Hi guys, this is my first post on this discussion board.
I really want to grow a beard - a bushy beard (several inches long) - but I can't seem to be able to. My mustache grows to about half-an-inch, I get a little less than an inch under my chin, and I get nice, fluffy side-burns. I only get a few "sprinkles" of hair on the sides of my face around my lower jaw (the area between the sidebruns and chin) and I get NOTHING under my mouth between the little area where my soul-patch grows. Let me just also add that other members of my immediately family CAN grow a beard - I guess I'm just a late bloomer.
I'm a 19 year old male (Irish, English, and Italian)
So - I read that one side-effect of steroid-use is "increased facial hair growth". So, is it posssible for me to start a steroid regimen to catalyze a somewhat significant incease in my hair growth?
[note: I'm listing all my questions but don't take it the wrong way and think that I expect you to do my research for me - I just want whatever guidance you guys can provide]
More specifically, will the steroids...
...increase the length of my facial hair?
...initiate the growth of my facial hair in areas that don't have facial hair yet (also: make MORE strands of hair grow in areas that already have it, or THICKEN It)
Will the effect be permanent? Will the steroids simply catalyze my hair-growth and I can be done with them?
What kinds of steroids will I need to take and in what doses?
Will they make me go bald?
Will they turn me into a girl? [I don't mean that literally - I'm very concerned about the side-effects and I've yet to fully grasp the concept that they can be used responsibly]
Well, that about covers all my questions I guess - any answers to them would be appreciated, thanks! I'm glad to be a part of this knowledgeable community!