Many people dream of growing a thick, luxurious beard or a stylish mustache. Unfortunately, some men can't seem to grow more than a few thin patches. While you can't change genetic causes of poor or uneven growth, there are several ways you can help encourage your natural facial hair to grow in thicker and fuller.
Waiting for a beard to grow in can feel a lot like watching grass grow. The younger you are, the longer it may take you to hit your beard goals. Many men will sport the beginnings of a mustache and a few sprigs of chin hair years before the rest of their beard starts to surface.
The simple answer is that it can be different for every man, but there are things that you can do to help the process along. Genetics play an important role in the length and thickness of your facial hair, and the time to grow that beard can vary from two months to six years, depending on how long of a beard you are trying to grow. While hair typically grows a half inch per month, the wider you grow the beard the longer you can expect it to grow.
Regardless of when or how you shave, your facial hair will always grow at approximately the same rate: About one-quarter-inch per month. In their teenage years, boys experience a spike in testosterone, which results in that unfortunate phase of patchy, unreliable facial hair growth that many young men experience. This is purely coincidental. Your body was simply sorting out the kinks of adulthood at the same time you happened to be learning to shave.
Facial hair is back in fashion and a lot of men are looking to ditch the clean-shaved look and try something new. Others simply want to look and feel manlier, and a beard usually does the trick. A recent survey supports this statement: a study from the University of New South Wales found that women reported being less attracted to men with stubble, than they did either clean-shaven men or men with full beards.
It must have crossed your mind that it looks cool. Have you considered growing one for yourself? Beards rock.
All men have thought about it at least once in their life. Not to mention when the first facial hair made their first appearance during teenagehood. I perfectly remember that period.
Sorry to say, not all are worthy. But where should you start, and how do you know if all-out bearded glory is for you? Like busy patterns for a bulkier frame and baseball caps for a thinning thatch, facial hair is great for hiding imperfections such as uneven skin pigmentation and acne scars.
Once your child hits the teen years, there is bound to be a sea of change in his personality as well as the way he thinks. Add to this the pressure of wanting to look more mature and older, and your teen has too much on his plate. A physical change that is common to most teen boys is the appearance and growth of facial hair.
Burly beards and handsome mustaches are popular, but unfortunately, some men's facial hair grows slower than others. Since a lot of hair growth is tied to genetics, there might not be much you can do to make your facial hair grow faster. Some medical treatments and home remedies are available that can speed up slow or patchy growth. Then, find ways to lead a healthier lifestyle, since that can also cause your hair to grow a little faster than normal.