Patchy beard growth can be frustrating. Uneven facial hair can stop you from looking as smart as you’d like, even when your outfit and your hairstyle are on point.
But with some clever styling and the right tools, you can fix a patchy beard and disguise uneven beard growth to make sure you’re presenting the very best version of yourself at all times.
Here’s our advice on how to fix a patchy beard:
Why Does My Beard Grow Patchy?
Many men experience patchy beard growth, and there can be lots of reasons why. If your beard is light coloured and quite fine, any patches will look more noticeable – and some men have patches on their face that don’t grow any hair at all.
You’re not alone in this – the rate and thickness at which your facial hair grows is usually linked to genetics, and to how sensitive your hair follicles are to the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). If your body produces a lot of DHT, it can build up in your hair follicles, stopping your facial hair from growing properly.
But if you learn the best way to style your facial hair, you can cleverly disguise and potentially even fix a patchy beard for good.
How to Grow Out a Patchy Beard
Growing your facial hair out can be the key to fixing a patchy beard. If you can get away with it at work and don’t have any formal occasions coming up, try not to shave for a month to give your beard plenty of time to grow out.
If you let your beard grow, it will eventually start to intertwine in the space where you experience patchy growth, looking thicker as a result. If some areas are growing faster than others, stop them from becoming too wild by using our Gillette All Purpose Styler beard trimmer to keep on top of them.