There are several possible reasons that you may be fighting a patchy beard. One of the most common
culprits could simply be genetics and your unique genetic makeup. As you may know, ancient photos
and paintings of Native Americans and men from Asia aren’t depicted with facial hair—this was
because of their genes. Hair follicles are first developed in the womb.
There could be other things other than heritage at play. You may have issues with a patchy beard due to
a hormonal imbalance, dietary deficiency, emotional changes, or even sometimes dental problems. On
the other hand, this could be due to the fact that you are young and maybe some of your hair follicles
haven’t yet activated. You may have also damaged your beard follicles, which can happen from a few
different things. Damaged follicles may be the result of low testosterone levels, styling, even weather
damage. It is also normal for testosterone levels to decline as men age, of course, and this may be
If you can hone in on the problem at hand you may have a better chance of combating the issue. If
patchiness is a symptom of an underlying cause then you may want to target and heal the problem
rather than just treating the symptom. It is always good to understand what is going on in your own
A little time and care can go a long way from the comfort of your own home. You may even be
surprised by the results. When you shave your face make sure you shave close to the skin and cover the
whole area. This is important and will encourage your beard to grow evenly.
After you have fully shaved your beard you may want to consider using essential oils. Some oils are
great for treating the skin and stimulating hair follicles. Essential oils can be used for a variety of
things, and there are even several different applications for essential oils on your face. You can use
cinnamon, peppermint, tea tree, or almond oils to clean the face and help prevent or fight any
infections. Neem lotion or orange pulp are great for massaging the hair follicles once your beard has
begun to develop. You can do this a couple of times a week and allow your hair to grow.
It is obviously also important to keep your hair nourished. Try applying jojoba oil and lavender oil to
your face on a daily basis and then comb your beard using a brush with soft bristles. You should also
think carefully about your grooming routine and the types of products you use when washing your
Conditioners & Shampoo
Find a good quality beard conditioner which not only strengthens your hair but helps to heal it too. The
conditioner will have to be absorbed by your follicles and hair with relative ease. If you have brittle or
damaged hair this should fix up your problem and give you a healthy and full beard. Consider investing
in beard growth shampoo.
Growth cream could help those who men who are healthy and have sufficient testosterone. Minoxidil
cream is one of the only options left if you have tried everything else. This naturally occurring
substance forces hair growth. If you use cream along with the aforementioned shampoo this should
give you the beard you want. Your final option is a beard transplant, but most people don’t want to
undergo an operation.