Every November, men who normally sport a clean-shaven look will grow their facial hair because of No-Shave November. However, growing a beard is not as easy as just not shaving—there is much more to it. Some guys are also afraid of how their beard may turn out. Follow these beard-growing tips for No-Shave November to ensure a great look by the end of the month.
Growing a beard is a journey, and you shouldn’t expect the one you desire right away. No-Shave November can teach you the virtue of patience as you grow out your facial hair. There will be times when it may look rough and you will instantly want to grab your razor. Avoid overanalyzing your beard in the mirror or comparing it to others. If you are inexperienced in the beard-growing department, let it grow out naturally for the entirety of the month before you start cleaning up the neckline and cheeks.
Use Beard Oil
Another obstacle you may have to overcome is your facial hair’s itchiness. Using beard oil is the best thing you can do to prevent that. Beard oil also moisturizes the skin underneath your beard, make it clean, smooth, and fresh-smelling. Apply beard oil every day as soon as you begin your journey.
If you want to maximize on the beard you’re growing, one way to make it thicker is to exercise. Getting a workout in regularly is one of the best ways to boost your testosterone levels, which can promote stronger beard growth.
In addition to getting daily exercise, eating healthy can help your beard grow. Foods such as eggs, sweet potatoes, and spinach are full of nutrients that will make your beard look its best. You can also take vitamins like biotin to keep your beard healthy.
Keep It Clean
A final beard-growing tip for No-Shave November is to keep it clean along the way. Wash your beard with shampoo two to three times a week to keep it fresh. Avoid using shampoos made for hair, as those strip away oils that your beard needs. Instead get one dedicated specifically for facial hair.