It’s time brothers. Winter is coming. As the cool breeze hits our cheeks, it’s a reminder that our favorite time of year has arrived, Winter Beard Time. It’s time to say goodbye to smooth cheeks, put down their razors and start to grow. Just like every fall, we start wearing sweaters, scarfs and allowing our formerly clean shaven face to develop a comforting coating of hair over our jawlines.
Now it goes without saying that winter is the perfect time to sport your fullest beard, however something we haven’t talked about before is timelines. How long does it take to grow the winter beard of your dreams and when should you start to reach peak beard-ness for the Holidays. Yes, we understand that growth rate and desired amount of growth is a very personal assignment - some people want to go for a full on Father Christmas style face warmer while others might just want a little more than their usual stubble. This makes determining the start of growth to be a little bit of a subjective topic. However, we can help you know when to start depending on what type of look you are going for. If you want to find out when you should start putting down that razor to grow the beard of your dreams, keep on reading.
Using a little bit of brain power, we can explain. Looking at the average rate of hair growth, we can generally say that the hair on your body, face and head grow around the same rate. This is about half an inch every month or so. This means that the thick curls that come out of your head, your prickly leg hair and the stubble on your face will grow at the same length at the same time. Because the hair on our face is generally shorter, we need to convert the rate of 0.5 inches a month to something more reasonable. To do this we divide 0.5 by 30.42, which is the average days within a month. This calculates the constant growth per day to be around 0.016 inches.
That’s all fine and dandy, but there are other variables to consider when conducting this research, one of these things is hair texture. This growth rate is applicable to straight hair. Facial hair, as you know, tends to be on the more textured side, ranging from wavy to curly at times. If you have a curly beard, it’s safe to assume that you may need double the length of your hair to get the coverage a straight beard would have. We’ll divide the aforementioned growth rate by half to get an educated guess of 0.011 inches a day for a textured beard.
Once you know this information, it’s easy to calculate how long you need to grow to reach your desired beard look. If you want your beard to protrude 2 inches from your face, divide 2 inches by the determined growth rate (0.011 for curly beards and 0.016 for straight beards). This will give you the estimated amount of days you need to reach your goal length. In the case of 2 inches for straight hair, this would be 125 days and 182 days for curly beards.
Don’t forget the importance of a good beard care routine during and after your growing process. Get everything you need to keep that face warmer in tip top shape with Zeus Beard’s multiple beard care sets. If you’re needing everything for a complete routine, get the Deluxe Beard Care Kit that comes with a Beard Shampoo, Beard Conditioner, Beard Oil and Beard Brush.
Easy Peasy, lemon squeezy. Now get to growing gentlemen!