What do you mean by Patchy Beard?
Among the most heard concerns of men focusing on beard growth is the irritation over irregular beard growth. A patchy beard is one in which small areas in your beard have less or no hair growth at all. Thus, called a “patchy” beard look.
Understanding Beard Growth
Facial hair starts to sprout into the Anagen (growth) phase. The growth slows down and hair follicles get ready for renewal in the Catagen (transition) phase. At last, hair follicles take a break before the new growth phase in the Telogen (resting) phase.
Causes of Irregular Beard Growth
Genes may impact your beard’s growth, density, thickness, pattern, etc., imbalance of DHT or testosterone hormones, lack of nutrients, vitamins, or minerals, unnecessary stress or anxiety, inflammatory skin, redness, dryness, and irregular grooming
Common Beard Growth Myths
Shaving makes the beard thicker, Using special oils or products assures beard growth, Beard trimming boosts growth, Only older men have thick beards and Lack of facial hair = low masculinity are the most known beard growth myths.
How Common is it?
of Indian men experience patchy beard
of men struggle with slow or delayed beard growth
of men experience beard growth issues due to hormonal imbalances
of men attribute their patchy beards to genetic factors
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In the initial days, Arjun had no idea that inconsistent beard growth would become such a serious patchy beard issue for which one day he will have to consult a professional doctor or dermatologist. Meet Arjun, a 29-year-old guy who lives a happening life. With occasional drinking, he used to have a balanced diet and limited sugary beverages. But due to stress and gut issues, his beard growth somehow stopped. Arjun’s beard was sparse and inconsistent on cheek area. As he wanted a full and healthy beard, he sought an expert advice from a doctor of Nirvasa. Based on his medical history and lifestyle and dietary habits, the doctor suggested a hair care treatment plan in which particular diet adjustments and a few stress management techniques were included for a fuller and healthier beard. Now, Arjun is satisfied with his beard growth and hair quality.
Vikram, a 34-year-old guy of 80 kg was irritated with his severe patchy beard. He had sparse growth on cheeks and chin and his beard was prone to dandruff or flakiness. After filling out the self-assessment form for his patchy beard issue, the doctor evaluated his case and realised that there was no family history of dandruff or beard-related problems, nor he had any skin or medical conditions. Therefore, Vikram has suggested a hair care plan for a patchy beard which included a few lifestyle and diet changes, along with hair growth supplements that would boost the growth and improve his skin too. Now that he has completed his treatment, Vikram has good growth of his beard and is motivated to take care of his beard.
A guy named Faraaz, who was 28 years old and weighed 70 kg, was not happy with his patchy beard. He had limited hair growth on his cheeks and chin, and his beard was prone to flakiness and dandruff. Faraaz felt weary and stressed quite often because of his bad habit of consuming junk food and difficulty managing his food portions. After filling out a self-assessment form for his patchy beard issue, the doctor assessed his case and determined that he had no family history of dandruff or beard-related difficulties, nor did he have any skin or medical conditions. As a result, he was recommended a hair care regimen for patchy beards that included a few lifestyle and dietary adjustments, as well as hair growth supplements to help increase growth and density.
How did I fix my patchy beard?
The most convenient solution for rectifying a patchy beard is to allow it to grow freely. It is crucial to allocate a period of approximately one to two months for the beard to achieve full growth. During the initial stages of growing your beard, it may exhibit some patchiness. However, remain patient as, with time, the hair strands will intertwine and occupy the empty spaces, resulting in a fuller appearance. Moreover, if you face ongoing difficulties in beard growth, it is advisable to consult a knowledgeable medical professional who can provide expert guidance on such matters.
Is a patchy beard due to low testosterone?
In contrast to commonly held beliefs, patchy beards are typically not caused by low levels of testosterone. Rather, the primary determinant frequently resides in the susceptibility of hair follicles to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a male sex hormone that stems from testosterone.
How long does it take to see improvements in patchy beard growth?
The speed at which a beard grows can vary from person to person. Nevertheless, by consistently providing proper care and demonstrating patience, significant improvements are often noticeable within a few months.
Can stress affect my beard growth?
Yes, excessive stress can disrupt hormone levels, including testosterone, which can impact beard growth and contribute to patchiness.