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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.