The beard is here to stay, many black men rock it and seem to do so effortlessly. However, not everyone is lucky enough to have a straightforward journey to attaining a full, thick and healthy beard.
If you have a patchy beard, areas that seem to refuse to grow any facial hair, there could be a range of reasons for it. Truth is, not all beards will grow the same, this will differ from one person to the next. Adding to that, beards rarely grow evenly across your own face, which is why trimming is a thing.
Here are some key things about your patchy beard that you should know:
Give Your Beard Time To Growth
Many black men expect their beard to be thick and full within weeks of their last shave and the truth is, that’s an unrealistic expectation to have. The reality is that facial hair growth takes time and patience. To grow a healthy beard requires dedication and consistency in your beard care routine.
The more time passes the more even your beard will look, plus length means those extra stubborn areas will be nicely covered by other longer strands.
Age Matters With Hair Growth
The way a beard growth on someone who is 18 years old vs someone who is 25 years old is completely different and the same is the case for a 25 year old vs someone in their 30. Beards get denser with age.
Even in this case it still boils down to giving it time and sticking to a consistent beard care routine
What You Eat Matters
Healthy hair and skin starts from the inside out. Especially with Afro hair and black skin, it’s important to take care when it comes to what you eat.
Increasing your diet with the right nutrients and making sure you drink plenty of water can help improve hair growth and beard growth too. Things like getting more natural protein into your diet can be a real benefit to your beard growth.
The foods you consume could stimulate facial hair follicles and eventually lead to a thicker, less patchy beard.
Always make sure your beard care routine is followed consistently and your beard care kit contains the right products.
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