Does testosterone help facial hair growth?
The short answer is, yes: testosterone helps men grow thicker, longer, and fuller beards.
I recently concluded an interview with Dr. Alan Bauman, a facial hair transplant specialist. I asked him what effect testosterone has on facial hair growth, and he responded:
Testosterone has the opposite effect on beard hair as it does on the scalp. On the scalp, testosterone causes hair loss. In the beard, testosterone is responsible for thicker hair growth.
Now before you start throwing away your testosterone supplements for fear of going bald, let me explain what he said. There is a certain steroid found in testosterone called dihydrotestosterone, or DHT for short. While the human male body responds to testosterone by growing male body hair, including the beard, DHT collects in head hair follicles over time and chokes them.
This is why older men go bald. Their follicles have collected so much DHT over their lifetimes, that their head follicles are choked, cutting off hair growth.
Now, each man has different levels of DHT in his testosterone, which is why some men bald early, and others never go bald. DHT doesn’t harm facial hair or body hair, which is why bald men can grow epic, massive beards.
Thus, you can increase your beard thickness and health by taking a testosterone booster and compliment it with a DHT blocker.
Here is the mixture I recommend
TEST WORx Testosterone Booster
Using these two supplements, your body gets the testosterone it desperately needs to fight off estrogen production and grow an epic beard; and at the same time you block DHT, so that you don’t go bald.
Alternatively, you can jump-start your body’s optimal testosterone growth by adopting a testosterone-friendly health regimen. Christopher Walker’s famous program Testosterone.IO is one respected option.
For more information on growing beards and facial hair growth, see my list of beard growing guides, here.