Patchy facial hair or incomplete? The density of your hair does not allow you to have the same thick and complete beards that you can see on the internet and you wonder what you can do to overcome this? Don’t panic, I’m going to tell you about all the techniques and tricks you can use (and that I actually use).
If you’re struggling with patchy facial hair, you’ve come to the right place. You might believe that your facial hair is just some type of genetic fluke, but the reality is that by using these simple tips, you can improve the look of your facial hair. One of the most effective methods of growing thick and healthy facial hair is by taking supplements. There are many different kinds on the market, but it’s important to get one that contains all of the necessary vitamins and minerals needed to promote healthy growth.
First of all, it’s not the end of the world. There are several beard styles you can use to enhance your face without having a full beard. Then you know it comes from your genetic heritage and that unfortunately there is no magic formula or miracle cure. You can’t make hair appear where there isn’t, but you can help your hair get better or thicker (thus masking some empty areas).
Give your patchy beard time to grow
Having a beautiful beard takes time. If I had only one piece of advice to give you, it would be to let your beard grow for several weeks or even months before trimming it. The thinner it is or the finer your hairs are, the longer you will have to wait.
30 days of growth is not enough to evaluate the “quality” of your beard. Let it grow for 3 to 4 months, without cutting anything, and that’s when you’ll really see what it’s like. This is the mistake most men make, they give up too quickly.
It will also depend on your age. While a man’s hair usually starts growing around 13 years old, the most significant growth occurs between the ages of 25 and 35. So if you’re only 20 years old, and you’re desperate to have a thinning beard: wait and enjoy life. Let your beard grow, and you’ll see that some of the gaps will fill in naturally.
What to do if your beard is still patchy?
Have you grown a beard for 3 months and are you not satisfied with the result? Your hair is too thin, your beard is still patchy and the final result is incomplete? Here are some tips on how to make your hair thicker. The denser your hair, the more it will “cover” your cheeks.
Exercise, especially weight training. This will help increase your testosterone levels, a hormone that is essential for good beard growth Eat a balanced diet, especially one rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. A poor diet can cause deficiencies (in vitamins B, C, D, zink and iron) making your beard hair brittle.Biotin has been shown to help strengthen hair and nails. It has also been shown to improve their growth when taken as a dietary supplement.Sleeping 8 hours a night improves the quality and growth rate of your beard. During sleep, the body temperature drops, which improves blood circulation, including circulation to the hair follicles and roots.
The more nutrients that can reach the hair follicle and roots, the better.Because stress weakens the immune system, it can affect the rate of hair growth. A weakened immune system means less beard growth.
How to make your beard thicker
Go to a barber
After 3 months of growth, it’s now time to go to a barber. A real one. Not only will he be able to give you a few more tips (tell him you want to grow a beard), but more importantly, he’ll be able to adapt the style of your beard to your hair.
By trimming the hair where it needs to be trimmed, while leaving it longer in other places, he will be able to accentuate the areas where your beard is more or less full. It will remove stubborn hairs while smoothing out the others, giving your beard a denser look, and thus, making it visually less sparse.
Brush your beard regularly
Using a beard brush regularly will be one of the best ways to cover some uneven areas. Especially if you’re starting to get long hair. There are other benefits to brushing your beard regularly, but the one we’re interested in here is the one that will help your fleece look thicker.
Use your brush every time you apply oil (or balm). Prefer a boar bristle or vegetable bristle version. Forget plastic or any other material that can generate static electricity.
Use salt water
Salt water, also known as seawater spray, is a great way to add density to your beard (and fragrance). If your beard hair is too thin, you can add volume with a product like saltwater spray.
It looks a little like the way it feels at the end of a day at the beach, like when your hair is thicker. Well, for beard hair, it’s the same, but less sticky. It will look thicker and denser, making your whole beard less sparse. Plus, some sprays, rich in sea salt, will be full of minerals, nourishing your beard follicles.
I might as well tell you right now, there is no such thing as a miracle product. So beware of the scams that abound on the Internet, on Youtube and on social networks. They promise you a full beard, very dense, or even to grow hair where you have none.
Just like the pills that allow you to increase the size of your penis (we’ve all seen this kind of advertising), there is no product (oil, pill, spray, …) that will make your beard complete, without holes, with a silky and thick hair. Let’s be honest: it doesn’t exist! There are no serious scientific studies to support and validate these statements.
So don’t believe those companies that promise you a beautiful, dense beard if you apply their growth gas pedal or swallow their magic product. At best, you’ll lose your money, and at worst, you’ll get sick. Beards are genetic, there’s nothing you can do about it.
The only two oils that have proven their effectiveness on the thickness of hair (and hair), is castor oil and mustard seed oil. As for the products that we swallow, only certain food supplements will help your hair to be denser. But neither of these will make hair appear where it doesn’t exist.
Everything else? It’s a scam! Take my word for it, and test it yourself.
The best thing you can do if your sparse beard doesn’t suit you is, in my humble opinion, to accept its irregularities. Grow out what you can and highlight the thicker, denser areas. Finally, choose a style that suits you and your hair.