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Why can’t I grow a beard?
06 Feb 2022
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We understand your situation among friends feeling down because you do not have enough beard. 

Growing beard is an emotional thing according to most men. It is a slow process and tests our patience in most cases. Everyone wants thick and attractive beards quickly. Some people may try some oil or drugs to speed up the process.

Some others believe that shaving regularly can speed up the process. These are all misconceptions. Shaving doesn’t affect the root of your hair beneath your skin and does not affect the way your hair grows.

Another thing is, having a thicker beard is because of having more testosterone in the body. In fact, this is not true.

Even though testosterone has a role in facial hair growth, low testosterone is rarely the cause of sparse facial hair growth.

Here we are going to discuss five reasons why not your beard grow. We are also suggesting some practical ways to solve this issue.


Many teens and youngsters are patientless. They are trying some quick hacks to grow a beard. But we need to understand the fact that increased facial hair continues until the age of 30. So if you are in your early 20s or teens, be patient, everything will come under your feet. 

Low level of testosterone

In some cases, low testosterone levels can be the cause of poor beard growth. But, if you are a person with an extremely low level of testosterone, maybe you won’t have any facial hairs. 

Here are some of the other symptoms of having a low level of testosterone.

  • Low sex capacity
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble building muscle
  • Irritability mood changes


Genetics has a very important role in defining the growth and thickness of your beard. If your father pr grandfathers have a thick beard, more likely you will be the same. 

Androgen is a set of hormones that decides your masculine traits. This androgen hormone testosterone is converted into another hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

The fact is this hormone can stimulate beard growth. On the other side, it inhibits the hair growth of the head. 


The place you live in has an impact on your beard growth. People who live in Mediterranean countries tend to be able to grow thick beards compared to people from other regions. 

According to many studies, Chinese men generally have less facial hair growth compared to caucasian men. 

Alopecia areata

It is an autoimmune condition where your body attacks hair follicles. As a result of this, your hair can fall out totally.

The sad part is there is no cure for alopecia areata.

Here are some methods that most probably your doctor will recommend to you. 

  • minoxidil (Rogaine)
  • dithranol (Dritho-Scalp)
  • corticosteroid creams
  • topical immunotherapy
  • steroid injections
  • cortisone tablets
  • oral immunosuppressants
  • phototherapy

Now let’s discuss some of the methods you can try to grow a beard.

No secret can boost up your beard growth. Everything you see on the internet is just products.

So the only way to grow your beard is by setting up a good lifestyle. 

Here are some of the lifestyle changes you can try.

Eat a healthy diet

A balanced diet can help you get all your essential nutrients. Certain nutrients, such as zinc, may also be beneficial for testosterone levels. Foods high in zinc, such as nuts and chickpeas. healthy fats, such as those in avocados. fruits and vegetables, such as those high in B vitamins and vitamins A, C, D, and E; these vitamins may all help with hair growth

Get good sleep

Sleep is a way of our lives to repair itself and help us to improve overall health. Healthy indirectly boost up your beard. This means when you get to sleep, it causes to releases many hormones that are essential to your health. 

Reduce stress

As per many studies, stress can be a cause of reduced beard thickness and hair loss. Stress increases the production of cortisol in your body which crashes with your hormone level, thus, hindering the healthy growth of your beard. Stress also restricts the flow of vitamins and other nutrients to your hair follicles and reduces your beard growth.

Be patient

Be patient with your age, if you are a teenager or early youngster, your beard most probably comes thick as you grow. 

Avoid smoking

Smoking creates a negative impact on both your skin and your health.  If you smoke you can be stunting your beard growth since smoking drastically reduces blood circulation in your body. 

Does beard oil Really Work?

The fact is, it is not scientifically proven yet. However, there’s anecdotal evidence that some of the essential oils used in beard oil may help support or promote beard hair growth.

These include ylang-ylang, bay leaf, and other essential oils high in antioxidants.

Does Vaseline help with beard growth?

There is a common talk between us is that vaseline can grow a beard. But it’s simply not true. Vaseline is pure petroleum jelly and it has no effect – positive or negative – on your facial hair growth rate.

What does coconut oil do for your beard?

Coconut oil has hydrating and protective properties that soothe irritated skin and improve hair’s appearance. For these reasons, it may work for some people as a beard oil or balm. You can use coconut oil in its pure form or look for products that contain it as an ingredient.


Your genetic combination is the most important factor that determines the growth of your beard. You can’t change your genetics, so living a healthy life is the best way to grow your beard as speedily. 

Watching your parent’s beard can help you to get a general idea about your beard.

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