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How to Grow a Beard – The Best Manly Way

Okay, you want to grow a beard. I get it. You want to display your masculinity like a male peacock does to attract the females, or maybe you just want to look stylish in your beard.

You are not alone. Every man has had this same thought, more than once in his lifetime. Welcome to the club! Gentlemen.

Like any other species in the planet earth, the female species of human beings is genetically programmed to choose their suitable sexual male partner, based on their masculinity and fertility. Therefore, facial hair is the facial masculinity, which is one of the secondary sexual traits that has evolved in human males to attract female by displaying the maturity, masculinity and fertility.

But does beard really makes you attractive? A recent scientific research was conducted on this topic to identify if women are more attracted to a man with beard. And here is the findings.

Beards may be more attractive to women when considering long‐term than short‐term relationships as they indicate a male’s ability to successfully compete socially with other males for resources

Journal of Evolutionary Biology

Just growing a beard does not make your look attractive. You don’t want to look like a homeless man. Do you? So how should you grow your facial hair in a manly way, that makes your look attractive and displays your masculinity.

Well, I don’t know about you, but I believe in science. If you’ve have got the balls to grow a beard like a man, Keep reading.

Here are five things that you need to consider while growing a beard.

1. Man up and Be Patience

grow beard by being patient

Beard comes when he wants to come. For some men it starts early, while for some it does not start until late 30s. I had a friend in high school, who was just 15 but his face would fill with beard if he didn’t shave regularly.

Have patience with your beard. Beard is a delicate creature, that grows on its own speed. It varies from man to man. The thickness, color, proportions and speed is genetically stored on your body.

In order to shape your beard like a real gentleman, you will need to have a lot of patience, for your beard to grow. On an average, the beard grows 1/2 inch per month. Do the math yourself.

So to grow your beard, stop shaving and have patience. What? you were expecting some other answer?

If you have never grown a beard before, you might feel weird about your beard being so hard and itchy at the beginning. But man up and bear that pain for a while. It won’t itch forever and after a while, your beard will become softer.

However, there are some proven methods that you can follow to increase the speed of beard growth.

2. It’s all About Hormones and Nutrition

doing exercise grows beard

Testosterone is the male sex hormone, produced by testicles which gives manly character to a man. Testosterone (T) is responsible for various manly physical characteristics including beard. Another male hormone directly associated with hair is Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is derived from T.

One scientific research suggests that Testosterone is responsible for hair follicle (part of your skin, where hair grows ) and DHT for linear growth. Hence, it is essential to understand roles of these hormones to increase your beard growth.

Focus on increasing your testosterone level and it will help with your beard growth. There has been lot myth around these hormones. Some say its good, some say it is bad. My take is, your body knows what the best is, and everything should be in balance. Too much sugar does not taste good does it?

Exercises like running, weight lifting and aerobic has proven to increase your testosterone levels. So one more benefit of going to gym huh?

Also, food helps in increasing the testosterone levels. Red meats, Spinach, nuts, broccoli, avocados, etc are some food that increases the testosterone level. Checkout this awesome article from Art of Manliness learn more about increasing the testosterone naturally, which will ultimately help you grow your facial hair.

As you saw Along with the exercise, you must re-charge your body with proper rest and diet. Get a plenty of 7 to 8 hours of sleep every day. This will increase your blood flow and more nutrients are transferred around your skin.

3. Don’t Mow, But Trim it Regularly

You need to trim your beard regularly

I don’t need to remind you that, your each facial hair has its own speed. Few beard hairs will become longer than other. You should maintain your beard regularly and trim such hair, otherwise your face might look like a bad lawn.

Once your beard is long enough, you can use beard comb to help with trimming your hair nicely. Using beard comb and making them straightly stand up, will help you identify which beard hair has grown un-usually longer. Then trim it nicely.

You don’t need do this everyday. You can do it once a week or every two weeks.

4. Moisturizing your skin under beard

moisturizing beard

Hair will grow faster if you take good care of the skin under your beard. Unlike female skin, male skin is different so stop using your girlfriend’s or wife’s face wash. ????

Wash your face nicely, before and after sleep. Once or twice a week, use a good scrubber. I recommend products like Lather’s & Wood and Dove Men’s Scrub. This will remove the excess oil from your face skin and keeps it hydrated.

5. Make it Clean and Groomed

Not many people give attention to their beard. Tell me one product that you use on your beard specifically. Hard to think right? No face-wash is not a beard product.

You can’t ignore that fact that your beard needs some extra care as well. There are lots of good beard wash products and softener that will keep your beard clean and healthy. A cleaner soft and well groomed beard will make you look like a gentleman and attractive.

There are certain products that you can use to take care of your beard in order to keep it clean.

  • Beard Oil
    Yes there are such things like beard oil. Along with moisturizing your skin under beard, it also makes your beard looks shiny and helps you comb your beard nicely. A proper manly beard should be well trimmed and groomed. This is modern times, you don’t want to looks a guy from middle ages.
  • Softener
    Let’s face the truth here. The big problem with having a beard is, it would be difficult for your partner to kiss you. Because in early stages of growing beard, they tend to be very hard and spiky. Therefore, use beard softener and your girlfriend will thank you for it. Trust Me
  • Beard Comb
    Let’s not forget, the importance of having a proper beard otherwise you might look like Hagrid from harry potter.
hagrid beard is messy


A beard is measured in months not in length. Decide for yourself how long you want your beard to be, trim it regularly, grom it and make the skin moisturized and healthy using the products and tips mentioned above.

The real manly way of growing beard means taking proper care of your beard. Beard shows your personality. A good well trimmed and groomed beard, tells that you are clean, healthy and responsible person.

I hope you enjoyed this article. Share this article to your friends and guide them the proper manly way of growing a beard.

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