Smiling Man With Long Beard Touching His Mustache

Men are proud of their facial hair. The bigger and stronger your beard is, the more confidence you have. Our beard is a sign of our manhood and our masculinity. However, at one point, some signs will start showing that we can’t grow a beard.

 Unfortunately, there comes a time when beard growth slows down and we start getting a much thinner beard. Some of us don’t have a strong beard, which is even more unfortunate.

We have created a superb article to help you recognize what is going on and how to deal with it.

First Signs

The first signs of not being able to grow a beard will hit you quite suddenly. You will not be able to know where you are and will want to look for ways to grow your beard faster.

But first, you have to recognize the signs before being able to take the necessary precautions. Once you see the following, you will know that your beard is not working as it used to.

  • Noticing bald spots
  • Getting a neckbeard
  • Starting to get face pubes
  • Noticing multiple different colors in your beard

Factors That Affect Beard Growth

You might be trying out some foods to boost beard growth, but there are many factors that you can’t control as they happen on their own. These often include the following:

  • Genetics: Ethnicity type and hereditary features can control the way your beard develops.
  • Genetic conditions: Any condition that hampers your beard, making you grow a patchy beard, for instance, should be considered.
  • Outside factors: Anything that can cause damage to your hair follicles preventing you from growing a thicker beard.
  • Age: The older we are, the slower our beard grows.
  • Low testosterone levels: Lower testosterone and larger amounts of DHT prevent our beard from developing.

Products to Use

To help you get over the hump and boost your beard, there are a variety of products that you can use to help it grow stronger. Some people decide to use biotin for beard growth and try to employ the help of a variety of supplements to help beard development.

Most of the products also help with beard itch and help not to get too scraggly.

Products that you can consider using include:

  • Beard oil
  • Beard balms
  • Specific beard shampoo
  • Leave in conditioner
  • Beard serum
  • Beard softener

Besides these, it is also good to have a good beard comb or a brush to help spread the oils evenly across your beard and keep it clean.

Applying Oil For Beard With a Pipette

Quick Growth Tips

The beard-growing slow problem is hard to tackle. Once you notice it, you may start to panic and are immediately going to be looking for ways to deal with it. Settle down and don’t go over yourself, as you can find these tips more than helpful for your problem.

  • Be patient; going over the initial awkward growth period is the hardest part, but it needs to be endured.
  • Getting an itchy beard is perfectly normal. To endure it, you can use castor oil to relieve the itchiness.
  • Be sure to wash it regularly and moisturize it with the necessary products.
  • Trimming and regular shaping are necessary when keeping your beard’s aesthetics and allowing it to be healthy.


Don’t be fooled by everything you read. Growing a slower beard is a problem that needs to be tackled fast. But if you believe in everything you hear and begin using untested products or methods, you might only hamper your beard growth.

You might have heard some beard myths like:

  • Shaving helps beard growth (Not true. It cuts the hair in half, making it seem fuller).
  • Pills and supplements help your beard grow faster (If only. There were no products that directly affected beard growth so quickly).
  • You need between 3 to 4 weeks for your beard to cover your face thoroughly (We are all different and every person grows their beard at their rate).
  • By you reach 20, you should be able to grow a full beard (Not possible. It depends on genetics and some people can do that much later in their lives).
  • A patchy beard will always be patchy (There is hope. With a proper beard grooming routine, there is a way to recover from a patchy beard).

Patchy Beard Growth Pattern


How do you tell if I will be able to grow a beard?

If you can develop a full beard over a month, you can also grow a 6-month beard with ease.

Is it possible not to be able to grow a beard?

Yes, it is possible not to be able to grow a beard at all. It can depend on genetics or a specific condition that prevents hairs from developing by destroying follicles.

What do you do if you can’t grow a beard?

You can employ a variety of methods to try and increase the rate of your beard growth. Using oils, washing them regularly, and eating healthy will help.


As young boys, most of us have been waiting for the day for our beards to start growing. Once that day comes, we are proud to call ourselves men. But sometimes things don’t go according to plan and our beard develops slower or later in our lives.

Recognizing the signs that you can’t grow a beard is crucial, as it will allow you to take the necessary precautions in time and handle the situation.

Anthony Giannotti

About the author: Anthony Giannotti

Anthony Giannotti is a senior writer and editor for Beardoholic and a licensed barber for more than 13 years. He owns 3 barbershops and has his own hair care product line that is sold in barbershops worldwide. Known for his impeccable technique and skills, Anthony is an expert in hair and beard care and he knows the best products and tools to get rid of all beard problems and have an amazing beard.

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