Category: Beard Growth

Looking for some beard growth tips? Then look no further. This section of the Hair Growth Pills site focuses on all things beard. We will look at the best and the worst beard growth vitamins. We will provide you with grooming tips and growing tips, and we will also tell you just how long it will take you to grow a beard. These are the questions that our readers are asking us, so these are the questions that we aim to answer.

What you’re reading right now is a category description as opposed to an article. This is what sits at the top of our categories and lets you know what follows. If you scroll down a bit you will see all of the articles that we have relating to beard growth on the Hair Growth Pills website. If you can’t quite find what you’re looking for here, then you can look to the sidebar to the right of this text. That will point you towards other sections of this site, covering hair growth, baldness cures and so much more.

Your Hair Growth Questions Answered: Hair Growth FAQ

Your Hair Growth Questions Answered: Hair Growth FAQ

Does Biotin Help Hair Growth?

Hair Growth Pills was created to help you to answer your hair growth questions. We began by focusing on the big questions and we answered them in detail. However, before long you began to ask many more questions. We have done our best to keep up, which is why you can find hundreds of articles across this website, but to help make life easier for you we like to compile some of them into FAQ articles every now and then.

That’s what this article is. These questions all focus on hair growth, and your questions concerning them. We have also written an FAQ on hair loss where we study the many things that can trigger it. So, check the article below out first and then take a look at that one if you still have some questions.

What Vitamins are Good For Hair Growth?

One of the best vitamins for hair growth is Biotin, which we will discuss in more detail below. There are many other vitamins that cam help to trigger hair growth though. These include everything from Vitamin C to B Vitamins, Vitamin D and more. Minerals like Iron and Zinc can also help and are often included in hair growth supplements.

Does Biotin Help Hair Growth?

Of course! This is actually something we have addressed at great length in the past. If you take a look at out Biotin for Hair Loss article you will see what we had to say about this B Vitamin. It is one that we discuss more than any other, and you will notice that it is also found in all kinds of hair growth supplements and shampoos.

That’s because Biotin helps with the hair growth process. It is actually involved in that process, helping the body to create the enzymes that it needs to activate those hair follicles and get that hair growing. The same can be said for many B Vitamins, but Biotin plays the biggest role of all.

How Much Biotin for Hair Growth?

This vitamin is abundant in food and you should be getting enough of it regardless of what you eat and even if you are a picky eater. However, more might be better. The hair growth supplements that contain this vitamin tend to have more than 500% of your RDA, if not more. It is a water soluble vitamin, so it’s okay to take high doses (to an extent) because what your body does not use will be eliminated.

However, you really don’t need that much. You should look to consume a few hundred percent of your RDA, preferably as 2 or 3 doses throughout the day. You can also use a topical solution in the form of a hair growth shampoo, although in this case there is really no concrete proof that it will do you any good.

How to Increase Hair Growth?

Increase Hair Growth?

There are many ways that you can increase hair growth. The way you choose will depend on a number of factors, from your health status to your budget, your sex and your age. For instance, if you have a lot of bald patches and a lot of money, then a hair transplant might be the best solution. If you prefer something non-invasive and the hair loss is not severe, then you can use supplements, vitamins and other natural solutions.

In all cases, you can also use products like Minoxidil, which is available (and FDA approved) for both men and women and should be relatively harmless in most cases. If you are a man and you are above the age of 40, then you may also benefit greatly from a medication known as Finasteride. This is basically a wonder drug as it works incredibly well for hair growth, but it can also stop your prostate to growing to painful proportions.

How to Promote Hair Growth?

As mentioned above, it’s just a matter of finding what works best for you. You may need to try many different hair growth formulas before you find one that works. In fact, many people suffering from hair loss do just that, but they often make life difficult for themselves in the process.

