The Guide to Enhancing Beard Growth Naturally – Keya Seth Aromatherapy

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The Guide to Enhancing Beard Growth Naturally

Beard fashion trends continue to evolve. It can say a lot about a person’s personality. The style of a person's beard can reflect their individuality and creativity. It should be healthy, whole, and well-maintained. Want to grow a thick and luscious beard naturally? 


From Diet and Lifestyle changes to Essential Oils and Specific Grooming practices, this Guide will provide actionable steps to stimulate beard growth and help you understand how patchy facial hair issues convert to total beard growth. 

Understanding beard growth

Adolescence for boys marks the start of the appearance of facial hair, such as beards and mustaches. Some teen boys may even become anxious about the appearance of their mustache and beard. 


A patchy beard can be a source of frustration for many men. The causes of patchy growth can vary from genetics to hormonal imbalances. Low levels of male hormones, testosterone, and dihydrotestosterone affect facial hair growth and thickness and can cause gaps in the beard. Genetics plays a role also.


It's essential to understand that various factors influence beard growth. But first, let’s look at the different stages of beard growth. Beard hair growth, like scalp hair growth, occurs in cycles.


Hair growth occurs continuously and is characterized by four phases: Anagen, growth; Catagen, regression; Telogen, rest; and Exogen, shedding. Individual hair follicles cycle independently, each undergoing ten to thirty cycles in a lifetime. (Nicole Natarelli, 2023 )


Anagen Phase: In this phase, hair follicles produce new hair, the active growth phase. This phase determines the length of your beard hair and can last several years.

 

Catagen Phase: In this transitional phase, hair growth slows, and the hair follicle shrinks. This phase lasts for a few weeks.


Telogen Phase: The resting phase is where the hair no longer grows.


Exogen Phase: The hair falls out in this phase, and the cycle begins again.


Several factors can affect beard hair growth, including genetics, age, hormones (primarily testosterone and dihydrotestosterone), and overall health.

To support optimal growth, maintain a healthy lifestyle, eat a balanced diet, manage stress, and consider using products like beard oils or balms to nourish the hair and skin.

Factors that affect beard growth

Like a patchy beard, a person’s beard growth is mainly affected by genetics and hormones. But lifestyle and habits may also affect beard growth.


Several other factors can impact the growth of the beard. Stress, poor diet, lack of sleep, and certain medical conditions can hinder beard growth. High stress levels can disrupt hormone balance, leading to slower beard growth. Similarly, a diet lacking essential nutrients can deprive the body of the building blocks it needs to grow a healthy beard. Lack of sleep can also affect hormone production and beard growth potential. Additionally, certain medical conditions like thyroid disorders can impact the rate of hair growth, including facial hair.


Understanding these factors is crucial in identifying underlying issues inhibiting your beard growth. Addressing these factors can create an optimal environment for your beard to thrive. 

Natural ways to enhance beard growth

Here, We have a basic understanding of beard growth and the factors that affect it. Let's explore some natural ways to enhance beard growth.

Enhance beard growth with Essential Oils

Essential Oils have long been used for their therapeutic and medicinal properties. Certain Essential Oils have shown promising results in promoting beard growth.


One of the most popular Essential Oils for beard growth is Rosemary Oil. It encourages hair growth by blocking the effects of DHT, a type of testosterone normally responsible for shrinking hair follicles (scalp hair & beard hair) and can lead to hair loss. (Supenya Varothai 1, 2014 Jul) Improving blood circulation, Rosemary Essential Oil stimulates hair growth.  (davis, 1988) It is anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory and increases blood circulation. (Alfredo Rossi 1, 2016 Jul 18) It has been clinically shown to increase hair growth, like minoxidil (a well-known hair regrowth ingredient).  (Yunes Panahi, Rosemary oil vs minoxidil 2%, 2015 Jan-Feb)


Another Essential Oil known for its beard growth benefits is Lavender Essential Oil. The scientific experiment said lavender Oil inhibits oxidization and skin reconstruction, promoting development and making expected hair growth. (Boo Hyeong Lee M. J., 2016) It is an effective Hair Tonic (Sellar, 1992) and can reduce hair loss in one month and promote hair growth over four weeks. (Dr. Luxita Sharma, 2018).


To use essential oils for beard growth, mix a few drops with a carrier oil and massage it into the beard and skin. This will promote beard growth and moisturize and condition the facial hair.


While using essential oils on the skin and hair, since they are concentrated plant oils, carefully use carrier oils to dilute them. They should never be administered directly to the skin since allergic reactions may occur.

