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How to Fix a Patchy Beard

A patchy beard may not be the end of the world, but it may still make you feel less masculine. It can leave you wondering whether age and male pattern baldness have caught up with you too early. If you are wondering what to do about it, we will be exploring some options in this article.

Let It Grow 

In many cases, the simplest explanation is the right one, and in this case, let the beard grow. Many men who want to grow a beard but feel like they have a patchy beard do so because they are not patient enough to just let it grow. They want to mess around with their beards, leading to poor growth and a patchy appearance. Barbers recommend that you let your beard grow for about two months, with some recommending waiting up to four months before you start taking any action. This is because the hair on different parts of the face grows at different rates, and this is what you could be calling patchy growth. As it grows, it is a good idea to use natural oils when brushing the beard. Regular cleansing and moisturizing to prevent dryness and breakage will also help prevent new patches. Once these patches “fill up”, see a professional barber so they can trim it while ensuring that the beard looks even.


Any activity that boosts your testosterone levels can help reduce beard patches. Weight training is one such exercise. The most effective movements during these exercises are those that require full, functional, and compound actions. Overhead presses, rows, deadlifts, squats, pull-ups, and push-ups are all great options. If you are new to weightlifting or have little experience, it is always best to work with a trainer or coach before you start working out on your own. They will show you good form which will help increase the effectiveness of your exercises. The good form they teach you will also be crucial in helping you avoid injury. Also, if you have been sedentary for a while, it is best to see a doctor so they can ensure everything is Ok before you start lifting weights. 

Use Testosterone Boosters 

Reduced testosterone levels as a man ages can also lead to a patchy beard. Many men then end up trying different products, with little results to show for it. They also end up getting frustrated and decide to shave their beards. However, when we examine the facts on testosterone boosters and beards, we see a clear relationship between testosterone, DHT, and beard growth. Testosterone and DHT are androgen hormones dominant in the male body and are responsible for beard growth, among other things. Both androgen hormones stimulate the growth of hair and are therefore essential for dealing with patchy beards. The conclusion is that testosterone boosters that lead to higher testosterone levels can aid with a patchy beard. 

Check Your Diet 

Tweaking your diet can also help you deal with a patchy beard. A balanced diet should include vitamins, minerals, and proteins that aid in hair growth. Some of them also help sustain a healthy beard. Protein is especially important because hair contains protein, and a lack of protein can cause the hair to be weak and brittle. Iron, zinc, and vitamins B, C, and D are also essential for a full and healthy beard.

Reduce Stress 

Stress has been shown to interfere with the growth rate of scalp hair and beards. This is because it weakens the immune system, which leads to reduced hair growth. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to reduce stress to ensure better scalp and facial hair growth. A patchy beard can be a cause of concern, especially if it happens after you previously had a full beard. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to deal with the issue, as outlined above.

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