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Big Beard: Growing and Managing Unruly, Big Beards

Big Beard: Growing and Managing Unruly, Big Beards

man with thick beard

If you're here, you've probably decided to ditch the beard trimmer, pick up the beard brush, and set out on a journey of epic facial hair proportions. Or maybe you've already got a burly, bushy beard and are just looking for ways to tame the beast. Either way, we salute you, brave beardsmen!

Just like a sailor wouldn't venture into the ocean without a compass, you shouldn't set out on your epic beard journey without some guidance. That's where The Beard Club comes into it. We’re a group of beard-loving blokes who offer simple and effective solutions to proper beard grooming.

In this article, we're going to tackle the towering topic of big beards. We'll get into why you might want to grow a big beard (aside from looking like a ruggedly handsome lumberjack), the challenges you'll inevitably face along the way (say hello to dry skin), and the solutions to keep your beard looking more Thor and less caveman.

Why Grow a Big Beard?

Why grow a big beard, you ask? Why climb a mountain, why run a marathon, why make the perfect sourdough loaf? Because it's there, man, and it's a glorious challenge that’s worth taking on.

The big beard look is a bold statement that says, "I'm a man who's not afraid to embrace my natural ruggedness." A statement that says, "I'm patient, determined, and ready to face any challenge that comes my way — even if that challenge is maintaining a massive amount of beard hair."

However, it's not all about making a statement. Across different cultures, beards have various meanings and connotations. In some cultures, a long beard is a sign of wisdom and maturity. In others, a full beard can symbolize power and masculinity. But no matter the cultural context, one thing remains consistent: Having a big, thick beard commands respect.

There's also something incredibly satisfying about growing and maintaining a long beard style. It's a labor of love, a test of patience, and an exercise in self-discipline. It's like nurturing a bonsai tree — except this particle tree is on your face, and it makes you look like a Viking.

Let's not forget the confidence boost that comes with a well-groomed big beard. There's nothing quite like the feeling of walking into a room and knowing that you're the man with the most impressive beard. It's a feeling of pride, accomplishment, and a dash of smugness — because, let's face it, not everyone can handle the awesomeness of a big beard.

What Are the Challenges of Growing a Big Beard?

Growing a big beard is kind of like undertaking a quest in a fantasy novel. There are challenges to overcome, monsters to slay (or, in this case, beard troubles to tackle), and a glorious end goal. 

So, let's discuss the nitty-gritty of the challenges you might face on your journey to big beard-dom:


We won't sugarcoat it — maintaining a beard that’s large and in charge is a bit like having a pet squirrel on your face. It needs constant care, grooming, and, yes, even feeding (we're talking beard oils, balms, and nutrient supplements here). You must invest in a good beard brush, comb, and quality grooming products to keep your facial hair looking its best.

Skin Irritation 

Imagine wearing a wool scarf around your face 24/7. That's what growing a big beard can feel like at times. Beard itch, dry skin, and beardruff (dandruff's annoying cousin) can all be part of the package for long beard styles. Don't worry, though, with the right care and products, these issues can be managed.

Eating and Drinking 

Ever tried to enjoy a bowl of soup or a pint of beer with a big beard? It's like playing a game of "How much of this can I get in my mouth without it ending up in my beard?" Spoiler alert: It's never as much as you hope. But hey, that's what napkins (and straws) are for, right?

Bearded man screaming

Uneven Growth 

Not all beards are created equal. You might find that one side of your beard grows faster or thicker than the other. It's like having two rival siblings on your face. Regular trims and grooming can help keep things balanced.

Time Commitment

Growing a big beard isn't a sprint, it's a marathon. A very, very long marathon. If you’ve ever had long hair, then you know how long it can take to grow. Beard hair growth is a little faster than the hair on your head, but it can take months or even years to reach your desired length and thickness. 

Good things come to those who wait — and there's nothing better than a well-grown, well-groomed big beard.


Summer can be a challenging season for big beard growers. It's like wearing a thermal mask when all you want is a cool breeze on your face. There will surely be times that you seriously consider giving up, getting a beard cut, and going with a short beard instead. But if you keep on through the summer, then you’ll be rewarded with a built-in face warmer come winter!


