• Sign up to stay updated and receive discounts!

Growing a Beard for the First Time?

Growing a Beard for the First Time? 219 230 Andrew James Hair


Growing a Beard for the First Time? Here’s What You Need To Know


If you’re considering growing a beard for the first time, it’s important to know what exactly you are getting into. Here are some things that you need to consider before taking the plunge:


Do I have dark facial hair?

This is an important factor to consider because it will affect how the beard grows and its appearance. Skin color can also factor into this, as a person with darker skin may have more difficulty growing facial hair than someone with a lighter complexion.

If you don’t yet know if your beard is dark or light, try looking at pictures of other people’s beards to see which category yours falls under before deciding on anything else.

It would also help to note whether any patterns repeat themselves when examining different photos. For instance, if most men with red beards had some sort of patterns such as patchiness or an uneven growth rate, then chances are your issue might stem from something similar rather than being indicative of a deeper problem.


Do I have any skin issues, like acne or eczema?

Skin issues may determine what type or style of beard you will want to grow. This is because people with sensitive skin may have difficulty with certain hair types, such as coarse or curly facial hair.

The best thing to do if you’re unsure about your skin condition and what type of beard would be the most tolerable for it is to talk to a dermatologist. They will likely recommend something that won’t worsen any issues, which could save you years of discomfort or embarrassment later on.

If you don’t want to go through all this trouble, though, at least remember that darker hair tends not to irritate acne-prone skin more than lighter hues do. Many men find their breakouts decrease while growing out a beard.


Do I have an uneven growth rate?

This is also a factor to consider before starting, as it will affect what type of style you want. For instance, if you want to grow a full beard but have thin and sparse patches, you will need to trim them down quite often for the overall look to be even.

The same can also apply if your beard is less coarse than it should be – this means that instead of having thick hair all over the place, there’s an uneven distribution where some parts are noticeably softer than others. This might not bother most people as much as some would expect. However, keep in mind that different grooming styles (such as waxing) may not work with a lotion-based cream due to its composition being too liquidy or oily.


How much of my face do I want to be covered by my beard?

You will need to decide how many inches of your face you want to cover with facial hair, which will affect the styling and beard maintenance required. For instance, if you want only a goatee or just some stubble on your chin, then it won’t require as much work as trying to grow a full-on beard that covers most of your neck and cheeks.

Just remember – beards take time. It can sometimes take up to six months to fully develop before they are at their peak thickness and density.

If this bothers you, there are still other options such as waxing or using makeup so everything looks evened out until the beard has grown in more evenly over time (although these methods may not always look natural).


What beard products will I need?

For a healthy beard, you will have to buy some beard products to keep it looking and feeling its best. Although some of these can be expensive, there are also cheap alternatives that will work just as well for a fraction of the price (such as using natural oils or creams from your kitchen).

Beard oil is among the must-have beard products, as it will help keep the skin underneath moisturized and healthy. It also helps to soften coarse hair while giving you a nice shine.

Growing a Beard for the First Time? Here’s What You Need To Know

Stay in the loop—subscribe for offers, discounts, updates and more.