They try expensive shampoos for day or weeks; they try Minoxidil and give up quickly; and they rely too much on unproven supplements. There is no point in trying something if you’re not going to use it properly. So, always follow the advice on the label, always use the product for a full course of treatment, and never overdo it or rush it. Only when you have followed the label to the letter can you think about giving up if it does not work.

How to Stop Hair Growth?

Stop Hair Growth?

This is rarely a problem that people have with the hair on their head. And in all honesty, it’s something you should not look to stop with the hair on your head. It is a natural process and stopping it could cause harm. What’s more, it might be irreversible, so you could regret it at a later date.

As far as the hair on your body is concerned, this is less of an issue. As discussed in our Hair Growth Rate article, all hair grows at the same rate, but for many, the hair on the body is just not wanted.

There are laser treatments that can get rid of this, and there are also creams that may be able to help. The trick is to stop the hair follicle from working, which is not easy and usually more trouble than it’s worth. Instead of trying to stop the hair you should be looking for ways to keep growth to a minimum and to keep the area clean and well moisturized in order to limit problems and discomfort.

Does Coconut Oil Help Hair Growth?

At the very least coconut oil will help to protect, moisturize and strengthen you hair. It is highly unlikely that it will actually trigger hair growth, but because it can strengthen your hair, it may help to increase the hair on your head.

What’s more, this is a natural product and it’s also fairly cheap, so you don’t need to worry about it doing harm or causing side effects and you don’t need to worry about it costing you a small fortune to keep the supply going.

How to Stimulate Facial Hair Growth?

The best way to grow facial hair is just to keep the area clean and wait. This is very much a “watched pot never boils” situation. The more you stare and wig, the longer it seems and the more frustrated you become.

There are a few things you can do without resorting to Minoxidil and other medications though. If you pay a visit to our Eyebrow Growth page you will see that we recommend treatments like castor oil, aloe vera and other oils and vitamins. These nourish the hair follicle, protect the hair and they might just be able to help with hair growth. It’s not going to give you the Grizzly Adams look overnight, but it should protect at the worst and help to increase growth at the best.

How to Promote Beard Hair Growth?

As with the above, it’s just a case of proper cleaning and proper care. You can also use oils and other products and because it’s your beard and not eyebrows and eyelashes, it is easier to apply products and to leave them in overnight without worrying about anything getting in your eyes.

You can use castor oil, olive oil, coconut oil and a combination of all three. There are other oils and other substances that you can use as well. If you’re really struggling with beard hair growth then you may also want to try using Minoxidil on your beard.

Does Castor Oil Work for Hair Growth?

Does Castor Oil Help Hair Growth?

This is one of the oils that we recommend the most for hair growth as it is one that actually seems to work. Not only can it protect, but it can also nourish. It does this via its Vitamin E content, which is great for the skin. Castor oil can also help to kill bacteria that sits on your skin and inhibits hair growth. This bacteria will not make a huge difference in your hair growth fortunes, but it’s just one of the many ways that this substance can help.

How Much Castor Oil to Use for Hair Growth?

You don’t need a lot of this substance to help with hair growth. You should dilute it and/or add it to something else. We often recommend using it with aloe vera gel when applying it to your beard, your eyebrows and your eyelashes, and mixing it with water when applying it to your head.

You should try and leave it in for at least an hour or two to get the most benefit out of it and to allow the castor oil to work. This can be tricky because it’s an oil, which is why it is important to mix it with a substance that gels, forms and sticks.

Does Folic Acid Help Hair Growth?

This is something that we haven’t covered a lot, because as far as we can see, folic acid does not help with hair growth. It is a good vitamin to take and it can certainly help when consumed with other hair growth vitamins, but on its own it is unlikely to cause any noticeable difference.

That is, of course, unless you are suffering from a deficiency. In such cases you may be experiencing hair loss and/or thinning of the hair because of a lack of this important vitamin. By adding it back to your diet you can reverse those problems.

