Let nature take its course
For men with sparse facial hair, it may seem an impossible dream to have a convincing beard or mustache. However, unless you’re truly hairless, time really is on your side.
- As your hair begins to grow in, it may seem patchy and incomplete. However, as the hairs become longer, the slower-growing follicles will have time to sprout their own hairs, and gradually—over the course of a couple weeks (maybe more)—the patchy gaps will eventually be hidden, both by longer hairs and the slower, shorter hairs growing in as well.
- If you can hold out without shaving it all off for about a month, you will be rewarded with a hairy chin and mustache.
Give it at least four weeks. Growing hair in can be a frustrating experience, as your beard and mustache will go through a scraggly period that may have people commenting.
- Don’t give up! If time is all you need to grow a beard, consider yourself fortunate—some guys may not be able to grow facial hair at all, no matter what they try.
Keep your hair trimmed. Once you’ve achieved a decent starting growth (about 1cm), use scissors or clippers to keep the hair from looking too scraggly. Some hairs will grow much faster than others, and look a little wild. By keeping the length uniform, if your beard is patchy it will look intentional, not like you’ve been on a bender for the last few weeks!
- Home hair-trimming clippers work great for keeping your facial hair tidy. They generally include a guide so that the home stylist doesn’t take too much off the top.
- As your beard grows out, you can increase the length of your trim.
Maintaining Proper Nutrition
Take hair-healthy vitamins. While you can always apply hair-growth treatments to your face, and hope for the best, working from the inside out is always the better option. Think of it this way: your body is a factory, and everything your body grows needs that factory to operate efficiently and have the things it needs to run correctly. Your hair is no different.
Caring For Your Hair and Yourself
Take care of your skin. To make it easier for those tiny, slow-growing hairs to fulfill their destiny, keep skin health at the top of list of your grooming habits.
- Exfoliate your face. Once a week, wear an exfoliant mask with eucalyptus. It’s great for your skin, and can help promote and stimulate hair growth.
- Use hair-healthy grooming products. Shampoos or lotions with a vitamin B complex will help