How To Grow Facial Hair Faster

By Jay White

February 11, 2015   •   Fact checked by Dumb Little Man

Whether you want a beard, mustache, or sideburns, facial hair is very popular these days. However, going from clean-shaven to bearded can be a painfully slow process. If you want to speed up the time to your favorite facial hair look, follow these tips:

A Word About Genes:

You can only grow hair where you have hair follicles. If you are of Asian or Native American Origin, you naturally have fewer hair follicles on your face than someone who is Caucasian or African-American. Your beard may not be as full. Though these suggestions can help your hair grow longer where it does grow, it can do nothing about creating follicles where you don’t already have them.

How Hair Grows:

Hair is made from a kind of protein called keratin. It is created at the root, called a hair follicle, which needs two things to create hair. First, it needs adequate blood flow to the follicle to feed it and keep it working at a quick rate. Second, it needs enough protein as a building block to be able to create hair. Knowing this helps you to understand why the recommendations can help grow hair more quickly.

It’s All About Nutrition:

A healthy diet, good hydration, and adequate levels of protein are the first step in providing you with longer facial hair. By eating well, keeping your cells nourished, and giving them the materials they need to grow hair, your cells will create hair as quickly as they get what they need.

Hair-Growing Supplements:

Some vitamins and minerals can help your hair to grow a bit more quickly. Biotin is one popular supplement that will increase growth and strengthen protein strands for less breakage. Vitamins B6, C, and E have also been linked to hair growth. It is important to take appropriate dosages of all of these things, however, as excess levels can be toxic.


By working out and getting blood flowing to areas, you also ensure that hair follicles get adequate food. Daily sweating will not only help your beard come in more quickly, it will also help the rest of you look better at the same time.

Go Somewhere Warm:

If you speak to professionals who work with hair, they will all tell you that hair grows faster when you go from cool climates to warm climates. Whether you take a tropical vacation or just wait until the start of summer, this change will help your beard get to the shape you want more quickly.

Jay White

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