Beard Growth Tips For Black Men

Posted by Correy Miller/CEO of Debonair Beard Co on on 24th Feb 2023

Tips For Beard Growth
Growing a beard is not only a sign of masculinity, but also a sign of discipline and strength, as it takes a lot of effort to maintain it. Growing a full, healthy beard is particularly difficult for black men, as it comes with its own set of challenges that other bearded men don't have to deal with. Between slow growth and coarse, curly hair, black men's beards can be more difficult to maintain and manage. That's why we've developed a family of products specifically designed to help do this. Also, here are 7 tips to finally get the beautiful, healthy beard you've always dreamed of:
Have Patience With Your Beard
If you are starting from scratch, be prepared to spend at least 6 weeks on your beard journey. The average beard growth rate is ½ inch per month. The hair follicles need to be stimulated and the growth pattern needs to take shape, and that takes time. At first you may notice that some areas of your beard look patchy or areas are getting thicker than others. You may also experience itching on your chin, this is perfectly normal. Leave it alone and let it grow. A thick, luxurious beard doesn't happen overnight. It's a process - you have to understand it and trust it. Follow these guidelines for the first 6 weeks.
Wash Your Beard
Yes, it is true. The beard should be washed thoroughly at least once a week. Depending on your lifestyle, you may need to wash your beard every 2-3 days. From the food you eat to air pollution, facial hair grows best when the hair follicles and surrounding area are clean. RULE #1 – Never use hair shampoo or shower gel on your beard as these products can strip your beard of all of its natural essential oils. Use a specially designed beard cleanser to clean and condition your beard at the same time. The main focus is on deep cleaning to ensure healthy beard growth.
Keep Your Beard Moisturized
Maintaining a black male's specific hair texture requires a little more effort. Your hair naturally needs more oil and the sebum glands on your face don't produce enough moisture for your skin and beard. While our amazing beard cleanser cleans and softens your beard at the same time, for best results use a natural beard balm or natural moisture-locking beard oil. Black men beards thrive on moisture and beard oil or beard balm will keep your beard moisturized and soft throughout the day.
Use High Quality Products
The biggest mistake black men make is trying to put shampoo and moisturizer on their beards. In any case, avoid using products that contain harsh chemicals. These products clog pores or rid them of oils that are good for you. When it comes to caring for black hair and skin, natural is ALWAYS better. Along with the benefits of not exposing your body to harsh chemicals, high-quality natural products rarely have a negative impact on your overall health. What you put on your body is just as important as what you put in it. Does your current product line reflect this?

In addition to the high-quality products that you apply to your beard, you should also use high-quality grooming and styling products. The right comb or brush can make a huge difference in beard growth. When choosing a beard comb, make sure it's smooth and in my opinion wooden so it doesn't tug or tug at your hair. Not only is this painful, but it can also damage hair follicles and interfere with beard growth. If you prefer a brush, choose one with medium to soft natural boar bristles. This type of brush can handle even the most unruly beards without damaging them.

Drink Plenty Of Water
There is a strong and direct correlation between water intake and beard growth. Staying hydrated leads to increased blood flow and circulation. Excellent blood circulation ensures that your skin receives the important nutrients it needs. Healthy skin is the basis and prerequisite for a healthy full beard. Proper hydration keeps the beard base in optimal condition.
Change Your Diet
According to Jim White, a registered dietitian with the American Dietetic Association, the condition of your beard is directly related to the health of your body. Omega-3 acids (walnuts, salmon, flaxseed oil) definitely accelerate hair growth. Proteins (chicken, fish, eggs) are also essential for healthy hair growth. Foods rich in vitamin A (spinach, squash, and sweet potatoes) improve the condition of the skin under the chin. Vitamins C and E keep your skin and hair moisturized (eg. broccoli, fruit and peanut butter). By switching your diet to include growth-promoting foods, you should see results quickly.
Get In The Gym
We all know the benefits of exercise and an active lifestyle. But did you know that exercise can also promote beard growth? Exercise increases testosterone levels, metabolism and body recovery, which leads to facial hair growth. Go to the gym or book a session with friends - do something to be active and see how your beard reacts.
Stay Out Of Drama
Stress can increase cortisol levels in the body, which can lower testosterone levels. Since testosterone is essential for beard growth, stress should be avoided as much as possible. High levels of stress can even prevent blood vessels from delivering enough nutrients to hair follicles, which can slow down beard growth. Eliminate the top stressors in your life (friends, family, travel) or find better ways to manage them.
Choosing The Best Beard Care
The biggest challenge for a black man growing a beard is figuring out which products will work for your hair and skin and which will work against it. Debonair Beard Co offers the finest natural grooming products for black men at affordable prices. We did our homework and created a line of beard products designed for black men. In other words, for us.

BEARD BALM - All natural products that help promote growth while also making the job of maintaining your facial mane easier. Beard balms help soften and tame beard hair, which means it also does double-duty as a styling agent.

BEARD BUTTER - Our Beard Butter is a super moisturizing, beard growth promoting, skin and hair health helping light pomade.

BEARD CONDITIONER SPRAY - Created with all natural ingredients to hydrate, soften, tame, and keep beard fresh, our beard moisturizing mist is great for those bearded men that are always on the go. Spray your beard generously, rub product in, and hit the door. You will absolutely love the convenience of being able to spray and go. Best Moisturizing Product

BEARD OIL - Beard oil hydrates the skin and helps soften and tame beard hair. We recommend putting on beard oil first thing in the morning after showering or cleansing. Caring for skin, particularly cleansing and moisturizing is crucial, especially if you live in a cold or dry climate. We tend to think 'more is better,' but just a few drops of beard oil is plenty?

BEARD WASH - Debonair Beard Co's Beard Wash is a great addition to any men's beard grooming regimen. Beard Wash leaves beard hair clean, refreshed and soft.

BEARD SCRUB - The beard scrub is an exfoliating wash product that cleans the beard hair as well as the skin underneath.