How Long Does It Take To Grow A Long Beard Like Dumbledore?


Have you ever wondered, how long does it take to grow a long beard like Dumbledore? The answer might surprise you.

How Long Does It Take to Grow a Long Beard Like Dumbledore

Have you been curious about how long it would take to grow a beard like Dumbledore? You have? Really? Huh. Okay, well, in that case, this should be of particular interest to you. You see, Dumbledore is sporting the beardsman’s ultimate, holy grail of beards – the Terminal.

What Sets The Dumbledore Terminal Beard Apart From All Other Beards?

The true beardsman gets it. To him, a beard is an extension of himself. In fact, his beard is not only a fashion statement, but also a statement of who he is. In the case of a beardsman sporting a Terminal, he is someone who is absolutely, undeniably, and completely cool to the core.

Clearly, to anyone with a pair of eyes, Dumbledore’s Terminal beard totally rocks. But then, most Terminals do. It looks so dramatic on film because it is dramatic. Think of the guys in ZZ Top, who also sport Terminals. They look like the ultimate hipsters and the height of I-don’t-give-a-crap cool. And believe me, nothing says I don’t give a crap like a Terminal.

A Majestic Beard Is Still Not A Dumbledore Terminal Beard

The Majestic is a righteous beard and lives up to its name. It is long and full and wise beyond its years. But it’s still not a Terminal. The Majestic is the beard you sport just before it morphs into the infamous Terminal.

A majestic is a full beard that has been very lightly trimmed occasionally over a period of years, and still has a bit of growing to do. But a Terminal has never been trimmed. Ever. Do you see the subtle difference?

What Exactly Is A Terminal (Aka Dumbledore Beard)?

All serious beardsmen hold the Terminal in awe and reverence. For them, the goal of someday sporting a Dumbledore Terminal beard is worth the significant investment of time. Why such adulation, you ask? Because the Terminal is the absolute limit of how long a man can grow his beard.

Each man’s Terminal varies in length and is determined by his genetics. When a man’s beard has been left to grow for years and years without the slightest amount of trimming, and then finally stops growing, he has attained his Terminal. No matter how much longer he has his beard, it will not grow one centimeter longer.

So How Long Does It Take To Grow A Dumbledore Terminal?

As noted above, each man’s terminal beard is different. Some are absolutely gigantic, like our ZZ Top friends or the infamous Dumbledore. But others not so much. Typically, it can take anywhere from 5 to 10 years for your beard to reach its terminal length.

The Terminal beard can range in length from about 1.5 feet to about 4 feet. In rare cases the beard can be even longer, growing to a whopping 5 or even 6 feet in length.

That concludes our quest to answer the question of how long it would take to grow a beard like Dumbledore. In short, it would take a long time – from several years to as many as 10 years, or even longer. But for a dedicated beardsman chasing the dream, that’s a mere blink of an eye.

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Mr. Wood has been growing a beard since he could first sprout facial hair. He lives with his wife, two boys and a mentally unstable dog. He loves to be outdoors and thinks that the best stories start with "Here, hold my beer..."