No one wants a beard that grows in patches with a thickness in some areas and baldness on others. Every man strives for a beard that is thick and full. The speed of facial hair growth and how it grows is mainly dependent on genetics.
Aside from this, hormonal fluctuations and changes during puberty, testosterone and maturing hair follicles, seasons and nutrition are all possible reasons to end up with patchy, uneven spots in a beard. This is common and natural and many individuals growing their beard the first time are likely to experience this often.
Being worried about patches may end up increasing your bald spots. The good news is that the patches can be fixed with solutions that range from trimming to implants. A patchy beard can be fixed and does not have to be a lifelong diagnosis. Trimming your beard regularly and cutting off uneven tips will eliminate split ends.
Growing out a Beard
While you may be tempted to shave and style your beard, it is important to avoid shaving off your beard while it is still growing as an attempt to mask bald patches. Give your beard enough time to grow thick as a longer beard actually makes it easier to hide patches and bare spots.
Styling your Beard
Maximize your patches. You can accomplish this by syncing your styling with the patchy areas in your beard. For example, a patchy beard around the cheek can be dealt with by creating an anchor-style beard or goatee. Choose something that is suitable for your face shape and type. This may involve a few trials and errors but you will be able to come up with your own unique style eventually.
Conditioning with Pomade
Rub some pomade into your beard hair to condition it. This helps to settle unruly hair down. Direct the growth of your beard the way you want to conceal all the patchy areas. Pomades typically have a waxy consistency and contain essential oils as the main ingredient, which gives your beard a healthy sheen. However, avoid excessive use that will cause your beard to become greasy.
You can use a beard or comb to brush down your beard and tame wiry, thin strands. This helps to create an even look. Ingredients such as castor oil are useful for conditioning, smoothening and growing hair.
Massage your beard lightly with castor oil before going to bed and allow it to stay on overnight. Consider this process as a part of your daily routine until you have noticeable beard growth.
Facial Hair Dye
If you have made an effort to grow your beard and notice some flecks, you can think about coloring your beard with a quality hair dye. Facial hair dye can effectively give your beard a denser appearance. Try to match the dye color to the natural color of your hair.
Beard Grooming Routine
Give your beard the regular attention that it needs in order to thrive. Apply beard oil or balm in your beard as often as recommended. Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner when washing your beard. Diet is important and including plenty of protein and vitamins will boost hair growth.