Facts about beard browth.
Wondering why some men's beards grow evenly and densely, while yours or others' sprout sparsely or not at all? Issues that concern many men. We summarize some basic knowledge about beard hair growth for you.
Beard hair follicles, key to beard hair growth.
Hair follicles, a word that comes up again and again on the subject of beard growth. Good to know: Hair follicles vary in size and shape depending on the region of the body, but they always have the same structure. In short, hair follicle cycles are identical in terms of growth, breakdown and rest phases. However, the lengths of the individual phases are genetically pre-programmed on the one hand and can be influenced by the body's own factors (hormones) and factors external to the body (e.g. Ricinusin) on the other.
hair cycle, follicle cycle, follicle growth
Hair follicles have a very slow metabolism. Therefore, hair growth takes time. The hair cycle/follicle cycle is basically divided into three phases:
Active growth of a new hair. This phase lasts for example for eyebrows and eyelashes about 10-20 weeks, for head hair several years (about 2 - 6 years).
The so-called transition phase lasts about 2 weeks, it means: the hair detaches from the papilla and atrophies, but is still anchored in the follicle.
The renewal phase. It lasts about 3-7 months depending on the body hair (e.g. eyebrows, head hair). In this phase, the hair papilla renews, the hair follicle regenerates, a new hair is formed.
Production of collagens is promoted.
Hair papilla cells are stimulated.
Beard hair growth is stimulated.
Uniform hair growth is promoted.
Factors influencing beard growth
Hair growth takes time. If, despite external support, the beard inexplicably does not grow at all, medical advice should always be sought in case of doubt. With dermatologists, endocrinologists or hair and skin specialists. Possible factors that may influence beard growth or be responsible for lack of beard growth: Nutrient deficiency, vitamin deficiency, hormone deficiency, genetic predispositions, androgenic alopecia (AGA).