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How to fix a patchy beard?

Updated: Mar 21

Hairy highlander how to fix a patchy beard

Having a patchy beard can be a source of frustration for many men, but it's important to remember that most beards start off that way and fill in with time. Hair grows at different rates, and even those with big, full beards often have patches that are hidden by hair from other parts of the face.

Before we look at a patchy beard solution it's important to cover a couple of things.

It's common for the beard in the mirror to look worse than it actually is, and constantly worrying about a it can hinder growth. Instead, let your beard grow for at least three months before making any judgments. This allows for a full cycle of hair growth and gives you a better idea of what you're working with. So, don't stress too much about a patchy beard. Embrace the growth process and give it time to fill in naturally. Remember, even those with super thick beards started off with patches. (Editors note - My beard growth is slow and it takes me over 3 years of consistent growth for my patches to fill)

When it comes to growing a full and luscious beard, genetics play a significant role. However, genetics alone do not determine your beard potential. Hormones also play a crucial part. For instance, women with hormonal imbalances, such as an excess of DHT/testosterone, can often develop thick facial hair. Conversely, men may have the genetic potential for a thick beard, but an unhealthy lifestyle can hinder proper hormone function. Therefore, it is essential to understand that genetics provide a foundation, but hormonal balance is equally important in achieving your desired beard growth.


Firstly, it's important to acknowledge that genetics cannot be altered. Accepting this fact will help you focus on what you can control. Optimizing your hormones is one such aspect that can positively influence beard growth.


Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial for hormone optimization. Regular exercise, a balanced diet, and sufficient sleep can help regulate hormone levels, promoting healthy beard growth.


To further enhance beard growth, use hormone-safe beard oils. These oils are specifically formulated to encourage hair health and thickness. Massaging these oils into your beard regularly can help nourish the hair follicles, promoting growth and reducing patchiness. Many natural and synthetic hair care ingredients can inhibit the hormones responsible for beard growth, so caution is needed for those with patchy beards! Check out our Hormone-safe explained Blog.

Peppermint oil is thought to be highly effective for promoting hair growth when used at the correct concentrations. Research suggests that it can surpass the results of Rogaine as a hair stimulant, leading to the development of thicker and healthier hair.


Furthermore, the right beard products can be used to plump up the appearance of your beard and create a light reflective shine, giving the impression of a thicker beard. These products can add volume and fullness to your facial hair.

Lastly, Remember, when you see beard models, they have top-of-the-line camera equipment. Comparing yourself to them may not be fair, as they often use editing techniques and superior technology. Your beard is likely great as it is and even if it is patchy, there are many patchy beard styles that look awesome!

Embrace it with confidence and pride, brothers!

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