Everyone wants to look great and perfect all the time! And a bald spot on your beard can be the biggest ruin to your perfect looks.
Or it doesn’t have to be. Here are some quick ways to fix your beard bald spot.
Ok, let’s start with the obvious. When there is a bald spot in your beard, it simply means your body is lacking in some essential nutrients. Scientific research shows that the facial hair is a direct reflection of the health of your body, and in fact, the nutrients that are necessary for the proper functioning of heart and other organs are the same as those that promote good skin and facial hair.
In other words, when you ignore a bald spot on your beard, you’re simply putting yourself at risk of more serious diseases. Further, healthy testosterone levels promote hair growth not just on your face, but all over your body.
In general, eat a combination of nutritious food and be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day. Some of the foods that can promote beard growth are:
- Tuna, salmon and other fish that are loaded with proteins and omega-3 acids. Specifically, the latter is known to be good for skin and hair health.
- Eggs, dairy and other sources of protein, as beards are made up of keratin, which is nothing but a kind of protein that’s made of amino acids.
- Vitamin C, as it helps to repair your skin and promote the growth of skin and hair cells. Think of citrus foods here!
- Vitamin A to promote faster growth of facial hair. So, make sure you have generous helpings of carrots and sweet potatoes from your next meal.
- Vitamin E rich foods such as spinach and almonds because they contain a natural oil for lubricating the skin and beard.
- Vitamin B12 because it reduces stress and promotes the growth of cells.
Besides food, regular sleeping habits are also key to keeping the beard bald spot at bay. A good night sleep is crucial because your body repairs cells at night when you sleep, so this is when your bald spot could also get fixed.
Stay away from alcohol and smoking as well, as they are detrimental to the growth of your beard and your health, at large. Abstain completely if you can. Otherwise, at least limit your drinks to a couple a week. Smoking is an absolute no if you want to have good beard.
Hair growth tends to be patchy and inconsistent. This means, some hair follicles tend to grow faster than the others, so your beard may have a bald spot and may even look patchy. Be patient and give it some time, and the hair growth may eventually catch up. This way, you won’t have to do much and can allow nature to even itself out.
Suit an appropriate style
One way to mask the bald spot on your beard is to mask it with the right style. In general, allow the rest of your beard to grow, so it looks voluminous and the bald spot will get covered. Alternately, keep a stubble, so your bald spot is not so obvious.
Also, when you trim your beard, make sure you cut it strategically to mask your bald spot.
If you still want to get over that bald spot, it’s time to spruce up your diet with natural supplements. You can opt for a general multivitamin supplement or a specific vitamin A or C supplement, depending on your diet. Taking supplements is sure to fill the gaps in your nutrition and can even augur well for your overall health.
That said, it is best you consult your healthcare provider before starting on supplements, especially if you’re allergic to some foods or if you have certain conditions, as these supplements could interfere with those conditions.
There are many brands of hair oils and beard oils that boost hair growth. Before buying any specific oil, read through its ingredients. Do your own research of these ingredients and see their role in promoting hair growth. In general, opt for oils that contain natural products and herbs.
When there are no chemicals involved, it is good for your beard and more importantly, reduces the chances of allergies. Before applying the oil, it’s a good idea to apply in a small patch of your skin and wait for a few hours to check if there are any allergic reactions. If you experience any itchiness or redness, keep the oil aside and try something else.
You can even go all-natural and choose a natural product like coconut oil that is known to promote hair growth. This way, you greatly reduce any negative reactions.
Allow your beard to grow freely
One of the mistakes we do is trim our beards even before it has reached a certain length. This restricts hair follicles and they are unable to expand.
If you have a bald spot on your beard, a good option is to let your beard grow freely for about a month. Never trim or cut anything. You can use a good beard brush or a beard comb if you think it looks untidy. When you do so, you’re giving an opportunity for your hair follicles to expand and grow. Afterwards, when you trim your beard, the bald spot may vanish.
Though it doesn’t happen always, it’s definitely worth a shot.
Use good shampoo and conditioner
Cleanliness and hygiene are important aspects of beard maintenance. Make sure you invest in a good quality shampoo to grow and maintain your beard. Otherwise, an unclean beard could lead to infections, rashes and other skin problems.
In short, a bald spot on your beard is a fairly common problem. The above mentioned suggestions can go a long way in fixing them. If none of the short-term solutions work, it simply means your body lacks certain nutrients and you have to address it right away.
So, follow these suggestions and flaunt that great looking beard to the world soon!