Tips for Growing a Fuller and Healthier Beard

If you want to grow a fuller, thicker beard, there are four factors that you should keep in mind: follicle size, density, length, and color. Your combination of these factors depends on your genetics, and you might be struggling to grow a satisfying beard. Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do to change your genetics. However, there are some tips that can help you grow a fuller and healthier beard so you can reach your maximum facial hair potential.

Skincare Is an Essential Part of Beard Care

Many beard care articles will tell you that skin care is essential but don’t often tell you why. The bulbs of your hair follicles are directly connected to arteries that provide essential nutrients to your hair. This is why you’ll find many “beard specialists” who will tell you to use a derma roller to improve blood flow–this is not for everyone. If you don’t use or clean your derma roller correctly, you’re leaving yourself prone to acne and infections.

If you want a gentle way to increase blood flow, steam your face with warm water once a day and cleanse your face in gentle yet firm circles. Don’t forget that your beard hair grows in your T-zone, which is prone to oil buildup. Use a water-based salicylic acid facial cleanser to eliminate gunk buildup in your pores.

Use Beard Care Products

Using skincare products on your beard isn’t a problem, but using other products like regular hand soap, shampoo, and conditioner is where things can get dicey. These products aren’t formulated to go on your face. Regular hand soap can zap essential moisture. And while your shampoo and conditioner likely won’t harm your beard hair, they’re also not doing it any favors.

Healthy hair needs vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, zinc, and iron. Beard care products are formulated to include ingredients that contain these essential vitamins so you can grow a healthier beard. For example, peppermint oil has many hair care benefits and is packed with iron and vitamins A and C, so you’ll see it often in beard care products.

Give Your Body the Care and Nutrients It Needs

The most important tip that will help you grow a fuller and healthier beard is caring for your body. Rest, hydration, and a healthy diet are vital in maintaining a healthy gut biome and allowing our bodies to have and absorb necessary vitamins, healthy fats, and nutrients. If your body doesn’t have the fuel it needs, it can’t do the thing it does best—grow. If you find that nothing seems to work, speak with your doctor to run blood tests for vitamin levels or to check for any possible underlying hair loss conditions.

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