Growing a big beard isn't exactly a cheap endeavor. Between the grooming tools, products, and regular trips to the barbershop (unless you're a DIY kind of guy), the costs can quickly add up. Can you really put a price on the glory of a big beard? We certainly don’t think so.

How To Grow a Big Beard Successfully

Growing a big beard successfully is like mastering a fine art. It requires patience, persistence, and a little bit of magic (okay, not really magic, but a solid grooming routine might feel like it). 

Ready to start your masterpiece? Here's your step-by-step tutorial for growing a big beard successfully.

1. Embrace the Journey

The first step in growing a big beard is accepting that it's going to be a journey. There will be ups, downs, itches, and uneven patches. However, with patience and persistence, you'll get there. Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither is a great beard.

2. Live Healthy

Believe it or not, your lifestyle plays a significant role in your beard growth. A healthy diet rich in vitamins and proteins can promote healthier, faster beard growth. Regular exercise also helps by increasing blood flow, delivering nutrients to your beard faster. So, hit the gym, eat your veggies, and watch your beard thrive.

3. Establish a Grooming Routine

Your beard is like a pet — it needs regular care and attention. Establish a grooming routine that includes washing, trimming, and treating your beard right. Clean your beard two to three times a week with some beard wash or beard-friendly shampoo. Trim it regularly to maintain its shape and get rid of split ends. And don't forget to moisturize it with a good beard oil or balm.

4. Tackle Beard Problems Head-On

Encountered beardruff or itchiness? Don't panic. These are common issues that can be tackled with the right products. Use a beard balm to combat dryness and itchiness. For beardruff, a beard shampoo with anti-dandruff properties can be a lifesaver.

5. Enjoy the Process

Lastly, remember to enjoy the process. Growing a big beard is a unique experience — it's a chance to express your style, boost your confidence, and join the ranks of men who appreciate the art of the beard.

What Are the Best Products for Big Beard Care?

Just like a samurai wouldn't go into battle without his trusty katana, you shouldn't go into the beard-growing journey without the right tools. And by tools, we mean top-notch beard care products. Have no fear, The Beard Club is here, offering you a line-up of products that are the Avengers of big beard care:

Beard Oils

First up is our Beard Oil. Think of this as the Iron Man of your beard care routine — it's sleek, efficient, and does a heck of a job. Our Beard Oil is designed to moisturize your beard and the skin underneath it, reducing itchiness and promoting softer, shinier hair. It's basically a spa day for your beard.

Beard Balms

Next, we have our Beard Balm. This is your Captain America — reliable, hard-working, and always ready to defend your beard from dryness and dullness. It conditions, tames, and adds a subtle shine to your beard, making it look as majestic as the American Dream itself.

Beard Shampoos

Our Beard Shampoo is the Thor of your beard care regimen. It's powerful, it's effective, and it leaves your beard feeling fresh and clean. Specially formulated for beards, it gently cleanses without stripping your beard of its natural oils.

Beard Brushes

Our Beard Brush is your Hulk — it might seem a little basic, but it's incredibly effective at what it does. It helps distribute oils and balms evenly through your beard, detangles knots, and stimulates the skin underneath to promote healthy growth.

Beard Trimmer

Last but not least, we have the PT45 Beard Trimmer — your Hawkeye. It's precise, it's practical, and it's perfect for maintaining your beard's shape and keeping those stray hairs in check.

Taming the Beast: Mastering Your Big Beard

Growing a big beard is an adventure. It's a test of patience, persistence, and a little bit of good humor. It's about embracing a healthy lifestyle, establishing a solid grooming routine, and using the right tools — aka The Beard Club's top-notch beard care products.

So, are you ready to embrace the journey? To conquer the challenges? To join the ranks of the bearded elite? If your answer is a resounding "Heck yes!" it's time to join The Beard Club. Save money on all the products you'll need to grow a big beard, get expert advice on all things beard-related, and become part of a community that understands and appreciates the art of the beard.

Check out our elite collection of beard products today. Your dream beard awaits.


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Beards Augment Perceptions of Men's Age, Social Status, and Aggressiveness, but Not Attractiveness | Behavioral Ecology | Oxford Academic

Exercise and Your Arteries | Harvard Health