Ask Brandon: How Do I Grow a Beard as a Teenager?
Let’s get into a topic that’s been heavily requested by our community — beard growth for young adults. If you’re a teenager or early college student and you’ve decided to grow out your beard, congratulations on the beginning of your journey! I want to share with you three expert tips that’ll set you up for excellence — and by excellence, I mean a beard that looks good, smells good, and is taken care of from the inside-out.
Use derma rolling to combat patchiness.
If your facial hair is looking patchy and sparse, and you feel like you’ve hit a wall with your hair growth, allow me to suggest derma rolling. Derma rolling is a skincare technique that uses tiny microneedles to stimulate hair growth. It sounds intimidating, but it’s actually incredibly simple.
To get started, get yourself a 0.5 mm derma roller and educate yourself on proper use. (Our YouTube channel is a great place to start, in addition to the blog posts you’ll find on this website.) I recommend derma rolling 1-2x a week.
Be consistent with your routine.
When you’re just starting out, it’s normal to experiment a little bit with different products and routines. Afterall, everyone is different and you want to find what works for you. (My personal favorite for beginners is our Core Essential Routine.)
However, promise me that after you do find the right routine, you stick to it! What ends up happening with a lot of gentlemen is they let their regimens fall to the wayside. But consistency is the secret ingredient to success — in life and certainly when it comes to beard growth. To achieve consistent results, first you’ve got to invest consistency into yourself.
Embrace where you are and where you’re going.
This is always my #1 advice to men, wherever they are in their beard journeys. Getting your beard to where you want it to be doesn’t happen overnight — that’s why we call it a journey. Patience is key. For some people, it might take two months; for others, six months. It’ll be different for everyone.
When you don’t embrace where you are, you begin to look at everyone else and judge yourself against where they are. That’s a big, fat no-no! That’ll have you feeling some type of way, and you don’t need to be feeling like that. Remember: You are who you are, and there’s no one like you walking the face of this earth. Be patient and kind to yourself.