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How to Grow Chest Hair for Men

Updated February 21, 2017

A hairy chest is a sign of manliness in many cultures, including ours. Unfortunately, genetics plays a role in the amount of body hair you grow, and some men never produce more than a few chest hairs as adults. While results vary from man to man, there are several methods to help promote new chest hair growth, including massage, diet, exercise and vitamin supplements.

Exercise regularly. Aerobic exercise and weightlifting release endorphins into your body that promote healthy hair follicles and hair growth, including some chest hair growth.

Eat a well-balanced diet containing fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds and protein. Make sure your body gets the proper amount of nutrients it needs in order to promote healthy hair growth. Eat protein for healthy hair and nails, which are made of protein.

Take a multivitamin supplement every day to maintain your overall body health. Make sure your multivitamin supplement contains an adequate amount of beta carotene and Vitamin C. Both are needed to create strong, healthy hair follicles and to stimulate hair growth.

Massage your chest area every day for 10 to 15 minutes. Massage stimulates blood flow to your chest area, which can help stimulate new hair growth.

Mix two to three drops of eucalyptus or rosemary essential oil to one tablespoon of olive oil and rub it into your chest. Eucalyptus and rosemary are both known to stimulate hair follicles and promote hair growth.

Meditate on a regular basis. Meditation can help reduce daily stress and allow you to relax. Stress can inhibit hair growth and in some cases may even result in hair loss.

Things You'll Need

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Multivitamin
  • Eucalyptus essential oil
  • Rosemary essential oil
  • Olive oil
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Jennifer Hudock is an author, editor and freelancer from Pennsylvania. She has upcoming work appearing in two Library of the Living Dead Press anthologies and has been published in numerous print and online journals, including eMuse, Real TV Addict and Strange Horizons. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English/creative writing from Bloomsburg University.