How to Fix a Patchy Beard

A thick, full beard is what all men want, but your facial hair does not always listen to your desires. First let us define a patchy beard. A patchy beard consists of empty spots on your face where you would like hair to grow and also keeps you from having an even smooth looking beard. There are several causes for uneven facial hair and also five methods you can use to fix this issue.

Causes of Patchy Beards:

  • Stress
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Poor Diet
  • Genetics

Potential Patchy Beard Fixes:

  • Grow it out: Letting your beard grow longer will allow some areas that are missing hair to be covered up with the longer beard hair. In addition, growing out your beard can stimulate growth in areas where hair is nonexistent. More hair means more natural hair oils on your beard, which are necessary for beard health.
  • Use eyebrow filler: A quick fix! Have you seen how women use an eyebrow pencil to fill in gaps in their eyebrows? You can do the same for a beard. This only works if the gaps are small, otherwise the filler will be visible. If you want an immediate fix, you can use this method until you have real hair in those empty spots. Make sure to match the filler with your beard color to ensure it blends right in.
  • Beard oil: A dry beard can lead to a brittle beard that leads to more patches. Try to apply beard oil on your beard to stimulate growth. Make sure to rub some oil into the areas where you want more hair. Rubbing stimulates more blood flow to those gaps which promotes hair growth. This process is slower, however it is guaranteed to work. Just give it a couple of weeks. Be sure to be consistent to see promising results. Beard oil is also known to give a fuller, thicker beard, which can cover up some of the patchy areas.
  • Eat well: A good, well-balanced diet always goes a long way. Make sure you receive your daily source of vitamins, proteins, and minerals to help stimulate hair growth.
  • Patience: If you are young, sometimes just waiting for your beard to grow out is the solution. When you're young, your hormones are all over the place. Just give it a couple of years for your body to settle down and the beard will grow on its own. 
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