So, you’ve decided to grow your beard out and try out a new look.
You wait a week. Then a month. But not much is happening. You haven’t seen a lot of growth and you’re starting to wonder why you did it in the first place.
But, before you give up, stop and read this blog post. In it, we explain what you need to do if you’re struggling to grow a beard.
You must have heard the saying – good things come to those who wait.
Beards are the same. A lot of people expect instant results. But in reality, the journey is a long one.
You won’t see results in a few days – or in a few weeks for that matter. You will need to wait at least 2-3 months before you can see your true beard growing potential.
You may think this is a waste of time. But even the most sparse, patchy beards can see huge improvements over this period. Try it – you might be surprised by the results!
Use beard growth oil
No doubt you will have heard about the booming beard products market.
Over the past few years, there has been a massive increase in the purchase of products such as beard balms, oils, shampoos and conditioners, with the market now worth an estimated $3.4 billion.
One product you may not have heard of is beard growth oil.
It does exactly what it says on the tin – it helps your beard to grow! Applying it daily can help stimulate your hair growth.
But before you get too excited, remember that it’s not a miracle cure. Although you may see some improvement, you won’t experience drastic changes to your facial hair.
Try different styles
You may have tried growing one yourself. You’ve left it for a few weeks in the hope a great big, bushy beard will stare back at you in the mirror.
Sometimes your patience will be rewarded. But sometimes a full beard just doesn’t look right. Then what do you do?
It’s simple – you need to experiment with different beard styles. For example, if you struggle to grow hair on your cheeks, why not try a goatee? Or if you have particularly strong moustache, why not shave the rest of your beard off and give it go?
Just remember, beards come in all different shapes and sizes. So just find the styles that’s right for you.
Learn to handle peer pressure
With beards being such an easy target, you’re always going to get positive and negative comments.
But when you’re struggling to grow a beard and your friends start telling you to shave it off, it’s tempting to do the easy thing.
You need to stay strong. Eventually your friends will get bored and will get used to your new look. They may even end up trying to copy you!