Hair Growth Rate: How Your Face, Body and Head Hair Grows

Hair Growth Rate: How Your Face, Body and Head Hair Grows

Hair Growth Rate

One of the questions we get asked the most here on Hair Growth Pills is: “How Fast Will be my Hair Grow“? You might think that this would be hard to answer. You might think that genetics, environment and other factors play too much of a role to effectively determine hair growth rate in all individuals. But you would be surprised.

In this guide we’ll look at average hair growth rate to show you how fast your hair will grow, how fast your beard will grow and how fast your eyebrows and eyelashes will grow.

Hair and the Human Body

Hair Growth Cycle

Hair grows all over the human body. This applies to all of us; men and women and people of all ethnicities. Women tend to grow less hair on their bodies and contrary to what you might think, the reason men and women from certain regions have such visible hair is simply because the hair is so dark that it shows more.

You may notice hair everywhere from your fingers and hands to your toes and feet. The only places that we do not grow hair are the soles of the feet, the palms, the lips, the bellybutton and the eyelids. Scar tissue does not grow hair either.

But when the hair does grow, how quickly does it come in? What is the hair growth rate for the different parts of your body that do grow hair? Well, there are three stages of hair growth. These are known as the Anagen Phase, the Catagen phase and the Telogen phase. All of these stages are discussed in more detail below.

Hair Growth Rate: Stage 1

This is also known as the Growth Stage and it is the main stage of hair growth. It lasts between 2 and 6 years, something that is determined by a number of factors, including genetics. Because this is the main phase of hair growth, the majority of the hairs on your head are in this stage at any one time.

The hairs are constantly dividing on a cellular level and then breaking through the skin, after which the follicles nourish the growth and keep the hair growing.

Although the length that this process lasts can be determined by genetics and other factors, the rate of hair growth is actually the same for everyone and for all of the hairs on your body. This hair growth rate is roughly 0.5 inches per month.

This equates to around 6 inches per year, and this rate is more or less constant, because as soon as this hair growth rate period ends, the cycle begins again.

Hair Growth Rate: Stage 2

The body sends out random signals to end stage 1 of the hair growth period for specific hairs. This happens to around 1 percent of the body’s hair at any given time. This is a transitional period and it lasts for just a couple of weeks.

During this period the hair follicle is afforded the time it needs to regenerate, after which it advances onto the third hair growth stage.

Hair Growth Rate: Stage 3

In this final stage of hair growth the hair follicle will sit dormant, with no activity and no growth. It can remain like this for several months, after which the first stage begins all over again. Around 15% of your body’s hair is in this stage at any given time.

This cycle of hair growth means that you constantly have a full (or what seems to be full) head of hair. The hair grows, it falls out, it lays dormant and then it grows again. The fact that the first stage, the growth stage, is always the most dominant means that even when 15% of the hair is in the dormant stage, it is not visible.

This is one of the many amazing processes that the body goes through and it is one that is as true for the hair on your head as it is for the hair on your face. But as with all amazing processes that the body goes through, there are some major flaws. Hair follicles can become damaged, they are easily destroyed and they are susceptible to damage from a number of natural chemicals that our bodies produce.

That’s why hair loss in men and hair loss in women is so common. Still, there are treatments that you can use to kick-start this cycle all over again and we have discussed these treatments many times on Hair Growth Pills.

Hair Growth Rate: Body Hair

Hair Growth Rate Body

Obviously, there is a reason your eyelashes and your eyebrows are not covering your face and growing at an uncontrollable rate, and that’s because the cycles of growth are much shorter for them. The cycle is the same in that there is a stage of growth, a stage of regeneration and a stage of lying dormant.

You have probably seen a few of your eyelashes or eyebrow hairs falling out and that’s because the second stage has ended for those hairs and they will be entering the third stage soon.

How Quickly to Grow my Hair?

Hair Growth Rate Speed

If you are not suffering from any hair loss issues, if you do not have male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness and you do not have a receding hair line, then you can expect to go from short hair to shoulder length hair in approximately 2 to 4 years.

