Why do I have holes in my beard?
Holes in the beard are just a sign that there are areas of the face that are missing hair.
The factors can be multiple. The problem may be genetic, the number of hair follicles varies in different areas of your face.
But that doesn’t mean you’ll never have hair in those places. It is possible that the hair follicles simply have not been activated yet and are not yet producing hair.
But the causes of holes in the beard can be pathological, it can be diseases such as:
- Dermatophytes : These skin diseases are caused by specific fungi that are spread by direct human-to-human contact.
- Acquired non-scarring alopecia: These alopecias are synonymous with alopecia areata barbae. They can be due to stress, taking medications, and even poorly cared for teeth.
- Cicatricial alopecia: These alopecias can be due to post-traumatic incidents such as cuts or even burns. These incidents then destroy the hair follicles, so the hair can no longer grow.
- Sycosis : Sycosis or its exact name folliculitis, is an inflammation of the hair follicles of the beard. It is usually bacterial in origin and rarely fungal.
- Trichotillomania : Trichotillomania is a compulsive disorder characterized by pulling out hair and body hair and experiencing temporary gratification.
But rest assured, having holes in your beard is not inevitable. There are solutions to remedy this.
Solutions to fix it:
We know that’s not exactly the answer everyone wants to hear.
Most problems with holes can be fixed over time, either because the hair grows at a slower rate or because the length of the rest of the beard can cover the holes.
You can start by going a full month without shaving.
After a month, take a good look at your beard. You’ll have a better idea of which way the hair is growing, in different sections, and which areas will be covered more easily.
You can do a little cheek/chin trimming at this point, just to tuck it in, then…let your beard grow out.
Healthy Body = Healthier Beard
Let’s start at the beginning: treat your body well and your beard will look better.
Eat well, exercise (increases testosterone, which stimulates beard growth), and sleep well.
And feel free to help Mother Nature with a beard supplement, there are many supplements to stimulate hair growth.
take care of your beard
Taking good care of your beard will also stimulate hair growth, making your beard look thicker.
- Beard oil: Whether short or long, you can apply beard oil. It’s no secret that all beards are itchy and scratching doesn’t help hair stay in place. Beard oil is a great way to soothe skin, reduce irritation, and keep your beard looking its best.
- Beard balm or wax: A beard wax or balm that contains skin and hair conditioning ingredients can keep your beard from becoming brittle. Brittle beard hairs stand out, creating the illusion of a mosaic.
- Groom your beard: Keep your beard tangle-free and in tip-top shape with the right beard comb. Knotted beard hair can also cause split ends and breakage.
Beard makeup to hide holes in your beard:
Makeup can help us hide certain skin flaws, so why can’t it do the same for beard holes?
We already knew the sprays that mask baldness and there is also makeup to hide the holes in your beard.
Of course, this is not a long-lasting solution because you will have to repeat the operation every day, but it can be a solution while you wait for your hair to grow.
There are several types of makeup, but the easiest to use are mascara and concealer.
The first product is applied like a mascara. You can choose the closest shade to your beard so that it remains undetectable.
Additionally, some mascaras can also be applied to the brows to discipline and reshape them.
Another solution to hide holes in your beard, corrective powders. It is applied with the finger or brush and fills in the holes of the beard for a natural effect throughout the day.