The physical aspect of growing a beard
While growing a beard you are pretty much at the mercy of your genes. Your genes determine the quality of your facial hair and the length to which your beard will grow. I’m afraid there’s not much you can do about it.
Talking about genes, there are three hair growth cycles.
Anagen is the phase of growth when root of the hair is dividing rapidly and the hair grows approximately 1cm every month and it’s active for two to seven years until the hair enters the next phase
Catagen lasts for up to three weeks right after the anagen and this is the time that the hair becomes club. The blood supply stops and the hair is cut off from the cells that produce new hair. And this is when the hair enters the last hair growth phase.
Telogen is when the hair follicle finally rests. And this means that hair dies and starts falling off.
Imagine that these phases are just for the hair on your scalp. Facial hair grows slower than that.
Therefore, the lesson here is that you need to be patient and try not to be eager to grow your beard faster.
But is there a way you can grow your beard faster?
What can actually help is your diet and by reducing your stress levels.
Avoid stress and eat as healthy as you can. This way you’ll be able to reach the full potential of your beard’s growth.
Easier said than done, but that’s the way it is.
One thing to note is that shaving your beard will not make it grow faster. That’s no more than an urban legend and I spent most of my life believing in it. Don’t make the same mistake! But don’t take my word for that. I once thought that there was NO Santa Claus. Can you believe it?
Few things that can help grow a beard faster and thicker are natural oils such as jojoba, argan, coconut, sweet almond oils.
Generally, you’ll find all these type of oils in many beard oils. These type of oils, besides making your beard healthier and softer, are used in hair care products that promote hair growth. If they’re used in hair growth products, it certainly works for your beard.
Another thing you can do, is to boost your testosterone and include foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, spinach, olive oil and avocados in your diet.
From what it seems, growing a beard faster might also get you a great body.
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