If you are looking for a patchy beard solution because you dream of rocking a full beard, in this article we will give you four solutions for a patchy beard.
Patchy Beard Solution
- #1: Patience and Let It Grow!
This is probably the most frustrating answer possible, am I right? But it’s the 100% truth. Sometimes, time is all your beard needs. If you give it time to grow out, you may see that the patches gradually fill in on their own. Be patient and resist the temptation to trim it too quickly, as certain parts may take a few weeks or months to catch up.
When I was growing my beard, it took me 6 months for a few different areas of my chin and cheeks to grow in and connect with the rest of my beard.
The above picture shows me at about 4 months of untouched beard growth. If you look closely at the photo, you will see a few different areas of my chin and cheeks that were patchy and unconnected from the rest of my beard. It took me a few additional months of not trimming or touching my beard for those areas to grow in and connect with the rest of my beard.
- #2: Pick the Right Style
Go for a beard style that complements your own growth pattern. If you look at the picture above again, you will see that my goatee area is much thicker than the rest of my beard. The reason that area is thicker is because before I could grow hair on my cheeks at all, I could only grow chin hair. So I started with that and rocked the facial hair that I could grow at that time.
- #3: Regular Maintenance
To decrease the obviousness of patches, keep your beard well-groomed. Occasional trimming can help keep things looking tidy while giving larger sections time to fill in. I would go months in between trimming or shaving my cheek area; the purpose behind that was to let areas have a chance to grow.
- #4: Use beard products
One thing I wish I knew then that I know now is the importance of beard products and their roles in helping with beard growth. Now, I want to be very clear: beard products, including beard oil, will not help the growth speed up. Using a high-quality beard oil made with natural ingredients like jojoba oil, argan oil, sweet almond oil, fractionated coconut oil and hemp seed oil will be helpful in keeping the skin hydrated and helping stimulate beard hair follicles by removing inflammation and increasing blood circulation to the root.
In addition, I would not use shampoo or face wash as a way to wash my facial hair. Those two items are made to get rid of oil on your skin and head. Which is great for area’s like your forehead and scalp, which produce a ton of hydrating oil. But your cheeks and chin—basically, the areas of your face where your beard will grow—do not. So by using a beard wash, I would be able to clean my beard without stripping away the hydrating oils needed for healthy beard growth.
Keep in mind that each beard is different, so what works for one man might not work for another. You can quickly overcome your problems with a patchy beard and sport a full, confident look with the right approach and a little perseverance!
Enjoy the beard journey!