Encouraging Beard Growth The Natural Way
Have you ever wanted to find a healthy, inexpensive way to encourage your beard to grow?
When I Google “ways to make my beard grow”, I find info on beard growth vitamins, beard growth serums, and minoxidill (Rogaine), all of which are common methods for growing beards.
So what’s your best option?
Beard Growth Vitamins
Within the last few years, some supplement makers have created their own solution to the problem of slow beard growth with beard growth vitamins.
One popular brand of beard growth supplement is Beardalizer. Beardalizer promises to increase beard growth with supplements containing 750 mcg (or 7,500 mcg) of vitamin B7 (biotin) and vitamin A.
According to Dr. Richard Scher, a dermatologist who is widely known for his expertise on nail care and disorders, “the general daily recommended dosage of biotin is 2.5 mg (or 2,500 mcg).”
Any additional biotin or vitamins that you consume is expelled in your urine (this is why your urine may be bright yellow after taking supplements).
Since you don’t aborb all the extra biotin contained in these supplements, there’s no need to take more than your daily recommended allowance (unless instructed by a doctor).
Besides, it is much healthier to consume these vitamins in your food since you’ll also receive all of the beneficial antioxidants and fiber that come from eating fresh fruits and veggies.
Click here for further reading on foods to eat for beard growth.
Minoxidill is an over-the-counter medication that’s used to slow hair loss and regrow hair in some people.
You may recognize Mioxidill as the brand Rogaine.
Minoxidill is applied to the scalp twice every day and must be used indefinitely in order to maintain your existing hair and any new beard growth you’ve experienced since taking it. When you stop taking Minoxidill, your hair follicles will shrink and the hair will ultimately fall out.
While Minoxodill may be effective for some men who want to encourage beard growth, it does come with a long list of potential side effects including redness and irritation of the scalp.
Beard Growth Serums
Oil for beard growth has become a popular treatment for those who want a healthy, natural solution for increasing beard growth.
Like minoxidill, beard oils are applied directly to your hair and skin. The oils encourage beard growth by cleaning your scalp and stimulating your hair follicles. Because they’re made with natural ingredients, they have far fewer side effects than other beard growth methods.
Not only is it important to have all-natural ingredients in your growth serum, but it is also important that they are combined with complimentary oils in the proper proportions to achieve the necessary effect.
The Best Oils for Beard Growth
- Rosemary Oil: stimulates hair follicles
- Thyme Oil: makes hair shiny and adds both luster and bounce
- Lavender Oil: enhances circulation and disinfects the scalp
- Argan Oil: treats split ends and tames frizzy hair
- Jojoba Oil: removes build-up of sebum in the scalp and protects the hair from breakage
- Almond Oil: rich in protein and omega fatty acids for hair health
- Hemp Seed Oil: treats itchiness and inflammation
So what does this all mean?
While beard growth vitamins, minoxidill, and beard growth serum are all popular methods that men have used to increase their beard growth, the choice is ultimately up to you.
Good luck and let us know if you’ve tried any of these methods to encourage beard growth.