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This is a common question asked on the internet. When does really your beard growth peak? When can you consider yourself going full-beard-mode?

Typically you start developing facial hair in the later stages of puberty. Which tends to be around 15 years of age. However, you may go as long as around 20-25 before seeing a significant amount of beard growth. There are a lot of discrepancies, however. As boys or young men are going through puberty there are examples of boys (for example me…) growing a beard from 15 years of age, up until their mid-20s. Meaning there is no clear answer to this question as it’s different for each and every individual.

How much beard growth can you expect per week?

The average growth per week is about 3mm, which is about a half an inch. However this being said, this varies from person to person. If I look at myself for example I grow way more than 3mm per month. Probably around double that if I’m being honest.

Also if you neglect your skin and skincare, you are less likely to grow healthy hairs. Dry skin produces less hair, and can also cause beard hairs to fall out.

This is one of the reasons why you should keep your beard hydrated and well-groomed. You come a long way by only using a good brand beard oil (link below) and a sulfate-free shampoo.

Beard oil by honest amish

Boar beard brush by ZilberHaar

Does shaving increase your beard growth?

Sadly nope!

Sad to break your bubble, but no it doesn’t. I was under the same impression under quite some time that shaving my beard made it look fuller. This is caused by an illusion when shaving the hair. As you shave the hair you are cutting the hair at its thickest point. This is why it can feel like a grinding paper when it’s starting to grow out, as the edges of the hair are both larger and sharper.

…if this would increase hair growth, I would start shaving my head today 😀

How long should you wait before trimming?

This is one of those things you just know.

When you are starting to get hairs from your mustache in your mouth when chewing, that is a clear sign that you need to do something about your grooming. Or when you see a lot of hairs shooting off in different directions that you just can’t seem to tame with your trusted boar brush.

If you have a partner, they will probably alert you way before you realize yourself that it’s time to do something about it!

Can vitamins help?

Oh yes! As both your hair can thrive by using a good shampoo, your beard needs nourishments to keep being healthy.

If you get enough vitamins in a day by either multivitamin or by diet, you for sure will see a difference in your beard. It’s just like your body, if you are lacking certain vitamins, you will maybe feel fatigued or other not-so-nice symptoms.

So with that being said, be sure to take your vitamins! 🙂

Will beard growth products help me?

Some might. If you are lacking certain vitamins, as talked about above, those “magic pills” may actually work for you. However I would NOT recommend buying them.


Because if you have a healthy diet, have exercise in your schedule and take your multivitamins and moisturize your beard, you already get all the things you need to keep a beard happy and healthy.

You will get there…

You need to keep at it. Great beards were not grown in a day. It takes some time for it to reach it’s potential.

Today I got a reminder from my photos app, that 2 years from today, I started to grow my beard out (I was shown a picture when I was shaving it for the “last” time). It’s amazing how you can look like a totally different person by just growing a beard.

If you’re still unsure if you should grow your beard out. Check out what this lady has to say about it!

Lastly, to somewhat confirm what she is saying, my son found my old driver’s license and burst out laughing. Why? Because I had no beard and I looked really funny, apparently!

How much would you say your beard grows per week? Let me know in the comments!

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Rick - Founder of Turbobeard

I've got my first hair on my face at about 15 years old. That's pretty early! It took me to about my 30's to consider growing it all out. After this decision, I've done tons of trial and error, and with that knowledge created this blog to help others in the same situation.

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