We get the question all the time: “How do I make my beard grow faster?” While there isn’t a miracle pill to grow an epic viking beard overnight, there are a few easy ways to contribute to your beard game on a day to day basis. We aren’t talking about supplements or special creams. We’re talking about specific minor changes to your routine that can encourage natural gains in your facial hair.
Get Enough Sleep
Making sure you get enough sleep will help you achieve most all of your goals, and your personal health goals are no different. Getting 6 to 8 hours of sleep a night will give your facial hair a noticeable increase in strength and growth speed. Getting less, like 4 or 5 hours a night, discourages beard growth because your body isn’t in recovery mode long enough to actually help rejuvenate your beard and skin or encourage faster growth.
Even adding 30 minutes a day to your sleep schedule will make significant improvements in the health and appearance of your beard.
Getting some resistance training and weightlifting into your routine will increase your testosterone levels, which increases the speed and volume of beard growth. This isn’t an overnight phenomenon by any means, but once the testosterone levels have been elevated for a significant amount of time, you’ll likely notice that your beard grows a bit faster and is thicker in appearance.
Note - resistance training comes in many forms! If lifting weights is not your jam, you can change the scenery by lifting at home *or* by doing bodyweight lifting workouts.
Eat Lots of Protein
Protein is one of the absolute best things you can eat that will encourage your beard growth. Protein is one of the major building blocks that make up our entire bodies, and having a protein deficiency is going to tank your hair growth and health.
Most people turn to meat when they think of protein, which is great, but remember that lots of meat in volume can actually be bad for you. There are plenty of sources of protein to mix into your diet, especially nuts. That’s right, beardsmen - it’s time to nut up.
Nuts are full of protein, good fats, and fiber, making them a filling and healthy snack that’s easily transportable. You can also add natural protein powders or a scoop of nut butter to your oatmeal or smoothies.
Comment of the Week
What beard oil do you recommend for someone who’s never used beard oil before?
Jack encourages you to start with a milder fragrance, like our Tea Tree Beard Oil blend. While it’s a subtle fragrance, it lasts through the day and feels refreshing upon application. If you try that out and want something stronger, amp it up to Tree Ranger Beard Oil, which leans heavily into the woodsy experience.
WEEK IN REVIEW
Here are the other awesome videos we've posted this week - check them out for beard grooming and styling tips, as well as some awesome barbershop videos.
Old School Men’s Haircut and Massive Beard Trim
Mazie, from Cut and Grind, gives Paul (a wise sage of a man) a dapper haircut and beard trim to elevate his look to professor status.
3 Beards, 3 Styles with Greg
Greg discusses three different ways you can style a beard to match the vibe of your outfit.
How to Get the Haircut You Want with Mahesh
Mahesh is back for another round of Mahesh’s Musings! This week he’s teaching us how to communicate with our barbers more effectively to get the cuts we actually want. Read the full write-up here.
Barbershop Skin Fade with Fashion Forward Cut with Josh
Josh, from Gentleman and Rogues Club, gives his client a masterful skin fade with an edgy, tousled cut on top.
Unboxing and Review of the Brio Beardscape with Eric
Beardbrand founder Eric unboxes and reviews the Brio Beardscape in detail. If you end up wanting one yourself, you can pick it up here.
Slicked Back Cut for a Thick Head of Hair by Sam
Sam, from Cut and Grind, gives Tom a classic, brushed back haircut for an especially thick head of hair.