"How do I grow a beard?" The question most men ask themselves (or Google) at some stage in their life. You're not the only babyface around here. Not by a longshot. Men believe that growing a beard demonstrates power, wisdom, and maybe even the ability to swoon every woman (and man, actually) whenever you walk into the room. A beard signifies power, confidence, and competence. Every Man Jack loves everyone equally, but there's just something unequivocally special about a good beard.
So you want to know how to grow a beard? Well, you've come to the right place. Let's get started so you can be on your way to auditioning for the role of Khal Drogo's stunt double.
Step 1: Patience & Persistence
Do you have patience? Good, because you're going to need a bit of it. Growing a beard doesn't happen overnight. The experts say that growing a beard will require you to maintain a distanced relationship with your razor for at least two months, but we hope the whole distancing thing shouldn't be a problem by this point.
Before we continue, Lawyer Man Jack suggested we give you a quick heads up: Sometimes, no matter what you do, growing a beard was never in the cards. You can rub honey on your face, shave 3 times a day, and deadlift three times your body weight, but for some guys, growing a beard just might not work out.
Anyways. Two months. That's how long your first beard should take to grow. It may look a little off and patchy in the beginning, but those growing pains build character, right?
Step 2: Self-Care
Take care of yourself. By this, we mean: get quality sleep, exercise (lift heavy), eat right, and take care of the skin underneath that future beard of yours. Sleep, eating right, and proper exercise are the three legs that support the stool of life. But the stool of beards has a fourth leg, which is skincare.
While the other three legs ensure that you're bursting at the seams with nutrients and testosterone, the fourth leg ensures that your skin is healthy and ready for that jaw-dropping beard.
Washing and exfoliating your face not only makes your skin look great, but it also clears up any blockages that will deter those stubbles from growing out. What we're saying is that well-hydrated and nourished skin is pretty much a necessity for growing a beard of any kind.
Step 3: Routine
The best part about growing a beard is not how much more masculine you'll look; the best part is how relatively easy it is to do. Caring for your beard is a quick addition to your daily routine, and if you've done the work to grow out a decadent face-bush then you ought to take a few minutes each day to maintain it.
You've been doing so much googling on "how to grow a beard" that you haven't even thought about "how do I keep my beard looking smooth and awesome?" We're going to give you the answer to that below.
Beard + Face Wash
There's a face under all that scruff, and it deserves the same care you give your beard. Every Man Jack beard + face wash cleanses your beard while hydrating the underlying skin.
Beard + Hair Conditioner
Gotta keep things looking nice! Our beard + hair conditioner softens and strengthens for a beard that's worth showing off.
Every Man Jack Beard Oil is for any guy with a beard and works particularly well for guys in their earliest stages of beard growth. The beard absorbs oil quickly after application and helps with itchiness and irritation. If there's any sort of dryness or dandruff in your beard, this is your go-to companion. Recommended use three times per day or as needed with a dry or itchy beard.
Beard Balm can condition, tame, and lock in moisture, but excels in styling properties. Whether you're going for that handlebar mustache or that nice well-groomed and tamed look, Every Man Jack Beard Balm can help get you there.
Beard Butter is a conditioner for beards and provides mild styling but should be used in a nightly routine before bed for conditioning and hydration. Curb away runaway hairs and relieve itchiness.
Congratulations. You're Done Here.
Congrats. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. We know, it's a cheesy expression, but now you no longer have to google "how to grow a beard." Now go get that job, audition for that show, or do whatever it is that your past beardless self always wanted to do.