So you decided to let your hair grow and only to find out that you have a patchy beard? Don’t worry, that’s no reason to go beardless! We agree that some men are luckier than others and they can grow full beards in no time, but for others the process can be slightly more challenging.
You might decide to start growing a beard and find yourself having missing patches of hair. Sadly, the way your hair grows depends strongly on genetics. But don’t worry, Mo Bro’s is here to help! We’re here to tell you that just because your facial hair is patchier than others, it doesn’t mean there aren’t things you can do to make it look fuller, denser and better. Read on to find 4 tips for a patchy beard!
Be patient and let it grow
First rule of growing any kind of beard is to stay away from the razor and to just let it grow. The main thing you need to know is that time is your best friend, don’t rush to shave it off just yet. There’s still hope for your precious mane to flourish!
Many beards never come into existence, because some men underestimate their beard’s actual potential, thinking that it’s going to be too patchy. We recommend letting your beard grow for at least four weeks, as it’s only after a decent amount of time that you can evaluate it’s true status, as some beards only start to connect after a month.
It’s highly likely that as the beard grows longer, the patches will get covered up underneath the rest of your beard. You can even use the longer hairs to cover up the sparser areas, by combing and styling it into place.
Another tip is to trim your cheek and jaw line after a month to keep it tidy, and continue letting it grow even further. It’s likely that as the beard grows longer, the patches will get lost underneath the rest of your beard.
Keep in mind that you are your own worst critic. Whether we’re styling our beard or hair, checking our faces or trimming our facial hair, we spend a fair amount of time looking into the mirror. However, not everyone else is spending that much time examining your face in detail.
Most of the time the things we tend to notice and obsess over, are things that no one else even picks up on. So appreciate your mane the way it is and start enjoying your beard growth journey. No-one will probably think that you have a patchy beard!
Keep it moisturised
To keep your beard looking and feeling great and to reduce your patchy beard, you don’t only need to let it grow but it’s important that you take good care of it too.
To start with, you will need to keep your beard clean. We strongly recommend using beard wash or soap. Unlike regular shampoo’s, these products are specifically designed to wash and condition beard follicles, leaving your facial hair soft and clean.
The product that your beard will absolutely not be able to go without is beard oil. It will stop any itch and irritation, while moisturising your beard and the skin underneath. It will condition your hair and promote hair growth at the same time.
Beard balm will give your beard a little more volume, condition it and make it look thicker.
Last but not least, you’ll need to finish off your daily grooming routine by brushing your beard. It will keep your mane tidy, train your hair to grow in the right direction and condition it even more. Natural boar hair will reach hairs at every level of your beard, giving you a very effective and even brush per stroke. It will help to cover patches and also give your beard a tidy appearance.
STYLE IT ACCORDINGLY
There are a few things that you can do to fix your patchy beard. We highly recommend keeping your facial hair relatively short. It will give the illusion of slightly fuller and more dense hair coverage. Remember, a short beard can look just as great as a long one – it will still frame your face and give it some definition. Patchy beard celebrities like Johnny Depp, James Franco, and even Keanu Reeves are all great sources of inspiration for those guys with patchy beards who still want to rock facial hair.
Second, trimming certain areas of your beard can make others look fuller. We recommend keeping the sides shorter. If your beard is patchy further up, bring the line down the cheek. Sharp edges can create an impression of fullness.
A patchy beard might not be what you expected when you started growing it, but that does not mean that you should not keep it. All beards are awesome, and a patchy one can be just as good as a full one, you just need to have patience and take care of it the right way.
So there you have it, a full guide to a patchy beard. Now go and rock that mane of yours! If you want to check out more blog posts on how to fix your beard problems then check out the ones below: