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Red Dead Redemption 2: How to Grow Hair & Beard

Developed by Rockstar, Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most hotly anticipated games of 2018. Aside from just shooting people and robbing banks all the time, players will also get to customize Arthur himself and manage his hair and beard. Here’s what you need to know about how to grow hair and beard for Arthur in Red Dead Redemption 2.

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How to Grow Hair and Beard in Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2‘s organic open world extends to Arthur’s hair, too, which changes and grows as time passes in-game. Rockstar is known for the depth of its character customization tools, with San Andreas being the watermark for open world customization for years after release.

Watching Arthur’s hair grow and change after story events or fast-traveling improves the game’s already excellent immersion and is an especially nice touch when setting out for a long travel up to the North of the game’s massive map.

Red Dead Redemption 2 continues Rockstar’s customization trend, with the mammoth title boasting significant avenues for appearance changes.

Borrowing from the wonderful hair physics of The Witcher 3, Red Dead Redemption 2 goes all in with Arthur’s wear and tear, but players can have some agency in changing his hair and beard.

Arthur’s hair and beard will grow naturally over time and moves through 10 stages. The game starts with Arthur at stage 3/4, with stages 9 and 10 only being available after Chapter 4.

How to Grow Hair Faster

Hair growth can be increased by purchasing hair tonic from a general store. To consume the tonic, hold down L1 if you’re on PS4 (LB on Xbox One), and use R2 (PS4) RT (Xbox One) to navigate the items tab, then select it.

To cut hair and shave, either go to a barber in town, or by using a shaving station at your camp near the bed.

It’s also worth noting that once you reach around level 4 or 5, Arthur’s hair and beard will take considerably longer to grow from then on.

As mentioned above, the hair tonic should help with speeding up hair growth, so consider purchasing them daily from the general store. These aren’t too expensive, so they’re definitely worth getting.

The hair tonic will help with both hair and beard in the game, so it’s also helpful for trying to grow Arthur’s beard so you can get a specific beard style from the barber.

How to Cut Hair or Beard and Change Hairstyle

Lastly, while you can trim Arthur’s hair and beard at the barber, the shaving kit at camp only allows you to trim his beard. So if your hair is getting too long, you’ll need to make your way to the nearest barber in one of the towns on the map.

Time needed: 1 minute

In short, here’s how to grow hair and beard in Red Dead Redemption 2:

  1. Arthur’s hair and beard will grow as you play, moving between 10 stages.

  2. You can speed it up by using hair tonics that can be purchased from general stores.

  3. You can also go to a barber in most towns to cut your hair and beard.

And that’s all you need to know about how to grow hair and beard for Arthur in Red Dead Redemption 2. Be sure to search for Twinfinite or check our Red Dead Redemption 2 guide wiki for more information on the game.


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Ben was a freelance writer for Twinfinite throughout 2018 and 2019 who covered news, features and guides on everything World of Warcraft, PC gaming and Nintendo. When he wasn't writing, he could often be found raiding with friends!