Fixing a Patchy Beard

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Alright, so want to grow a full thick beard but you have always noticed a few sparse patches where that beard hair does not grow thick.  You’ve seen those guys with dense Viking-like beards that scream manliness.  Although you might not be able to sport one of these pieces, don’t lose any ambitions of having a nice full beard?

Fortunately there are still ways that you can fix your patchy beard, or at least disguise. Here are some suggestions and tips on how you can fix your uneven beard growth.

There is a chance that if you shave your beard close to the skin completely, it may grow in differently than it previously did. Hair does grow a little quicker in some areas, and slower in others… so there is still a chance that you can decrease the patches in your beard by starting off with a #1 or #2 guide on your trimmer when starting growth.

Tips for Fixing that Patchiness

Longer beards can cover those patchy spots. So don’t shave your beard down, let it grow until it is thick enough to cover the uneven patches in your beard.  While that facial hair is on the grow, you can use special pomade for your beard to control the hairs. Use just enough of the pomade, but not too much because no one wants to see a greasy looking beard.

Brush your beard downwards to make the hairs go down evenly. An ideal brush for your beard should have soft bristles. Brushing it down will give it a uniform appearance and keep those unruly hairs in check.

If there are areas of your beard where the hair is too long, wiry and unruly, trim it down. It’s always good practice to brush your beard again after trimming it.

Pick the Right Beard

Choose a facial hair style that will highlight the thick spots of your beard and hide the patchy spots. If you have bald spots on your cheek then you could just shave in an anchor style beard where to showcase your best growth areas.

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If you’re a little thin around the lips, or moustache, how about working on a chinstrap beard?  Mutton chops could be just as effective, without being a full beard.

Lastly, if you want to make your beard look thicker then you can dye it with a darker shade of color. Remember that you should use a facial hair dye and not a dye for the hair on your head, of course it is only hair…and you could always shave it off and restart if there are any serious errors.  Don’t get too ambitious though and try dying that beard hair when it’s too short.  Make sure that your beard is good and thick before you apply facial hair dye on it.

How long?  That’s really up to you.  Teenage peachfuzz is definitely too short.



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