If you want to grow an epic beard, let me tell you, it does not come easy. I have not grown it in a day, nobody does. Growing a beard is like an investment, return on investment will be slow, but steady.
FYI you need to be patient, very patient.
Here are what I call the "Commandments for a thick Beard" and just like the seven commandments if you dont follow any, you commit a beard sin.
1. Practice self-restraint:
You shall not trim, shave or go near a salon. You shall resist every single urge to cut or touch your beard. When you first start growing, leave it untouched for the first 4-6 weeks. All human hair grows at the same rate (Which is about half an inch or 1.25 cm per month). So, the best measure for your beard is not its length, but months you give it.
2. Absolute diet:
You shall eat well for there are certain growth glands that require zinc and magnesium. Start practicing to include cruciferous veggies like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli in your diet. Also focus on natural revitalizers such as spinach, nuts, avocados, olives and olive oil. So, the best you put in, the best will come out.
3. Eradicate the splits:
You shall keep a check on your beard’s growth since the start. Everyday gentle stroking on the beard pitches growth by avoiding patches, eradicating the split ends and other damaging effects.
You shall distant yourself from stress for the happy growth. Stress brings along all the factors that refrain your body from growth. De-stress your mind and allow your body to embrace the best.
5. Tackle the ITCH factor:
You shall be willing to deal with the itch factor. Three weeks after clean shaving, decent beard starts to grow. And during this initial stage itching will be inevitable. The mane factor doesn’t come easy. Not every man has the ability to grow one. Patience and perseverance are the keys.
You shall exercise rightly for efficient growth of facial hair. Exercising uplifts your blood circulation which helps to increase testosterone. Testosterone plays a vital role in the growth of body hair. So you must start exercising for looking more handsome than now.
7. Beard Genes:
With time, you shall acquire knowledge about your genes. Certain things for which nothing will work are your genes. Your fertility, height, hair also are some of the factors determined by your genes. If you are in your thirties and still no facial hair shows up then it’s not in your genes. And you can’t help it this time.
You shall keep your beard spick and span. Oiling and shampooing will bring life to your stagnant facial hair; perfect for an Inch-perfect beard look. Also treat your beard lavishly by massaging it; it will eliminate the dirt and flakes stuck in. Pat the beard dry after washing with shampoo and oil it. So, all you men out there, this daily nourishment to your beard will quench your thirst to voluminous beard.
9. Growth factors:
You shall always be aware of the growth factors of beard. Even after months of not shaving your facial hair, you cannot grow an identical beard on both the sides. You should pick the style and trim your beard accordingly; this helps to keep it neat and clean. Similarly, stop using artificial supplements. More natural the beard, better the beard.