There’s no one answer to that question – the length of time to grow a beard depends on many different factors. Genetics plays a huge role in determining how fast you can grow a beard, or if you even can.
The length you wish to grow your beard to will also decide how much waiting you’ll be doing. Genetics again affects this. For some people, their beard may grow to three feet or more if they let it go.
For others, their genetics may mean their beards will never grow beyond a foot, regardless of if they trim or cut. Environmental factors can also play into the time frame of growing your ideal beard, through both physical disruption, diet, and stress. If you want to grow out your beard, be prepared to wait and work for it.
On average, facial hair grows 1/2 inch per month.
How Long Will It Take to Grow My Beard?
Taking into consideration the difference in lengths of growth, a full beard should take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years to grow.
Facial hair is most influenced by genetics, as is the hair on your head and body.
Genetics can affect the color and texture (sometimes a beard won’t match your head’s hair at all), but the biggest thing it does is decide how long it takes to grow your beard, and how long it will get in the end. For those who find themselves having patchy beard growth, this is often due to genetics. It may be discouraging to grow out your facial hair when it isn’t even. If you let your beard grow past its awkward phase, you might find that longer hairs hide any patchiness. Trimming back and waiting for new growth will, of course, increase your beard growth time. Different hair textures can make a beard appear fuller, and this may look like more growth than the same amount of hair with a different texture.
Environmental factors can definitely make it seem like your beard is growing slower, or they may actually be slowing the growth.
If you work a physical job or go through other activities where your facial hair may be rubbed, this irritation can cause hairs to fall out without you noticing. Fewer hairs may seem like slower growth. Stress is also important to take into account- when you’re stressed, hair growth slows down. Stress can also cause hair loss as well. Diet affects every body function and facial hair growth is no different. Eat healthier, and you can expect a better beard than the one you’d get from eating fast food and unhealthy meals.
Growing your beard may only take a few months, or it could take a few years.
Growing out a short beard will take less time than a long beard, but it’s not as simple as that. Your genetics decide for you if you can grow a beard, and how fast and how long that beard may grow. Your diet affects everything you do- eating right makes for a better beard. Stress and the environment you are in can cause hair loss through physical irritation or stress itself. There are so many factors that play into how fast your beard may take to grow, but no matter how the cards have been laid out for you, waiting patiently and doing the best you can to take care of yourself and your beard will help it along.