Why Did My Beard Stop Growing?

February 09, 2016

Why Did My Beard Stop Growing?

Do Beards Stop Growing at a Certain Length?

It is not unusual to experience periods of time in which your beard has either slowed in growth or stopped altogether. We examined three common reasons why you may be experiencing a sudden change in growth.


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A common reason why your beard may not appear to be growing is breakage. Hair that's dry, over processed, and brittle will break off and appear to never grow past a certain point. To prevent this from happening, be sure to use a gentle, hydrating beard shampoo and conditioner a few times a week. It is important to note that shampooing too often will strip the hair of its natural oils, leaving it even drier and prone to breakage than it was before.

After shampooing and conditioning, be sure to apply a natural beard oil so that your beard does not dry out. Replenishing your hair with healthy essential oils will keep it nourished and less prone to breakage.

Split ends

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Split ends occur when hair when a single strand of hair splits into two at the end. In severe cases, the strand may split into multiple ends. They are generally caused by brushing or combing too harshly, over shampooing, and blow drying.

Poor diet

Healthy Diet for Beard Growth
A balanced diet is essential to growing a long, healthy beard.

Protein isn't the only necessary nutrient needed to maintain healthy hair. According to WebMD, you also need iron, vitamin E, and trace minerals such as selenium, copper, and magnesium to help keep your hair in good shape. 

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