3 Common Mistakes Made By Men With Patchy Beards

3 Common Mistakes Made By Men With Patchy Beards

September 22, 2018

Growing your beard is a sign of maturity and a feeling of being “the man”. Do you know how your beard status slumps when you don’t take care of it? The beard is a part of your facial structure and a representation of who you are. A clean and well-groomed beard invokes maturity, responsibility, civility, and being a man. However, with all the fuss that comes with beards, quite a large number of men fall off the beard wagon when it comes to grooming their beard, especially patchy beards.

Men are fond of touching their beard and why not, but this de-structures the shape, causes breakages, and causes split ends making the beard look scanty in some areas. Patchy beards can also be the results of a mistake during shaving, a new beard product, or probably a bad barbershop experience. Whatever the case, below are three mistakes that men with patchy beards make that you must avoid at all cost.

  • The decision to grow your beard should be a personal one and not influenced by others.
  • Be patient, growing the perfect beard is not an overnight thing.
  • Learn about your beard
  • Good looking and healthy beards depend on a lot of factors – good food, exercise, hydration, and rest.
  • Don’t compare your beard to another man’s beard.
  • Finally, patchy beards make you look unique and special.

Common mistakes are:

Not giving enough time for patchy beards to grow out

Patience is the key to a good-looking beard and having new patches does not disqualify you from wearing and owning your beard. If you notice patches in your beard, it means your beard needs more grooming or the undergrowth made the top layer of the hair fall off. A patchy beard can also mean that some parts of your beard grow slower than the rest. To solve this issue, allow your beard to grow out and fill the spaces by combing or brushing to increase the hair volume and avoid breakages. A patchy beard will grow into a well even beard in a couple of weeks. So be patient and let your beard flourish. You should also use a professional when trimming a patchy beard to avoid creating more problems.

Neglecting your beard care routine

As stated above, a good looking beard involves a lot of factors which starts with what you eat. The beard is part of our body hair and needs the right kinds of proteins, fats, and hair nutrients to grow well. Foods like avocado, healthy fats, lean proteins, and complex carbs will help you groom your beard from the inside out. In addition to eating healthy, you should try to exercise and keep your weight in check.  Give your beard the best care possible to keep it looking good and healthy. Applying Black Beard Brigade oil, balm, butter, and using Black Beard Brigade Face and Beard wash on a regular basis to cleanse and nourish the skin underneath are some great habits to start with. This process will keep your beard looking clean and healthy and people will notice this instead of the patchiness. So, we advise you to invest in a good beard care routine and better products for a better-looking beard.

Always get a Trim

Never allow your beard to grow more than 6 weeks without having a trim. Trimming the beards enhances the growth, takes care of the skin, and removes split ends.

Beard growth supplement scams

Like with so many other magical products that promise an excellent and unimaginable result, most beard supplements and growth serums are just a scam. You have to stay away from advertisements that promise to give dense and full beards. These supplements harness the weakness of men to grow a full beard over a short period by making bold and false statements regarding their product to make money while they leave you unsatisfied. Most of these products do not have any scientific credibility or test results to back their claims and some products will harm your skin causing more patches. Instead of using fake products, use beard oil that softens your skin, unclogs pores, and allows your follicles to absorb nutrients which in turn prompts hair growth over time.

Remember that companies and products that claim to give you a fuller beard faster than lightening are straight-up lying to you and cannot deliver on their promise.

How to fix patchy beards

  • Add proteins to your diet: the hair is made up of a protein called keratin, to keep the protein levels up you will need foods like eggs, dairy, lean meat, poultry, and seafood.
  • Increase your intake of vitamin A and Beta-carotene: these two natural supplements are used for fixing damaged tissues and strengthen the follicles which grow more hair. Foods such as green vegetables, carrots, egg yolks are good.
  • Vitamin C and E: increases sebum production; natural oil that lubricate the scalp to produce fuller beards. Food rich in vitamin B are citrus, eggs, and poultry
  • Vitamin B-complex: they help promote new skin and hair growth. It also prevents hair breakage and split ends. Food rich in vitamin B are legumes, chicken, eggs, etc.
  • Healthy oils and fats: fats and oils prevent the hair from being brittle and drying out. Foods like avocado, walnut, salmon, mackerels, etc
  • Sleep: it is recommended to have at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep to increase testosterone production that helps with hair growth.
  • Reduce your stress level, alcohol intake, exercise, and drink plenty of water.
  • See a doctor or dermatologist if you think your patchy beards is a result of some genetic differences for better analysis and care methods.

The temptation to use hair products and supplements are great; we advise that you should dedicate more time to your beard if you want to see any changes. Our beards are part of our hair and proper care and time will give you fuller hair faster than anticipated. In addition, we have one advice for all our men out there, own your beards and seek professional help before indulging in over the counter medications.



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