The Beard Struggle

The Struggle Is Real!

From stubble to fully grown, beards have been trending for some time now and don't look like they're going anywhere. Some men can grow beards robustly and others struggle in this area and can only get as much as a bit of fluff on the chin. Well, just like the hair that grows on men’s heads, beard hair comes in different textures and grows at different speeds.

Firstly, you should thank (or blame) your mum and dad as your genes play the main factor in how thick or thin your beard grows in. Genetics also affect where facial hair grows and when your beard will reach its full potential.

On average, beards tend to grow between the ages 18 to 30 years and most beards continue to develop in thickness and coarseness during this time. Ethnicity also plays a role in beard thickness as some ethnicities e.g. Caribbean tend to grow thicker, coarse beards.

If your beard is newly patchy, it could be more than genes. You could have a condition called Alopecia Areata where hair falls out in round patches. The hair loss can happen both on your scalp and your beard and doctors aren’t sure exactly why it happens, but stress could be a factor. If a change in your beard is new, unusual or asymmetrical, talk to your doctor.

Overall, when growing your beard, I suggest these three things:

  1. Have patience
  2. Eat and live healthily
  3. Use a trusted brand such as Constituted by Nature to assist with beard maintenance