How Long Does it Take to Grow a Beard?
There is nothing more fun than watching quick effects. It is similar with growing a beard. Except wanting it to grow faster can be a bit naive. It is difficult to achieve a long and thick stubble in a short time.
Despite the fact that no one will grow a handsome and abundant beard in two days, the pace of its growth is an individual matter. Thus, some will become bearded faster and others more slowly.
The time to grow a beard can vary, but you should know that it is influenced by several factors, and most of all by ourselves.
Beard - what is it?
The first thing you need to know is what is really called a beard? It is often said that the beard is the hair on the face, specifically the cheeks.It is also a controversial issue whether we treat the mustache as part of the beard or as an addition to it.
But it certainly won't occur to anyone to say that someone has a beard when they only have a mustache. So, the beard is the stubble that covers our cheeks, but also the jaw, the edge of the lower lip, the chin and sometimes the neck.
Facts and curiosities about the beard
- The hormone that drives hair growth, not only on the chin, is testosterone.
- The growth rate also depends on genetics, age and even race.
- The largest beard can be obtained from the age of 25 to 35. Of course, for some bearded men it may be a different period.
- The beard grows on average by about half an inch a month.
- A beard that is not trimmed can be approximately 3 feet in length.
Full beard - how long to wait for it?
Full stubble is the goal of many beginner bearded men. A full beard is when the hair is fairly evenly covering our cheeks, jaw, chin and part of the neck, and is about 1.5 inches long and thick enough. As already mentioned, beard growth depends on many individual factors, but it is possible to determine the average waiting time for full stubble.
Well, it is from 2 to 6 months. It is worth remembering that the frequency of cutting the beard plays a significant role in the growth of hair on the chin. Too frequent use of scissors and razors can significantly slow down the process of reaching a full and satisfactory beard.
3 phases of growing a beard
Growing a beard can be divided into three phases. We will list and broadly describe each of them.
Phase I – anagen
Anagen can last from several months up to a year. This is called active phase of hair growth. During the process, cells in the hair follicle divide and thus begin to produce new hair.
Phase II – catagen
Catagen is a transitional phase during hair growth. During this process, locks of hair begin to separate from the hair follicle. In addition, the blood supply to the hair roots stops.
Phase III - telogen
How to accelerate beard hair growth?
As it turns out, we can influence the rate of hair growth by both slowing it down and accelerating it. However, let's focus on the positive actions for the beard. First of all, it should be regularly maintained and washed.
It is worth knowing that the selection of proven and natural hygiene products is very important. It is also recommended to use oils and tablets that increase the rate of hair growth and stimulate new hair growth.
Of course, falling asleep, reducing stress, and taking up physical activity have a positive effect on the entire human body, including the quality of the beard. Therefore, to take care of it comprehensively, you should take care of your entire body.