If you use hair growth products to keep the area clean and free of bacteria, and if you use products that can limit hair loss (effectively stopping the early end of that first stage) then you can speed that process up. Such treatments include Minoxidil, which is designed to limit hair loss but can also help to speed up hair growth.

How Quickly to Grow my Beard?

The rate of growth for your beard is the same. The cycles may be shorter, but for the most part the growth will be the same and if you are an adult male then you can expect to go from clean shaven to a full beard in between 12 months and 18 months. There are other factors at play, including genetics and the care that you take over your beard. But contrary to popular opinion, you’re not less of a man, nor do you have less testosterone just because you can’t grow a full beard quickly.

Beard Growth: FAQ (How to Grow, Rate of Grow, Oils)

Beard Growth: FAQ (How to Grow, Rate of Grow, Oils)

Beard Growth

Beards seem to be the “in” thing right now. For men, that is. They haven’t quite caught on with women just yet. But what if you can’t grow a beard? What if it takes you many weeks just to grow something even resembling hair? What are your options? Well, in this beard growth guide we’ll try and help you and your wimpy, scrawny beard out.

We’ll answer the following questions and more:

  • What Beard Oil to Use?
  • When do Beards Grow?
  • How Fast do Beards Grow?
  • How to Grow a Beard?
  • How to Grow a Beard Faster?
  • Why is my Beard Not Growing?
  • Why is my Beard Hair Coarse?

Beard Growth FAQ

Beard trends come and go. What is “hip” today might not necessarily be hip tomorrow. So, just bear in mind that you could spend the next few months doing your best to look like Grizzly Adams, only to discover that the “clean-shaven” look is back in. Such is life, such is fashion. At least you can have some fun doing it. Because as any man will tell you, there is a certain satisfaction that comes from growing a big, full beard and sharing your beardness with your bearded brothers.

What Beard Oil to Use?

There are a number of beard growth oils out there. Some work, some don’t. Some smell great, some smell like your Uncle Steve after a night at the races. Like any industry, there are products that shine and products that should be ignored. Preference also plays a role, as what works for you might not work for someone else.

However, quality is universal and if you take a look at our Beard Growth Products article you can see what we thought of the most popular beard growth oils, creams, sprays and more out there. There seems to be a new one of these hitting the market everyday, so we’ve focused on the best and the most well known.

When do Beards Grow?

When do Beards Grow?

Facal hair begins to grow in men between the ages of 11 and 15, depending on the individual. It begins with hairs above the corners of the lips and then spreads to a mustache by the time they are 16 or 17. Mot men will not develop a full beard until they are in their early twenties, and for some it takes even longer, with the beard not coming in until they are in their late twenties.

So, if you’re a young man and haven’t had your beard come in yet, don’t worry. It will happen in time. And don’t worry if a young friend seems to have jumped a few years ahead and has a full human forest growing on his chin even though you’re the same age and are struggling with a few wisps. Sometimes that happens—everyone is different. If anything, it’s your friend who is abnormal.

And you’re probably better looking than him anyway.

How Fast do Beards Grow?

Believe it or not, hair grows at the same rate, which is a rate of about 1,25 CM per month. As mentioned above, there are people who grow hair quicker than others, but this is more down to them starting the process earlier than anything else. If two people are able to grow full beards, then both of them will grow hair at the same rate.

Most beards will begin to show after a couple weeks and will begin to come in properly after about four weeks. Many men shave it off before it gets a chance to grow in full. They get worried that it is growing in patchy or messy, so they chop it off. But most beards go through this process. If this is happening with your beard you can either clean it up, making it level and getting rid of loose hairs or, preferably, you can just put up with the mess and wait another week or so before it grows in full.

How to Grow a Beard?

