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How to fix a patchy beard

On your journey to bearded masterpiece, there are many obstacles along the way. An almost certainty is at one point in time, you will suffer from beard itch, possibly beard dandruff, and maybe, just maybe, you might find yourself with patches in your beard. Believe it or not, this is more common than you think, especially with many early beard growers.


Here are before and after pictures that shows how Cremo Beard Thickening Cream and other tips can help fix a patchy beard. Patchy beard before and after comparison Patchy beard before and after chin close up Patchy beard before and after chin close up

Let’s look at some ways to fix it and create a patchy beard success story of your own.


A beard takes time to fully develop and a lot of men just give up too early in the process.

Sometimes this is due to itchiness and other beard obstacles, but you really do have to just give it time. If you find there are a few patches, that’s ok, just persevere and see if your patchy beard progress improves. Men can often be their own worst critics, focusing on the bad areas and comparing their beards with other beards, which have had time to fully grow.

Set yourself a goal if you wish. Tell yourself you will at least grow without touching for three months. If it still doesn’t look right to you after the three months, then you have our blessing to shave it off. But please, just give it a chance. Give your beard a chance.


Likewise, if you do get to the three-month stage and there are still patches, why not keep it? Plenty of men have patchy beards and they can completely own that look. You could even decide that you want to shorten the beard slightly so there is light stubble as this can mask beard patchiness and still look cool. Work with what you have.

You can also shape, trim, and style your beard to remove thinner spots that make your beard look weak and sparse. Doing this will give a fuller appearance across your beard, mustache, or chin. Which leads to the next tip.


By this we don’t mean by trimming it – not yet, anyways. Your beard is hair on your face and just like the hair and skin across the rest of your body, it is a good idea to look after it and keep it healthy. Grooming the beard can also help with beard patchiness.


Try different things to help promote healthy beard growth, including diet, exercise, adequate rest, and reducing stress levels.