Mistakes Men Make When Growing Out Their Beard

Mistakes Men Make When Growing Out Their Beard

So, you’ve decided to put down the trimmer, what next? Despite the way we in the beard gang community romanticize growing a beard, it’s essentially growing a beard! However, all men aren’t created equal, and all beards don’t grow the same. Some men deal with patches, itchiness, inactive follicles, and all manner of evil. So how can you grow a beard and avoid common mistakes while doing it? In this article, we’ll look at four common mistakes men make while growing their beards and how they can be avoided.

Expecting dramatic results overnight

Ever watch paint dry? Doesn’t it seem as though the time stands still? On average, beards grow about half an inch a month and they may grow faster or slower, depending on your genetics. It is at this stage a lot of men give up and think they don’t have the genetics to grow a thick beard. Let’s be real, you may not have the genetics to grow a full beard, but two weeks isn’t enough time to know that. So be patient, we recommend that you devote two full months to growing a beard. Just vitamins, water, minding your business, and living your life.

Most beards continue developing well after the age of 30. So if you are in your twenties and still have a patchy beard, don’t worry, you just haven’t reached your full potential yet.

Washing your beard too much, or not enough


The purpose of washing your beard is to remove dirt, dead skin cells, and other particles. These can weigh down hair, block pores, cause acne, and slow down your beard growth. On the other hand, washing your beard too often or with a harsh shampoo can strip away natural oils. This can lead to dry skin, beard dandruff, and itchiness. Next thing you know, you’re at the barber telling him to “cut this shit off”.

We recommend washing your beard once or twice per week with Wadadli Beard Culture’s beard wash. There is no rule to this and is highly dependent on the individual and your skin type. Ideally, men with dry skin should avoid washing their beards too often, but, if you sweat a lot or have a dirty job, you may need to wash your beard daily to maintain proper hygiene. Here’s the thing, cleansing a dirty beard doesn’t always mean using a beard wash or shampoo. Sometimes rinsing with plain water or conditioner does the trick.

Applying beard oil to your beard only


Here’s a fun fact, Beard oil actually treats your skin first, then your beard. Normal skin oils are secreted through pores, coating, and moisturizing hair follicles as they exit the skin. The longer a beard gets the more oil it requires, thus the need for added oils.

Being consistent with applying beard oil isn’t enough. Ensuring that you are applying oil to the skin underneath your beard is essential, and can reduce itchiness, dandruff, and damage to your hair follicles. It is for this reason that we developed the Wadadli Beard Culture’s Classic beard oil. It’s an incredible beard oil, (even if we do say so ourselves) that penetrates deep into the skin, moisturizes the beard, making it soft and healthy.

Not trimming your beard


If you think that you can achieve a healthy, long beard by letting it grow wild, I am sorry to say won’t happen. Yes, it may seem counterintuitive, but just like the hair on your head requires regular trims to grow strong and healthy; from time to time, you need to trim your beard. Trimming eliminates split ends which can cause breakage, thinning out of your beard, and patches.

Eventually, split ends can damage hair follicles, ending your beard journey prematurely. Please note, we said trim, not cut. If you need a barber to help you to groom your beard check our Barbershop directory. It’s important to get a barber who understands how to groom beards and how to trim them based on your face shape and hair type.


So there you have it, all the stuff that you shouldn’t do when growing out your beard. Of course, the biggest mistake would be to chop it off altogether but we aren’t worried about that. The only thing left to do now is to grab Wadadli Beard Culture Beard grooming products and maintain that awesome beard.