Beards are coming back in style. In fact, they've never really gone out of style, but they are more popular now than ever before. If you're debating whether you want to grow a beard, you should know there is more to high-quality facial hair than just not shaving for a few weeks. There are five stages of beard growth, each with its challenges and rewards. We'll cover them all below.
The 5 o'clock shadow is the stage where you first start growing your beard. In this stage, you will notice that the hair on your face is short and prickly. This stage is the one where you will most likely pick and pull at ingrown hairs. Good beard oil will help hydrate your skin and make the hair softer. This quality oil will make it less likely that you will feel the need to pick at your beard. A boar bristle brush can also help exfoliate your skin and stimulate growth
During the queue patchiness stage, your facial hair will start to grow out in patches. You will have some hairs that are longer than others, and some areas of your face will be completely bare. This stage can be frustrating to deal with, especially when you are anxious to enjoy your beard, but it is important to remember that everyone goes through it. The best thing you can do during this stage is to allow your beard to simply grow. Resist the urge to trim or shape it, as this will only worsen the problem.
During this stage, you will need to start cleaning and maintaining a healthy routine to keep promoting hair growth. Good quality beard growth products are ideal as they help remove dead skin cells or built-up oils that could clog your pores. Clogged pores prevent ultimate beard growth, so wash your beard regularly.
If you've made it to Stage 3 of beard growth, congratulations! You are well on your way to having a manly, full-fledged beard. At this stage, hair growth will accelerate, and your mustache will have all the glory. During stage three, it is essential to continue to use beard shampoo and conditioner. You will also want to invest in beard oil and use a boar bristle brush to help distribute oil and keep your hair healthy. It's only stage three; you're not there yet. Just keep on pushing forward; you have almost reached the Viking stage!
This stage is about getting your beard to look how you want it to. To achieve this, you must find the right products and styles that work for you. Discovering your favorites may take some time. It's also important to start thinking about how you wish to groom your beard. You'll want to find a good beard wash and conditioner that does not contain any harsh chemicals because beard itch is real, and it's not fun. We suggest you also use beard oil or balm to keep your beard healthy and hydrated. This time of beard growth is an excellent opportunity to try new products.
During this stage, many men choose to give up their beards. They may find that their beard feels hot, knotted, and is just downright a wild child. If you can make it through this stage, you can bask in the glory of a thick, luxurious beard that will make all the itchiness and craziness worth it. One way to push through this final stage is, again, to seriously consider beard wash and conditioner. More specifically, during this stage we recommend you use the products you found and tested during stage 4 of the beard growing process. Try your favorite products once to three times a week, depending on how dry your skin is. Add quality beard oil and be patient. Once your hair has settled and you've become a master at your favorite beard care products, you should find that your facial hair looks fantastic!
We know growing a beard can be arduous, but we hope this guide has helped you out. Remember to be patient and take care of your beard along the way, and you'll end up with an amazing-looking beard in no time.