5 Beard Growing Tips

So you've decided 2017 is your beard year. The process can be daunting, but fear not. We're here to guide you through the journey.

Stick to our Beard Boss-approved tips and you'll soon be rocking a bold New Beard for the New Year.

1. Patience, My Friend
Any beard advice worth your time will start here. You've just got to let hair grow for the first 4-6 weeks. We know it won't be easy and you might even regret your decision if you've got a big presentation at work or you're meeting up with an old flame you want to impress and you don't want to show up with a patchy mess on your face. We understand your anxiety. But remember that all great things require great sacrifices. Let it grow. Be strong.

2. Feed Your Beard
You know diet matters for your mind and body, and it matters for your beard, too. Eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of protein and fat (Fat is not bad for you just because it's called "fat"! Your body needs it, so eat it!). This will keep your insides strong so you can maintain healthy, full growth on the outside.

3. Stay Active
A good-looking beard is usually a sign of good health. That's no coincidence. If you want your best beard, make sure you're staying (or getting) fit. Exercise regularly, and make sure to mix in some heart-helping cardio along with your testosterone-producing strength and resistance training. Bonus: When you're out on a run, so many people will get to gaze upon your awesome beard flowing in the wind. Everybody wins.

4. Skin Matters
Don't forget that underneath all that hair is your skin. It's used to being the star of the show, but now it's singing backup vocals for your rock star of a beard. That's not easy to deal with. Know what skin type you have (dry, oily, etc.) and moisturize accordingly. You'll have to work the lotion or beard oil through your beard to reach the surface and give your skin the attention it requires. Do this 3-4 times a week, or as needed.

5. Trimming Time
Once you've achieved full growth, you've got to decide where things will go from there. Pick up a solid beard trimmer that can both maintain length and take care of the details (we recommend the Beard Boss Beardsman). You are the painter and your beard is the canvas. So take command of your style and pick a beard that works well with your face shape.