Are you forgoing No-Shave November because in the past, when you’ve tried to grow a beard, it was patchy? We get it. But you don’t have to let your past dictate your future. No-Shave November is the perfect time to try again and do so for a good cause. The fact is that not everyone is lucky enough to have a straightforward journey to attaining a full, thick, and healthy beard and not all beards will grow the same or evenly across your face. With that in mind, here are three things you can do about your patchy beard:
1. Trust Your Beard’s Growth Process
It’s unrealistic to think that as soon as you start to grow a beard, it’s going to grow in thick and full. While it happens for some that way, most black men have to wait weeks and sometimes even months before their ideal beard grows. Trust your beard’s growth process. With a consistent beard care routine and time, your beard will begin to appear full as longer strands cover those stubborn areas that aren’t quit growing as planned.
2. Trim Your Beard
Beards rarely grow evenly across your face. That’s why trimming your beard is so important. It allows you to manipulate the shape of your beard for a thicker, fuller look. Before trimming your beard, be sure to comb it to get all the hairs settled in one direction. Next, cut away the strays and the dry and brittle pieces of hair. Lastly, use a beard oil to moisturize your beard and the skin it lies on.
3. Upgrade your diet
It’s true that you are what you eat. So, if you want to be an alpha male with a full, healthy beard, you’ll need a diet rich in the hormones that produce it—testosterone and DHS. Eating foods like eggs, potatoes, raisins, and beef stimulates facial hair growth naturally.
Nobody likes a patchy beard, but sometimes it’s just a part of the process. Trust your beard’s growth process and do what you can to trim your beard and upgrade your diet to grow a fuller, healthier beard in due time!