stages of beard growth infographic

If you’re thinking about growing a beard or just in the early stages – hang in there!

It can be a little rough at times, but ask anyone with a full beard and you’ll quickly realize it’s worth it.

What To Expect When You’re Expecting a Beard

Week 1

  • Itchiness is the first thing you’ll notice. Power through.
  • Start using a beard oil of some kind to help keep your face and beard moisturized.

Week 2-3

  • You’ll start to notice the beginnings of what your beard will look like.
  • This is the stubble stage, it’s also one that is most popular with the ladies.

Week 4-8

  • The bum stage. People will ask you if you’re going to shave.
  • You’re going to start noticing the patches, but resist the urge to trim.

Week 9-13 (2-3 Months)

  • You’ve made it to a pivotal point. The patches should be filling in nicely.
  • It’s a good time to see a barber you trust for a trim.

4-5 Months

  • It may seem like the growth has slowed but keep going!
  • By now you’ll probably be settled on what shape you want your beard to have.

6-8 Months

  • The fullness will become noticeable. You may even see your beard in your peripheral vision.
  • Either keep letting your barber clean it up when you visit, or learn how to do it yourself.

9-12 Months

  • Maintain the status quo. If you trim it yourself and mess up don’t make any rash decisions and shave it all off.
  • You are becoming a beard aficionado.

1 Year and Beyond

  • You’ve reached a yeard (a beard grown for a year).
  • Determine the length you want to go for. If you’d like to keep the length going, then keep on growing. Otherwise keep it styled using beard waxes and balms.