Thicken your facial thatch for the lustrous beard you’ve always wanted.
When you get your beard right, it looks amazing — it’s like there was no effort put into it at all. But, the people who can grow an effortless beard are few and far between, and for most, you have to set your stubble up for success to get that fresh, flawless facial hair.
Pinky’s Chop Shop in Fayetteville is your go-to men’s grooming lounge for the best beard care around. Get the beard you’ve always wanted when you follow the tips in today’s post.
Growing A Beard: It Begins With Patience And Perseverance
Growing a thick, full beard will always depend on the individual, because hair growth really comes down to genetics and testosterone levels in men; however, with a little TLC, patience, and perseverance, you too can grow a beautiful beard!
Hormones largely dictate how men can grow a beard, and both testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) are the major players — testosterone makes your beard thick, while DHT is what contributes to each hair’s density. When these hormones are low, it makes growing a beard pretty difficult because they’re unable to stimulate the growth they need for substantial facial hair.
Low hormone levels are not the end of the road for your dream beard — it’s all about becoming more sensitive to testosterone and DHT. The main thing to understand about these hormones is that testosterone and DHT move from the bloodstream and attach themselves to androgen receptors, with their final destination being your face. From traveling your bloodstream to finding your face, they need really good blood flow to get there, and this is where you can play a part in enhancing your beard growth.
What’s the best way to improve blood flow? Exercise!
Exercising consistently and eating healthy are two of the best ways to support and promote beard growth.
Let’s explore more tips on growing a healthy thick beard below.
Along with a healthy diet, you can help bridge the nutritional gap with supplements — the more balanced your micronutrients are, the more beard growth you’ll see. One of the best beard-healthy vitamins to take is biotin, which will help your hair grow faster. Other great supplements might include cordyceps for improved blood circulation and Tribulus Terrestris and zinc for testosterone support.
Proper hydration also plays a key role in getting the beard growth you want. Not only will it help cycle essential nutrients, but it also helps with blood flow, which, as we know, is imperative to a healthy beard.
Invest In Beard Care
If you have a beard or are trying to grow a better one, you know that the market for beard care products is thriving — there is a product for just about everything. The most important part of beard care is keeping your beard moisturized. Facial hair that is clean and moisturized will not only provide you with the optical illusion of a fuller beard, but it can also speed hair growth along.
Beard oils are quite affordable — you can even make one yourself — and are highly beneficial. Look for beard oils with rosemary, clary sage, peppermint, thyme, etc. These oils all help support beard growth.
A beard massage is also a great way to increase blood flow and start growing your beard. Castor oil is one of the best oils to use for a beard massage because it’s moisturizing and has a wide variety of healthy fats and nutrients that promote hair growth.
Exfoliating your beard is also important to growing a healthy beard. Remove dead cells by scrubbing your beard with an exfoliator skin scrub or a gentle washcloth or muslin cloth.
Work On Stress
Stress is a major contributor to many health issues and if it’s high, it may be compromising your beard growth. Chronic stress induces high cortisol levels which can suppress both testosterone and DHT levels. So, if you’re constantly stressed and your beard is taking the brunt of it, look into stress-reducing practices such as meditation, yoga, and exercise.
You Can Grow A Better Beard
Blood flow is one of the most important factors to a better beard, and you can get there with a better diet and exercise routine, in addition to supplements, hydration, beard care, and lowering your stress levels. While you may need to see a medical professional for a diagnosis of low testosterone and DHT, you can always help your body become a little more sensitive to them with some lifestyle adjustments.
Pinky’s Chop Shop in Fayetteville may be just the place for your beard needs — we offer a wide range of men’s grooming services where you can relax, drink a beer, and enjoy our cozy, yet vibrant atmosphere.
Destress with a facial, hot towel treatment, and custom beard trim and start growing a better beard today!