There are a number of things that are good for your bad, and just as many that are bad.
Sometimes avoiding the bad things can help just as much or more than doing the good.
So in order to help you grow the best damn beard possible, avoid these three things.
3. Nutritional deficiencies
One of the most common reasons for slow or stopped hair growth is nutritional deficiencies.
Our bodies require a variety of vitamins and minerals to support healthy hair growth, including biotin, zinc, iron, and vitamins A, C, and D. When we don't consume enough of these nutrients, our hair can become brittle and break easily, leading to slower growth.
To combat nutritional deficiencies, it's important to eat a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains.
If you're still having trouble getting enough of these nutrients, you may want to consider taking Beard Boost, our beard growth multi-vitamin, or a comparable daily multivitamin or supplement.
Stress is another common factor that can slow down or stop hair growth. When we're under stress, our bodies produce cortisol, a hormone that can disrupt the hair growth cycle and lead to hair loss and can reduce testosterone by up to 15%!
Stress can also cause us to engage in habits that damage our hair, such as pulling or twisting it. You can decrease stress in a number of ways from getting outside, exercising, meditating, breathwork, and better quality sleep, along with a number of other things.
For me it's exercise and spending time with loved ones that help me kick the stress down a few notches.
Find what works best for you and your beard and overall health will be better for it.
Water is essential for maintaining and growing a healthy beard, and dehydration immediately halts hair growth which is why it's our #1 Beard Growth Killer.
Believe it or not, but water makes up almost 25% of the weight of a single strand of hair, and it is vital for a number of reasons.
Water is essential for keeping hair hydrated and moisturized. When hair is well-hydrated, it is less prone to thinning, breakage, and splitting, and is more likely to grow at a healthy rate.
Water is also helps to deliver vital nutrients to the hair follicles, which are essential for healthy hair growth. When the hair follicles are well-nourished, they are able to produce stronger, fuller, healthier hair.
And lastly, water can help to flush toxins and impurities out of the body, which can be beneficial for beard and hair growth.
Plus water is essential for healthy skin, digestion, joint health, energy, and a long list of other key heath benefits, so drink up!
Technically speaking you have to drink the water to get the benefits I just mentioned...but ice baths are healthy for you too!
Now there are many other beard growth killers but we chose these 3 because of their impact on your beard, but ALSO their impact on your overall health.
It's our mission to help Beardsmen look, feel, and be their best, and these three things will help you do just that.
I hope you found this helpful, if you have any questions or need anything at all don't hesitate to reach out anytime.
And as always, Live Bearded, Brother!