If you have patchy beard or thinning head hair, it is most probably due to hormonal imbalance. Male reproductive hormone Testosterone is most commonly associated with masculine features, including facial hair growth. Lack of this hormone in your system can make growing beard a big problem. But hormones alone should not be blamed for patchy facial hair. There are numerous other reasons as well for your patchy beard. These include:

Your genetic make-up:

Now this is the cold truth and whether you like it or not, you have to face it that your ability to grow facial hair depends primarily on your genetic makeup. To know whether you have the genes that grow thick beards, simply look at the faces of the male members of your family. If your brothers, father and other male relatives have lush beards and mustaches, chances are that you will also be well endowed. Otherwise, you may have a hard time to grow a full beard.

You are not old enough:

If men around you have thick, lush beards but you are struggling with patchy beard, there is a high probability that you are not old enough to have a full beard. Boys start growing facial hairs as soon as they hit puberty – start of their teens – and continue to grow in their 20s as well. Most of the men grow fuller beard by their mid 20s, but some continue growing till late 20s. So, if you are in your early 20s and have patchy beard, give it a few more years to reach their full growth potential.

Your diet:

What you eat plays a key role in determining your hair health, whether they are on your scalp or your face. Like your head hair, facial hairs also need healthy diet consumption, full of all essential nutrients for their ample growth. Make sure your diet includes enough protein, iron, vitamins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids, as they all are essential for hair growth.

Your hair follicles are damaged:

Sometimes people have patchy beards because their hair follicles are damaged. There are several factors that can cause damage to facial hair follicles, including low levels of testosterone, not taking proper care of beard, unhygienic lifestyle, using gels and creams frequently to style beard or living in harsh weather conditions. Try to figure out if any such factor is damaging your facial hair follicles or not.

You are not at optimal health:

Lacking essential nutrients in your diet or eating unhealthy diet not only affects your physical health but also your ability to grow facial hair. Lack of different nutrients in your diet can adversely affect your hair follicles, which ultimately causes patchy beard.

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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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