How to Fix a Patchy Beard in 7 Steps
Say goodbye to a patchy cheek beard!
A thick and full-grown beard is just classy when it comes to men. Most of the guys look forward to various beard styling and grooming ways. However, it is not very certain that the beard grows the way you want it to be, and to be honest, it is something normal. If you think that your beard is growing patchy or uneven then you need not worry, as it can be easily fixed!
Here are 7 easy ways by which you can grow your beard the way you want and get rid of your patchy cheek
1. Just Grow it!
To know if your beard is patchy or not, all you need is to let it grow out first. Not for weeks (I’m sure you have heard of that 4-week rule) but instead about two months or so. The reason being that most beards look incredibly patchy during and after the first weeks and a month of growth, especially on the cheek area that tends to grow slower than the rest of the face. So if you seriously want to start assessing the damage and figure out how patchy your beard is, then try growing out your beard for roughly two months and then trim it all to the same length. It will give you a good idea of where you start. After this, you might find that your beard was not patchy at all, but you were not letting it grow fully.
2. Eat Well to Grow Well
Although there are no miracle foods that could help you to grow a beard when you normally cannot grow a beard, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any foods that couldn’t help. All you need is good levels of the hormones testosterone and dihydrotestosterone for a fuller less patchy beard growth. And as luck would have it, some foods can help you increase the levels of both of those hormones, which will indirectly help fill out your beard over time. Sorghum, Oysters, Olive oil, Pomegranate, Alfalfa sprouts, Coffee are some of the healthy food complements which are rich in antioxidants and magnesium. All these help in raising testosterone and DHT levels quite significantly.
3. Activate Your Beard Follicles
You can use a Derma Roller to cause small micro-punctures into your facial hair area. This, in theory, stimulates beard growth and helps to activate dormant follicles, resulting in less patchy thicker facial hair. Puncturing the face is said to prompt the body into a healing response, which means that the area will receive an increased flux of fresh blood filled with nutrients and hormones, which will simultaneously enhance collagen production. To get the biggest beard follicle activating benefits without causing any damage or scar tissue formation, all you need is Derma Roll 1-2 times per week.
4. Limit Stress for Thicker Beard
“Just live a happier lifestyle.” What I mean by this is that you should be active and may lift some weights. It is a great way to stimulate androgen receptors. In short, working out helps you grow a thicker beard. You should also sleep a lot because your body rebuilds and recharges itself while you’re dozing off. More importantly, restful sleep may also work as natural beard filler since men who sleep more have significantly higher testosterone levels for the following day.
5. The Beard Growth Supplements
There are supplements for everything you can think of, sometimes useful, oftentimes not. When it comes to beard growth supplements, there is plenty of noise and claims, with very little real time results. The most important things to include would be vitamin A, D, E, K2, C, and B-complex vitamins like biotin. From minerals, one should find at least zinc, selenium, boron, magnesium, calcium, and iodine. We’re not recommending those “beard vitamins”, but just overall a good basic multivitamin that has everything one needs in proper dosages.
6. Conceal your Patchiness
Some healthy common sense and a set of functioning eyeballs can quickly tell you that darker beards look thicker and less patchy overall. However please don’t just buy jet black beard dye and think you can fill bald cheeks with it. That would only result in an unnatural looking beard and stained skin. “It’s best to stay close to your natural beard colour and possibly experiment filling up your beard with a temporary beard colour first before moving into the semi-permanent or permanent dyes.” All-in-all, dyeing the beard is a quick visual solution to filling beard bald spots and sparseness, but jumping into doing it too quickly and without proper research and planning will make you and your beard look like clowns.
7. Minoxidil, a Wonder Drug!
There is no magic solution for beard growth. Except that there quite literally is, and that is the over-the-counter hair-loss drug; Minoxidil. According to hundreds of men who have used minoxidil to fill up their patchy beards, and then stopped applying, the results are permanent. Their rate of new beard growth skyrocketed, and there was a significant amount of new growth appearing on bald areas. The most important thing is to religiously apply it to the areas where you want to fill out your beard and monitor yourself from possible side effects.
Above are the few tips, which may help you grow and cover your patchy beard. But most important of all, what you need to do is to take care of your proper diet that includes all the nutrients and minerals. Following a healthy lifestyle is just another point which you need to build on. I hope this is a healthy and useful guide for one looking for a solution for beard growth.