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by Matthew Rotter December 17, 2020 3 min read

Modern times have seen a resurgence in the popularity of beards on men. Nowadays, clean-shaved and gloriously-maned men alike share equal prominence in the eyes of their peers. The stigma of beards as a sign of being unkempt and ill-groomed has fallen apart, allowing people to experience a diverse range of looks and styles. 

That being said, not everyone is fortunate enough to have the ability to grow a beard. There are people who, no matter how long they wait, will never be able to grow more than a few whiskers on the corners of their mouths. Genetics, hormone levels, and other circumstances are also at play here. 

While you might end up growing a beard in your forties and fifties, it might be pointless to try in your current state. The incomplete unkempt mess that might grow from your face might actually give people a bad impression of you at work and social gatherings. 

Many men never commit to trying to grow a beard because the first few weeks can be extremely discouraging. However, there are some sure signs that you are able to grow a beard if you can get past the awkward early stages. Here are some of these signs:


Can your father grow a beard? Did your grandfather have a beard? On your mother’s side, how do your uncles look? If they were able to grow beards, you are likely to have the capacity as well. After all, people are born, grow old, and die with the same number of follicles throughout their life. That indicates that the most important factor is genetics. If beards run in your family, you will likely be able to grow a full bountiful bush of hair in time. 

General Hairiness

Consider the hair on other parts of your body. Do you have hair on your legs? Hair on your arms? Chest hair? How long are these hairs, and how thick are they? If the signs point to you being a hairy person, then you are likely able to grow a beard without the help of beard care products.


Puberty brings with it a rush of hormones. This begins around the age of twelve and ends some time around your early twenties. If you’ve fully passed puberty and remain as smooth as a baby, though, then it is highly unlikely that you will ever sprout a full beard. A moustache or even a small soul patch is still a possibility, but you might not ever have that full lumberjack you’ve always dreamed of without a little help. 

Beard Care Products

Not all beards are equal, but luckily there are beard growth enhancers that can level the playing field. There are oils, creams, and balms you could apply to the skin to stimulate the follicles during the growth stage, causing hair to sprout en masse all over your face. There are even supplements out there that boost your body’s production of beard growth hormones. At the end of the day, it is the beard inside of you that counts, but it might be possible to grow one with just a little help. 

Final Thoughts

Having a smooth baby face should not be cause for despair. Many men are not able to grow beards their whole lives, only to find out that they are able to in their forties and fifties. Not only that, but there are plenty of beard care products out there that can stimulate beard growth where there wasn’t before. With time and patience, you could be a veritable Paul Bunyan one day. 

If you’re looking forbeard care productsto help stimulate your beard growth, send us at The Unshaved a message. We have high-quality, all-natural products made only using the best processes and safest ingredients. 

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