For some men, growing a beard is easy. For others, it can be incredibly difficult. Whether you are blessed with excellent beard growing genes or not, the use of a decent beard growth kit can really help achieve the fullest beard and best looking beard possible – especially if it is the first time you have attempted to grow past the short beard or stubble stage.
As beards have become more fashionable among young (and older) males, the prominence of beard growing kits has increased and as such there is an awful lot to choose from. Choosing the good from the bad can be a tricky task for a newbie to the beard game so we are here to help you make sure you get off on the right foot.
Before we dig straight in to our best beard growth kits let’s take a look at some of the fundamentals for growing a successful beard.
What Contributes To Good Beard Growth?
There are a few key factors that determine how successfully a beard can be grown naturally but the good news is that most men will be able to style out a good beard by the time they reach their early to mid-twenties. Genetics is one of the largest determining factors in how much coverage you will have over your face but you won’t be able to fully assess how good your genes are until you have given your body time to develop.
If you have reached your mid-twenties and you still have bald spots in your beard then fear not, as this can be overcome with a good beard growth kit as it will have all the essential tools to help foster good coverage and nutrition for your growing beard.
Your diet and nutrition can also play a significant factor in your beard hair growth. Having higher levels of testosterone will help you to have better coverage and thicker hair that grows quickly – aiming for around 1/2 inch of growth per month is ideal. Testosterone in the body naturally decreases as men get older and by the time we hit our late twenties it starts to decline fairly rapidly. This is where your nutrition can play a vital role, as eating the right foods and combining them with exercise such as strength training can help boost testosterone in the body.
Foods that are high in protein and low in fat as well as eating a good amount of complex carbohydrates (things like brown rice, sweet potatoes, oats, wholegrain pasta) can help to improve hair growth and ensuring you have enough zinc in your diet can also help to maintain good levels of testosterone.
Once you have started to grow your beard, using products that are rich in nutrients as well as caring for the skin and hair follicles underneath will help to foster a good looking beard.
Top 5 Beard Growth Kits
So, you have your nutrition and general health in check – let’s take a look at 5 of the best beard growth kits to help with the growing stage and also to help with making sure the beard looks in tip top shape with good nourishment.
Isner Mile Natural Beard Growth Kit
Isner Mile have put together this exceptional beard growth kit that has everything you could possibly need to help you grow a beard. This kit is particularly useful if you feel like you need more coverage or have any bald patches where you struggle to get good hair coverage. This kit has everything you need to not only grow a good beard but also to maintain it and keep it well nourished.
The key element for anyone who needs to encourage growth is a beard derma roller. This is effectively a handheld roller that contains 540 micro-needles (with the Isner Mile roller being 0.3mm each) and is used to create minute channels on the top layer of skin that helps to activate new hair growth and improves absorption of the beard growth oil that is also included in this package.
The beard growth oil includes all natural ingredients and these are some of the best that we associate with top class products – this beard oil contains jojoba seed oil, argan oil, shea oil and orange oil. It also smells great.
There is also a beard balm included with this kit which is best to use once your beard has a good amount of length to it – anything from 1/2 an inch upwards. This balm is also made from 100% natural ingredients and also has an excellent ingredient profile with beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil, argan oil and jojoba oil all included.
To complete the set, you will also find a double sided beard comb made from mahogany, a carry pouch and they also give you an e-book called the Beard Bible which is worth a read for beginners.
The Isner Mile Beard Kit offers excellent value for money, is incredibly well put together, has some of the best beard growing properties and ingredients but the main reason it stole a top position on our list is that it smells incredible. Recommended use is 1-2 times per week for optimal results. For anyone taking their first steps this is a must buy.
- Excellent all in one kit
- 100% natural ingredients
- Incredible smell of oils and balms
- Free e-book ‘Beard Bible’
Jane Choi Beard Kit
This kit from Jane Choi is very similar to the Isner Mile kit with the exception of the carry pouch and e-book. This beard growth package has a derma-roller that is almost identical with 540 micro-needles of 0.3mm and you also get a pair of beard scissors and for those of you who plan on growing a longer beard these could come in very useful.
The beard comb included with this set is also double sided but is made from plastic and although it functions perfectly well it is not quite as good looking as the Mahogany comb included in the Isner Mile bundle. That being said, every aspect of this set from Jane Choi is well made and the beard activating oil and the beard balm are made from natural ingredients and also have a pleasant smell to them which is not overbearing.
