Every man asks themselves this question when they first start to grow a beard. But the answer is, it's different for every man! But there are certain things you can do which can help you get there faster.
Genes are very important in the length and thickness your beard. The time to grow a beard varies, from 2 months to 6 years for some people! Although it does depend on how long a beard you are trying to grow.
For most people people hair grows around a half inch per month, but the wider your beards tends to be, the longer you can expect it to grow!
There are 3 phases of beard development:
- The Anagen Phase - is the actual growth of your beard, on average it lasts around 2/3months to a year and between 3-5 inches. It also tends to be faster in the Summer rather than in Winter.
- The Categen Phase - After the Anagen phase, your facial hair will go into a sort of hibernation for a few weeks.
- The Telogen Phase - There is no growth in the Telogen phase, instead it is where the old hairs begin to fall out and are replaced by new hairs. This tends to go on for around 4 months.
You can help along hair growth in your beard with a few techniques if you don't want to leave it down to your genes.
Your stress level, diet and general health all affect how fast your beard will grow too. So taking good care of yourself will be beneficial - not just for your beard but for you as a whole!
So as you can see you can have a full and healthy beard within a couple of months really!