Beard Growth

It sounds simple, but you just need to wait. There are no special tricks. You can purchase some oils and creams that might help. There are also hair loss vitamins, hair growth supplements and even hair growing foods that can all help. But basically, it just takes time.

It can become like the “watched pot that never boils” though. If you’re so hellbent on growing a beard, you can get too fussy, too stressed over each stage. It may feel like you’ve been trying forever, even though it has only been a week or two. As a result, you may give up sooner or get frustrated easier.

How to Grow a Beard Faster?

Although vitamins and supplements don’t work for everyone, they can help to condition the hair on your face and they may also be able to help it to grow. Take a look a our articles on eyelash growth and eyebrow growth. You can use the homemade techniques described therein to help with your beard as well. It’s facial hair, so it’s the same principle. And because it’s cheap, accessible and safe, you don’t lose anything even if it fails.

Why is my Beard Not Growing?

Why is my Beard Not Growing?

It probably is, you’re just not giving it time. Beard growth is not a quick process. However, there are other issues that may be stopping it. You may have some form of alopecia. If so, read our article on hair loss in men to learn more. It may simply be that you’re too young and not yet capable.

You can also use Rogaine for this. It works the same on beard growth as it does on hair growth.

In most cases, however, proper beard growth is just about patience.

Why is my Beard Hair Coarse?

It’s hair, so it will be coarse. And if it is short then it will be even coarser. It’s not the hair. It’s not the fact that you have been cutting it either. It’s all down to length. The shorter it is, the coarser it will feel.

Beard growth takes time, as mentioned above, and when it grows it will become softer. However, you should also look to condition it and to use some oils or creams, otherwise it may feel dry and brittle.

Beard Growth Products (Oils, Creams, Sprays, Grooming)

Beard Growth Products (Oils, Creams, Sprays, Grooming)

Beard Growth Products

Looking to grow a beard quickly? These beard growth products should be able to help you out. In this guide we will review the best beard growth products on the market, looking at oils, sprays, creams and vitamins to determine the best in each category and find something that works for you.

Of course, it isn’t just about beard growth products. There are a few things that you can’t control, such as genetics, as well as things that you can, such as proper grooming. However, these products can certainly give you helping hand and put you well on your way. They are not miracle products, they are not magic bullets and you shouldn’t consider them as such. But if you think of them for what they are, which is products that can speed up the hair growth process, then you can’t go wrong.

Beard Growth Oil

Beard Growth Oil

Beard growth products come in many forms, some more popular than others. One of the most popular right now is beard growth oil. It’s easy to work into your hair, it’s non-greasy and it leaves a least shine behind. Some of our favorite beard growth oils include:

  • BeardBrand: There are a number of beard oils that carry the BeardBrand name. These all have their own benefits, they all smell great and they are all reasonably priced. These are premium products and some of our favorites include the Tree Ranger and the Old Money. Just choose your scent, make a payment and get your beard growth oil.
  • Premium Beard: This is a conditioning oil that contains a wealth of healthy ingredients that provide support to your hair and also smell great. They include grape seed oil, jojoba oil and avocado oil. All of these combine to create a rich vitamin and mineral profile that can support your beard growth.
  • Blackbird Beard Oil: This fairly unassuming bottle of beard oil looks like a little medicinal tincture. We’re not as happy with the smell as we are with other beard growth oils, but we love the way it feels and it seems to work. This is a premium product though and is more expensive than many of the beard growth products listed on this page.

Beard Growth Spray

Beard Growth Spray

There aren’t a great deal of beard growth sprays on the market. Most beard growth products come in the form of oils, which are easy to apply and last for a long time; creams, which are cheap and well regarded; and vitamins, which supply your body with the essential nutrients it needs to grow and look after your hair.

Still, there is one beard growth spray that has caught our attention and one that stands out above all others, even in this sparsely occupied market.

  • Beard Active Beard Growth Spray: The name says it all. This is a beard growth spray that contains 100% natural ingredients, is reasonably priced and does what it promises to do. It is one of our favorite beard growth products and is one that seems to have slipped under the radar for many men.

