I'm fortunate enough to speak with many fellow beardsmen and receive a ton of numerous questions asking for a little help and advice in regards to our marvelous beards. Recently I've had a sudden spike of messages from Gent's searching a for advice on how to fix a patchy beard. I have touched upon this subject within previous blog posts, but today I wanted to do a little 'refresher' post if you will, and give a little further advice on How To Fix Up On A Patchy Beard...
First up, it is important to note that no two beards are ever the same, and in the process some are blessed with the 'furry face gene' more than others, but all hope is not yet lost, as there are a few tricks you can follow to grant a fuller, thicker appearance to your furry chops, so let us begin!
SIT TIGHT, AND LET IT GROW!
Firstly, you have to sight tight, twiddle those thumbs and be extra patient as you allow your stubble form into an impressive beard. After all, Rome was not built in a day, and neither will your beard! More often than not given a little more time any patching and bald areas will begin to fill out by themselves with little to no need for any drastic action from us. So, if your beard is still rather new, it's time to sit back and relax a little, as stressing about such issues will only make matters much worse.
BRUSH AND CARE FOR YOUR BEARD LIKE IT'S ONE OF YOUR OWN!
Ask any bearded fellow and they will confirm that having a beard can be much more of an upkeep than choosing to shave ever could be. To help your beard thicken out and appear fuller you must first take exceptional care of both your beard and the skin upon your face in order for things to continue to grow along nicely. Doing so includes combing/brushing your beard fee of any knots and tangles whilst treating yourself to a generous helping of the finest beard oil and/or balms on the planet. With 'The Beard Struggle' and our secret 'beard boosting' formula can help, given time your bald patches will be no more, as your hair follicles will soon fill out nicely. Once you have discovered a daily routine that works well for you it is equally as important to stick with it each and every day. So, no more lazy weekends for you, sir.
DO BEARD BOOSTING SUPPLEMENTS REALLY WORK?
The internet is full of special supplements and remedies that promise a whole host of things. From ageless skin to overnight wizardly beards. But do these pills pack the promise they print on their labels? I am not so sure, nor would I fancy being the guinea pig to test them out either. There is however something very natural that you may want to try that might just work for you. Biotin, being a food supplement contains everything you find naturally within rich foods that encourage both hair and nail growth. I've never had to try these out for myself but I've spent many times researching and can confirm it to be safe and has had positive results than bad. So, if all else fails this might just be worth a shot.
EMBRACE WHAT BEARD YOU GOT, BROTHER!
If all else fails you, and you're still rather unhappy with the beard you have got it is time to make the choice on whether to chop it off and quit growing, or embrace the beard that you have. Remember, a problem of your own is often amplified within your own mind and disapproval rather than how it is perceived by another, such as a family member or friend. Your beard is totally unique to you and you alone, so rock the shit out of it I say! After all, it is yours to run with my friend!
So, there we have it! A few simple words of advice on how's best to challenge a patchy growing beard. As always let us have your thoughts, comments and feedback in the comments section you'll find right below.