How To Grow A Healthy Beard

Beards are in, and it looks like they’re here to stay! Whether you are going for a full rustic look or a clean cut beard, every man with a beard wants a full grown-in beard. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case for all men. Some men have thinner hair or inconsistent hair patterns. How can we change this? There isn’t a magic formula for a thicker beard, but at 1924 Fine Men’s Salon in Barrington, we do have a few barber tricks that might help! Let us help you grow a healthy, thick beard.


In today’s world, there is a supplement for everything, including a thick beard! Biotin supplements can increase the rate at which each hair grows and increase the amount of hair growth. Biotin strengthens the keratin infrastructure in your hair which in turn will fortify and thicken your hair. Taking this supplement is an easy way to add some depth to your beard and can be found in most drug stores or markets.

Grow It Out!

If you have inconsistent hair growth, hairless patches, or thinner hair, give your beard time to grow out and thicken up! Let your beard grow out as long as you can to cover up some of these patches and form a more consistent growth pattern. Feel free to clean up the neckline, cheek-line, and mustache area, but don’t trim or cut the beard. At 1924 Fine Men’s Salon in Barrington, we usually suggest growing your beard out for at least a month. Soon, you’ll be able to see a vast difference in the growth and consistency of your beard. And, once you’ve grown it out, schedule an appointment with us to get a great beard trim. We can show you where to trim up your beard while keeping a healthy, thick length.

Wash & Oil

At 1924 Fine Men’s Salon Barrington, we recommend washing your beard regularly, like washing your hair. Choose a high-quality shampoo or even better, beard wash to ensure that it moisturizes and doesn’t dry it out. It’s important to note, stay clear of over washing your beard. Overwashing leaves your beard more coarse and the skin underneath dry. You want to avoid this. To give your beard a soft, smooth texture, try a beard oil. Applying a beard oil on a regular basis will soften your facial hair, avoid over drying, and create healthier looking hair. For product recommendations, call or swing by our Barrington men’s salon. We love offering advice for each client and their beard needs.

A Healthy Lifestyle

A Man Getting His Beard Cleaned Up

Your beard is just like the rest of your body; it needs a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and proteins. By living a healthy lifestyle, eating a balanced diet, exercising, and getting enough sleep, your beard will grow thick and soft. You can begin by drinking more water and eating more fruits and vegetables, within a couple of weeks, your beard will be softer, and the hair will look healthier and thicker. Your entire body functions in a more balanced way with a healthier lifestyle, including your hair growth!

Different Colors In Your Beard? Dye It!

Does your beard have a few different colors? Some men have brown beards with patches or hairs that are blonde giving the illusion that your beard is not as thick as it is. This can occur will many different hair colors. Dying it is an easy solution to showcase one full natural colored beard and to show off your true thickness.

Other Beard Questions?

For any and all other beard questions or concerns, our barbershop in Barrington is here to help! We are your go-to place for answers. Whether you have questions about our tips above or want to know more about specific beard products, we will help and find a solution. Our men’s salon is located right in Barrington, conveniently serving the Lake Zurich and Fox River Grove areas as well. Stop by or call for your first appointment today! We will help you achieve a thicker, healthier looking beard!