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Look Out Ragnar Lothbrok: 5 Tips on How to Grow a Badass Beard

posted by Chris Valentine

So you took a look at the beard game hashtag and now you’re shook. That’s okay. So are thousands of women who take a peak almost every day.

If your facial hair is looking weak, don’t fret. There’re ways to grow a badass beard that shuts the scene down.

Having a full, healthy beard protects your skin from dangerous UV rays that burn and age the skin. Beards act as a barrier between your skin and bacterial infections. That means you can say goodbye to acne brought on by excessive shaving.

Let’s not talk about how well a nice-looking beard changes your look. Ask women 25 to 34. They find men with beards very attractive.

If you’re looking to grow a badass beard that’s totally enviable, keep reading. Check out this guide for some killer tips on how to grow it like the pros.

1. Your Badass Beard Starts with Your Diet

Believe it or not, what you eat affects your beard. Certain foods influence the health of your hair, skin, and nails.

A proper diet rich in vitamin D generates new hair follicles. It also helps revive dead ones. Switch out the fried chicken for some broiled salmon. And instead of jelly on your toast, try slices of boiled egg.

A healthy plate means a healthy beard.

2. Use the Right Moisturizer

You wouldn’t put any old moisturizer in your hair, so why put it on your beard. While you’re trying to grow it out nice, use a good product.

Shea butter adds moisture deep into the skin that grows out into your beard, keeping it soft and healthy.

3. Keep It Clean

A beard is like a head of hair. If you don’t keep it clean, it dries out, breaks off, and smells.

Washing a beard once a day with a gentle cleanser takes care of the hair and skin underneath. Avoid over washing it and using heavy shampoos and conditioners. They’re hard to wash out and can damage a growing beard in the process.

4. Proper Grooming

A beard is not a tree or bush, so don’t let it grow all over your face like that. Keeping a beard groomed and styled gives it character and encourages growth.

If you’re unsure what direction to go in with your beard, talk to a professional groomer. Beardedshop.us is a great place to start.

5. Rest

Beauty sleep isn’t reserved for women only. Proper rest plays an important role in overall health, which includes your beard.

A good night’s sleep and occasional naps regenerate cells in the body, cells that affect hair growth. Try turning in a litter earlier at night and shoot for at least eight hours or more of sleep.

Grow a Bread

Growing a badass beard isn’t unattainable. You don’t have to be Ragnar Lothbrok. Cultivating your own is easy, as long as you’re willing to do the work.

The next time you’re in for a hair cut, consult with your barber about growing out your beard.

Need more tips like these? Check out our odd blog and take in some lifestyle ideas to start the new year off right.

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