How long does it take to have a beautiful beard? (1/2)

Combien de temps faut-il pour avoir une belle barbe ? (1/2)

When they are just starting out, the majority of men who grow a beard wonder how long it will take to achieve good results. This question has probably already crossed your mind. Otherwise, you wouldn't be reading this article! Know that we have two answers for you. The simple answer is that it generally takes on average two to six months to grow a beard. However, in reality, this process is much more delicate. So that brings us to the complicated answer. We develop it in this article.

The different stages of growing a beard

Let's start by saying the terms. Having a lumberjack beard doesn't happen overnight or in two. In fact, it is a process that takes some time. From the moment you stop shaving, each hair in your beard follows a well-defined growth process. It consists of three phases:

  • Anagen: this is the most important period. It corresponds to hair growth and can last from two months to six years, depending on genetics and age. While some lucky people will only take a few months to have beautiful hair, others will need several years;
  • Catagen: hair stops growing and goes dormant. It's not really the most exciting stage, we grant you that! Fortunately, it does not last long;
  • Telogen: hairs that have stopped growing are expelled and replaced by new hairs emerging from your skin. The whole growth cycle starts again and that's normal. There is no need to be alarmed.

By considering these three phases, we quickly realize that the time it takes to have a beautiful beard is not fixed for all individuals. A full beard takes between two and six months. On the other hand, a beautiful beard, both in size and volume, will certainly take years. This is explained by certain elements that we will present to you without further delay.

The main factors affecting beard growth

On average, beards grow 1.3 cm per month. But in practice, it is as rare as it is easy. Here are the factors that will influence the growth of your facial hair.


You have probably already heard that if your father or grandfather went bald prematurely, there is a good chance that this will happen to you. This also applies to the beard. Genes are very important and can decide for you whether or not you will have a great beard.

That said, it's important to clarify that genetics is only one indicator of the overall health and quality of your beard. It does not guarantee everything. Even if you dream of it, it is therefore possible that you will not be able to have a beard as magnificent as your father's.


Age should also not be neglected. The period from 25 to 35 years old is arguably the most ideal for facial hair growth. If you are not in this age range, and you want to have a beautiful beard, there may still be hope for you.

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