Almost every man out there wants a full strong and thick beard, and we don’t blame them. World history is full of conquerors and powerful people that had beards.
Facial hair grows about 0.3 to 0.5 millimeters every 24h, and it grows constantly throughout our lives. Many factors can affect the growth of your beard, and there are some changes in your routine you can do to not have any problems with growing a beard.
In this article, we are going to go over possible problems when growing a beard and our tips on how to overcome these problems.
Problems With Facial Hair Growth
Some men find growing facial hair a difficult thing to do. They may experience the growth rate to be very slow and getting a full-covered beard is almost impossible.
Multiple factors impact your ability to grow a beard. Here are some of the most important things that can alter your ability to grow a beard.
Genetics is one of the most important factors in whether you can or cannot grow a beard. If your ancestor didn’t have a beard or they’ve had uneven or slim beards it’s most likely you are going to have the same beard.
There was a belief that your ability to grow a beard is connected to your mother’s genes, but in a recent 2014 study it was debunked and it showed that your beard is a mix of both parents’ DNA.
Aside from genetics age play an important factor. Most of the man start to grow a beard when they experience puberty. Depending on genes your beard should start to grow between 13 and 19 years of age.
Sometimes a man needs more years to see a significant change in his beard, for some people it can start in the early 20s. In most cases, you should get a full beard by your 30s. So, it’s best to wait till then to confirm you can’t grow a beard.
Where you are from can affect how and if you can grow a strong and full-coverage beard. There is a study that shows that Caucasian men have more potential on growing beards than Chinese, Mexican, and Native Americans.
Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease that can cause hair loss and your hair to fall out in patches. This condition makes your immunity system attack the hair follicles on your scalp and face.
Even if you are having bearded ancestors you can experience bad facial growth. Everything can align with you to have a good beard but if you are living an unhealthy lifestyle you can still struggle with facial hair.
Also, testosterone is a hormone that largely affects facial hair growth. If your testosterone levels are low that means you have a very low chance of growing a full and healthy beard.
Does Marijuana Affect Facial Hair Growth
There is no research that says that marijuana helps your facial hair growth directly, but it can help indirectly. There is marijuana research that states that marijuana interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid system.
The endocannabinoid system or ECS is responsible for regulating your metabolism, and marijuana is helping your metabolism increase in rate which as result gives you more energy and speeds up how fast your body processes food into energy.
With the rising popularity of Telehealth, it’s now far easier for patients to get a cannabis card in New York
How Can Marijuana Help Facial Hair Growth
By reducing inflammation and stress marijuana can indirectly help with the several reasons for losing hair and facial hair.
The results of marijuana on facial hair growth can vary from person to person so it’s best you try it and then see for yourself if it helps or not. But, one thing is certain it can only help, there is no evidence or cases that say your hair can fall out or have any problems because of using weed.
Smoking marijuana speeds up your metabolism significantly. When you take marijuana your heart rate speed up and your body temperature rise as well as the blood flow.
That can cause you to breathe more heavily and take in more oxygen which is going to boost sugar into your bloodstream. And that is why marijuana can even be beneficial for people who are experiencing low blood pressure.
Remedy for Alopecia Areata
We already covered what is Alopecia Areata, and if you have it there is good news. Smoking marijuana can help you with this condition.
Because of its immune system condition marijuana can help calm it down. With Alopecia Areata under control, you could experience normal facial hair growth.
Treating Telogen and Anagen Effluvium
Both Telogen and Anagen Effluvium are common hair loss disorders that marijuana can help with.
Anagen Effluvium is a condition where the Anagen phase of hair growth is shortened which is causing your follicles to fall out faster than they should.
Telogen Effluvium is in contrast to Anagen which means that more hair grows out in the telogen phase which leads to more hair falling out than usual.
Both of these conditions are caused by stressful events like chemotherapy or surgery and some people can have big emotional and physical problems because of it. And that’s where marijuana comes in handy with its anti-inflammatory benefits that can calm down this irritation and itching and as a result improve your facial hair situation.
Estrogen is a hormone that controls menstrual cycles in women. It also helps with hair growth. Marijuana can boost your estrogen levels which in result have your facial hair growing faster and stronger.
Although marijuana doesn’t have enough research for us to say it’s surely going to improve facial hair growth, we have seen it have a great impact on it.
Be sure to purchase your marijuana in official dispensaries so you don’t have any problem with the law and most importantly health. Illegal marijuana is not researched and can’t be trusted with anything let alone have health benefits.