Eight ways to fix a patchy beard
My best piece of advice for those with patchy beards is this: First, you need to accept the fact that your beard is less full than other beards. If you do not intend to grow hair, you will not grow hair. Sure, it can fill up as you get older, but it’s also part of your genetics (and patchiness to begin with).
But you can always do a few things to make the most of what you have. You know, patchy beards are still beards, and they still allow for a variety of beard styles. Two examples of perfectly done patchy beards are Developer Patel And Keanu Reeves.
Patel’s is more sparse, and he wears it that way. Keanu’s, when short, exhibit a lot of uneven density, which fills up a bit more as it grows.
You can follow the tips below to get the most out of your beard, and whatever you’re capable of growing is something that’s unique to you.
How to make patchy beard look fuller
1. Let It Grow
Obviously, this advice still needs to be said first. You have to let your hair grow out, and that means enduring some awkward phases along the way. It can take weeks, or even months, for your beard to look twice as full. But a good foundation for 1-3 months will help you a lot in covering less spots. That being said, don’t use this as an excuse to ignore beard trimming a little along the way and let your neck beard lengthen.
2. Keep it stubborn
If the goal is a show beard, then of course you need to let it grow. But if you simply like to keep your beard short, then that light coating stubble can give people an idea of your beard’s potential that you never showed them in reality. The sparsity won’t be noticeable. Get yourself a good electric shaveror cut it down with yours shaving trimmer on its lower protection.
3. Apply beard oil
If and when you do grow your beard, you should choose styling and conditioning products with more hold. A heavy-duty conditioner that helps control stubborn hairs and allows you to style longer strands on patchy spots. (It’s like a blend, but for beards.) Plus, balms often contain nourishing ingredients like shea butter and essential oils that can help promote growth by keeping things healthy. .
4. Brush it out
Contrary to popular belief, the brush is not usually a styling tool. The main function of the beard brush is to distribute the natural oils obtained in the hair shaft. But for your case, you can also use a brush to add volume—turning it into a styling tool, eventually. Comb into your morning styling routine, to help cover up patches. Then, apply beard balm and style into place with your hands. A few quick swipes in the same direction should suffice. If the beard is too stubborn, apply conditioner and use your hands to push everything into place. (Can help regularly nourish hair with beard oilto keep them soft, healthy and cooperative.)
5. If all else fails, dye it
This isn’t a one-size-fits-all tip, but if your patchiness isn’t a balding issue but more blonde (or silver) hair, then consider dyeing your facial hair. . This works especially well for guys with two-tone beards — such as super-light, blonde strands next to dark brown ones. A little bit of natural hair dye will bring out a uniform color, thereby making the beard look thicker and fuller. The keyword is natural: Choose something that matches the rest of your beard or at least the hair on your head. (You can go for a lighter shade or two, or choose a brand that promises to subtly dye your hair, instead of shoe polish.)
6. Consider the fibers in place
Over the years, I’ve worked with a number of celebrity hair experts and many of them have told me that their A-list clients use beard wax on the red carpet or during the day. photo shoots and important events. These are the same strands that were popular a few decades or two ago, they sprinkle into hair and artificially thicken each strand while making everything look uniformly fuller. Truth be told, they can be troublesome to use and wear (and can stain fabrics). They are a pain in the ass. But if you want a fuller beard for a serious day at the office, or a big event, then it might be the one-time wash solution for you. As for the dye, make sure that the color of your facial hair matches that color.
7. Ask Your Dermo About Minoxidil
Minoxidil is a great spot solution for keep hair in men and women alike. It comes in topical and oral options (usually, topical ones are used by more consumers) and it works by increasing blood flow to the follicles, as well as lengthening the time each hair grows. on your head between shedding cycles. (Or rather, it shortens the shedding cycle and accelerates regrowth.) Either way, minoxidil hasn’t been proven to help beard growth, but some dermatologists say putting a drop or two on it. your cheeks whenever you do no harm. Your daily top app, at least if you’re trying to force some idle hair to grow.
8. Beard Transplant (If You Must)
Hey, hair transplant is extremely realistic these days, thanks to the precise technology of transplanting each hair at natural growth angles. And beard transplants are becoming increasingly popular along with hair transplants. Your doctor may first move the hairs from your neckline, and then from the back of your head or other areas of your body if needed.