Diet and nutrition for beard growth

A healthy and balanced diet is essential for promoting beard growth. Improper nutrition can affect Testosterone levels. Testosterone is a key hormone in the pathology of metabolic diseases such as obesity, which can lead to low Testosterone. Testosterone deficiency affects beard hair growth. (D M Kelly, 2015 )


Zinc supplementation improves testosterone levels. (Liger Te2022 ) Zinc compounds have been used for decades for treating hair problems. It is an essential cofactor for multiple enzymes and involves important functional activities in the hair follicle. Zinc accelerates hair follicle recovery and helps in hair growth. (Hoon Park, 2009 )


Foods high in protein, such as lean meats, fish, eggs, and legumes, are essential for promoting hair growth, including beard growth. Protein is the building block of hair, and a diet lacking in protein can result in slower beard growth. (Miller W.J., 1969)

Vitamin-rich foods like fruits and vegetables are also crucial for beard growth. Vitamins A, C, and E promote healthy hair growth. These vitamins can be found in carrots, spinach, berries, and nuts. (Hind M. Almohanna, 2018)

Beard grooming techniques for better growth

Proper grooming techniques are essential for maintaining a healthy and growing beard. Regularly washing and conditioning your beard helps keep it clean and free from dirt and debris that can clog hair follicles.


Using a Wooden comb, especially a Neem Wood Comb, can reduce dandruff, fizziness, and hair fall and helps distribute natural oil to all strandspreventing hair from dying out. It prevents damage from static electricity while combing the beard, as wood is a bad conductor of electricity. It also inhibits cuticle damage typically caused by plastic or fiber combs & brushes.

Lifestyle changes for promoting beard growth

Making a few changes to the daily lifestyle can create a favorable environment for the beard to grow.

  1. Manage stress levels: High stress can affect hormone levels, impacting hair growth. Incorporating stress management techniques into your daily routine, such as meditation, exercise, or hobbies, can help lower stress levels and support healthy beard growth.

  1. Get enough sleep: Adequate sleep is essential for overall health and well-being, including beard growth. During sleep, your body repairs and regenerates, including the hair follicles. Aim for 7-8 hours of quality sleep.

  1. Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water to nourish the body and hair follicles and promote healthy beard growth. 

  1. Exercise regularly: Regular exercise improves blood circulation, which is vital for delivering nutrients to your hair follicles.

  1. Avoid Over-Shaving: Let the beard grow without frequent trimming to allow hairs to reach their full potential.

  1. Beard care routine: Keep the beard clean and well-moisturised to prevent dryness and breakage. Use beard oil or hydrating gel to nourish beard hair and skin.

Conclusion

Growing a thick and luscious beard naturally is a journey that requires patience, commitment, and a holistic approach. You can enhance your beard growth potential by understanding the factors that affect beard growth and implementing natural methods.


Remember, genetics and hormones play a significant role in beard growth, but there are steps you can take to create an optimal environment for your beard to thrive. Every step count, from adopting a healthy diet and incorporating essential oils to practicing proper grooming techniques and making lifestyle changes.


Say goodbye to a lackluster beard and embrace the beard of your dreams. With the power of nature on your side, you can unlock your beard's full potential. Happy beard growing!

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Alfredo Rossi 1, A. A. (2016 Jul 18). Multi-therapies in androgenetic alopecia. Multi-therapies in androgenetic alopecia: review and clinical experiences. doi:  https://10.1111/dth.12390


Boo Hyeong Lee, M. J. (2016, March 7). Effects of Lavender Oil on Hair Growth-Relevant Enzyme Activity. doi:DOI : 10.15810/jic.2016.12.1.001


D M Kelly, T. H. (2015 , May 15). Testosterone and obesity. Obes Rev, 16(7), 581-606. doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12282


davis, P. (1988). Aromatherapy An A-Z. London: Vermilion an imprint of Ebury.

Dr. Luxita Sharma, M. C. ( 2018, 12 05). Health benefits of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia). Retrieved from https://www.journalofsports.com/pdf/2019/vol4issue1/PartAB/4-1-317-920.pdf


Hind M. Almohanna, A. A. ( 2018, December 13). The Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Hair Loss: A Review. Dermatology and Therapy, 9, 51–70. Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13555-018-0278-6?fbclid=IwAR12p0kJ_vyhqHZ-gwV4ARAYkEKN8czblSFZ7pIr-h6lvFb14H-K5qEyqZg&swcfpc=1


Hoon Park, C. W. (2009 , May 31). The Therapeutic Effect and the Changed Serum Zinc Level after Zinc Supplementation in Alopecia Areata Patients Who Had a Low Serum Zinc Level. Ann Dermatol, 142–146. doi:doi: 10.5021/ad.2009.21.2.142


Liger Te, J. L. (2022 , Dec 23). Correlation between serum zinc and testosterone: A systematic review. J Trace Elem Med Biol. doi:DOI: 10.1016/j.jtemb.2022.127124


Miller W.J., M. Y. ( 1969, August 1). Effects of High Protein Diets with Normal and Low Energy Intake on Wound Healing, Hair Growth, Hair and Serum Zinc, and Serum Alkaline Phosphatase in Dairy Heifers. The Journal of Nutrition, 98(4), 411-419. doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/98.4.411


Nicole Natarelli, N. G. (2023 , Jan 23). Integrative and Mechanistic Approach to the Hair Growth Cycle and Hair Loss. J Clin Med., 12(3). doi:10.3390/jcm12030893

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