stressed increases blood pressure and damages the heart over time. High blood pressure constricts the blood vessels in your body.
And if the blood vessels in your body are constricted, then less blood will ferry vital nutrients around your body.
Or to your hair follicles.
Stress can thin your beard hair and potentially make it fall out. (Not to mention the hair on your head).
The longer that you let stress rule your mind and emotions, the more long-term damage stress can wreak on your body and beard hair.
Get adequate sleep every day. Learn to meditate to alleviate stress.
Find time to relax every day.
The more you relax, the thicker your beard hair will grow.
10. Lose Weight
Being morbidly obese will significantly lower your body's testosterone levels and your ability to grow a thicker beard.
A man's testosterone levels incrementally decrease with age. Aging a decade could lower a man's testosterone by over 36%.
However, if your waistline increases by four inches, your testosterone levels can decrease by over 75%.
Human fat cells convert testosterone on obese men into estrogen.
The process can be reversed if you lose weight and adopt a healthier eating lifestyle.
Whether you are overweight or not, get in the habit of exercising thirty minutes to an hour daily or every other day.
Participate in cardiovascular exercises like cycling, running, powerwalking, burpees, power squats, and similar exercises to promote heart health and increased blood circulation.
Healthy blood pressure and increased blood circulation will circulate nutrients throughout the body to help your hair grow thicker and denser.
12. Eat Better
Strive to eat a balanced and healthier diet to help promote thicker beard hair growth.
Avoid processed foods, preservatives, and added sugars.
These foods can help you thicken beard hair:
- Lean proteins like fish and chicken
- Liver which is rich in iron
- Foods with healthy fats like avocado
- Oranges and orange juice
- Spinach and kale
- Alfalfa sprouts
- Brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, and other various nuts
- Beef (in moderation)
Beard rollers, also called micro needlers or derma rollers, is a wheel on a handle. The wheel is covered with hundreds of tiny needles.
Microneedles are softly rolled on the lower part of the face as if you were shaving. The tiny needles softly pierce the skin, which creates microscopic channels in the skin.
Micro-needling opens pores, promotes the generation of collagen, which firms the skin, reduces age lines, and balances uneven complexions.
And yes, micro-needling can help you grow a thicker beard—the micro punctures caused by the micro needler jump-start the healing process in the skin. Blood circulation ferries more hormones and nutrients to the micro punctures, generating thicker hair growth.
Scientific journals have been published that suggest micro-needling can stimulate thicker beard growth.
Micro-needling may also help you grow thicker beard hair in bald or low-growth patches in your beard.
Just remember that micro-needling is a form of low-level trauma.
Always wash, clean, and disinfect your face after using a micro needler.
And be patient. It could take months to see desired effects.
Time to Make Your Beard Grow Thicker: Conclusion
Now that you know how to make your beard grow thicker, it’s time to make use of these tips. With the above information, you should have a thick, healthy beard in no time.
Of course, your beard isn’t going to become thicker overnight, so be patient with your beard care routine. And, make sure you take your time choosing beard care products. The right products can make all the difference when it comes to growing and maintaining your beard.
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