Before We Begin
The Genetics of Beard Growth

Growing a thick, full beard is easy for some, yet hard for others.

While genetics plays a part in how thick and/or full your beard is, there are other factors that might be the cause for a lackluster beard.

There are two major reasons behind struggling beard growth.

1 - Biology. Some men completely lack beard hair follicles due to biological make up. Unfortunately, for these men, they will never be able to grow a thick, full beard.  


2 - Some men have the beard hair follicles necessary for a full beard, but those follicles just aren't growing. 

So how do you know if your beard struggles are genetic or not? There isn't a magic test to find out what is causing your beard to grow the way it is. The only real test, is to try the tips below and see how it affects your beard. 

In this post we'll be talking about ways you can stimulate and encourage growth, leading to a thicker fuller beard. 

Tip 1:
Keep Balanced Testosterones Levels

Beard Growth is largely impacted by your testosterone levels, especially between the ages of 18 - 35. Low testosterone levels could very well be the cause for a thin or patchy beard. 

It is becoming more common for younger men to have low testosterone levels. This can affect many other parts of your overall health, but it will especially affect beard growth. 

Why is low testosterone levels becoming more common? The answer isn't clear, but lifestyle and poor diets are looking like one of the major contributing factors.

Less jobs are requiring physical labor, and more young people are working from a computer. While this isn't a bad thing in and of itself.

Physical labor and movement help stimulate testosterones production, so sitting down all day could cause lower testosterone production. 

How do you know if you have low testosterone levels?

The best way is to get your blood work done.

However, there are other signs you can look for to see if you are suffering from low testosterone

For men between 19 and 38, the normal range is 264 to 916 nanograms per deciliter. 

If your levels are lower than 264, this will make it harder to grow your beard. 

Getting your levels checked by your doctor is never a bad idea. If needed, taking a supplement under a doctors supervision may help increase beard growth.

You can also get at home test kits. 

Keeping balanced levels of testosterones will not only help with beard growth, but it will help you feel better overall. 

Tip 2:
Get up and Exercise

Exercise affects your overall health, which also affects your beard.

Exercise also helps stimulate testosterone production, you know, the thing that helps boost beard growth. So, getting plenty of exercise is a must for anyone trying to grow a nice thick beard.

An additional benefit of exercise is increased blood flow. Blood flow is essential for new beard hair follicles in the beginning stages of beard growth. 

Blood flow helps bring collagen and other vitamins to your beard hairs. Without these essential vitamins your beard will struggle to grow. 

What types of workout are best?

Focusing on weight/strength training mixed with HIIT (High-intensity interval training) workouts seems to be the best approach. These types of workout boost testosterone levels, which helps beard growth. 

Chronic endurance exercise — such as cycling or running for hours — has been shown to decrease testosterone.

You can still do endurance exercise, just be sure to mix it in with other weight and strength training workouts. 

Tip 3:
Maintain a Healthy Diet

Like I've mentioned before, overall health affects beard health. Eating healthy will give you the best chance for growing a fuller beard. 

Many of the foods we consume, especially fast food, have been proven to result in lower testosterones levels for men. 

Lower testosterone = slower/less beard growth. 

Fast food and processed foods may taste amazing and are quick and easy, but they aren't good for you or your beard. 

Eating healthy can be hard at first. You might find it difficult to make time to prepare food, or don't know how to make good tasting & healthy food. Regardless, eating healthy (or at least trying to) is a good habit that will help improve beard growth. 

I suck at eating healthy, what should I do?

There are literally thousands of different diets or plans out there. Finding what works for you isn't always easy.

If you are married or live with a partner/roommate, their diet can greatly impact what you eat. 

If you can, change your diet together. This can help with accountability and helping each other set and achieve goals. 

What if I don't have time to make food?

Additionally are also simple and relatively cheap services that offer healthy options right to your door. At the end of the day, you'll have to find out what works for you.

Tip 4: 
Get A Good Nights Sleep

Sleep is essential for literally everything. Not only for beard growth, but for your overall health.

Not getting enough sleep will negatively impact your life in many ways. 

Your body needs sleep to recover, and rejuvenate. If you are living on a low amount of sleep, it will affect your beard growth. 

The testosterone in your body is primarily released during sleep. So, not getting enough sleep will affect your testosterones levels which = less beard growth.

Quality vs Quantity 

For some people, their schedules with work/family might restrict the amount of sleep they can get. If you find yourself in this position, instead of trying to get more sleep, forces on quality sleep.  

Simple apps that track your REM cycle can help improve the quality of your sleep. 

Tip 5:
Use The Beard Growth Kit

The Beard Growth Kit comes with 3 products that can help improve beard growth for a THICKER, FULLER Beard.

Beard Rollers: These devices help stimulate blood flow to your face. Additional blood flow helps bring collagen and other essential nutrients to the roots of the hairs. This treatment is known to help beard growth.

You should be using a beard roller 3-4 times a week. On top of exercise, eating healthy, and getting enough sleep, this will help jump start the beard growth process. 

Growth Serum: The Serum contains two ingredients (minoxidil and vitamin E) that help stimulate follicle growth. 

Minoxidil is an FDA approved ingredient used in hair and beard. Our Serum delivers the minoxidil in a thick serum with the vitamin E. 

Growth Vitamins: Besides testosterone, you body needs plenty of biotin and collagen to grow a thick beard. If you aren't getting enough in your diet, this supplement can help ensure you're getting the right amount. 

Remember, beard growth potential is still dictated by genetics. That means, some men can do all of the above, and use a beard growth kit and still not see any improvement. 

Here at Crafted Beards we want what's best for you. We know that there will be some men who don't see results. That's why we have a 6 Month 100% Money Back Guarantee

If you don't see results, even after 6 months, we'll give you a full refund. No need to ship anything back to us, we'll just send you the money. 

Choosing Crafted for your Beard Growth Kit is the smart choice. We produce everything in house right here in the USA. You'll get your kit within 2-3 days and if you don't absolutely love it, we'll give you a full refund. 

Check out our Beard Growth Kit below.