The first step in making facial hair grow faster is to make a commitment to growing the facial hair, says Dr. Jeffrey Benabio for The Derm Blog. It is also important to resist the urge to shave, as this does not make facial hair grow more quickly, contrary to popular belief.
Dr. Benabio notes that it takes at least four weeks to grow a beard; the skin around the facial hair during that time is prone to itchiness and feeling uncomfortable. For the hair to grow quickly and effectively, patience is key.
Male Standard suggests giving facial hair a little help by using aids such as biotin and maintaining a diet high in protein. Getting enough sleep, managing stress effectively and drinking at least eight glasses of water a day are also helpful for growing hair more quickly. Using products that work to fill in sparse areas of facial hair can give the appearance of a fuller beard while it grows out. This is also a solution for those whose facial hair may not ever fill in very evenly or thickly. Once the facial hair starts to grow, care properly for it using oils and conditioning treatments that promote hair growth.