Growing a beard is the goal of many men, but the results do not always turn out as expected! That’s because there can be numerous reasons for the poor development of wires (natural or not), inadequate care in everyday life and even lifestyles that harm more than help in the growth of hair.
Thinking precisely about helping you to cultivate the much-dreamed volume on the face and trying to clarify how far it is possible to have a healthy beard, Burnt Whiskey Beard Co. experts prepared an exclusive post. We highlight, mainly, the most common mistakes made by those who try to grow a beard without considering certain precautions.
So without further ado, let’s get straight to the point! Keep reading until the end and discover the best tips on how to have a faster and healthier beard. We can start.
First of all, understand the source of the problem
We cannot simply highlight different beard growth tips if you do not recognize, in fact, the real reasons that prevent it from developing. After all, as we mentioned at the beginning, there are many possible causes involved in this process, including some directly linked to the natural disposition of your body.
In other words, there are men who are born more likely to have a fuller beard than others. For you to understand this situation in a more technical way, our face is composed of micro receptors of hormones specific for beard growth. Among them, DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) stands out, which is a subcategory of testosterone and is directly linked to the hair development process.
The distribution of these receptors on the skin is what will define the volume and fill of each beard, which can be more in some men and less in others. And that’s natural law! On the other hand, the difficulty in growing a beard can also be associated with other reasons, such as alopecia, poor daily care, inadequate skin hygiene and even diet and stress . Therefore, the following tips will be useless if you do not, in fact, recognize the origins of the problem!
Check out the most common mistakes when growing a beard
After highlighting the possible reasons and obstacles to growing a beard, it is possible to list some of the most common mistakes made by those who start this long-awaited process. In addition, it is very important to emphasize that there are also ways to encourage the natural development of the beard , without resorting to dangerous drugs. It’s all a matter of balancing good frequent care and the right cosmetics.
Not trimming beard hairs
This is one of the most frequent doubts among those who want to grow a beard and that actually makes some sense. The ideal is to allow the natural development of the wires during the first few weeks, until the beard takes the ideal shape and volume. However, after this step, you will notice that some hairs develop more than others, precisely because they receive more nutrients, are stronger and tend to grow faster.
It is at this time that it is recommended to trim the ends, in order to level the beard in a more linear way. But this practice also contributes to strengthening the wires, as the ends are usually more fragile and less likely to grow beautifully. Therefore, they tend to have split ends, dryness and other aspects that delay growth.
Scratching or rubbing the skin
Naturally, growing a beard can cause skin irritation and itching, especially during the first few weeks. Scratching a lot or generating any friction can influence the growth process and even pull out some hairs. This phase is normal, and the tendency is to pass after the beard reaches a certain volume. However, there are much healthier and more pleasant alternatives than trying to solve it with nails or combs, which will only contribute to scaling, redness and hair loss.
The secret lies in continuous hydration during this period. And essential cosmetics range from used shampoo and conditioner to beard oil . This combination, from the shower until the end of the day, is essential to keep the face more hydrated, refreshing and with less irritation as possible.
Taking chances with misleading drugs
Just do a little searching on the internet, and the miraculous advertisements for growing a beard will appear on your screen. Be very careful with that!
Betting on these drugs can put your health at risk, without bringing any effective results to what they propose. Excessive chemicals in the skin only tend to hinder growth and can produce allergies, irritations and even more serious diseases. So run away from it!
Using too much cosmetics
We always highlight in our publications the correct use of beard-specific cosmetics. That is, hair products or products for any other part of the body are not suitable for the face and, consequently, do not meet the specifics and characteristics of the human face.
But, in addition, it is always good to reinforce that the amount and frequency of the correct cosmetics does not influence growth. In other words, it is useless to abuse or exceed the doses, thinking that this will accelerate the process. The ideal is always to follow the manufacturers’ recommendations and create a continuous routine of this care, in the correct amounts and frequencies.
A tip is to bet on products suitable for beard growth, such as BARBA BRAVA Growth , a lotion that will help you get better results in the process of growing your beard. In addition to significantly reducing the fall and breakage of beard wires, it promotes a much longer life cycle to the wires, consequently, a fuller beard for longer.
Not paying attention to lifestyle
Growing a healthy beard is also directly linked to what you eat or what you do. The natural growth process is linked to the body’s hormonal issues. Therefore, an inadequate diet, added to stress and a sedentary lifestyle, tends to negatively influence the development of hair. Because of this, change your habits, learn more about balanced diets, start some physical activity and try to cool your head whenever possible, avoiding excessive worries and stress.
Anyway, these are some common mistakes when growing a beard naturally. As we have highlighted throughout the text, it is much more important to seek a balance between the lifestyle and the appropriate products than to insist on miraculous methods or recipes, which will certainly not bring positive results.