No More Beard Envy - Get Rid of the Patchy Beard

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Beard envy is real! Don’t believe me? Google it and a whole list of threads will pop up about people complaining about patchy beards or their inability to grow one at all. For some, it may have everything to do with their hormones, while for others, it may be because they are trying too hard. If you want to know how to get rid of a patchy beard, then keep on reading.

This might not be the most pleasant of comparisons, but growing a beard is pretty much like growing a healthy turf of grass. You have to prep the field and constantly care for it to have it bear the fruits of your hard work. It does require time, effort, and a lot of patience, but nothing good is ever easy.

Here are a few simple steps to help develop your patchy beard into a full-fledged field of facial hair you can be proud of.

Stop Trimming

Contrary to what your grandfather may have you believe, trimming doesn’t make your beard grow faster or thicker. In fact, it does absolutely nothing other than affecting the length of your facial hair. However, it isn’t just about genetics, either.

Facial hair growth depends upon a lot of things, including hair follicles and your diet. While adjusting your diet according to your beard growth needs may prove a little more complicated, letting it grow is not. It is uncomfortable, yes, but only for the first few months.

Nobody wants to look into a mirror to see bald patches peering back at them, but given enough time, the hair grows long enough to cover the exposed skin, getting rid of those awkward bald spots.

Beard Maintenance

You can boost hair growth by taking care of your hair follicles, especially during the growth phase. Simply letting it grow to cover the missing parts is not a long-term solution. It leaves you with minimal styling options, and you cannot keep rugged stubble for the rest of your life.

1. Beard Oil for Beard Itch

New hair growth is an itchy process, and that uncomfortable itch can make being patient throughout the growth process so much harder. So many men abandon their end goal and pick up that razor just to get rid of the itch. But how do you get rid of the urge to constantly scratch your face without getting rid of the hair?

The remedy, my friend, is beard oil. A good quality beard oil can leave your face well moisturized, effectively getting rid of the urge to scratch your face off. In fact, it promotes overall skin health, which is essential for healthy beard growth.

2. Train the Hair with Beard Balm

While an unruly beard may be the preferred aesthetic look for many men out there, it is not suitable for a gentleman. Let’s leave the un-kept messy beard to the bikers and the Vikings of the old age and move towards a refined look. But how do you keep your hair in place? By using a beard balm, of course.

A beard balm is slightly stiffer in consistency and has just enough hold to keep the beard hair in place without giving your beard hairs a stiff, twig-like look. Regularly applying beard balm in the hair infancy stage can help provide direction to your facial hair. A little bit of love and care in the growth phase can save you a lot of time that you might spend on styling later on.

3. Beard Brush to Exfoliate

Exfoliation helps in getting rid of the dead skin cells that layer up under the hair. Doing so is essential, especially if you aim to promote healthier turf growth. Just as you would when gardening, don’t let the thatch block out essential nutrients from reaching the roots.

Brushing it also helps detangle it, which can help you maintain that clean, sleek look on a daily basis without the excessive use of beard balms. We understand the need to look your best at all times, but you have to let the hair breathe a little. If you do feel like you need a product to keep it all in check, then leave the roots uncovered.

4. Beard Shampoos and Conditioners Work

Washing your beard is essential, and we don’t just mean with water. You need to properly wash it out with shampoo, but not just regular shampoo, as it may end up doing way more harm than good.

Facial hair is not the same as that which grows on your head. Thus, the products used on each need to be different to suit their individual needs better. A good beard shampoo effectively cleanses the hair, getting rid of the dirt and pollen that the hair catches, while leaving in the essential hair oils needed for good growth.

Finish the process with a good beard conditioner to leave the beard hair feeling soft – this will ensure that your beard isn’t a source of discomfort for you. It also helps you avoid beardruff, which is as unattractive as an uneven mustache.

5. Dose Up On the Vitamins

Diet plays as important a role in facial hair growth as it does for the growth of the hair on your head. Adequate intake of the essential nutrients can help even those who might have a facial hair shortage due to hormonal imbalances. Include a healthy dose of natural biotins in your diet, and soon, you will be able to rock the beard of your dreams.

Rock What You Have

Even if you’ve tried it all and failed to grow your dream beard, you still don’t need to envy those around you. Make the best of what you have and instead opt for different styles that put a curtain over the uneven growth. After all, trying to get rid of a patchy beard may not be a plausible option in all cases.

If the beard hair thins out towards the top, maintaining a lower, sharper beard line can conceal the gaps. If the bald spot is dead smack in the middle, trim only the length around the edges and leave the hair long towards the top. This can be the perfect concealer while simultaneously giving you many styling options.

The beard world has no limits, and there are endless possibilities and style options to help you deal with a patchy beard. As long as you can learn to rock it and take care of your overall beard health, you can effortlessly carry it while maintaining the charm that comes with a well-kept beard thanks to the right products.

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