Why Goatee Grows Faster Than Sides [+ 5 Effective Fixes]

Most men want to grow full beards. I count myself one of them and I think this is the best thing to do.

However, not everyone can grow a full beard easily. Goatee grows faster than sides on millions of men. On most of them, the goatee is also thicker.

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I have put together a full guide explaining why this is happening and how you can deal with it in the best possible way.

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

Why Goatee Grows Faster Than Sides?


Your genes are the most important factor that affects beard growth rate and will determine how dense your hair follicles will be, the areas that facial hair will grow, its color and so on.

Some of you will be able to grow a beard like Dan Bilzerian while others may grow a beard like Keanu Reeves or Johnny Depp.

But why do I refer to these big names that cannot grow a full beard easily?

Because at the end of the day this did not stop them from being extremely handsome and also making millions of dollars!

Johnny Depp was voted the sexiest man on the planet! But, if one day you feel bad about your beard hair, go check out his beard!

Why Goatee grows faster than sides


Why are men generally hairier than women?

One reason men have more hair and obviously facial hair than women is the male’s main hormone called Testosterone.

You have heard the fact that most women that have used anabolic steroids developed hair throughout their bodies, right? According to Sciencedirect.com, women that have used steroids are in great danger of developing facial and body hair, having a deeper voice, reduced breast volume, larger clitoris and so on.

I am telling you all of this stuff to support my sayings that apart from genes, the levels of important hormones such as Testosterone can play a vital role in beard growth.

However, BY NO MEANS, does this imply that you should get Testosterone boosters or injections or anything similar to that.

Testosterone is only prescribed by doctors after laboratory tests that prove your t-levels are pathologically low and affect your everyday life. Then and only then, the doctor can suggest testosterone replacement therapy.

Testosterone’s side effects if you exceed your normal levels can lead to:

  • Stroke, heart attack (by altering the LDL/HDL ratio)
  • Sperm reduction
  • Baldness
  • Aggression and problematic relationships
  • Various types of cancer

and much more.

Be careful. Knowledge is power.

Blood Supply

In order for beard growth to exist in certain areas of our bodies, we need to have a healthy lifestyle. Blood feeds our hair by providing the necessary nutrients.

This factor is not the most important factor that your goatee grows thicker and faster than your beard but you can use this knowledge to your favor.

Some studies claim that if you increase blood supply in certain areas, this may lead to increased beard growth.

For example, beard or derma rollers are tools that use micro needling to increase the blood flow in specific areas. I am not a huge fan, but you can try them and let me know your results!

Remember, even if this works for you, it is not sure that it will also work for other people too. Everyone is different.


Another factor that affects beard growth rate big time is age.

In fact, most beards continue to thicken and develop until you are 30 years old and sometimes even later on.

So, if you are a teenager or an early adult and you are wondering why your cheeks hair develops slower than your goatee or chin hair, you should wait!

Beards take time to grow and mature!

Most men around 20 cannot grow full beards. And that’s ok! You just have to wait!

This factor is pretty straightforward. Let’s move on!

Beard Care And Health

Some men neglect their beards. That’s the reality.

The mindset that men used to have that only women look at the mirror and take care of themselves needs to shift.

Hopefully, most men nowadays take care of their facial hair, their appearance, their bodies and so on.

For example, if you eat junk all day, you are overweight; you don’t wash your face; you don’t comb your beard hair and apply the right products, do you think your facial hair will be there forever?

Even if you once had a nice beard, if you don’t take care of your beard and yourself in general, you will face all kinds of problems. One of them will be your patchy beard. Proly the less important, though compared to everything else, to be honest.

Take care of yourselves, gentlemen! Follow a healthy diet! Health problems are the worse. You deserve better! You are awesome!

Read Also: No Chin Hair But You Have A Beard? Here Is Why!

How To Make Beard Grow Faster On Cheeks (And Thicker)

how to make my beard grow faster on sides

Now that we know why your chin hair grows faster and maybe thicker than your sides it is time to discuss what we can actually do about it.

Here are some of the best recommendations:

Let Your Beard Grow And Then Trim Your Goatee

This is the easiest and fastest way to balance out your beard.

The first step is to let your beard grow a little bit. Give it let’s say 2 weeks.

