Knowing how to grow and maintain a beard is just one issue facing teen-aged boys as they struggle with the changes that their body is going through. Here we explore some of the common questions boys have about facial hair, and the best answers that you can provide for them.
Why don’t girls have facial hair too?
That’s not true, it’s just that the facial hair on girls is too light and not as thick. Testosterone is what makes a boys facial hair thicker and darker than what you see on girls.
Why do some of my friends already have a beard but I don’t even have a whisker?
When your beard starts to grow has to do with your genetics, and when your father and grandfather started to grow facial hair. For this reason you will notice variations in when your friends and you start needing to shave.
Will we all have the same amount of facial hair?
Just like you all don’t have the same build or height, your amount of facial hair is going to be different to. Again, that’s because it is controlled by your genes, and will follow the same pattern as your male ancestors.
Do I have to start shaving at the first sign of facial hair?
Not always, for some guys it will take years before you will need to start picking up the razor each morning.
How often am I going to have to shave?
In the beginning you are not going to have to shave very often, but it will really depend on how fast your beard grows and how dark it is. Most will only need a weekly shave at first, but some boys will find that they are more comfortable shaving every 3 to 4 days.
My friend says that the more you shave the thicker the beard will grow in.
That’s an old wives tale. How often you shave will have nothing to do with making your beard appear thicker.
Is an electronic beard trimmer or disposable razor better?
That is a personal preference, but if you do intend on growing a beard in, a beard trimmer is definitely better at helping you to shape it. Check online at review sites to find one that is in your price range, getting good reviews from other users.
What is razor burn?
Razor burn is caused by shaving with a dull blade or without the aid of shaving cream or water. It can also result if you shave against the direction that the hair is growing in.
How you decide to take care of your facial hair is entirely up to you once it does start to grow in. Be patient and soon enough you’ll be able to sport a look similar to what you see on grown men.