The most important thing to know about how to grow a beard is that you have to actually grow that beard. You need the canvas in order to throw some paint at it, and you need to commit some real time to not shaving if you want a beard. That’s rule #1.
But there are still some important dos and don’ts to keep everything clean and coming in nicely, so we’ve rounded up our best best beard growth tips to keep you going when growing your first beard. Or, perhaps this isn’t your first beard, but you’re determined to make it your best beard. Or maybe it’s the first time you’re being realistic about what is possible, given your specific quantity and placement of whiskers on your mug. (if you’re dealing with patchiness, we’ve got a guide for that, too.) Wherever you’re starting from, with these tips the best