How to fix a patchy beard?

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Once boys hit puberty, they dream of having a full and luscious beard. It is a sign of their maturity and fertility. Having a thick beard is also in trend, so it is always important to keep your facial hair or beard in good condition. If you have a patchy beard you may feel awkward keeping it. So, let’s see how you can grow out a patchy beard and get that luscious mane you’ve always wanted.

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What causes a patchy beard?

Few people face genetic predisposition of having a sparse patchy beard. Whereas, there are multiple factors which are responsible for thick, sparse, dense, in patch hairs on your beard. The factor which determines the hairs is the level of androgens in your body. However, an unbalanced diet habit or unhealthy lifestyle, stress affects the growth of your beard.

How to fix a patchy beard?

The first step to a patchy beard solution is filling it in. This means letting your facial hair grow out and resisting the temptation to trim it. You need to wait at least a month before trimming the hair, this period will help you understand the direction of hair growth, and where the patchy spots are located. Once you have completed a month, then trim your cheek and jawline for a tidier look. If you let your beard grow longer then there are chances that the patches will get lost under the growing beard.

How to grow a full beard without patches?

During the growth period, it’s a good idea to follow some tips to promote hair regrowth and keep the follicles happy. This will keep your beard fuller and healthy.

Here are some things you need to remember if you want the patchy beard to grow out:

Beard oil: Applying a good quality beard oil will help control any itchiness that often comes with new growth. Ensure the oil is alcohol-free and it keeps your skin and beard moisturized.

Beard balm: This product will hold your facial hair and help train it to grow in the right direction. Smooth the balm on your hair with the help of your fingers.

Brushing the beard: Use a soft bristle brush and brush your hair in downwards strokes. This will help cover any patches and also result in a uniform and tidy appearance.

Some more tips to grow facial hair healthy are:

  • Good and balanced diet: healthy and nutritious food will help your beard hair to get a good amount of vitamins and minerals. Having protein-rich foods like eggs, pulses, soy products, white meat, fish, etc. promotes good hair regrowth.
  • Good sleep: Nowadays, we are so busy in our lives that we don’t get proper sleep, which affects our health. It’s important to sleep for eight hours daily, to ensure good and healthy hair.

  • Exercise: Daily exercise ensures an increase in testosterone hormone levels and it increases blood circulation in your body. Beard growth and Testosterone go hand in hand.
  • Stress-free: Balancing both professional and family life can be a difficult job, which can lead to stress and tension. So to get a good, dense, and thick beard you need to have a stress-free life.
  • Drinking water: Drinking 3 to 4 liters of water is very important to keep your skin hydrated.

Medication for beard growth

  • Minoxidil

Minoxidil, a US FDA approved medication which promotes hair regrowth but with this, you will not get a thick beard. Results of it will differ from person to person. You might experience hair loss when you start or stop using this medication. So you should keep using this medication till you feel your hairs are important for you. Always, make sure you should consult your dermatologist and then use these medications. If you do not consult doctors these medications might give side effects as well. Don’t use any medications just reading over the internet.

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  • Dermaroller

Dermaroller is also used as a treatment, to improve the density and thickness of hair on the beard area. These micro-injuries created by the dermaroller can form new blood vessels beneath the hair follicles, this will allow them to grow thicker. Remember, If your hair follicles are present in the beard area then any treatment or medication will begin to show improvement. But if the hair follicles are not present, then the only treatment that will help is a hair transplant.


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