If you’ve ever looked in the mirror, put your hand on your chin, and said “I want to have a beard”, know that you’re in the right place! Well, first of all, don’t go thinking that this post will be about miracle recipes and remedies that will make your hair grow overnight.
The guy who dreams of having a nice beard and with a considerable volume needs to understand that he has to run after and stop believing these stories on the internet with “magic potions” for the wires to grow! The secret, most of the time, is in the care of the beard, skin, health, and the use of suitable products.
So here, you will find some practical tips on what to do on a daily basis and how to take better care of yourself to finally reach the full potential of your beard.
First, what prevents a beard from growing?
Before starting any procedure, it is essential to understand the main reasons why your beard does not grow as you always dreamed of. Below, we separate some more common examples.
In the same way as baldness, beard development is also linked to genetic issues, especially in relation to testosterone levels and one of its subcategories, called Dihydrotestosterone or DHT. It plays an important role in various hormonal and aesthetic conditions, such as beard volume, hair quality, and skin health (sebum, seborrhea, acne, etc.).
In fact, what defines why someone has a closed, voluminous, and large beard while others have little or nothing is the number of hormone receptors in the skin and whether DHT is acting on them. Finally, it is worth mentioning that this number and its distribution on the face are determined by genetics and, until today, not even advances in medicine have allowed us to modify this.
Another critical factor for beard growth is alopecia. It is a disorder of the body that affects hair and nails as well. It usually has causes associated with vitamin imbalance, stress, or even health problems.
If you notice exaggerated hair loss or that the beard and hair are creating “holes” that did not exist, the recommended thing is to look for a dermatologist and never try to self-medicate, beauty?
Lack Of Care
It’s no use saying “I want to have a beard” and thinking that the hair will grow from there. Most of the time, growth, drying, and even hair loss are associated with the lack of special care.
Poor hygiene, sun exposure, lack of hydration, friction, and the wrong products contribute (and a lot) to the beard stagnating or not even developing. So check out some essential tips on what to do on a daily basis. Still there!
A sedentary lifestyle doesn’t help your health, let alone your beard. It may be that many are not connected, but the lifestyle that the guy follows greatly influences the growth and appearance of the beard and skin. Starting with eating habits!
Everything you ingest somehow impacts the body and, consequently, reflects on your image. Fat, soft drinks, alcohol, and cigarettes (this one goes without saying, right?) are harmful and, in excess, lead to premature aging.
The practice of physical activities, in turn, improves blood circulation and increases the production of hormones, including the much-needed testosterone, essential to “boost” and strengthen the wires. Not to mention that it helps to relieve the stress of everyday life — after all, you can’t forget to take care of your mental health, another item that really influences your beard growth.
How to grow a nice beard?
Avoid scratching your beard
Every bearded person “suffers” from itching in the growth phase. This is normal, but you can soften it a lot with shampoos (only the beard-specific ones, huh?) and with oils. After all, these products have moisturizing actions and leave the hair softer, reducing irritation.
What doesn’t happen, at all, is to put your nails in your face and think that this will relieve the itching. In fact, this will only help pull the hair out through the bulb and peel off the skin, which can cause more irritation and redness.
Caprice in food
Remember that one of the causes of alopecia is related to the imbalance of the body? Okay, these are more extreme cases! However, everything you eat has an effect on the body, and certain foods and healthy practices have been proven to help strengthen, and give more shine and life to the hair, which includes the beard.
Some essential components are omega 3 (sardines, salmon, chia, walnuts, etc.), vitamin A and zinc (eggs, beets, spinach, etc.). Therefore, be sure to lead a healthy life and always maintain a balanced diet. Also, don’t forget to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.