There’s so much information on the internet - tutorials on Youtube, life hacks on Tiktok, influencers on Instagram - it can be overwhelming! Everyone seems to have all the answers, so it’s more important than ever to educate ourselves and seek out accurate information.
That being said, let’s talk about the most common misconceptions about growing, or having a beard:
Myth #1 - Hair grows back thicker and darker after shaving
Let’s be honest, we’ve all heard this one and probably thought about it ourselves. But straight up, it does not. When you shave your facial hair, your hair goes through a phase giving it a blunt tip as it grows, making it seem darker, thicker and overall, more noticeable.
Myth #2 - Your beard should grow and look full within an “X” amount of time.
Nope, nope and nope. Everyone is unique in their own way therefore, there’s no specific timeline of when your beard should completely look full and grown. There are some that take no time growing their beard and some that may have to have a lot of patience and that is ok. Your beard will only keep improving as you age so, if you’re in your 20’s or 30’s frustrated with your beard, don’t lose hope - you’re gonna age like fine wine.
This goes for the guys with patchy beards too, patience is key. If you’re patient enough, your beard will get fuller in time.
Myth #3 - Using beard growth oils will make your beard grow faster
If you’re thinking that beard growth oils will magically and instantly grow a beard for you well, we’ve got some bad news… it probably won’t. However, good beard oils will moisturize and condition your beard, preventing irritation, itchiness and even beardruff which will essentially provide a healthy environment for your beard and promote growth.
Myth #4 - Beards are unsanitary and gross
Whoever believes in this misconception should really consider the hair we have on our heads, clothes and skin. Everything is exposed and gets dirty. But, just like with our head hair, clothes and skin, we wash them! So as long as you have good hygiene and you take care of your beard, this misconception is irrelevant.