Beard Growth Kit
(Topical Spray and beard accessories)
The Beard Growth Kit contains all the essentials you need to grow a thick, healthy-looking beard. It includes Topical Spray, which can stimulate beard growth and fill in patches, as well as an assortment of free beard care accessories to help you groom and nurture your beard.
Your first Beard Growth Kit will contain a Beard Roller, Activator Gel, Beard Comb, Sanitiser and Topical Spray. Each month, we’ll send you a new Topical Spray so you can stay on track with your beard growth journey.
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Beard Growth Kit: facts you need to know
Straightforward answers to frequently asked questions.
The Beard Growth Kit combines the beard-stimulating effect of Topical Spray (minoxidil) with grooming accessories specially selected for their ability to encourage beard growth.
Topical SprayThe active ingredient in Topical Spray, minoxidil, promotes beard growth by dilating the blood vessels that supply nutrient-rich blood to hair follicles. It also extends the growth phase of the hair growth cycle and increases hair follicle size as well as hair diameter.
Beard RollerThe Beard Roller enhances beard growth by gently creating micro-punctures on the surface of the skin that stimulate dormant follicles, activate the body’s natural healing capabilities, and increase blood flow.
Activator GelOur Activator Gel works best when rubbed onto the skin after using our Beard Roller. It contains the bio-active ingredient biotin, and the action of the Beard Roller creates mini-channels on the skin that allow the Gel to be absorbed deeply.
Beard CombSmall enough to fit in your pocket, the beard comb can be used during your daily beard care ritual or on-the-go. Using it regularly can prevent ingrown hairs by stopping newly grown hair from curling back and growing under the skin. It can also be used to distribute the Activator Gel throughout your beard for total coverage.
SanitiserThe Sanitiser is an alcohol-based spray that is used to clean the Beard Roller before each use. As the Roller’s needles create micro-punctures on the surface of the skin to awaken follicles, it’s important to sanitise them with a few sprays before using the Roller.
The Beard Growth Kit includes:
- 1x Topical Spray.
- 1x Beard Roller.
- 1x Activator Gel.
- 1x Beard Comb.
- 1x Sanitiser.
Please note that when you purchase the Beard Growth Kit, only your first order will contain all the beard growth accessories listed above (i.e. the Beard Roller, Activator Gel, Beard Comb, and Sanitiser). Once you have all the accessories you need, we’ll just send you a new Topical Spray each month so you can continue to grow and maintain your beard.
Each accessory and treatment included in the Beard Growth Kit plays a specific role in your beard care routine, so it’s a good idea to understand how (and when) to use each one for the best beard growth results.
Topical SprayTo use Topical Spray:
- Make sure your face is dry before applying Topical Spray.
- Apply a total of 6 sprays (1ml) to the areas of the beard you want to grow and massage it in. Do this twice daily (once in the morning and once at night).
Note: only apply a total of 6 sprays to your beard. If there is more than one area of the beard you want to target - for example, on each side of your face - then apply half the stated dose to each side (e.g 3 sprays one side and 3 sprays on the other side).
- Wash your hands thoroughly after use.
Beard RollerTo use the Beard Roller:
- Sterilize the head of the Beard Roller using the Sanitiser provided with the Kit.
- Gently apply pressure and roll the Beard Roller across the areas of the beard you want to grow for a total of 2-3 minutes.
- Wash the Beard Roller with warm (not boiling) water, dry it with a paper towel, and store it in a cool, dry place.
Only use the Beard Roller once or twice a week, and leave at least three days between each Beard Roller use to allow your skin to repair.
Note: do not use the Beard Roller on the same days that you use Topical Spray, as this may cause too much Topical Spray to be absorbed into the body. Instead, wait 24 hours after rolling before applying Topical Spray.
SanitiserSpray the Sanitiser 2-3 times evenly onto the head of the Beard Roller to disinfect it before use.
Activator GelThe Activator Gel is best used together with the Beard Roller. After rolling, apply 2 pumps of Activator Gel onto your face and rub it in until it’s absorbed.
Beard CombThe Beard Comb can be used whenever you wish to style and look after your beard. We recommend using it regularly to prevent ingrown hairs, remove any dead or flaky skin, and keep your beard looking well-groomed.
When you order the Beard Growth Kit, only your first order will contain all the accessories you need to begin your beard growth journey. This is because you only need one set of accessories to get the most out of the Kit.
Once you have everything, we will then send you Topical Spray every month to help you maintain and encourage the growth of new beard hair.
If you ever need to replace one of your accessories (i.e if you lose, run out of, or break it) you can order a new one by contacting [email protected]
Yes. If you lose, run out of, or break one of the accessories provided in the Beard Growth Kit, you can order a replacement by contacting [email protected].
You should only apply gentle pressure to the areas of the beard you want to target to avoid piercing the skin too deeply. When used properly, the Beard Roller should not be painful to use.
You may experience redness in the areas that have been rolled over, but this is normal. This happens because the needles on the Beard Roller create micro-punctures on the surface of the skin which trigger the body’s natural healing process and increase blood flow to the skin - giving it a reddish appearance.