What we love about this set is that it has a very appealing price tag and will see you through from the initial growth phase right through to maturity and the beard balm that is included will really help you to keep that beard under control. The derma-roller works very well, is easy to use and has yielded great results for a number of users who have testified to this in their reviews.
If you are looking for a budget priced beard growing bundle that will have everything you need for the first 3-6 months then this is a top choice.
- Extremely affordable
- Beard scissors included
- Lovely smelling balm that works well
- Beard comb is made from plastic
Goldworld Beard Growth Kit
The Goldworld beard growing kit really is an excellent bundle as it contains pretty much everything you could possibly need to grow and maintain a well nourished and great looking beard – with one exception – this package does not include a derma-roller. This means that the Goldworld bundle is only really a viable option for someone who has really good coverage already (with no bald spots) or someone who already owns a roller.
The omission of a roller is not a bad thing in our eyes as it is fair to say that not all guys will need one. What it does mean is that you gain extra products with this package that are not seen in others and the quality of materials is about as good as it could be.
Included in the Goldworld beard growth package is beard balm, beard oil, beard wax, beard wash, a wooden beard comb, a beard brush and a pair of beard scissors. You also get a handy carry bag and a free downloadable e-book.
What we love about this package is that it will give you a great idea of what works for you and your beard and you can test this out as your beard grows. For some, beard wax will be a must whereas for others they will prefer a beard balm and some might only want beard oil – with this package you get all three so you can work out the subtle differences between the three and see what is best for you – you might decide on all of them!
The value for money in this package is incredible as beard balms and oils regularly sell for the almost the entire price of this whole package and the Goldworld oils and balms are excellent. Made from all natural ingredients and with one of the best ingredient profiles you are likely to see, your beard will be well looked after and nourished by the time you have applied these products for a few weeks.
The beard shaping tool that comes with the kit can also help if you are struggling with shaping and the beard scissors and brush are exceptionally well made.
This is a top quality beard kit so long as you don’t need the derma-roller.
- Incredible value for money
- Beard wax, oil and balm all included
- Great fragrance
- Includes a beard wash
- No derma-roller
Sefuson Beard Kit
We were a little hesitant to try this brand at first as it was one that we weren’t familiar with but the user reviews were very good and on the face of it the ingredients used in the products looked excellent so we thought we’d give it a try – and we are glad we did.
The Sefuson beard growth kit works incredibly well and is particularly effective at promoting new growth in problem areas where there is patchiness or persistent bald spots. You don’t get any beard balm with this kit but you do get a beard activator serum and a good quality beard oil as well as a derma-roller with 0.5mm micro-needles. Daily use of the derma-roller is effective when used with the beard activating serum and noticeable results are seen after just one week. You should continue to use the roller even after the first couple of weeks and as the beard hair grows you can use the all natural beard oil to keep the beard hair hydrated and healthy looking.
This beard kit worked well for us and what really stands out is the user reviews showing before and after images. These users had really patchy growth to begin with and this product clearly helped to grow a thick and healthy looking beard.
The hemp beard oil contains 10 natural vitamins and smells great. There is a beard comb and scissors included – both of which are excellent quality and overall this package provides really good value for money and above all – it works!
- Excellent results achieved with this product for patchy beards
- All natural ingredients
- Derma-roller is highly effective
- No beard balm included
Vikicon Beard Growth Kit
This is the most expensive beard growth kit we reviewed and although it does still provide good value for money the cost might put a few people off which is why we placed it at the bottom of our top 5. That being said, this beard growing kit from Vikicon is excellent and does its job very well. It includes a beard growth activator spray that is intended to be used in combination with the 0.3mm derma-roller to induce good hair growth and a fuller hair coverage.
There is also a beard growth serum and a beard balm that are designed to work well together and this is ideal for continuing to encourage the beard growth from the root whilst maintaining a well nourished and healthy hair on the top.
A clinical study conducted by Vikicon found that 92% of men who used this combination activated new facial hair growth and that there was an average increase in beard hair density of 55%.
All of the ingredients found in this beard growing kit are natural and they feel great and on a par with other well known brands. We suffered no irritation when using the product – even those of us with sensitive skin.
If you want a great looking kit in a great presentation box then this is a top option – ideal for a gift!
- Beard growth serum and beard growth oil both included
- All natural ingredient profile
- Results are excellent
- Good for sensitive skin
- Quite expensive compared to others