We get emails often saying I still can't grow a beard at 30 years old, what can I do?
It is down to genetics unfortunately. Some people just don't have the genes to grow thick facial hair.
Many people just don't give themselves the best chance and give up before seeing any results!
For those who "Still can't grow a beard"
Have you tried?
Sounds a little harsh I know but the truth is, facial hair grows at around 1.25cm each month, divide that by 30 days, that's 0.04cm each day.
See where I am going with this? It takes a few months to get any decent amount of growth, be patient before shaving what you have off.
I have scars on my chin from falling off bikes and skateboards as a child, I have patches where hair doesn't grow. But you'd never know because I let the hair grow long enough to cover the patches.
Not everyone wants a beard the same length as mine, but my point is, if you have patches in the early stages of beard growth, you may need to let the existing hair longer to disguise the patches.
We recommend growing your facial hair for at least 3 months using a natural beard oil before deciding if you still can't grow a beard.
Do you sweat a lot?
If you sweat often and don't keep the skin clean, dirt and grime can block the follicles resulting in spots which can prevent the hair from coming to the surface.
This is why we recommend using Braw Beard Wash daily. It is designed to be beneficial to the skin as well as the hair, the aloe vera is great for clean and hydrating the skin, providing the best opportunity for the hair to grow.
When using Braw Beard Wash, gently massage it into the skin to help unclog any follicles blocked with grime. Using a boar bristle brush afterwards will help exfoliate too.
Is your diet good?
(Without going into too much detail, red/white blood cells, plasma etc)
The blood in your body carries oxygen and nutrients to your organs, muscles and hair follicles. To ensure your hair has the best chance of growing healthy, you need to provide decent nutrition via the food you consume.
Healthy fats, omega 3, 6 and 9 are essential for healthy hair, that's one of the reasons we use hempseed oil in our beard oil, it's packed pull of them!
Maintaining a healthy diet will give you a greater chance of growing a great beard.
It comes up often at gatherings, the beard is a conversation starter. The conversation usually starts outside with someone smoking and who has clearly had a few alchopops saying "mate, that's awesome but I still can't grow a beard".
I'm not saying this is the reason he can't grow one, but it may just be if his diet is trash, it's just a thought.
Like if you put diesel in a petrol engine, it won't work properly.
Alcohol dehydrates and smoke damages your blood circulation (reducing the chances of nutrients of reaching hair follicles to enhance growth).
I enjoy a beer of 2 but I drink at least 2 litres of water daily and maintain a healthy diet.
• I am not a doctor, consult yours first if you think this section may appeal to you. It's just a very brief overview •
Will beard oil help?
Braw Beard oil is 100% natural and packed with nutrients, these are absorbed into the hair and skin which may help growth. For the best results, massage Braw Beard oil over the hair and onto the skin gently, ensuring you massage the roots of the hair.
If you have patches where the hair doesn't grow, massage beard oil there too (if the issue is blocked pores, this technique may just get the nutrients to the right place to start growth). BUT again, don't expect results over night, it may take months, consistency is key, do it daily.
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Still can't grow a beard?
If you have tried the steps above and still have no results, then unfortunately it may be the genetics.
I hope these tips may have helped?
Thank you for reading.
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