Many men want to grow a full, thick beard. However, the way your facial hair grows depends mostly on genetics, and you may be stuck with a beard that grows in unevenly. If your hormone levels are low, your hair follicles may not be acting the way you want them to in order to give you that manly beard you want. Luckily, there are tips and tricks that you can try to fill in the patchy areas of your beard.
Shave close to your skin to remove all beard hair. Your hair may grow in differently than it previously did, meaning you could naturally grow in a thicker beard with fewer bald spots.
Resist the urge to trim your beard as it’s growing out. Grow it as thick as it can get -- even if there are still patchy spots, a longer beard should eventually cover those bald spots.
Rub pomade onto your beard. Don’t use too little -- you want enough so that you can control the way the hairs of your beard go. Just make sure to not use too much, or you’ll have a greasy, shiny beard.
Use a soft bristle brush to brush your beard downwards. This will help give it a uniform appearance. It will also tame those unruly hairs.
Trim any beard hairs that are too long or wiry and unruly. After you’re finished trimming your whiskers, brush your beard again.
Style your beard to showcase the thick spots and eliminate the bald spots. For example, if you have a lot of bald spots on your cheeks, consider styling your beard into an “anchor,” where there’s hair on your chin and your jaw line.
Dye your beard to make it appear more thick and dense. Make sure to use facial hair dye, not traditional hair dye for the hair on your head. Keep in mind that this trick will only work if you already have a good amount of hair growth. If you have thin hair and not a lot of coverage, dying your beard won’t make much of a difference.
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As a full-time writer in New York's Hudson Valley, Lindsay Pietroluongo's nightlife column and photos have appeared regularly in the "Poughkeepsie Journal" since 2007. Additional publications include "Chronogram," the "New Paltz Sojourn," "About Town" newspaper and "Outsider" magazine. Pietroluongo graduated from Marist College with a B.A. in English.
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