Tips for Starting and Cultivating Your Best Beard

Your Best Beard

Growing a beard can be a leap of faith because it's going to take time to grow in and you’ll probably go through an awkward stage.

You may hate what you see in the mirror one morning, grab a razor and jump ship before that beard has a chance to really grow in. Don’t.

What you’ll need is patience and a plan. While we can’t help you with the patience thing, we can help you with a plan.

Below are three tips that will help you accept your outer appearance while cultivating your beard, as well as three health guidelines to help that beard along.

Get a Haircut

You’ll be facing yourself in the mirror a lot when you’re growing your beard in. Making sure that you’re properly groomed with well-styled hair is one way to offset the scruff on your face that leave you looking a little “hobo chic.” Once your beard grows in, you might decide that a new hairstyle is in order. Cross that bridge when you get to it. For now, keep it neat. You’ll thank yourself.

Step up the Wardrobe

Growing a beard can be a leap of faith because it's going to take time to grow in and you’ll probably go through an awkward stage.

You may hate what you see in the mirror one morning, grab a razor and jump ship before that beard has a chance to really grow in. Don’t.

What you’ll need is patience and a plan. While we can’t help you with the patience thing, we can help you with a plan.

Below are three tips that will help you accept your outer appearance while cultivating your beard, as well as three health guidelines to help that beard along.

Take Photos

Taking photos once a week will help you keep track of your progress and give you a better idea of the shape your evolving facial hair wants to take. Like all good “before/after” photo series, keep it consistent. Make sure the lighting and location is the same each week.

Water the Lawn

Growing a beard can be a leap of faith because it's going to take time to grow in and you’ll probably go through an awkward stage.

You may hate what you see in the mirror one morning, grab a razor and jump ship before that beard has a chance to really grow in. Don’t.

What you’ll need is patience and a plan. While we can’t help you with the patience thing, we can help you with a plan.

Below are three tips that will help you accept your outer appearance while cultivating your beard, as well as three health guidelines to help that beard along


Feed the Facial Hair Food Chain

To produce hair, which is mostly made up of keratin (a protein rich in amino acids), your body will need the right fuel—PROTEIN. Make sure your diet has plenty of eggs, fish, lean meats and poultry. If you’re a vegetarian, load up on beans and legumes, oatmeal and wheat germ. Natural supplements like VitaminsC, E, B6, B12, and flaxseed oil are also very helpful in assisting holistic beard growth.


Skip the Sugar

Sugar spikes your insulin and can cause your hair to become brittle and break off. Worse than that, excess sugar causes your testosterone levels to drop big time. But an even worse side effect from prolonged exposure to too much sugar is a high build-up of fat from all of those calories, which will produce estrogen. Lay off the sugary sodas --and that includes sports drinks!


Use Beard Oil

It’s your first beard. Treat it like a baby. Nourishment, hydration, why wait until it fully grows in?


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