Then, grab your beard trimmer and apply a guard that suits your needs. If you want to grow your beard for 2 weeks a guard number 3 or 4 (corresponding to mm because some trimmer numbers correspond to inches) will be fine for you.

If you are not sure which guard is best for you, try a high-number guard. Let’s say if you are between 3 4 and #5 guard choose 5. This ensures that it will not cut more hair than you want.

Then, if it didn’t cut as much as you really wanted it to, apply a guard one number lower than the former one.

Remember to play it safe. If you cut more than you want, you will have to wait for your beard to grow again. But if you play it safe by using higher guards, you can always re-trim your goatee with a lower-numbered guard that cuts more so that you even it out.

I hope it makes sense.

Use Rogaine or Minoxidil

If you are over 30 years old (age matters), you have tried the method above but you didn’t like it you should consider Minoxidil therapy.

Minoxidil stimulates hair growth if applied daily for months. (no results at the early stages)

However, it has its drawbacks. These are:

  • Daily application
  • Lifetime commitment
  • You lose results once you stop it
  • It needs time to see results (at least 3 months)

Minoxidil or Rogaine, which is how you can find it on the market can really help you grow a thicker beard faster. But, I have to inform you about its cons as well.


beard roller

I briefly touched on this topic above.

This method focuses on the increase of blood supply in certain areas of the face.

It is scientifically proven that it helps with baldness and hair growth up to a certain extent, but it seems to work for beards as well.

Derma or beard rollers are the tools that have these tiny needles with which you touch your face.

I am not a huge fan but I would give it a try if you are desperate for your beard to be growing faster and be more symmetrical.

Read Also: Do Beard Rollers Actually Work?

Take Care Of Your Facial Hair And Your Health

This sounds obvious, but there are millions of men that ignore it.

Facial hair needs the right nutrients and the right treatment in order to grow. Yes, some men can grow beards easier than other men (we talked about genetics) but remember a healthy body functions better in everything.

  • Take care of your beard and your face, gentlemen.
  • Wash your face at least at least once a day
  • Brush your beard to remove dead cells and give it a direction
  • Apply beard oil, keep it moisturized! Beard oil also helps with combing!

Also, take care of your overall health. This will help you in every aspect of your life not just beard growth.

  • Try to include training in your life
  • Eat healthily
  • Don’t drink much alcohol or smoke (these things kill you gently day by day and also kill your Testosterone levels)

Love yourself before expecting other people to love you! Health problems impact everything in your life, including facial hair.

Beard Transplant

Most of the time, if the goatee grows faster than beard, it also means that the goatee area is denser. If that’s the case, another solution is beard transplant.

If made correctly, this can solve the problem forever.

After the transplant, you will have a more symmetrical beard and you will be able to wear your favorite beard style!

This is the last option you wanna consider in my opinion.

These are the things you can do if facial hair on the chin grows faster than on the sides. Follow these tips and unlock your beard-growing potential!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does sleeping on one side affect beard growth?

It should not cause beard thinning. Even if you lose some hair, it will be replaced if you are healthy. However, some men claim that they have thinner facial hair on one side due to sleeping. It is not scientifically proven that sleeping affects beard growth. But, if you notice it, you should visit a dermatologist and alter your sleeping habits.

Is It Normal For One Side Of The Beard To Grow Faster?

It is not usual but it is normal. Genetics plays the biggest role in beard growth. If you have this problem, let your beard grow and then trim the side that grows faster to even it with the other side. This way you will have an awesome, even beard.

To Sum Things Up

sides grow slower than goatee

There are many men that face the problem of slow beard growth in their cheeks while the goatee grows fine and it is thick. You are not alone.

The most decisive factor that affects beard growth is genetics. Ancestry is also important but falls into the broad genetics category. Men from certain areas grow fuller beards effortlessly.

Hormones and, more specifically, Testosterone levels also impact beard growth a lot. Just visit a doctor and learn if your t-levels are normal. Do not ever consider risky things.

Don’t forget that age is very significant. If you are young, there is a chance your beard will develop faster in the future.

There are also secondary factors that affect beard growth and you should consider them too.

The best solution to this problem is to let your beard grow and then trim it evenly.

We have also discussed all the other options you have.

And this is it for today, gentlemen! I really hope you found this article complete and helpful.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to write them below and we will be happy to help.

Until next time,

Stay safe,


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