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Uneven Beard Growth. How To Avoid It And Get Results

Do you have uneven beard growth? Do you have patches in your facial hair? Most people do, don't worry there are some ways around it. As you may already know, beard growth is down to genetics.

Dealing with hand you're dealt.

When starting out on your beard journey, you will notice uneven beard growth and patches appearing, almost certainly everyone will. I haven't yet met a person who has the 'perfect' beard. I have spoke to men who get to the 1 month stage of growth, notice patches with little growth, decide that's the cards they've been dealt then shave it off.

That is then engrained in their mind, thinking they can never grow a beard. I'd recommend aiming for 3 months of growth before making a decision, let that hair get to 2-3 inches. You will be able to get a better gauge on things. The length of hair may fill in any patches, you can comb it to suit. I have bald patches on my chin from bouncing my chin off pavements several times as a kid skateboarding, you wouldn't know it now though. Just let it grow.

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Healthy lifestyle, healthy beard.

Now that you have got over that hurdle, it's time to start caring for your new found love. You'll want to take care of the facial hair and skin below, if you don't, dirt and grease may clog the follicles, preventing hair growth, leading to an uneven beard, which is exactly what you do NOT want.

A good natural beard oil will help to start off with, a selection can be found here. Natural beard oil will keep the beard soft, healthy looking and manageable whilst addressing itchiness, irritation and dry skin. This will set up a nice environment for growing some facial hair and give your follicles the best chance reach their potential. A good beard brush is recommended (found here) for making the beard appear fuller whilst also exfoliating the skin below, again giving the follicles the best opportunity to produce.

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Tips for overcoming an uneven beard.

• Drink plenty of water each day, this will keep the body hydrated and capable of producing the best results.
• Eat a healthy balanced diet, again this will provide the best possible results by providing your body with the nutrients it needs.
• Avoid smoking, smoking has been related to hair loss, contributing to an uneven beard.
• Use a skin moisturiser (found here), hydrated skin will produce better results than dry skin.
• If you have more growth on one side than the other, visit a good barber who specialise in beards to balance it up for you.

I hope this article helps, if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch via the contact page at

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