How to make my beard seem thicker

Updated April 17, 2017

Although individual beard growth is largely dependent on genetics and biology, there are several ways to help make your beard seem thicker and fuller. If you're in your late teens or early 20s, your beard may naturally thicken as you get older. If you're older and think your beard will not get any thicker on its own, you can safely make your beard appear thicker and more voluminous by following a few tips and using some products that are available over the counter.

Allow your beard to grow as long as possible without any interference. When you are first starting to a grow a beard, do not trim it, even if it is uneven, for at least a month.

Shampoo and condition your beard daily. Shampoo cleans your beard, and conditioner helps thicken it by combating dryness.

Take one 2.5 milligram tablet of biotin a day. Biotin is known to thicken and strengthen hair and nails.

Apply eucalyptus oil to your beard area once a day. Eucalyptus oil helps stimulate hair growth.

Maintain a healthy and balanced diet, and drink lots of water. Your hair grows better when you are properly nourished.


If your beard growth is extremely stunted, it may be a sign of a hormonal imbalance, and you should make an appointment with an endocrinologist. Contrary to popular thought, shaving will not make your beard grow back thicker. Products containing minoxidil are not proven to increase beard growth and may irritate the skin.


Eucalyptus oil may trigger allergic reactions in some people. Try applying a small amount on a inconspicuous patch of facial skin to see if you are sensitive or allergic to it.

Things You'll Need

  • 2.5 milligram tablets of biotin
  • Eucalyptus oil
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About the Author

Woodrow Savage has been contributing to daily and weekly newspapers since 2008. He has served as a reporter, copy editor and photographer for publications such as the "Montana Kaimin." Savage is completing his bachelor's degree in journalism at the University of Montana.