Any redness should disappear within one to two days. Once the skin has completely healed, you can use the Roller again. We recommend using the Roller once a week to start with, but you may use it twice a week once your skin adapts to the treatment.
Yes, the Beard Growth Kit can be used to help fill in a patchy beard.
The Topical Spray included in the Kit can stimulate beard growth in areas that have little hair coverage (due to the action of its active ingredient minoxidil), which is ideal for tackling stubborn patches. This can prove especially useful when trying to promote growth in “hard-to-grow” areas of the beard, such as the under lip area and cheek line.
The Beard Growth Kit is designed to help you grow a beard faster than growing one without assistance. Here’s how:
- Topical Spray contains minoxidil, which lengthens the growth phase of the hair cycle, increases hair follicle size, and widens hair diameter - resulting in thicker, more noticeable beard hair in just a few months.
- The Beard Roller uses microneedling to activate dormant follicles and the Activator Gel, which contains biotin and Curcuma longa, helps to nourish your skin and beard.
After using the Kit consistently, you should experience the growth of new beard hair in as little as two to four months. But, as each person is different, the time taken to grow visible hair may differ depending on the individual.
If you stop using the Kit for one (or a few) daysDon’t worry if you forget to use the Beard Growth Kit one day (or even for a few days). Although continuous use is recommended for the best results, it takes about three to four months for new hair to disappear once treatment is stopped. Therefore, forgetting to use the Kit for one day is unlikely to have an impact on your beard hair coverage.
In the event that you forget to spray your daily doses of Topical Spray (once in the morning and once at night), do not double the dose to make up for the ones you missed. Instead, take it as normal the following day.
If you stop using the Kit entirelyIf you decide to stop using the Kit entirely, it’s likely that you will lose the hair you gained within three to four months. Again, continuous use is recommended for the best results.
An off-licence medicine is one that is used in a different way to that described in its licence. Examples, of off-licence use include:
- Using a medicine for a different condition to that stated in the licence. This may happen because doctors have found that the medicine works very well for another condition. Using the medicine in this way may be supported by expert groups, but the manufacturer of the medication has not extended its licence.
- Using a medicine in an age group beyond the boundaries of the licenced range.
- Using a medicine at a higher dose than stated in the licence.
Our Topical Spray (included in the Beard Growth Kit) contains minoxidil. Minoxidil is a medicine used to treat hair loss in men with male pattern baldness. Where clinically indicated, we can provide a formulation tailored to your needs which could include a higher strength of minoxidil. This is why it is classified as an “off-licence” medicine.
Like most medicines, Topical Spray (minoxidil) can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. Common side effects include:
- Itching and/or skin irritation of the face at the site of application.
Note that it’s common to experience itching when growing a beard because hair growth can also irritate the skin as new hairs emerge.
Applying too much Topical Spray may cause rarer side effects, including:
- Fast or irregular heartbeat.
- Blurred vision or other changes in vision.
- Beard hair loss.
- Chest pain.
- Weight gain (rapid).
- Swelling of face, hands, feet, or lower legs.
If you experience any of these side effects stop using Topical Spray and seek medical guidance.
Always wait at least 24 hours after using the Beard Roller to apply Topical Spray. Applying it sooner than this may cause too much minoxidil to be absorbed into the blood (and increase the chance of experiencing side effects).
A complete list of side effects is available on the Safety Information Page included with your Beard Growth Kit, which you should always read before using Topical Spray for the first time.
As beard growth is a naturally slow process, there is likely to be little change for the first month or two when you start using the Beard Growth Kit. But be patient. Good things come to those who wait.
After two to four months, new beard hair should begin to emerge. Initial hairs may be soft and light at the start, but should eventually become the same as normal hair.
Beyond four months, thicker, denser-looking hairs should begin to appear. Patches should start to fill in and the beard should look more even as unjoined areas of the beard begin to connect. Overall, beard coverage should noticeably improve and hairs should look stronger and healthier.
Note that some people may experience hair shedding when using Topical Spray (minoxidil) in the first few months, but this is normal and temporary. This is because initial treatment can cause hair follicles to move quickly through the growth cycle until they reach the anagen (growth) stage. Once they reach the growth stage, hair regrowth should occur as intended.
As with the hair on your head, you shouldn’t wash your beard too often because doing so removes the natural oils in your beard that keep it healthy. Therefore, you should only wash your beard once or twice a week.
When washing your beard, you should avoid using shampoos and soaps as the chemicals in them can dry your beard out (making it more brittle and prone to split ends).
Instead, you should use specialised beard shampoo. Not only does it help to maintain the natural oils that keep your beard vibrant and healthy, but it can also help to soothe itching (which is common when growing a beard) by nurturing the skin beneath it.
There are a number of things you can do to stop your beard from drying out:
- Don’t wash your beard every day: once or twice a week is enough. This will help to preserve the natural oils in your beard that keep it smooth.
- Don’t use regular shampoo or soap on your beard: doing so can make your beard dry and cause skin flaking/dandruff. Instead, use a specialist beard shampoo that protects your skin and natural beard oils.
- Use beard oil: beard oil helps to keep your beard and skin moisturised. It complements the natural oils produced by your body to keep your beard hydrated, healthy-looking, and soft.