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How To Grow a Duck Dynasty Beard - Christian in the Rough

How To Grow a Duck Dynasty Beard

by Larry Hehn on April 11, 2013

duck dynastyEver since I decided, 75 days ago, to grow a Duck Dynasty beard, new and exciting things have been happening.

I’ve been referred to as Moses, Santa, and Grizzly Adams. I’ve had my own mother say, “Eww…you’re not going to keep growing that, are you?” I’ve discovered that egg yolks stick really well to facial hair.

And I’ve noticed a modest shift in traffic to my blog.

Over the past month, 8 of the top 13 search queries that led people to this site had something to do with Duck Dynasty. The most popular one was “how to grow a Duck Dynasty beard”.

With that in mind, I knew I had to do what any savvy blogger would do:

  1. Shamelessly create new content to exploit search queries related to Duck Dynasty beards, solely to increase traffic.
  2. Justify it by offering readers a solution to a current problem, so it doesn’t look like I’ve completely sold out.
beard day 74

Beard, Day 74

So, although my own Duck Dynasty beard is still a work in progress (great beards are measured in years and months, not weeks and days), it is my pleasure to share the keys I have learned over the past several weeks about how to grow a Duck Dynasty beard:

  1. Avoid shaving.
  2. Repeat Step 1.

Sorry if you were expecting something more complicated.

But as Phil Robertson once said when asked how long he had been growing his beard, “I ain’t growing it. It’s doing that on its own.”

Words of wisdom.

Results may vary depending on your genetics and hormone levels, but this isn’t rocket science, folks. You can’t force or rush a Duck Dynasty beard.

You just have to let it happen.

It can go against every fiber of our being, but sometimes the best thing you can do to help something grow, is get out of its way.

Have you ever tried to force things that were beyond your control?

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Eileen April 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Great post! Love this take away too. “but sometimes the best thing you can do to help something grow, is get out of its way.” Good reminder.
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Larry Hehn April 11, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Many thanks, Eileen!


Peter Graham April 11, 2013 at 4:47 pm

You’ve met my kids. ‘Nuff said.


Larry Hehn April 11, 2013 at 4:49 pm

LOL, yep!


Rob April 16, 2013 at 12:55 pm

My beard grows slowly but at least It grows nicely. Would foam hair growth work if I put it on my chin and areas around there instead of my head? Do you think that would work?


Larry Hehn April 16, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Good question, Rob. I’m always a little leery of products that claim to promote hair growth. Especially at my age, when I have enough trouble with hair starting to grow in places I really don’t want it.


Michael Lee McNabb January 24, 2017 at 8:48 pm

From One Blogger to another great job on taking advantage of some search results that found there way to you.


Joe Breedlove September 29, 2019 at 8:23 pm

I’m having a hard time growing my beard long. Did I make a mistake by shaving my neck


TJ Huntley May 22, 2020 at 2:21 pm

Definitely a great way to bring in traffic. I had Googled “Duck Dynasty Beard” and it brought me here. I tried growing one during quarantine and after a month of egg yolk sticking to it, I decided to start ignoring step 1 and 2. 🙂


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