How To Grow a Beard Faster ?
In this article, I will teach you how to stimulate facial hair growth naturally and literally grow a beard when you can’t grow a beard.
1. Optimize your Lifestyle
To naturally boost beard growth and maximize your facial hair follicle potential, you must start from laying the ground work.
And when it comes to any bodily process, one should start from optimizing certain lifestyle factors. You know, the daily habits of yours.
Consider sleeping more. Many of us neglect this nightly “task”, but studies have shown that men who sleep for 8 hours, have nearly two times the testosterone of the guys who sleep for only 4 hours per night.
Do everything in your power to lower stress. The stress hormone; cortisol directly lowers testosterone and DHT levels and causes weakened hair growth all around the body, including the facial hair area.
Do not abuse alcohol. Although few drinks here and there won’t do no significant harm, binge drinking does. Studies have shown that exceeding 4 drinks is a sure way to bring down T and DHT, which obviously slows down your beard growth.
Lift heavy weights. Exercising is great way to improve circulation and help those crucial beard growth nutrients and hormones get into the follicles, but resistance training in particular also skyrockets testosterone, which is awesome for beard.
Don’t use antiandrogenic medication. Many common drugs have a nasty side effect of lowering crucial beard growing hormones, these include: statins, SSRI’s, beta-blockers, opiate painkillers, antifungals…
Avoid man-made chemicals in cosmetics, especially BPA, parabens, and phthlates. They are all proven antiandrogens and can lower testosterone and DHT, inhibiting beard growth. Especially avoid using moisturizers with these on facial hair area!
2. Eat Right for Beard Growth
To grow a beard faster, you have to dial in your nutrition.
Very simply, this means that your diet should cover all the vitamins and minerals necessary to sprout hair from beard follicles, as well as be optimal for the production of beard growth hormones.
You may have heard the claims that since hair is basically protein, a diet rich in protein is the way to go…
…But actually a diet heavier in carbs and fat, with medium protein. Is best for the production of DHT and testosterone, and therefore optimal for stimulating beard growth.
Consider eating roughly 30% of your calories from fat, 50% from carbs, and the remaining 20% from protein.
Not any type of carbs, protein, and fats are good for beard growth hormones:
1.Avoid eating too much polyunsaturated fats, which lower T and DHT, and eat more saturated and monounsaturated fats, which raise both.
2.Eat animal-protein over plant-protein, best if you eat meat, cheese, milk, and plenty of gelatin (which is awesome collagen protein for beard growth).
3.Try getting most of your carbs from fruit, rice, and potatoes, and avoid gluten-rich grains which can raise prolactin and end up lowering curcial beard growth hormones.
3. Supplements that Stimulate Beard Growth
Many men are looking for that definitive answer to this common question…
”Are there supplements that promote facial hair growth?”
<< YES >>
There are at least these 10 scientifically proven compounds which stimulate the production of testosterone and DHT, and thus make your beard grow faster at the same time. This includes micronutrients, amino acids, serines, and herbs.
(And no, I’m not talking about scam-products, but actual scientifically proven supplements that affect your hormone production naturally).
This is a big one. Minoxidil. Not exactly a supplement, but a prescription-free pharmaceutical solution that men use mostly to stimulate the growth on scalp hair.
But here’s the kicker. It’s been proven anecdotally to work extremely well for growing a beard too.
So if you’re one of those guys wondering…
…”How to grow a beard if you can’t grow a beard?”.
The answer #1 is minoxidil. It works by activating the potassium channels on your hair follicles and allows for increased circulation of nutrients, testosterone, and DHT to the beard follicles, dramatically improving beard growth within 6-12 months.
I can’t stress this enough. If you’re looking to stimulate NEW growth on patchy areas, minoxidil (often sold by the name Rogaine or Kirkland), is the way to go.
It’s also cheap, easy to use (just apply 1-2ml to facial hair area once or twice per day and let dry), and proven highly effective. Use it with the other tips on this article and I can guarantee majestic facial hair growth withing 3-12 months.
5. Red Light Therapy
This is an interesting “body hack”, but there’s scientific evidence that pointing a specific wavelength of red light laser can;
Increase testosterone levels when aimed to testicles (which is where T is produced).
Increase thyroid hormone production when aimed to thyroid (neck area).
Turn thin and light vellus hairs into thick androgenic terminal hairs.
Now do you have to go take actual red light laser sessions to a clinic or buy a device costing thousands?
Not necessarily. You can get to the optimal wavelengths with powerful laser flashlight too, just make sure that it’s in range of 630-850nw, and you should be able to mimic the results seen in studies by pointing the light to your beard area for 20-30 minutes per day.
6. Avoid these Common Scams and Myths
There are many myths and delirious products pushed to men try to increase facial hair growth rate naturally.
One of the most pervasive myths is the “shaving increases facial hair growth” claim, which is utterly false and not at all effective way to stimulate beard or mustache growth.
Another common thing is the selling of beard supplements. Most commonly these are just low-quality kitchen-sink multivitamins with huge price tag (like Vitabeard or Beardilizer), they can slightly help (just like normal multivitamin would), but the fact that they’re grossly overpriced and not any different than grocery store multi’s is sickening.
Then there are the beard growth oils and beard growth sprays, both of which don’t work at all, they’re mostly just olive oil or some random herbs that do nothing topically.
Bottom line: If you want to try shaving to boost beard growth, don’t. If you’re looking for beard supplements, get a good multivitamin and some of these scientifically proven supplements. And instead of buying ineffective oils or sprays, consider making your own “growth oil” with some castor oil, ginger, and chili.