Common ways of thickening facial hair include eating a protein rich diet and taking vitamin and mineral supplements. Many men also experience success when massaging the face periodically or changing their exercise routines to stimulate testosterone levels. Higher levels of testosterone levels are associated with thicker facial hair.Continue Reading
Hair is composed of protein, and eating a diet that is high in protein is one of the key ways to grow a fuller beard. Protein-rich foods include fish, eggs and lean meats. For those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, eating more beans and greens, both of which are high in protein, is necessary. Another important dietary step to growing fuller facial hair is supplementing the diet with vitamins and minerals. Dermatologist Jeffrey Benabio recommends taking biotin supplements. Vitamins B6, C and E are also said to stimulate the growth of thicker hair.
In addition to dietary changes, it is possible to encourage facial hair to thicken by massaging the face once a day. This draws more nutrient-rich blood to the area, encouraging rapid growth. Shaving too often weakens the hair shafts, discouraging growth. This is a common mistake among men who have been misinformed that shaving more often encourages the hair to thicken.Learn more about Hair
A man can grow thicker facial hair by exercising, eating right, using supplements and using external skin products designed to make hair grow faster. Lowering stress and staying properly hydrated throughout the day may also help thicken facial hair.Full Answer >
Men can soften facial hair with beard oil, beard balm or conditioner. Conditioners are designed to wash out in the shower, whereas oils and balms are designed as leave-in treatments.Full Answer >
While many popular methods used to stimulate facial hair growth do not provide results, a hair transplant is one option for men who want to grow a beard. The process involves removing hair follicles from the back of the head and implanting them in the face. After the transplant, the hair in the follicle falls out and the follicle produces new facial hair.Full Answer >
How fast facial hair grows is determined largely by genetics, hormones and lifestyle activities. There are a few things men can do to stimulate hair growth, but there is no way to change genetics that may cause little to no facial hair growth.Full Answer >