Beards are very popular nowadays. Many men want to grow one, however, not all of them realize that it’s not a very easy task. In order to grow a nice, thick and stylish beard, you will have to make some sacrifices. Here are 5 tips for those men who are growing a beard for the very first time.

#1: First timers, don’t touch your growing beard

You must realize that a beard won’t grow overnight. You will need to spend several weeks waiting for it to reach a large enough size for trimming. Many men face an itchy chin. This is something you need to deal with. It will soon disappear on its own. So let your beard grow and don’t touch it. You might look a little unkempt but it’s a price you have to pay for getting a perfect full beard in the future.


#2: Exercise

If you are growing a beard for a long time and just can’t wait for it to finally grow, it might need a little help. Going to the gym will stimulate the amount of testosterone in your blood which in turn will make your facial hair grow faster. However, be careful about pure testosterone. Pills and injections can have negative effect on the rest of your body. A full beard is just not worth it.


#3: Choose a style

While your beard is growing, you have enough time to choose the way you want it to look. There is a large variety of different beards out there starting from shortest chinstraps and ending with Muslim beards. All depends on how much time you are ready to spend on your beard. Most of the facial hair requires regular brushing, trimming and styling. If you are time-strained, choose something simple. Simple beards take less time to grow and to maintain.

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#4: Take care of your face

While you might think that different cleansers and creams are made for women, there are some created especially for men. If you take good care of your skin, your beard will grow faster and thicker. Make a habit of using a facial scrub at least once a week. It will help shed the dead skin and activate new hair growth. Hydrate your skin with a facial cream daily. Use a cream when you just start growing a beard. Once it gets long, stop using it.


#5: Wash your beard

Your facial hair is no different from the hair on your head. So if your beard is getting longer than a simple stubble, it will need good hair care. Use special beard shampoos if you wish. However, regular hair shampoos will do as well. A good idea would be to buy a shampoo that fights dandruff. It will help get rid of the itching sensation that is often caused by dry and shedding skin.

Growing a beard is not an easy task. You need to get ready for some sacrifices. However, if you stay strong and don’t get of the track, you will enjoy a neat and stylish beard in just 3 -4 weeks.