We all want, when we begin growing our beards, for them to be full, glorious expressions of masculinity. But sometimes we turn out looking more like Keanu than Hugh Jackman. A patchy beard can be a real morale killer when you’re bearding for the first time. Don’t let it get you down! Here’s how to combat patchy facial hair.
Put Up With It
We know, this isn’t exactly the solution everyone wants to hear, but hear us out. Most patchiness problems can be fixed with time, either because the hair simply grows at a slower rate in the patches, or length from the rest of your beard can cover the patches up. We recommend going completely razorless and trimless for a full month at first.
After a month, take a close look at your beard. You’ll have a better idea of what direction the hairs are growing in, in different sections, and what patches will be more easily covered. You can do a bit of cheek/chin trimming at this point just to neaten it up, and then… let ‘er grow.
Healthy Body=Healthier Beard
First things first: treat your body right, and your beard will follow. Eat well, exercise (boosts testosterone which in turn boosts beard growth!), and sleep well. And feel free to help Mother Nature along with a beard friendly supplement, like Beardilizer Facial Hair Complex.
Baby Your Beard
Taking excellent care of your beard will encourage thicker growth as well.
- Beard Oil
Beardilizer Beard Oil is helpful even if your beard isn’t that long yet. It’s no secret that brand new beards are itchy, and scratching is not helping your stubborn beardless patches one bit. Beard oil is a great way to soothe the skin, reduce scratchiness, and keep your beard on track.
- Beard Balm or Wax
A wax like Beardilizer Beard Wax, which includes skin and hair conditioning ingredients, can keep your beard from becoming brittle. Brittle beard hairs break off, creating the illusion of patchiness.
- Comb Your Beard
Keep your beard tangle-free and full looking with the Beardilizer Beard Comb. Knotted beard hair can result in split ends and breaks, as well.
If All Else Fails
If all of the above fail to de-patchify your beard, you have a couple of options. First, you can just roll on with a patchy beard. You need to be pretty sharp style-wise for this look to work, we’ll be honest. Second, you can experiment with short, neat beards of different styles and shapes that minimize the impact of patchiness. Think Tony Stark’s anchor beard—it keeps your cheeks shaved which means that patches there are camouflaged.