We’ve learned the importance of having the right products for growing and maintaining a healthy beard. But aside from all the oils, creams, and balms, growing your beard can be made simpler just by taking good care of yourself. The condition of your hair usually tells a story of your overall well-being. Healthy, shiny hair is one indication of vibrant physical health, while thinning, brittle, dull and lifeless hair tells a completely different story. I’m here to share some easy lifestyle tips that could help with your beard growth journey.
- Eat a healthy diet and supplements
If you’re eating a healthy and balanced diet, you should already be getting a full spectrum of micronutrients in your body. Since beard growth is mainly regulated by the production of the male hormone’s testosterone and DHT, our diets can boost facial hair growth when we eat foods that promote the combination of these together and make it easier for our bodies to utilise them. If you are struggling to eat a balanced diet, you could also look into incorporating supplements into your day. This will help to ensure that the areas that are less of a priority (like facial hair) get the nutrients needed if the body is lacking.
- Regular exercise
Exercise improves blood flow, which helps to stimulate hair follicle growth. Exercises like weightlifting and strength training may also temporarily boost testosterone. Now this doesn’t mean you necessarily have to be pumping iron all day every day to see these benefits; body weight training, rock climbing, kickboxing, and other exercises could also do the trick.
- Get enough sleep
We have all heard it before - get adequate sleep. Sleep allows our bodies to recuperate from our daily activities, stress and normal body functions. Try getting at least 6-8 hours sleep each night so that your body spends enough time in recovery mode and gives your facial hair a noticeable increase in strength and growth.
- Quit smoking
If you smoke, you can be stunting your beard growth since smoking drastically reduces blood circulation in your body. A lot of the chemicals in tobacco smoke also can cause inflammation and DNA damage to the blood vessels that nourish hair follicles.
- Drink plenty of water
Our bodies are made up of over 70% water and so it is essential in maintaining proper function. Water is also necessary to carry nutrients to different parts of the body including the hair follicles. Ever notice how dry your skin can become if you don’t drink adequate water? The same applies to your hair. Make sure you are giving your body sufficient water consistently through the day to assist with the healthy growth of your beard.