Embarrassing right? You almost have a nice beard, but then again, you don’t. It’s a patchy mess, and people are making fun of it, asking you if you simply forgot to shave it…
No more! I’m presenting you a solid five-step solution to end all patchy beard problems and finally fill in that weak facial hair to a powerful mane.
So the question is, are you ready to finally fix that patchy facial hair?
You might know minoxidil better by its original brand name of Rogaine.
It’s a topical hair loss drug (prescription-free) that has no hormonal effect, but directly stimulates hair growth by improving circulation and nutrient delivery in the roots and follicles.
Minoxidil has been tried and tested for ages now, and it’s well-proven to stimulate new growth on scalp, eyebrows, and eye lashes.
Naturally, some men – actually thousands – have tested if it would work so on facial hair too, even on facial hair that is non-existent or incredibly patchy.
Does it work? Hells yes it does. There are hundreds of clear before and after photos of people growing insane full beards from what seems like nothing was there before. There is even clinical studies now that have proven it, minoxidil applied to skin, will start growing hair there within 3-12 months, and the growth is permanent, even after the use is discontinued.
Here’s some proof below (and the study):
So what are you waiting for, head on over to your local store or shop at Amazon for either the original Rogaine 5% or Kirkland’s 5% minoxidil? Both have tremendous track records when it comes into how to fix a patchy beard.
2. Beard styles and suitable trim
Good trim can work wonders for patchy beard fixing.
In most cases, your facial hair grows well on the chin and moustache area, but is seriously lacking in the cheeks.
You can create a visual effect of a smoother, fuller beard by trimming the moustache and chin down to bit shorter than the hair on the cheeks, and then using a beard trimmer to cut the cheek hairs to same length (but still keeping those longer than the chin and moustache area).
Finish up by shaving a clear line on the upper cheeks and neck to create a visual impact of a defined line.
This is a quick fix for patchy beard and obviously not as effective as the minoxidil and other steps on this list, in any case. If you don’t want to get rid of your patchy beard and you need to do something to fill it up in matter of days, then quick trim is the only solution you got.
Men can do the same, but since we have lots of more testosterone and DHT in our bodies, micro needling can actually be used to enhance and stimulate natural facial hair growth. It can also make the existing hair more dense and thicker, helping with patchy beard problems.
So how does it actually work?
Simple, you get yourself a dermaroller (preferably 0,25-1mm needle size) and roll on the area of the facial hair in multiple directions 1-2 times per day.
This causes extremely small puncture wounds, which the body then rushes to repair with enhanced delivery of nutrients via hormone rich fresh blood.
This, in theory, “forcefully” stimulates the facial hair follicles, and when combined with minoxidil, microneedling will work absolute wonders as a patchy facial hair remedy.
4. Gelatin and other beard filling supplements
There are handful of supplements that can be helpful towards stimulating new beard growth and filling up a patchy mane.
One of the most important ones – and this ties in with the microneedling – is gelatin or collagen hydrosylate. It’s a connective tissue protein that forms up large chunk of the keratin found in the beard hairs, and not only this, but it has also been shown to stimulate DHT production, which is a hormone that is linked to facial hair growth rate.
Then there’s others, like ashwagandha, forskolin, L-Dopa, etc that have been scientifically proven to increase testosterone levels, and thus your natural ability to sprout hair from the chest and face.
And also one of the key things every beard enthusiast should be supplementing with, a high-quality multivitamin.
I go into much deeper detail about supplements and how they can help with patchy beard in this article, linking all the relevant studies for you to read up on.
5. Castor Oil
Pressed from the small castor plant seeds, this oil is often used by women who swear by its hair, eyelash, and eyebrow thickening effects.
What does this have to do with a patchy beard? Well, as you might guess, many guys swear by castor oil thickening their beards as well.
There’s actually some merit to the claims, as it has been shown that the risinoleic acid found in castor oil, can actually increase the hair density of laboratory animals. This is through stimulation of the prostaglandin E2, which is known for its hair thickening effects among many others.
Another way that castor oil can help fix a patchy beard situation is through how it acts on the skin, since it’s much denser than most oils, using it as beard oil will certainly make your mane appear thicker and denser.
Because of the above, it’s not a bad idea to get yourself a bottle of Jamaican Castor Beard Oil from Amazon.
To recap what we learned here about patchy facial hair remedies and fixes…
- Use minoxidil, this is the silver bullet of the silver bullets.
- Trim using a beard trimmer to a style that suits the weaker cheek growth.
- Microneedle with a dermaroller twice per day.
- Apply castor oil to promote prostaglandin E2 and create visual impact of thicker beard.