Beard Growth Cream

  • Beard & Scruff Cream: This is one of our favorite beard growth products and by far our favorite beard growth cream. It’s cheap, it’s available in Walmart, yet it’s just as effective as everything else on this list. What more could you ask for?
  • Billy Jealous Beard Control: This beard growth cream is more of a conditioner, working to keep your whiskers in prime condition. You can find it on several online retailers and it typically costs around $20 for a small tub.
  • Jack Black Beard Lube: This beard cream is very rich. It has the look, the feel and the scent of a quality, premium product, and we like that. We’re not as convinced on the effects or the price as we are with other beard growth creams, but it’s definitely up there and worthy of inclusion on this list.

Beard Growth Vitamins

Beard Growth Vitamins

The most accessible, and also the cheapest beard growth products are simple vitamins and minerals. You can find these in special formulations designed to assist growth, or you can simply concoct your own creation. Whatever option you choose, you should keep an eye out for the following beard growth vitamins:

  • Saw Palmetto: This is not really a beard growth vitamin, because it’s not really a vitamin. Saw Palmetto is actually a fruit that is often dried, extracted and then used for its medicinal benefits. It can support the prostate and it can prevent hair loss, which makes it the perfect supplement for men.
    Vitamin D: We get most of our Vitamin D from the sun. It’s great for the skin, the hair and the mind. Of course, too much sun can have the opposite effect, but no sun is even worse. So, if you don’t have enough sunshine in your life then you might want to consume this beard growth vitamin as a supplement.
    Biotin: This is a B Vitamin that works wonders on your hair. It can strengthen right down to the root, keeping your hair strong and shiny, while promoting growth.
    Niacin: This is another B Vitamin that works to strengthen and condition your hair, both on your head and your beard.

There are many more beard growth vitamins out there. Generally, a multi-vitamin, as well as a varied diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, will give you more than enough of these and will ensure your hair remains strong and healthy.

Beard Growth Products

For proper conditioning and care you should also make sure that you have the right products. For instance, cream is often best applied when you use a brush, such as the fine-haired shaving brushes you can find in premium grooming kits and in the best barbers. This doesn’t really work with oil and you need to get your fingers wet and greasy for that, but you can also use specially designed cloths, pads and other grooming essentials to make sure you get the proper care.

Don’t be afraid to spend a little money on proper grooming. Most men do these days. It’s not all about stubble, grunts and beer. It’s a new age, and one in which neatly groomed facial hair reigns supreme.

Beard Growth Vitamins (Honest Truth About Growing Your Beard)

Beard Growth Vitamins (Honest Truth About Growing Your Beard)

Beard Growth Vitamins

Facial hair trends come and go faster than many other fashion trends. By the time you’ve gone from clean-shaven to full Grizzly Adams, no one cares about beards anymore; and just as you shave it all off, they come back in. Forget about puberty. Forget about awkward boners in high school, friend-zoned crushes and trying to work out just what the hell an IRA is. This is the biggest issue faced by young men in the modern age.

One of the easiest ways to keep on top of things is just to say, “Stuff it. I’m growing a huge beard”. The fashion world might not always thank you for it. Your girlfriend might complain when you use it to store snacks, and you’ll scare the shit out of the neighborhood kids, but men everywhere will be envious and will worship your butchness.

…probably.

So, just how can you grow a big beard quickly? You’ve probably seen those “beard growth formulas” on the market, touted as miracle supplements that can turn you into Chewbacca within a few days. These supplements don’t quite work the way you want or expect. But it’s not all lies told my marketeers after a quick buck.

Beard Growth Vitamins

There is such a thing as “Beard Growth Vitamins”, and it’s not just a keyword that we’re trying to squeeze into this article as much as [beard growth vitamins] possible. These vitamins are supposed to target specific issues that stop your wimpy stubble from growing into manly face hair. And once you strip away the jargon, there is some science to it.

