If you’ve ever grown your beard and noticed that there are some patches appearing where hair just won’t grow, you’re not alone. If  you have issues with the thickness and density of your facial hair, you should read below as we give you 3 Ways to Fix a Patchy Beard.

If you suffer with a patchy beard (like many men), you might want to consider more than one solution to help boost hair growth. There are lots of beard thickening products that you can use, but we want to try to keep our solution natural. People who have patchy beards will sometimes try to hide it by keeping it short. However, some beards give the illusion of density through extra weight and thickness, so keeping it short can be counter-productive, making sparse patches more obvious, not less.

Supplements and Diet

The first solution to 3 Ways to Fix a Patchy Beard, would be supplements, and a healthy diet.

A healthy diet produces a healthy beard. This might sound like a no-brainer, but a high protein diet mixed with a high quality sleep pattern will result in thicker, faster growing hair follicles.

Castor Oil

The second of our 3 Ways to Fix a Patchy Beard, is Castor oil.

What is Castor Oil?

Castor oil is a vegetable based oil that is made from the castor bean seed in it’s purest form. Castor oil has no color, no taste and no odour, but we don’t suggest that you try tasting it, as it does double duty as a laxative. Cultivators of castor beans remove the hull of the seed, before pressing it to make the oil.

The benefits of castor oil when applied to hair are substantial; split ends and dryness are quickly eliminated, thanks to the oil’s moisturizing and hydrating properties. Applying Castor oil to you beard will help stimulate growth, and it will help improve the overall look of your facial hair by increasing density, improving blood circulation to the skin and massaging those patchy areas.

Choose a style that works for a patchy beard. 

The third and last of our 3 Ways to Fix a Patchy Beard is to choose a style that won’t make the ‘patchyness’ so obvious.

Until the patchy spots of your beard fill in, you may want to look into the best styles for patchy facial hair.

The Goatee is a classic style, and it’s often used by men who can’t really grow hair on their cheeks.

If you wan’t to maintain a fuller style and have some hair on the cheeks too, try trimming the hair to the same length around the whole facial hair area. Then use a brush to tame the hair downwards, and use castor oil to make it appear thicker.

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