There’s never a bad time to grow a long beard, but it can’t be denied that many men prefer to let their facial hair grow out during the colder months than during the spring and summer seasons. Having a lusciously long and full beard takes effort, especially during the cold winter season when our general motivation is typically at an all-time low.
However, as you’ll see, now is the time of the year when you should really allow the growing process to do its thing. This way, by the time the new year is just finding its footing, you’ll have a thick, luxurious beard to keep your face company as the temperatures continue to fall.
How to Let Your Beard Grow Through the New Year
If you’re ready to let it grow, we’re here to help. We’ve come up with a list (which you should check twice), that will make the growing stage as fruitful and effortless as possible.
Tip #1: Patience is Key
If there’s one thing that you’ll need in order to ensure that your beard reaches the desired length, it’s patience, and plenty of it. This is especially the case for men who have never grown a very long beard before, and underestimate how much time it takes to get to that point to when its length is impressive. Every man’s beard growth rate is different, as it depends on a large number of factors. But, generally speaking, a couple of months should be enough to have a nice amount of length. While it’s growing, resist the temptation to throw in the towel due to how tedious the process may seem.
Tip #2: Dietary Changes Can Help
One thing that you need to be on top of, ahead of time, is your diet. Believe it or not, your diet can have a lot to do with how quickly your beard grows, how thick each strand is and how healthy and soft it feels. Now is the time to eat testosterone-boosting foods like red meat and oysters, and make sure that you’re getting a balanced level of nutrients. All of those vitamins and minerals can speed up the growing process while ensuring maximum facial hair health.
Tip #3: Trimming May be Necessary
At a certain point during the growing stage, you may need to trim the very ends of your beard if you start seeing split ends. Trimming while growing the hair out may seem counterintuitive, but split ends can leave that beard looking messy and frizzy, which will defeat your efforts.
Tip #4: Maintain its Shape
As it’s growing, shape it regularly to avoid that dreaded awkward stage. Either use your own grooming tools to shape it up or turn to a professional barber who will know exactly what to do to make your beard look its best.
Use the Right Products
Lastly, using the right products while your beard grows is crucial. During the growing stages, your facial hair needs lots of moisture, and needs to be cleaned regularly. Otherwise, once your beard has reached the desired length, it can look messy and unhealthy, meaning that you’ll have wasted your time growing it.
At The Bearded Bastard, we’ve got a wide selection of products that will keep your beard healthy and happy at any length. Our beard oils contain plant oils that nourish and hydrate each strand, while our beard balms supply ample moisture with plant-derived butters and waxes. And, our beard combs and signature brush will keep things looking tame at every stage of the growing process.
New Year, New Beard!
Growing a full beard as we enter the new year will ensure that your facial hair will be in good shape by the time those temperatures really drop. However, getting through the growing stage takes patience, good habits and excellent products.