If you are facially furred, stop shaving and let your hair do its thing. On average, human hair grows about ½ inch per month. And, at any point, a random number of hairs will be in one of three stages: growth, rest, or preparing to shed. At this rate, many beards will begin to fill in after six to eight weeks. Regardless, the best way to grow a beard is to avoid the shave and refrain from trimming until you're a few months in. At that point, give yourself a pat on the back and visit a barber.
- Use a beard oil to moisturize your skin, soften your beard, and tame fly away hairs.
- Add a beard balm to lock in moisture and provide styling hold.
- Exfoliate with a beard brush.
- Draw oils through your fur with a beard comb.
To unlock your bearded potential, stop shaving and take care of yourself. Try reducing stress, eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of sleep, not smoking, and taking care of your skin by keeping it clean and moisturized. You might also take up a hobby that the ladies will admire – like yodeling or whittling, riding a motorcycle, or wearing a good hat.