Updated on Aug 05, 2017
Finding patches and bald spots in your beard can be one of the most demoralizing and disappointing feelings a man can have. All beard styles can be compromised and ruined by a single area of thin hair.
Don’t panic – at Beardoholic, we have a few tips and tricks up our sleeve to help you fix your patchy beard.
The Ultimate Rule to Fix a Bald Spot in Beards
The absolute best way to help you beard hair fill in is by leading a healthy lifestyle.
Jim White, a registered dietician and spokesman for the American Dietetic Association, explains that “”The condition of your facial hair directly corresponds to the health of your body.”
He went on to explain that “the same nutrients that have a positive effect on our heart and other major organs also benefit our skin and hair.”
To keep your beard healthy, make sure you’re eating well and exercising daily. Maintaining your overall health helps increase your blood circulation and testosterone.
Healthy levels of testosterone will encourage hair growth throughout your body, including your face, leading to a healthier beard.
Ensure that you’re getting the right vitamins in your body to encourage healthy hair growth; food that promotes beard growth is rich in:
Regularly sleeping well and getting in your 8 hours of sleep will also encourage testosterone increases.
In fact, this article by the University of Chicago Medical Center found that sleeping less than 5 hours a night can lead to a 15% decrease in your testosterone levels.
Losing out as sleep can also increase hormone that causes stress (cortisol) the next day, leading to damaged hair follicles.
There are a few more general lifestyle tips that can help you get your dream beard:
Other Tips to Fix a Patchy Beard
If a healthy lifestyle still isn’t cutting it, you can try these tips.
Tip 1: Give it Time
Make sure you give your beard time to grow out. Not all of your hair grows at the same rate; your patchiness may be transient as parts of your beard may still be growing out.
Tip 2: Style Strategically.
If you can grow out the rest of your hair long and brush it well, the voluminous look of an otherwise healthy and full beard can cover up the patchy spots.
If you keep your beard short, the unkempt stubble style can disguise your patchy spots.
If your patchy spots are just short rather than completely barren of hair, you can try to even it all out to the length your patchy spots are stubbornly stuck at.
Tip 3: Supplement
If you can’t seem to get enough vitamins in your diet, you can explore the world of beard vitamins.
These multivitamins combine many of the vitamins on the list we went over earlier to make sure your body has the tools to create a healthy beard.
Worst comes to worst, you can experiment with Rogaine and other hair supplements.
The Final Word
Even a healthy and styled big beard can be ruined by a small patchy spot. Bald spots and patchiness in your beard is one of the ways your body tries to tell you to exercise more and cut back on the junk food.
The first thing you should do to fix a patchy beard is adopt a healthier lifestyle.
If that’s not enough, you can try to supplement your diet or style your beard strategically. Overall, make sure you give your beard time to grow!
Check out this video to see some of the top mistakes men make for their patchy beards. If you have any questions or comments, leave them below!
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