All of the following beard growth vitamins (*cough*) have been proven—to some degree—to help you grow your beard. These vitamins have also been shown to limit hair loss in women. Although not on the face.

Beard Growth Vitamins: B Vitamins

How Grow Beard

B Vitamins are like a family of new age hippies. They all have their own traits, some are less interesting than others, and there’s always one that smells of mushrooms. But on the whole, they are all about being healthy. These vitamins can help with everything from fatigue to muscle pains, brain fog and more.

We tend to hear more about the positive effects they have on the brain, but B Vitamins are also great for your body. Vitamins like Biotin and Niacin can help your skin and your hair. Get enough of these and your beard will grow full and thick. That’s why you’ll find many of these vitamins in beard oils and balms. But contrary to what you might think, it’s much more effective to consume them directly.
If you have a diet rich in B vitamins then you’ll be giving your beard the nutrients it needs to thrive. It might also grow quicker, but probably not.

B Vitamins are like a family of new age hippies. They all have their own traits, some are less interesting than others, and there’s always one that smells of mushrooms. –HairGrowthPills

Beard Growth Vitamins: Vitamin D

Growing Beard

Vitamin D seems to be something that we’re either getting far too much of, or not nearly enough of. It can be found in food, but the best way to load-up on Vitamin D is to soak up the sunshine. This is why Vitamin D deficiency is more commonly found in those who live in colder climates, as well as those who haven’t left their parent’s basements in five years (yes, we can see you).

Studies have shown that mice and rats suffering from severe hair loss and alopecia have a damaged vitamin D receptor. This hasn’t really been converted to human testing, but the signs are there and further research is being conducted. We also know that Vitamin D can help to improve the condition of your hair, as well as your nails and skin. So, you’re not doing yourself any harm by making sure you get your recommended daily dose.

You can also supplement with Vitamin D. Studies have yet to prove whether this is as effective as supplementation with other vitamins, but benefits have been reported to some degree. Vitamin D supplements are made from sheep’s wool. The wool acts like a sponge for Vitamin D. After being shaved off, it is squeezed of all its good, oily (and no doubt stinky) Vitamin D goodness. If you can consume these pills knowing that you’re swallowing the greasy detritus of sheep hair, then you’re a braver man than I am.

Beard Growth Vitamins: Vitamin C

Vitamin C has been touted as a miracle cure for colds for decades now, when all it really does is make your pee turn bright orange (at least, I hope it was the Vitamin C). It may indeed help to support your immune system, and studies have suggested that to be the case, but it’s not a magic bullet.

Vitamin C may also help to improve your skin and hair. Again, it’s not going to give you the look you want overnight. An orange or two isn’t going to turn you into a member of ZZ Top. But by consuming plenty of this vitamin you’re helping to support growth and you’re also helping your skin and scalp.

One of the bonuses with Vitamin C is that it is water soluble and is easily passed out of the body. As a result, it’s not really possible to consume too much of it. You might get a fright during your morning ablutions, as the toilet bowl resembles the Chernobyl meltdown, but it’s unlucky to do you any actual damage.

Other Vitamins for Beard Growth

Vitamin A may also help to condition and strengthen your hair, while aiding with its growth. This vitamin can be found in leafy greens and is fairly abundant in certain foods. However, it’s possible to get too much of it, so be careful about consuming Vitamin A supplements if you’re already taking a multi-vitamin.

Magnesium can also help with beard growth, and it isn’t always found in multi-vitamins. Even the most popular and comprehensive multis only include a very small amount. So, either load up on seeds, nuts and greens, or start taking a magnesium formula.

Plenty of water and plenty of rest will help as well, as will avoiding smoking, drinking, drugs and stress. Quite frankly, if you’re prepared to give up all of that for the sake of your beard, then you deserve all of the acclaim that your hairy face-merkin will give you.